Clinique is a brand I have for years depended on to provide great skin care products, and that’s a front they have not failed on for me. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, it’s common knowledge that I’ve been through tubs and tubes of the Super Defense line for years now. In fact even though my skin care products are on constant rotation, I will always have at least 1-2 products that are by Clinique. It was never a conscious decision, it just so happens that their products work for me.
So for some reason, because they have such great skin care products I am under the impression that they must have great face based makeup products as well! Fortunately I’ve not been disappointed
I purchased this bottle of foundation a while back from David Jones whilst I was still working in Sydney. It was around the same time their Even Better concealer came out, and I’m sure there was some gift set promotion going on and I needed to make up the extra credit… they always get me that way!
Enough rambling, this liquid foundation gives buildable medium coverage. You can see that it does lean a little to the oily side. To avoid this either use a sheerer application or top off with a light dusting of face powder. The foundation lasted an entire day for me, with just a bit of settling around my nose area (the oiliest area for me), but generally it held up pretty well for a typical working day.
I recommend applying this with a foundation brush, though I know plenty of people who prefer their fingers. For reference I am using the lightest available shade 01 Alabaster.