Review: Clinique City Block Sheer Daily Face Protector

I purchased this product looking for a daily sunscreen to wear under my makeup, because there are days that I opt for foundation over a BB cream, and I need the SPF. On this product is said to be a sheer, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB daily sunscreen. With a lightweight formula to help wick away perspiration and absorb excess oil. Is perfect alone or as an invisible makeup primer. Has no chemical sunscreens and is appropriate for eye area and sensitive skins.

The packaging states that this product should be used once a day (clearly in the morning) after washing, cleansing, and toning. It should be applied with your fingertips, blending well all over the face. It can be worn alone or under foundation.


When picking this product out, I chose Clinique because it is a brand I have trusted over the past few years. Many years ago, I was obsessed with the Dramatically Different Lotion and Gel. Did you know Clinique was founded in 1968 as the first dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Clinique is passionate about providing the highest quality and most effective products to enhance every skin type and concern, offering products for all ages and ethnicities. A good thing about their products is that all their makeup and skin care products are Allergy Tested and 100% Fragrance Free, with is great if you sensitive skin.

After expressing how much I love the Clinique brand, there was not much I liked about this product. I liked the idea and purpose of this product. Using it on the other hand, not so much. When I tested the product on the back of my hand a clear liquid came out first, then a tinted moisturizer consistency followed. Remember what the packaging said… this product needs to be blended. Putting it on my face it was WHITE being a woman of color, that would not work for me. I looked like a ghost on Halloween. Still being positive, I applied my foundation to a small portion of my face to see if it would cover well and it did not! So I proceed to tissue it off my face to move on with the rest of my make up.

I do not recommend this product

I think you may like this product, if you are on the pale side. Only because it leaves a white cast. I will be returning this product for a full refund. Although, I didn’t like this product, it has not tainted what I think of the entire Clinique brand.

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