Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

Product Purchased by IMBB

Skin type: Normal to oily

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Today, I will be sharing my views about this cute-looking tub of moisturizer from Clinique. Let’s get to the review to know whether it performed or not.

Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

1500 INR for 30 ml.
Product Description:
This oil-free moisturizer instantly blurs imperfections while providing all-day hydration. Skin looks naturally perfected with a matte finish. Wear it alone, or under foundation. It’s so lightweight you can use it for touch-ups throughout the day. We call it your new favorite filter…the ideal way to give your skin the moisture it needs, and the forgiving ‘retouch’ that blurs the look of pores and fine dry lines.
– On clean skin for an instant filter and all day hydration.
- As a perfect primer for foundation, tinted moisturizers or powder.
- Throughout the day over makeup as needed
- Avoid eye area.

Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer ingredients

My Experience with Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer:

The product comes in a quirky, cute-looking bright blue tub with a white screw cap. Not at all a fan of the tub packaging but I’ve made my peace with it. However, the tub feels very plastic-y and I think for the price tag, it deserves way better. It is bulky and not convenient to carry around. The moisturizer has a light pink tint to it and feels “gel to cream like” in texture. It is fragrance free which is a good thing for me and feels light and smooth on skin. It is also quite easy to blend and gets absorbed easily as well.

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Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer tub

Now here’s the deal with this  – my skin fluctuates between normal to oily usually. So, basically this acts as a moisturizer and also a primer to smooth out the skin for a flawless application of foundation. I do not use foundations on a daily basis so I normally stick to powder foundation.

Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer open

This moisturizes my skin well enough and also gives me a smoother feeling. But after an hour or two, my skin starts to feel sticky and oily which is such a horrible feeling. No amount of powdering helps. When I use this alone when I’m just at home or something, it is the same case, but it does prime and prep the skin well sadly it did not work for my skin. Maybe people with dry skin might like it.

Clinique Pep Start moisturizer

Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer swatch on hand

Pros of Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer:

  • Nice, lightweight texture.
  • Blends easily.
  • Gets absorbed quickly.
  • Minimizes lines and pores.
  • Acts as a nice primer for foundation.
  • Smoothes out the skin.
  • Moisturizes well.

Cons of Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer:

  • Plastic-y packaging.
  • Tub form is unhygienic.
  • Makes my skin sticky and oily after a few hours.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer?
Sad because I was expecting a lot from this one but it was a fail for me. Not recommended for oily skin.

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One thought on “Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer Review

  1. I always wanted to try this one but was waiting for an IMBB review. I have normal-dry skin but would not try it now because humid days are coming. Good review. 🙂

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