[ Left: Wearing just the 'Hint of tint' cream | Right: Wearing the 'Hint of tint' cream with make-up]
The lovely team that look after the drugstore skincare brand, Clean + Clear recently gifted me a 'Festival Survival Kit*' which landed on my doorstep at just the right time... a few days before my trip to Parklife Festival. Packed inside a beautifully made woven tote bag that reads: 'Hello Summer' were some goodies to help make the practicalities of rocking out at a festival a little easier. Think mouthwash, blister pads and face wipes, you know the essentials!
Also included in the tote bag were two beauty products from Clean + Clear - The 'Hint of tint cover and correct creams' in the shades 'light' and 'medium.' Since paring down my everyday make-up, tinted moisturisers, foundations with a light coverage and CC creams have become my muse, so this introduction to the Clean + Clear CC cream offering was a welcome surprise.
The 'Hint of tint' creams are super light and I like to apply them with the warmth of my fingers as opposed to using a brush so that the product distributes nicely. Now you'll have to excuse my patchy naked skin in the images above, I had been suffering from a prickly heat rash from the sun #palegalproblems but I wanted to illustrate how although the oil free cream is distributed from the tube quite orangey, this doesn't translate onto the skin.
The coverage is light to medium build-able and the creams can hide a few of the usual sins such as dark under eye circles and redness around the nose. The creams retail at under £4 from Boots therefore they are a great make-up bag staple for the days when you don't want to use your more expensive make-up, or if you're on a budget. Clean & Clear say that the creams also contain a spot-fighting ingredient that helps to clear spots on application. With this in mind, I think this product would be brilliant for younger skin if blemishes / problem skin is an issue.
With the cream being oil free and blemish busting I did find it dried out my skin a little within the first few applications. To combat this I used an especially rich oil / moisturiser in my evening skincare routine, but this is certainly something to look out for if you have dry skin.
Have you ever tried Clean + Clear products?