I love make-up, really – I do. I wouldn’t have been doing this for six years if I didn’t! But I also love sleep, and have been doing that for even longer so sometimes sleep wins out over a full face of perfectly applied make-up. So when I find cheeky ways to skip a step or multi-purpose products, they usually get a thumbs up from me. With that in mind, Clinique have launched a snazzy little combo product of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in one.
I’ve always really liked Clinique Foundation, for a long time their anti-blemish was my ultimate favourite and they have always performed for me. So when they launch a new one, I’m always keen to give it a whirl. This one is an all around interesting idea – with a normall looking bottle, but then when you pull out the lid it reveals a large sponge applicator that works well in two ways: One to apply splodges all over your face to then buff in. Two: To spot-apply in specific areas for where you want a little extra coverage.
This foundation is one that’s great if you want that flawless finish – as it is that medium to high coverage level that can be built up to really conceal any flaw. I really like the sponge applicator – it helps me avoid the whole ‘back of hand’ application thing then a brush, which can just get messy. I do generally always opt for a buffing brush of some sort to apply foundation – whatever the formula as think it really creates that perfected but still natural finish. The Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation is higher coverage but the best thing is that – as with any base – you can always add your own little tweaks to adapt. Perhaps you love the coverage of it as a concealer but want something lighter overall? Add a little moisturiser (Clinique Moisture Surge is fab for this – super light and refreshing). Either way, it’s a one-step for those who are time-poor but want that totally even flawless finish. As I mentioned at the start – I am always a fan of anything that gives me that little bit more time. Now if only Clinique could design a foundation that’s also an assistant or personal chef in there too… that would be beyond amazing.
For skin beyond flawless. That lasts all day.
New 2-in-1 Clinique Beyond PerfectingTM Foundation + Concealer. Make-up for lost time.
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