Here we have the very product I’ve been waiting for all my adult life. A foundation that’s easy to apply, blends beautifully, covers like nothing I’ve ever seen before and leaves a healthy dewy finish. The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer is nothing short of amazing and it was almost like a magic trick when I applied it; I dotted it around my face using the lipgloss-like brush applicator wand, before buffing it in with a stippling brush and LITERALLY watching my spots and pigmentation disappear before my very eyes. Seriously, this is astounding! I think this is a genius concept as you apply it as a foundation all over, before spot-concealing any areas that need extra help. It’s very easy to layer, so those with extremely difficult skin will do well with this. However, there is a big ol’ catch…
I was sent the lightest shade which is Alabaster and it’s far too dark for me. I’m talking comically dark – I look like I have no idea what I’m doing with make-up as I’d say it’s 2, possibly even 3 shades too dark for me. This is truly upsetting (I kid you not) as everything about this foundation is impressive. It feels light and hydrating on the skin yet the coverage is phenomenal and all I’ve ever wanted is a foundation that I could quickly apply in the style of a tinted moisturiser, that would blend easily yet cover everything that needs covering, and here it is!
I’m definitely not the palest person you could ever meet so and I’ve never struggled with Clinique foundation shades before, so I’m hoping enough people will complain about the fact that there aren’t enough pale shades out of the 20 strong line-up and the brand will add on some paler shades. Please Clinique, I’m begging you; make it happen! The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer is £25 and available now here – link. For reference, I think if you’re around a MAC25 or darker then you’ll be able to find your perfect match. And I will hate you.