Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer | Autumn Whewell

At Ulta, I came across this product when I was in search of a full coverage foundation that wouldn’t slide around a few hours into the day. I normally favor a cream base, but was willing to give the liquid a try.

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I hated it at first because I was applying it with my hands, instead of a makeup brush. Once I tried the brush, and stopped using primer, I was in for a treat. This foundation in particular doesn’t require a primer, and actually does better without one, depending on skin type. I have fairly combination/oily skin so the liquid formula helps any AM dryness but doesn’t add to the PM oiliness. I tap the foundation onto my clean skin and use a foundation brush to apply and blend. This foundation can build, adding more coverage, depending on how much is needed.

After an even application, I use a loose powder with a powder puff. The puff works better than a brush because it forces the powder to sink into pores, instead of sitting on top of the skin. Using a powder puff also creates more of a matte finish. This was a total game changer for me, because I normally use a brush to add powder. Curving the puff onto my skin into of patting directly on top it also creates a smoother finish. This stops the makeup from rubbing away with the application as well. Once I’ve added a contour or blush, and eye makeup, I then set the foundation with my Urban Decay setting spray.

What’s your go-to foundation? Do you have an affordable and luxury preference? Let me know in the comments!

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