Now that Clinique have finally released the new expanded colour range of their Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer I can finally give you my thoughts. Obviously with me having skin allergies Clinique is my go to makeup and skincare brand, and I was so excited to try out this product having seen some excellent reviews on Youtube.
I have to say now that I am able to purchase this foundation in the correct colour I am in love! It has a gorgeous creamy consistency, offers perfect full coverage and a little goes a really long way. The first few times I used it I really put too much on and then I struggled to blend it, but with smaller dabs and a good brush you can achieve gorgeous full coverage and airbrushed looking skin.
As for the applicator that comes in the bottle I, personally, enjoy it. I’ve seen a few reviews calling it ‘unhygienic’ but really if you keep your face and brushes clean I don’t see the big deal. It makes it much easier to apply before blending and is great if you just want to conceal a certain problem area.
My only issue with this foundation is down to the formula. Maybe it’s because I was so excited that I didn’t really think this purchase through and consider whether it was right for my skin type, but I have found that it isn’t lasting as long as some people are suggesting. Towards the end of the day I am having to top up my powder to prevent the foundation from separating on my face but I’m sure that with the right primer this will improve. I will do an update on this if I find one that works!
Here I am after application.
The colour that I use is 3.5 Cream Rose and I find that the pinky undertones really complement my fairer skin. I have been using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, part of their Core Collection, to blend it out. I have inserted links if you want to purchase them.
As always any questions or suggestions are welcome!