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.
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?