Have you ever dreamt of a foundation that is so good that it let's you skip the concealer, without looking too cakey? Clinique has recently released a new foundation that aims to do exactly that! I've been testing out Clinique's new Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer* ($34 CAD), so read on to see if I think that it's the next best thing!
"A foundation-and-concealer in one for a natural, beyond perfected look that lasts all day. Lightweight, moisturizing makeup covers thoroughly without clogging pores. Skin breathes comfortably, colour stays true, even through sweat and humidity.
Due to the rich pigment level that enhances this flawless coverage makeup, shades may appear deeper when first applied. Once blended completely and allowed to dry, Beyond Perfecting Makeup will melt into your skin for a Beyond Perfected flawless look. A little goes a long way!" - Clinique
This new foundation has interesting packaging - a tall bottle with a giant doe foot applicator. Definitely not something that I've ever seen before in foundation packaging, but it does drive home the fact that it's also marketed as a concealer. I was sent three shades, and the lightest shade in this range, Alabaster, is the best match for my pale skin. Clinique says that this formula will initially look a bit darker on the skin, but it will soon blend in seamlessly, and that's been exactly my experience! This formula is creamy and hydrating, and doesn't settle into fine lines or fade throughout the day. As for the concealer claims? I still do find myself reaching for a separate concealer to cover up any imperfections, but this foundation does a great job at covering up redness, dark spots, and hyper-pigmentation! I would describe this foundation has having medium to full coverage, but I've definitely used foundations with higher coverage (ahem, EL's Double Wear)
I think that most people will really enjoy Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer, it's creamy formula is really easy to work with! I do wish that there were one or two lighter shades in this range, as Alabaster won't work for anyone who is truly fair toned.
Have you tried out this new foundation + concealer yet? Let's chat in the comments below!