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Clinique Even Better Foundation

Everyone's been raving about the Clinique 'Even Better' Foundation these days and here's my two cents on it.

Semi-matte finish. I select a foundation primarily by how it's finish is. If its so matte that it glues to the skin like a mask or so 'dewy' that it literally glides of the face, I would not bother purchasing it. This feels quite comfortable to wear. It dries to a velvety, semi-matte finish which only requires powdering in the t-zone.

It is one those new generation foundations which has no texture at all and melts into the skin. Perfect for those who despise cakey looking foundations. With this you can definitely achieve the 'no-makeup' make-up look and feel like you're wearing nothing on your skin in the summer.

Skins into the skin and adapts to skin tone. I say this as it looks like its a NC35 shade when I wear it and adapts to my mums NW40 skin tone just as well. Now that's genius(and cost effective!) right?

Doesn't transfer as much as usual foundations. This is a big no-no with me as I cannot stand make-up staining my clothes. This although slightly dewy in finish, sets into skin so well that it does not transfer any colour to clothes hence I would call it transfer resistant.

Makes skin appear like its just had a facial and that too an expensive one! Me and my mum are obsessed about this Foundation in particular as it makes our skin glow. Now keep in mind that I have combination-sensitive skin and she has a normal to dry skin type and it has the same effect on both somehow.

Oil free formula and contains an SPF of 15. Yes I definitely need an oil-free formula as no matter how 'normal' I may like to think my skin is, it has more oily areas that I'd know of.

Does not oxidise. I have a very deep, caramel shade namely 06 Honey for this. Well when I went for my skin consultation at the Clinique counter, I was quite reluctant to get this shade as it was too deep for my liking(exactly as my skin colour to be precise lol) and I am used to wearing slightly lighter foundations as they tend to oxidise on Asian skin tones at least (Yes, that's my lame reason to get lighter shades). This one does not turn darker or orange after a few hours fortunately, which leads me to conclude that MA's on counters definitely are more knowledgeable than me.

Now my skin's not in the best condition at present but it still manages to even the skin tone, looking natural at the same time.
Provides light to medium coverage which can be built on to create fuller coverage. My mum has serious hyperpigmentation on her cheeks, yes like the ones they show on the egg in the Even Better Foundations commercial. I had no hope this would cover that but two layers managed to conceal it by 70% leaving me to do only a little concealing. It starts off with a light-medium coverage however.

If you have acne or substantial pigmentation, you will need some concealing done however this will make sure your skin looks the best it can regardless of how dry, parched, blemish-prone, oily or dull it is.

A 30ml tube is available for £22, with 20 shades available to choose from and I highly recommend it.

Steph said...

omg! sounds so gooD! I so wana try but I have so many foundations already!

Unknown said...

Oh I like the sound of this but I love my double wear plus I have already bought a backup bottle so have loads of foundation at the moment, cant justify buying another xx


Gauri said...

This foundation is great. Really pretty :)

Jillian said...

Hmmmm this looks great! My mother in law just picked up this foundation while we were hitting up the Clinique counter. I purchased the new BB cream which is also great!

Amy said...

I have been looking for a semi matte finish foundation... may try this :) xx

Sugar said...

wow flawless it looks perfect on you !


Ginger said...

What color powder do u use over the Honey foundation? I use the same color foundation,...debating what color clinique powder should I get? Your skin looks great!

Ginger said...

What color powder do you use over your Honey Foundation? I wear the same color and I am looking to purchase a Clinique powder. Or do u use a different powder brand? You skin looks beautiful :)




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