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Clinique: Beyond Perfecting Video Review

Hello everyone!

Here’s my video review of the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation. If you prefer to read about it, click here for my post about it. Feel free to leave any comments, questions, or concerns! Hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer Review

Hello everyone!

Today, I wanted to share a review on the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer Foundation. I’ve been using it for about two months and I really like it!

What it claims: Lightweight, moisturizing, does not clog pores, skin breathes, color is true (through sweat and humidity), one dip of the wand is enough for your entire face, and 12 hours of full-coverage.


At first, the foundation seemed a little darker than what I had swatched at the stoere, but it eventually adjusted and with some blending, it became the right color. They state that on the directions too, the first time you use it it might look darker because the pigment is so rich, but just blend it out.


I have acne prone skin and so far, this foundation has not broken me out. I have one or two zits here and there, but not enough to be from the foundation, especially since I use it everyday.

I have oily skin, so I was nervous when the foundation said it was moisturizing, but there was nothing to fear. The foundation on my forehead, chin, temple, and outer cheek area stay put throughout the day. I typically where makeup for about eight to ten hours, so I think that’s a decent amount of time. The foundation around my lips and nose/pore area tends to settle into a couple lines. I figure it’s because I’m oily and when I talk and drink, of course it’s going to settle into those fine lines. Recently, I started using the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, and it has helped reduce that effect, but of course, it’s not totally gone. The method that helped me is instead of pressing it in with a damp beauty blender, I used a powder puff and really pressed the powder into my pores. I haven’t broken out or anything, and my oiliness has reduced quite a bit.

With oily skin, primers are a necessity. Recently, I’ve been using the NYX Photoready Primer all over my face and the NYX Pore Primer on the larger pores around my nose. these primers have really helped the foundation stay in place.

The coverage is perfect. It’s full-coverage and you don’t need that much product. Usually one dip is enough for me. It takes care of my dark spots and hyper-pigmentation very well!

I love that it’s also good for concealing at the same time. Perfect 2 in 1 product. I would recommend using the tip end of the brush to conceal blemishes. I like how it covers up dark spots and blemishes, but I hate how it makes my under-eyes look. Definitely use an actual under-eye concealer for dark circles. I think that since my under-eyes are so dark and different from the color of my face, it gives it a weird shade compared to the rest of the foundation on my face.

The price is not that bad for a brand like Clinique. I purchased mine from Belk for $28, which is actually very inexpensive for the amount you get, which is 1 oz. There are some foundations that are more expensive and you get less product, so the price doesn’t bother me at all.

I really like the packaging as well! It’s in a long, glass bottle, which usually I wouldn’t like, but it’s thick enough to where it has a smaller chance of breaking if I drop it, (which I have done, multiple times).

Also, the applicator is interesting. It’s not my favorite, but I don’t hate it. It’s a neutral feeling. I do like that the brush picks up a lot of product, and the claim that one dose of the brush is enough is totally true! I just dot it all around my face and that’s enough.

Overall, I think this is a great foundation. It’s not mattifying by any means, but with some primer and setting powder, people with oily skin can definitely use this. The coverage is amazing and you can use it for targeting blemishes at the same time. The price is not crazy and you get a decent amount. FOUNDATION APPROVED.

Thanks so much for reading! I would love to hear your comments or questions!

Gold and Shimmery Full-Faced Tutorial (Video)

Hello lovelies!

Today I finally have a beauty post for all of you! I know I’ve been doing a lot of the daily prompts, but those really help get my thoughts out and I hope that you guys don’t mind too much.

But today is a beauty day! I created this gold and shimmery eye look, using a mixture of NYX’s Natural pallete and their Dubai palette. It’s a full-face tutorial, using the Clinique Foundation and Concealer foundation, which I will definitely be doing a separate post on.

Thank you so much for reading and feel free to leave any comments!

Makeup + OOTD

Hello everyone!

Today, I’m heading out for a casual hangout with some friends. I thought that I would share my simple outfit and easy makeup look. Hope you guys enjoy!

First, I applied Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, to moisturize my skin. Then, I used the NYX Pore Filler around and on my nose.  The “before” is with both of those two products on. The foundation I used was the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, in the color Caramel Beige.

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Next, I had to work on my awful dark circles. I color-corrected with the lipstick Chaos, from NYX. If you have no idea why I did that, click here. After I massaged it in with my fingers, I applied my Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer, which is in Shade 02- Light to Medium. The difference is amazing!

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After that, I just did what was left.

  • Brows: NYX’s Tame and Frame: Tinted Brow Pomade in Black
  • Liner: Wet N’ Wild’s Mega Liner in Black Sparkle
  • Mascara: Clinique’s High Impact Mascara in Black.
  • Powder: Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder in Banana
  • Blush: Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in 02 Robust Rhubarab
  • Lips: ColourPop’s Ultra Matter Lip in Beeper

My outfit is really simple. Just a white tank, with a patterned cardigan from Charlotte Russe, black jeans from Target, and cute ankle boots from Wet Seal.
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And that’s about it!

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Let me know if you guys liked this! Thanks for reading!

Review: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Hello there!

Today, I wanted to talk about my favorite CC cream. It’s the Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream. I love this because it’s super lightweight on your face, perfect for when you want that no-makeup/natural look. CC stands for a color correcting, and this cream does that for me.

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It helps even out my skin color and lessen the redness I have. It is quite opaque , so if you’re looking for more coverage, I wouldn’t suggest this. The moisture it provides is amazing. I love using this on super cold days, because my face tends to get flaky, because it gets so dry from the wind and such, even with a regular moisturizer on.

This is an oil-free CC cream, but if you do have oily skin, I wouldn’t suggest it, unless you have a super good setting powder. The reason for that is because it is meant to moisturize your skin, and the finishing look is a dewy/glowy type of finish.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream in Medium Deep.

When you have oily skin, this might make you too shiny. In the picture above, (sorry I know it’s not the sharpest quality), you can see the glow it gives, but still keeps it looking  natural. I usually just apply some powder on my cheeks and on the corners of my nose, to lessen the dewy look a little bit. Using this out in the sun is great because it has 30 spf. Also, the light coverage and glowy natural look is perfect for the summer, when you just don’t want to wear a lot of makeup.

It is a little pricey. It’s $37.00 at the Belk counter. There is 1.4 fl. oz of the product, and a little goes a long way. Since I usually just use it for the “natural look”, I don’t really put too much of it on. I’ve been using this product for about 3 years and one usually lasts me about half a year. I feel like the price is alright, seeing as it lasts that long and actually works.

Let me know if you guys have tried it or if you have any questions!

Thanks for reading!