This BB Cream Transformed Into My *Exact* Colour Match

I am a tough critic. You have to be in this kind of job - you can't love everything, but I'd rather shout about the products I love, as opposed to talking sh*t about the ones I don't. The reality is, a lot of products aren't made for my skin type or hair type, and while they might not be for me, I know they'll work for others. Ok, mini rant over.

Now, time to get to the point. This is a situation where I really was impressed by a product that I didn't expect to be impressed by. I judged a book by its cover, and I shouldn't have. To be honest, I surprised myself by wearing this product 4 days in a row because I'd received so many compliments on my skin.

The product I'm referring to is Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel.

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What Is It?

Apart from a) making you look like you aren't wearing makeup and are just effortlessly flawless, and b) giving you a subtle tint and glow, the best way I can describe this product is a moisturiser and BB cream hybrid - but there are no shades.

By no shades, I mean that this product features some crazy kind of technology that allows the shade of the gel to adjust to your unique skin tone. I know, sounds ridiculous and also kind of impossible (my exact thoughts also) but it really works, I promise.

Oh, and it's completely customisable to your skin concerns too; you can choose from 5 different Clinique iD cartridges designed to target different concerns. You can choose from Irritation, Pores & Uneven Texture, Uneven Skin Tone, Fatigue or Lines & Wrinkles. I chose Lines & Wrinkles, because who doesn't want an anti-ageing BB cream?

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Benefits of Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel:

I could rave on and on about my own experience with this product, but I suppose it's valuable to tell you exactly why you'll like this product, and what makes it different from what you're currently using.

  • This exciting new formula is designed to hydrate, treat & unify your skin tone

  • It comes in a lightweight, blendable, oil-free gel texture that applies easily with your fingertips

  • The adjustable colour pigments adapt to your skin tone on application

  • It has the same texture to the Clinique Hydrating Jelly with the added tint technology

  • Provides light coverage with colour correcting properties, making it excellent for summer

  • This gel formula is suitable for all skin types & provides up to 8 hours of hydration

  • Gives the skin a natural, healthy-looking, 'no makeup' makeup finish

  • Adjusts to nearly all skin tones from very fair to medium deep

How To Choose The Right Cartridge:

The annoying thing is, I can't link you directly to the Clinique iD Dramatically Different Moisturizing BB-Gel. What I can do is link you to each cartridge, then you can select the Moisturizing BB-Gel from the drop down menu (essentially, which base you want you cartridge to sit in). So, which one is right for you?

Irritation (green): with skin-calming and redness-reducing properties, and added probiotic ferment to support barrier function, this cartridge is perfect for offering comfort to more sensitive skin types. It also contains antioxidant White Tea and Algae Extract to protect the skin from environmental damage.

Pores and Uneven Texture (blue): designed for those concerned with blemishes, breakouts or general textural concerns, this AHA-infused cartridge helps to smooth the skin by increasing cell turnover, as well as clarifying pores for improved texture and tone.

Uneven Skin Tone (white): you can kiss dullness and uneven tone goodbye with this glow-enhancing cartridge. It contains Japanese Angelica Root which has anti-inflammatory and brightening properties for a more even, brighter complexion.

Fatigue (orange): don't let lifeless, lacklustre skin get you down. This cartridge is like an energy drink for the skin, with reinvigorating Caffeine, antioxidant Green Tea and circulation-boosting Taurine. The skin is left looking and feeling rejuvenated.

Lines & Wrinkles (purple): this is your anti-ageing powerhouse, packed with a blend of Peptides, Whey Protein, Sweet Almond Seed Extract and Red Algae. This formula hydrates and plumps the skin for a more youthful appearance.

Keep reading for my review of Clinique's new BB-gel.

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My Final Verdict On The Moisturizing BB-Gel:

We've discussed all the skin-loving ingredients in the Clinique iD cartridges, but what about the BB-Gel itself? Well, it contains hydration-boosting Hyaluronic Acid, protective Vitamin E and probiotics, and a blend of plant-derived antixodiants. Tick!

I've grabbed the hands and squeezed this onto many of my colleagues of varying skin tones to be sure that this product is in fact universal for fair to medium-deep skin tones. It matched to me perfectly (it may look a little dark on fair skin initially, give it 10 minutes to adjust).

Due to the ultra-blendable texture, it does require a bit of working into the skin. I use my fingertips to warm the product and spread it over the skin, and then a foundation brush to blend out any patchiness or uneveness.

It gives my skin a beautiful finish, and makes me look like I'm not wearing any makeup but in a good way. You'll get light (non-buildable) coverage from this product, with a satin to dewy finish depending on your skin type. I give it 5 stars.