Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer Swatches + Review

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I am absolutely loving that 2015 is the year of 2-in-1 foundation concealer releases. Anything that cuts time spent applying makeup down will always have a major place in the makeup vanity area of my heart. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer ($27.00 // Sephora) released this February heavy on the pigment/coverage, light on the feel and provides a natural matte finish. Just the way I like it ;)

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Concealer

As you unscrew the cap and pull the wand from the bottle a stopper allows just enough product out to dot all over the face and blend for perfect coverage. This foundation is buildable, but unless you really need major coverage just the one pass should do you up well.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation

The applicator is my favorite part because it's got this doe-foot wand where the slanted side is perfect for dotting product on the face and the straight side works well for swiping product over bigger areas. It's so simple to cover all of the areas needed while being able to concentrate more product on spots that need more coverage.

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There is a wonderfully extensive shade selection (20 in all) so it shouldn't be a problem for you to find a color match. I would recommend playing with the shades in person, however. The shade swatched below is in Fair and on me it resembles more of a medium or light tan shade on me (I run generally MAC NC/NW20 depending on the line).

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation 5 Fair swatches

This foundation is oil-free and is said to provide 12 hours of wear. With the shade being too dark for me I wasn't able to test out that claim, but it does cover well and even if it doesn't last the 12 hours I'd be more than willing to do a light powder touch up here and there. I do love the formula in this so the next time I'm at the store I plan on playing around to find a shade match.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Concealer review

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Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer retails for $27.00 and is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's and

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