I’m on a mission. A mission to find me a new foundation. There’s really nothing wrong with Clinique Redness Solutions foundation, but yet it’s not enough, if you get me?
I want just a bit more cover, and a better stay, but I don’t want waterproof makeup.
This task is not going to be easy, I tell you! Usually when there’s enough cover, they don’t make it pale enough. If they do, they either have pink or yellow undertone, which suits me none. And my skin is quite dry. Yay?
A neutral, great cover, pale as a paper and doesn’t suck up all the moisture from my skin. Impossible?
Yesterday I got two samples to try out from Emotion:
Clinique Even Better in shade CN28 and Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 005.
Today I put Clinique to test. Shitty picture warning.
This is my face in all of it’s gorgeousness. Red-ish with few blemishes, pale but not even. Huuuge pores. Unedited and daylight.
I treated it like any other foundation, with NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect primer, my Kicks foundation brush and Kicks Beauty Perfect Finish – setting spray.
In these pics I have the foundation on the right (your left) side of my face.
I was pleasantly surprised how it covered the redness! You can still see through in some parts, but not so that I couldn’t live with it. Not as covering as Redness Solutions but okay.
I went on with the rest of my make up. Powdered up and brows and lashes:
After doing my eyes, blush, highlighter and lack of daylight:
Then off to work. From 10pm to 4am. Oh, and I wore my glasses for the whole night. Result of the wear-test:
As you can(not) see, it still is quite matte on my cheeks, but oily on the T-zone. My forehead and nose shine a bit, but on defense, now you know why I don’t have bangs anymore. I could see a little bit of oxidation, it got a wee bit too dark or me. And you can see some marks left by my glasses.
I’m used to not touching my face while working, but I’d like to find a foundation that doesn’t run around too much in few hours. So, I just swiped semi-lightly across my forehead with two fingers and as you can see, it did leave a mark. Not as bad as CRS, but it moved. 6,5 hours, I know, but a bit longer time could be nice.
Over all, Clinique Even Better is definitely not a bad foundation. If you have darker skin tone than me and maybe a little less oily forehead, I think you’ll find this very workable.
For me, I like it, but I don’t love it, I didn’t find my holy grail with this one.
Any suggestions? #desperate
All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought most the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. Samples are accessible to every customer.