When I saw Clinique were bringing out a foundation stick I decided to head to my nearest Clinique counter to try it out for myself. This was just over a month ago now, and when I went in they only had three shades for my colour skin to choose from, but more shades have been released in the range now as I write this.
As always I tend to be the palest shade on offer so they lady gave me the option of the two lightest shades side by side on my jawline to see which shade I preferred. I was colour matched as 02 Alabaster.
As the lady applied the product to the rest of my face for me to see the overall result, she explained the best way to apply it with a foundation buff brush that Clinique had especially developed for the product, but also it can be blended onto your skin with clean hands if you're in a hurry . She also explained that the product was buildable but was not suitable for those desiring a full coverage look.
It gave me an overall even skin tone but was not suitable for covering acne or the large skin blemishes I had that day. However this was still ideal for me because I just wanted to have an easy to apply on the go foundation for days when I am running late to work etc and don't have the time or means to fuss with a damp beauty blender and large glass bottle of foundation that requires a lot of blending and attention.
|This product gives a nice natural and even toned finish to skin but is not ideal for completely masking acne or large blemishes.|
The product gave me a nice natural look, felt weightless and overall I was very pleased. Whilst I was there I did enquire about the contouring sticks that had recently been released but they only had them in one shade which was a dark brown, which was unsuitable for my skin tone.
I decided to purchase the foundation stick and was pleased to find there was an offer on in store which meant if I spent £40 or more I got a free make up bag full of Clinique cosmetics for free!
The foundation stick itself was £23, and I had been very interested in the foundation buff brush the lady had used to apply the product to my face so I purchased it (£28), only to find that on top of the free gift deal, I was also given 10% off my total bill as I had purchased more than 2 Clinique products in a single transaction!
The free gift bag included a full sized chubby blush stick, a travel sized mascara, a travel sized pop lip colour lipstick, a travel sized face wash, a travel sized bottle of take off the day eye make up remover and a travel size pep-start eye cream.
When I got round to trying the foundation out myself at home I decided to use a few of these products to complete my look, and a few other of my regular choices from my everyday make up bag. I went for a more natural look than usual as I was trying to mimic what sort of look I'd have time to create in a hurry, which was the whole point of me purchasing the foundation stick in the first place.
|Some of the free cosmetics I was given with my Chubby Stick and Buff brush purchase.|
The following photos show the before, during and after shots of the application process. I used MAC prep and prime translucent powder to lightly set the foundation stick as my skin can become quite oily otherwise, but this isn't necessary usually as the product gives a nice matte finish alone.
|The end result of my natural, in-a-hurry-look using the new products.|
|How the product is best applied before blending ('cats whiskers')|
|The end result.|
I have used this product quite a few times and it has come in so handy I wonder how I ever lived without it. I will definitely be returning to buy another when it runs out. 10/10
I hope this post was useful to those of you considering purchasing this product for yourselves, but as always I would recommend you go along to your nearest counter and try out the product to make sure you get the best colour match for your skin and ultimately make your mind up for yourself.
Until next time,
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