Hey Makeup Lovies! ❤
Today I am going to share with you all a review on the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. Ever since this foundation came out a few months ago I had been wanting to get my hands on it. However being that the color selection of Clinique can be quite tricky I really wanted to get color matched to find my correct color. I do have a Clinique counter available at my local Dillard’s however I wanted to get it at Sephora. I waited till I went out of town and visited a free standing Sephora to check out the Clinique section. I got color matched and was given the color 0.5 Breeze. I believe this is the lightest shade available. I couldn’t wait to try it out for 2 reasons. I really love Clinique and their foundations and it’s said to double up as a concealer so double yay! So let’s get on to the review!
The foundation comes in a large glass sized bottle which I loooove.
Back of the bottle information.
Bottom of the bottle shows the shade color.
Apparently this foundation is for dry combination to combination oily matte, pretty much for every skin type out there.
Some extra information.
For size reference, like I said it’s quite large.
When you open the bottle it looks like so.
Without the applicator.
How the applicator looks.
Applicator up close, it’s one of those doe foot applicators. Another reason I wanted to try it lol, it just looked so interesting to find this on a foundation. I thought it helped make it easier to apply onto the face.
A drop of foundation.
And completely spread.
So what is the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer!?
Straight from the Sephora website, “What is it: An oil-free foundation and concealer in one that achieves a flawless look that lasts all day.
What it does: This lightweight, moisturizing foundation and concealer provides full coverage without clogging pores. This 12-hour wear, breathable formula is ideal for very dry to combination oily skin types, its special polymer formula forms a flexible film that moves with the skin for lasting wear, and it dries slowly for easy blending. Get lasting coverage and give skin a perfected look that stays put, even through sweat and humidity.
What else you need to know: Just one dip of the wand gives you a full-face application, and it can be used to spot-conceal, too. Due to the rich pigment level that enhances the flawless coverage makeup, shades may appear deeper when first applied. Once blended completely and allowed to dry, Beyond Perfecting Makeup will blend into your skin for a Beyond Perfected flawless look – a little goes a long way.
This product is ophthalmologist tested, allergy tested, and 100 percent fragrance free.”
It has your usual 1 oz. of product and retails for $27. It’s quite affordable which is great so giving it a try wouldn’t hurt as much 😛 It’s currently available in 21 shades and you can find this foundation at Clinique counters, the Clinique website, Sephora stores, Sephora website Macy’s stores, Macy’s website, Ulta stores (I think), Ulta website, Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom website, Dillard’s stores, Dillard’s website. (at least that’s all the stores I could find it at).
The formula of this foundation is rather normal, normal in a sense that it isn’t thick or thin it’s more of an in between. It doesn’t feel thick once applied, it actually feels rather light and comfortable. However as you can see by the picture it is quite noticeable, so I guess make sure you get the correct shade. To be honest I don’t even think this shade was quite right for me. I thought it was a bit off. I think I’d probably would have to mix 2 foundations to get a color match. Anywho, formula wise it’s rather nice.
Even though I really enjoyed the formula, I honestly didn’t like this foundation at all. Like I said due to the shade it is very noticeable on my skin, which I find weird because out of all the reviews I’ve seen on YouTube and blogs it looks unnoticeable once applied. It is as if it sinks into the skin nicely. However with me this isn’t the case. At first I really loved how it looked with one layer on. BUT, it didn’t cover much. It was rather sheer to medium coverage. I could still see the redness of my rosacea peeking through. So I applied another layer to see if it would cover it up and to see if it was buildable. Nope, it’s not buildable at all. It gets extremely cakey and just looks bad. So I wouldn’t recommend adding an extra layer. I tried it with both a brush and a beauty sponge. So this definitely beats the purpose of this being a 2 in 1 foundation, that you can double and use it as a concealer. If you do it will look cakey underneath the eyes which is every makeup lovers nightmare. Another peeve of mine was that it didn’t really set… ever! I let it sit on the face for maybe 15 minutes and it was still tacky and fresh. I did the touch test and wouldn’t you know the foundation clung to my fingertips and actually removed itself from the face as well… so weird! As far as fragrance goes, if you are familiar with Clinique products, they all have that same smell well in terms of foundations and concealers. I’m assuming it’s the no fragrance smell lol, so it has no scent which is good. Wear time, well it wore well for maybe a few hours I want to say maybe 5 hours? After that I started getting oily, mind you I did set it with a powder afterwards. Anyways, bummer I really wanted to love this foundation.
Here are a few photos of me wearing the foundation, just the foundation alone, no powder or anything. Some would say it looks nice but in my opinion it just doesn’t it just looks like you do have foundation on lol.
I just honestly didn’t didn’t like how it looked on the face. It clung to all my dry patches and just accentuated all the wrong features!
And as you can see the foundation on my fingers when I touched my face.. no good.
Well lovies, I hope you enjoyed this review! If you can and are curious to try this foundation out, give it a go.. perhaps it just didn’t go well with me but like I said I’ve seen so many great reviews and tutorials about this foundation that maybe it will work for you! If you’ve tried this foundation let me now, share your thoughts below! Are you thinking of trying it out!?