As I've mentioned this foundation in quite a few posts recently I thought it was about time I shared a full review on it. It's my current go-to when I'm after full coverage, yet still want that natural, radiant glow. This will mainly be on nights out, date nights or special occasions so I look dewy and glamorous.
The shade I have is 02 Alabaster, which isn't suited to my natural skin tone as it's quite dark (for people as pale as I am anyway) so I need to have a tan to wear it. I believe the shades go to as little as 0.5 and way up to around 28 so there is a good variation to suit fair to dark skin tones. There's a good balance between cool, neutral and warm tones in the shades but I would say the majority of them are neutral and warm. The shades are said to adapt to your skin tone for a more truer colour.
As you can see from my swatch, the pigment is rich and the coverage is full with a fairly medium thickness in consistency. It doesn't dry too quickly on the skin so therefore blends easily and evenly. As this can be used both as a foundation and concealer, you can really build up coverage wherever you may need it which covers anything from dark circles to spots.
The finish on this foundation is somewhere inbetween a satin and matte finish. It's hydrating formula sits comfortably on the skin leaving a natural, glowy radiance which makes the complexion look flawless. It keeps its finish for hours without turning patchy or discoloured although will need touching up / blotting occasionally if you get oily like I do.
The bottle is a rounded weighted glass with a stylish silver lid which screws on and off. Attached to the lid is a large wand which collects the product generously, allowing for minimal distribution as well as precise application when concealing smaller areas. I know a lot of people prefer a pump on their foundation bottles but I don't mind this one.
Since Clinique is owned by Estée Lauder I think that £25 for this foundation is an affordable price for such a good quality product. It's fairly similar to the Double Wear foundation in terms of coverage but has a more natural finish, so could be a slightly cheaper alternative. This foundation is best suited to combination or dry skin as it's both moisturising yet matte. It's also perfect for uneven skin tones and acne/blemish prone skin due to its dermitalogically tested formula as well as its high pigmentation. It's both long lasting and fairly priced so would make a good 'high end' foundation for someone on a budget.
Have you tried this foundation?
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