Sunday, 5 July 2009

Review: Clinique Superfit Makeup


I have a confession to make. I have never, ever worn foundation.
I don't know why, but I just can't find one I like. I think it's largely due to my super pale, ghostly white skin. I hate the thought of looking like an Oompa Lumpa and as yet, I haven't found a foundation to match my skin tone.
Instead, I've always used a concealer stick, followed by a pressed powder.
Currently, I'm using No7's Quick Cover in 'Extra Fair' concealer stick as a base, with No7's pressed powder.
So, when Clinique sent me a few of their 'Superfit Makeup' foundations to try out, I was slightly dubious as to whether I'd like them.

I received:
Superfit Makeup in Almond (no 13)
Supefit Makeup in Neutral (No 5)
Superfit Makeup in Cream (No 17)





Swatches, from top to bottom: Neutral, Cream and Almond

Here's what Clinique say:
"Long-wearing, constant comfort makeup. Doesn't streak or fade. Lightweight, oil-free formula allows skin to breathe; skin feels comfortable and looks fresh. Natural finish, moderate coverage. "

I had high hopes that at least one of these foundations would suit my complexion. So, drum roll please....

None of them did : (

When taking swatches of all three, 'neutral' seemed to be the closest match - and to be honest it's the closest match I've ever got. But it was still not pale enough. Ah well.

What I will say, though, is that this is a really lovely foundation. Even after an initial swatch I could tell that it was going to be a really nice, light base.
It glides on the skin like a dream and provided a nice, even good coverage. It's also suitable for dry, combination and oily skin.

A 30ml container costs £19.50 and it's a really nice, light-weight foundation that won't take up too much room in your bag.

I'd give it an 8 out of 10. In the meantime, point me in the direction of a sunbed... ; )

Has anyone else tried this? What do you think?
x

11 comments:

  1. Have you tried the Nicola Roberts Dainty Doll range? x

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  2. Hi Victoria,
    I haven't, but I've heard about it.
    Is it good?x

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  3. I haven't used it but a few people with pale skin have raved about it. And the price isn't too bad. I just had a look on ASOS, there's a concealer too. Might be worth checking out!

    xx

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  4. I am really pale skinned and in Clinique's foundation I am Alabaster, might be worth checking out, am pretty sure it looks lighter than Neutral.

    I would also recommend MAC's NW or NC 15... Also, Barbara Daly for Tescos Oil Free foundation is fab and comes in really light shades!

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  5. Victoria - thanks for your suggestions, I will definitely have to check out those foundations. Sounds good.
    The Clinique foundation was lovely though, felt really nice on my skin

    Rebecca - Thanks for your comment.
    I haven't tried any MAC yet, can you believe that?
    Is it as good as everyone says?
    xx

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  6. MAC will def. have a shade to match you - the amount of shades are endless haha! You should get matched up with MAC - the MA's are really helpful and friendly too. xox

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  7. Hiya, I'm also a no foundation sort of person, but wanted to try this one out so thanks for the review. x

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  8. No problem, Gina.
    Thanks for the comment.
    I thought I was the only person in the world who didn't wear foundation, hee hee

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  9. Aww, don't think my comment yesterday showed up. I'm super pale too and now use the pricey Prescriptives custom blended foundation - nothing else works! It's v expensive but it's made exactly the right colour, with whatever coverage and added extras you want :)

    Beyond that, have you tried Illamasqua? They do some really pale foundations. I heard bad things about the Dainty Doll range so didn't try it...apparently the coverage isn't very good and the white one has glitter in it!

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  10. Hi Lucy,

    For some reason I can't see your blog. Is it my settings?
    Thanks for your suggestions. I've heard lots about the Illamasqua range, sounds lovely
    A foundation with glitter in? Sounds bizarre.
    xx

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  11. Not your settings - couldn't login using the right Google account for some reason. My blog is http://lucylemon.blogspot.com though i haven't updated in aaaaages.

    And yeah...foundation with glitter in...beats me!

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