It has been a while since I shared my point of view regarding a foundation. I don’t buy a lot of them as I prefer to use only a few and used until their empty, unless I hate it so much, then I decided to give to a friend that will get better use of it.
I purchased this foundation after many rave reviews for friends and trusted people I follow. And I didn’t disappoint and I’m very picky with foundation.
For reference, I’m over 40 years old, with dry skin and a lot of sunspots, so what I look in a foundation is medium coverage, long staying power and that it looks fresh and don’t age me more (I know I’m looking for a miracle, right?).
This foundation clicked almost every box, but I will share the facts in detail.
Country: United States
Story: It was created by Evelyn Lauder in collaboration with dermatologist Dr Norman Orentreich to create scientifically-sound skincare, starting with a basic three step routine: cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize (aka the famous 3 step program we all know). The name was inspired by “Clinique Esthétiques (esthetician clinics) in Paris, where women went to get facials and treatments.
Since: Est. 1968
Owned by: Estee Lauder
Cruelty free: No, even though they say that say that they do not conduct animal testing on products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, they make exception when required by law (ex: China).
The Promise: Clinically proven to leave bare skin looking even better—more even, smoother, and more plumped. Buildable medium to full coverage. Satin matte finish.
Other claims: 24-hour color-true wear, Physical sunscreen, Oil-free, Sweat and humidity resistant, Waterproof
Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested
Main ingredients: UP302 and Vitamin C, Salicylic acid & Hyaluronic acid
Suitable for sensitive skin: yes
For whom is good: is targetted for Combination and oily skin, but itworked fine on my dry skin.
Free of: fragrance, parabens and phthalates.
Vegan: not enough infornation.
Shelf life: 6 months
Size: 30ml / 1.0 FL.OZ
Shades range: 42 shades, group in Very Fair, Moderately Fair, Medium & Deep.
Coverage: Medium, buildable to finish.
Finish: Sattin matte finish.
Packaging: Glass bottle with plastic pump dispenser. Classic Clinique print box.
Skin type: Although is taiored for Combination to oily skin, it worked very well on my dry, sensitive skin.
Shade I use: CN 40 cream chamois
This foundation impressed me since the first use. It is very easy to apply and my prefered method is with a beauty sponge.
The coverage is just perfect covering the most part of my sunspots and discolaroation without feeling like a full coverage foundation.
The finish was perfect and has an excellent staying power and stay almost intact for over 8 hours.
My skin looked fresh and it is super comfortable and the shade I picked was a perfect match I really love this foundation.
How I used: I used it 3-4 days per week (on average).
Why I liked the most: How easy it applies
How long did it last: I’m still using it but I opened aound 6 month ago.
Pecas’s score: 4/5 Excellent
Will but it again: Definetly.
Packaging: It is a glass bottle with a pump, recyclable. It comes in a box and the good things that the instructions are printed inside de box in different languages which the save the paper mini guide that products usually have. Less waste, Great job here Clinique.
I could not find a recycle program or anything like that, which I think is missed opportunity.
Sustainability score: 2/5
Where you can buy it: you can buy directly from Clinique page or big niche beauty retailers in your home country.
Note: I purchased the product reviewed and there are no affiliate links in this post