|Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer|
The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer was a Sephora VIB purchase and my first Clinique foundation. I've been trying it for a few weeks and wanted to give you my thoughts. This full coverage foundation comes with a large doe foot applicator. If you're familiar with Tarte's Shape Tape, the applicator is very similar. It makes applying the foundation very easy. I'm able to apply a few swipes to each side of my face and blend it out. The applicator makes it very easy to apply. A little goes a long way with this foundation, it is a little on the thicker side. I like to spray my brush with a setting spray before buffing it out. Spraying your brush thins it out a bit. I also enjoying blending it out with a damp sponge. It doesn't feel too heavy on my skin which I was afraid of.
The foundation claims to be a foundation and concealer in one. If you're not looking to use concealer to highlight, this can really work. It covers my dark circles and doesn't crease under my eye. I do have to set this foundation both under my eyes and on my face since it does sink into the fine lines on my forehead but once I set it, it looks fine.
Overall, I really do like the coverage of this foundation. It doesn't look cakey and doesn't break up on my skin throughout the day. Again, a little goes a long way. I have normal to dry skin and this works well for me. I do apply my moisturizer and/or luminizing primer underneath. It's not a complete matte foundation, it does leave a little radiance to the skin. The doe foot applicator is a great addition.