I used to be a tightass when it came to makeup. I would say that I still kinda am, but during my time in America, I bought a heck of a lot of makeup. And definitely not items that I would consider cheap either. I am always quite cheap when it comes to foundation for some reason, and this seems dumb as I would call it the most important part of my morning beauty regime. Well at least the it is the largest visual part.
Can you believe that I go into Priceline Pharmacies and basically hope for the best that the foundation will match my skin tone? I would maybe trial a tester, but how easy is it to tell your own skin and face colour, by yourself under fluorescent lights? It's not easy, in fact it's very hard.
The FoundationI had a leftover $50 Myer gift voucher that I hadn't used yet, and for some reason I had completely forgotten Myer had a beauty section. I just tended to avoid it. I sat down to get my face colour matched by the Clinique lady.
alabaster I don't know if I could really agree. I know I'm not Rihanna but I'm no Iggy Azalea either.
|Pictured: Neither of my skin tones.|
What Clinique Claims
The Beyond Perfecting Foundation is both a Foundation and a concealer. It is suppose to be full coverage, but lightweight, with a moisturising feature for dry skin. My nose tends to peel all the time, so this seems like a good addition for me and for others with this skin type. The foundation is said to last all day (12 hours), and that once blended and allowed to dry the colour will appear much lighter.
On the official website, it says that one dip of the foundation wand holds enough foundation to cover your entire face as it goes a long way. It also will stay malleable long enough to properly blend. It is oil free, and dries with a natural matte appearance. After the foundation has dried you can tap the brush in problem areas and then blend as a built in concealer.
Let's give it a go shall we!
Let's give it a go shall we!
|hell to the no|
I managed to find a giant silver ribbon to tie my hair back today so here we go. The only thing on my face at the moment is moisturiser.
I used only two blobs on my entire face to start. One on each cheek. I liked the feel of it immediately, and was able to do my entire cheeks with just that amount. I then did a few smaller dots of foundation on areas that I had missed like my nose, forehead and chin. Then I blended it all in with my fingers. I really like the colour and it matches my skintone well. You can notice an immediate difference in my skin texture and a lot of problem areas are no longer visible.
What foundation do you use, and do you really love it?
UPDATE: After using this foundation for a week, I am still absolutely loving it, perhaps even loving it more now that I'm getting used to it. I did find though that using a primer underneath it cause my skin to go really cakey and cracked. But it stays on long enough to not need a primer anyway. So not a deal breaker.
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