Hey everyone, I hope that you’re all doing well and that lockdown three is treating you okay (if you’re in the UK). I am trying my best to see the positives and spending all the extra time in the house working on my blog & my new YouTube channel. Today I want to review the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. This is a product I have owned for quite a while now & the more I use it the more I love it. I think it deserves more hype so I want to share my thoughts!
As the name suggests this Clinique Beyond Perfecting product is a two in one foundation and concealer. (Personally I use it as a foundation paired with other concealers). This one boasts ‘full coverage’ with a ‘natural’ skin like finish. Clinique claim that all skin types can use this Beyond Perfecting foundation.
Clinique say that this provides a ‘two-in-one solution for truly flawless looking skin.’ They say that the ‘Magic Wand’ applicator allows for an easy all over or targeted application.
The packaging is a simple glass bottle with a doe foot style applicator. It comes in a box too.
The Beyond Perfecting foundation + concealer will cost you £29 for 30ml, which is a fairly standard price for a high end brand. There are 32 shades of this on the Clinique website. I have mine in the shade ‘CN 02 Breeze’ which is classed as ‘very fair’. It is actually slightly darker than my skin tone.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I am a fan of this Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, and the more I use it the more I love it. Although Clinique say this gives a ‘natural’ finish, I think it airs slightly more on the hydrating/dewy side. I have normal to dry skin and (with a hydrating primer underneath) this definitely comes off as hydrating. So if you have a drier skin I think you could still use this. If you have a particularly oily skin, you would likely need a matte primer & good setting powder.
This does provide full coverage as Clinique claim. I use the wand to swipe directly onto my skin. I know some people aren’t huge fans of these wand applicators due to hygiene etc. Personally I don’t mind them… I use wand applicators every day with concealer so I can’t see how this is any different.
This lasts really well throughout the day! It doesn’t go patchy on my skin, and whilst it of course does fade after a full day of wear, it still looks good at the end of the day. My natural oils manage to come through a little which I personally love. I do use hydrating primers & setting sprays though.
If you can, I definitely recommend going getting shade matched in a store (only when life is more normal) or use the website Findation to help you choose a shade. Looking online the shades are a bit confusing. For example my shade ‘Breeze’ is classed as ‘very fair’ and looks lighter on the website than it does on my skin. I would not say it is very fair. It’s slightly too dark for me, but I can definitely get away with it luckily.
If you’re looking for a fool proof, skin like foundation that has full coverage and will last a long time then I really do recommend the Beyond Perfecting foundation! I love Clinique makeup & their range is well worth checking out.
Have you used this one? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below, I would love to know.
Thanks so much for reading.