Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (C$34 for 30mL) is the perfect base product to use when you’re running short on time. This creamy, whipped texture foundation touts 24-hours breathable wear that’s ideal for very dry to combination oily skin types. It’s oil free, providing full coverage without clogging pores.
It comes in a tall glass bottle with a doe-foot applicator that helps to control how much product to apply. You only need a tiny bit to spread on your face, and one “dip” of the doe-foot applicator gives you more than enough product for your entire face, plus some for double duty concealing.
I’ve been using this in the shade 4 Creamwhip, which is a neutral light beige that’s a very good match for my MAC NC25 skintone. The texture is quite lightweight for a full coverage foundation. I absolutely love how creamy it is, blending into my skin very easily and creating a smooth canvas for the rest of my make-up. Coverage is medium to full, although I’ve been wearing it more on the medium side because I generally prefer a more natural base. You can easily build this up to create full coverage without looking cakey or heavy.
I’ve been using my fingers to blend this into my skin, dabbing a bit of foundation on my forehead, each cheek, nose, and chin, and then blending out like I would do for moisturizer. The finish is ultra perfecting, smoothing out my pores and covering any minor blemishes on the skin – almost like an airbrushed effect. Emphasize that a little goes a super long way; it’s ultra blendable so it’s easy to go overboard and end up with a mask-like effect on your face.
The one thing I dislike about this foundation is that it can cling to any dry spots that are on my face. I was going through a dry chin period while testing this foundation and I found that it really did not sit well on any drier parts of the face. You have to make sure to thoroughly moisturize beforehand, otherwise the foundation may not adhere or set properly. In addition, this is available in 20 shades from a light pink-toned beige to very dark. Although the shade range seems very big, it seems to start off rather dark already since I wear the 2nd lightest shade available, and it’s not even that light. I could probably get away with wearing the lightest shade Alabaster, except that it’s too pink-toned for me.
Overall, I am in love with this foundation. I believe that a full coverage foundation is something every woman should have in their makeup bag for those occasions where coverage more coverage is needed. The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer is a fantastic option. You can get yours now at Sephora, the Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Holt Renfrew.
Wearing Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in 4 Creamwhip