Sunday, 8 March 2015

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation

Hello Glamours! 

Clinique is a brand known for its large range of foundations but if I'm honest I've never tried a Clinique foundation and thought wow (I've tried a lot as my Mum used to work for Clinique). But when I tried the new Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation it was love at first use. 

Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2 in 1 Foundation - £25 

The beyond perfecting is a 2 in 1 formula which is a foundation and concealer in one and comes in 21 shades - I have 07 Cream Chamois. 

The USP of this foundation is its doe foot applicator which are usually associated with lipgloss and concealer. This applicator makes appling the product over your face super easy, even and mess free.

The formula of this foundation is pretty thick so there are no worries of it running everywhere! I would say this has a very full coverage and leaves a matte/airbrush finish to the skin. Having dry/combination skin I worried this foundation would cling to and highlight my dry patches but I have had no issues at all with this, I'm just left with a flawless and even completion. 

Due to the thick formula of the foundation I find when I apply it to the skin it dries pretty fast so I like to be quick with my blending. Rather than dab the product all over my face and then blend, I like to work on each section of my face at a time so I have chance to blend blend blend before the foundation dries. 

When initially applying the foundation it can look quite dark on my face (I tried lighter shades and experienced the same darkness when initially applied but then I felt I looked washed out throughout the day) but after some investigation this issue is addressed on the Clinique website. This is due to the 'rich pigmentation' of the foundation and the advice is to leave it settle after applied. I have since tried this and it 100% works so my top tip is to apply this then wait 5-10 minutes before continuing with your base products.  

Overall I am obsessed with this foundation, it leaves my skin looking flawless and airbrushed without looking cakey. I have never been able to achieve coverage like this with just foundation before. So hats off to Clinique to this amazing new release - I'm in love!
Here wearing the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation in 07 Cream Chamois 

What are your thoughts on the beyond perfecting foundation? 

XOXO Sophie