In a perfect world we’d all have a magic wand to wave over our faces when we’re faced with five minutes to get out the door.
An easy-to-blend, lightweight, long-wear, matte foundation would definitely help, but it has always been makeup’s Holy Grail.
Until now, that is.
Clinique’s new 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (30ml, $50, available at clinique.com.au and Clinique Counters nationally) is changing the makeup game.
If you find your foundation clings to dry patches on your skin and looks flakey, drop it immediately and try this one. Same goes if the foundation you’re using right now slips off your face before lunch time.
The oil-free formula in this new foundation adapts to the skin’s needs with dual-sphere particles. All that means is that it zaps excess oil in shiny areas or adds a hit of hydration where needed, making it ideal for all skin types.
But the best part of this foundation is the application. Just one dip of the unique doe-foot applicator is enough to do your full face, plus spot concealing too.
1. This foundation alone will deliver a solid 12 hours of wear, but if you’re planning on cocktails after work or your day is going to be a long one, Beyond Perfecting can be used in conjunction with Clinique’s Superprimer. Apply this to the skin first.
2. Then using the backside of the wand, dot foundation across your cheeks, chin and forehead.
3. Now turn the brush over to the angled tip to go over the bridge of your nose, down your cheekbones and across the jawline. Then blend with fingers or a sponge if you prefer. Don’t panic at this point; the slow-drying formula makes it super easy to blend and move with the skin.