And now we’re on to round 2! Let’s see how Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer fared…
Unfortunately I have to start this review on a bum note. This foundation caked. And it caked a lot.
In fairness, it’s highly possible that this happened because I never managed to apply the stuff very well.
After all, the formula itself isn’t thick and cakey. It actually does that magical thing of mixing great coverage with not feeling too thick and mask-like on your skin. Which is always nice – especially in summer.
Nevertheless, it just didn’t look that great on my face. I think that had a lot to do with how I applied it – and perhaps the shade range, too.
Still, I’m a firm believer that foundations should be idiot proof, and that good foundations should be immune to the effects of cheap brushes and a hamfisted technique. Granted, it’s always going to look better with a better brush, but still. I expected more from you, Clinique.
As for the lasting power on this stuff, it’s decent. It’s certainly better than the average foundation you’d pick off the shelf. It lasts well past lunch, which makes it a decent contender in my book – although it doesn’t quite keep up with Double Wear.
Even though I vetoed this stuff as a foundation, I was amazed by how well it worked as a concealer. Because of the lasting power, I started patting my sample on as a concealer on spotty days, and was really impressed! It conceals the worst zits for hours on end.
As a long-wear foundation, I’d pick Clarins or Double Wear before this any day. But as a concealer, this stuff is a real winner. Perhaps that’s why they marketed it as a Concealer/Foundation in the first place?
Oh. Now it all makes sense.