Clinique has recently introduced new Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. It’s a 2-in-1 liquid foundation and concealer, promising full coverage without the weight. I’ve never quite tried a product like this…read on for my thoughts.
I have to admit, the promise of Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer is appealing; a multi-tasking product that conceals, hides and perfects where you need it, with a self-adjusting formula. I tested Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, in the Cream Chamois shade, which I would consider a medium (this seems to run a little darker than other Clinique foundations I’ve tried). When I first opened the bottle and saw the applicator, I thought, whoa, it’s big! Actually, once I used it a couple of times, I didn’t have an issue with it at all. The doe foot applicator helps deposit product in the areas you want. I found that by turning the applicator to it’s side, or using it to dot on the foundation were ways to vary the amount of product deposited.
My favorite way to use Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer was as a spot concealer, as opposed to an overall foundation. The beauty of a product like this is in it’s flexibility.
For use as a foundation, I liked Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer best when I used a primer on my face first. The product is more dense than many foundations I’ve used in the past, so in my use, the extra slip from the primer made it easier to work with. The level of pigmentation and coverage in Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer is excellent. A little goes a long way; used as directed, you can expect a full-coverage, matte look. I felt that using a beautyblender® or foundation brush was the best way to get a more sheer, overall look.
The bottom line for me is that I feel Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer ($27) is a nice choice for those looking for a full coverage foundation, concealer or both products in one. It’s available now in department stores, including Nordstrom, Sephora and at clinique.com. Is this new makeup one you’ll be trying?