Thursday, 15 November 2007

Clinique Superfit Foundation

RRP: £17.50 for 30ml
no. of shades available: 12

--What does the promo 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. Advanced technology uses a high-performance blend of ultra-fine fibres to soak up perspiration and absorb oil without disturbing makeup. Volatile silicone and treated pigments provide long wear and colour trueness. Lightweight, oil-free formula."

A nice size bottle that's pleasantly styled in keeping with the Clinique brand. However, the sloped nozzle looks great but is in reality impractical. It's very difficult to control how much foundation is dispensed and it often just sends excess foundation everywhere. They could really do with changing this.

Assuming you haven't managed to spill foundation everywhere by now, just apply to your face in the normal way - using a brush, sponge or your fingers - to create a good base for makeup.

Very smooth and feels nice on the skin, though it's quite runny.

I was amazed that Clinique could get colour so wrong. I bought this foundation as part of a job lot on ebay, and I assumed that 'healthy' would suit most complexions. I was therefore shocked to find that it streaked orange onto my face. I initially thought that it was merely too dark for my skin tone, so I passed it on to my sister, who has a slightly more olivey/yellowish skin tone than I do. She, however, also found it was no good, and her pronouncement was that "it's actually orange...NOBODY has skin that colour." It's possible that going through to the paler shades would make things better, but I would think that this would get worse as the foundations become darker - and the 'healthy' shade only falls midway in the range.

Highlights what you want to hide, and is quite difficult to blend. Not great at all.

--Value for money--
For that money, you expect better. Buy No7 or Elizabeth Arden instead. Strangely, though, Clinique's Airbrush Concealer is excellent - which suggests that Clinique's products should only be used in moderation on your face.

perfect partners
Clinique Airbrush Concealer, £15.00 for 1.5ml
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder, £16.50 for 7.6g

1 comment:

Blonde~Ambition said...

I was taken completely by surprise at how disaapointing this foundation was. It's not just the darker shades that are off. I bought the lightest shade (shell) and it came out looking like it was meant for someone with an medium/olive complexion. It was so wrong I checked the bottle to make sure sephora hadn't sent me the wrong shade but the bottle says shell all over it. The performance is okay but not stellar. I am SO disappointed that Clinique put out a product that is so inferior to it normally awesome products and I am sending this back to sephora, it's unusable.