Newest Review: ... heavy and shimmery - pretty good over all but I wanted something which would feel more comfortable and more suitable for everyday. I fou... more
Almost makeup?! Almost Perfect!
Clinique Almost Makeup
Member Name: jbgirl
Clinique Almost Makeup
Advantages: Sheer, light weight, with spf 15
Disadvantages: Perhaps too sheer for some skins?
I bought this Clinique Almost Makeup SPF 15 lightweight foundation because, like many other women, I really hate most foundations.
I hate the way they sit there on the surface of your skin, screaming MAKE-UP, MAKE-UP LOOK AT ME! And they can be very unforgiving of blemishes, drawing more attention to them than covering them up.
I had used a clinique foundation before which I found pretty good, but it was quite heavy and shimmery - pretty good over all but I wanted something which would feel more comfortable and more suitable for everyday.
I found Almost Makeup! Hallelujah! It really is 'almost makeup'. It feels incredibly lightweight and once on, I don't feel like I am wearing foundation. But I do get the advantages of a more even skin tone and a slightly dewy glow!
It is, according to the tube 'Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Oil Free. Natural, sheer coverage for all skin types. Lightweight liquid makeup perfects skin tone. Provides good-for-skin SPF 15 protection. Water-resistant.'
A 45ml tube was £20, so its not incredibly cheap, but a little goes a long way and it seems to me to be fairly well placed price-wise among the higher end brands available on the high street. It comes in a variety of colours. Being pale I went for '02 light'. It has a nice cosmetic-y smell but isn't too overpowering.
I find that I prefer to apply is either with my fingers or with a wedge shaped makeup sponge, although when I bought it in the shop the assistant used her fingers and a foundation brush when she tried it out on me.
The only issue that I might have with it is that being so sheer and light, the redness around my nose can show through a little on a particularly bad skin day, but I find a little dab of concealer sorts this out without much fuss. It really gives me more confidence in my skin, without feeling like I am hiding behind some thick shield of makeup.
Summary: Love it, feel more confident with a natural looking even tone!