I don’t have particularly dry skin by nature, but I dohave combination skin and I do live in the desert where the humidity is regular <5%. When I moved to Phoenix from soggy Houston, everything changed: my hair texture, my skin – everything. I switched my blotting papers for serum and tried Clinique‘s Supermoisture Makeup foundation for an extra dose of dewiness.
I have to say this foundation definitely lived up to its name. Due to my recent experience with unusually opaque tinted moisturizers, I was prepared for a super-greasy mask-like experience, but Clinique proved me wrong – a full-coverage foundation doesn’t have to feel goopy or make you look like a geisha!
Supermoisture Makeup foundation is creamy in a good way and very enjoyable to use – blendable with a natural texture that gives me a dewy, youthful finish. The coverage is full, but in a beautiful and flawless way; nothing mask-like about it! Plus, there are 17 shades, a refreshing change from the “one color fits all” attitude of tinted moisturizers. Still, I might steer clear if you have an oil problem, because it’s hydrating to the max.
Clinique’s appeal has always been heightened by their famous Gifts With Purchase. Who can resist? All you’ve gotta do is buy what you came for, and voila! You come out the other side with a whole new batch of products to try, which as you may have guessed, is one of the Dove’s weaknesses. All my makeup early in life came from my grandmother’s Clinique-gift-with-purchase hand-me downs.
I ended up with the brand’s Glow Crazy Powder Highlighter via one of these surprise packages, and I’m confident it was fate. I landed #07 Platinum Glow, which is a delectably shimmery white color, and craving more, I sampled both Blooming Pink and Gold Dust and was equally impressed, but the white’s definitely the most versatile. That’s the great thing about these powders – they’re loose, shimmery and intense.
For all it offers, this highlighter has one big letdown: the container has an odd small round hole in the top, making it difficult to get a good amount of powder on any applicator. It’s impossible to get nearly any of the stuff on a sizable tool like a blush brush or powder puff, and if you dip a small eyeshadow brush in the opening, a giant clump of powder bursts out on the bristles. It’s worth it for a beautiful shadow though!