In the past year I have been dealing with redness on my skin . Though it’s very mild at times, I feel really insecure about it. I don’t really deal with true acne problems. My blemishes are preventable, and easily cured. But my redness is a bit puzzling. Part of it feels like it has to do with blood pressure. But another part of me feels like it may be photodermatitis. But one thing is for sure. I wanted it covered. So I finally caved and went to Clinique.
My original intent was to get the Beyond Perfection Foundation and Concealer. The woman took one look at went “No”. She sat me down and said I didn’t need the kind of coverage I was thinking I needed. “You don’t have perfect skin. No one does. That much is obvious. But you barely need even a moderate coverage”. Considering my distaste for full coverage makeup on myself, I was happy to hear that. Sitting down, talking to me about my skin type, and matching me to a proper foundation/colour, this is what we decided was best.
What it Says…
- Has SPF 15
- Calming ingredients to help minimize flare-ups
- Has probiotic technology to help strengthen skin’s barrier
- Says to have a natural finish
- Gives a moderate coverage
- Beneficial for those with dry, combinational, oily skin types
You might be able to tell the difference in the photograph which side has the makeup applied. My right side (photographed left) has a thin layer of this foundation applied all over. No concealer. No primer. Just straight up foundation. The left has freshly washed skin with a Clinique moisturiser I received with my foundation purchase. I applied the foundation with my fingers in this photo.
For me it gives a medium coverage. Even with the fingers. Over all, I prefer to use a beauty blender. Though it doesn’t feel tacky to the touch, you still feel there is foundation there. It will transfer. And you need a powder to take away that unnatural feel. But it continues to give you that coverage as long as you’re not touching your face. Otherwise it wipes it away.
I manages to only get slightly lucky with this foundation being the correct shade. There is only six available. I wouldn’t consider this to be one of those foundations that adapts to skin colour. If you are someone who is incredibly dark skinned, or fair skinned, you will have a bit of a shit time with it. The only other downside I can list is one I don’t find to be a huge deal. But If you are someone who’s super picky (like myself) and one hundred percent of the time needs to look air brushed, and naturally flawless, this product is not for you. Though this product looks decent from a a reasonable distance, someone can tell you are wearing makeup if you are a foot away from them. To me this is not a big deal. this is a foundation I would wear for practicality. Not for a photoshoot. The brand to me is more so about making it more convenient to be presentable without irritating already problematic skin. So if you want to look “Instagram Ready”, use Makeup Forever HD. Not this.