Product Review: Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer


Prepare to meet my new holy grail foundation. I’ve tried the drugstore options, I’ve tried the high end options and this foundation has just beat them all.

Though I usually don’t get along with Clinique products (except the mascaras, but that topic is just a whole new blog post in itself) I gave this a try after seeing the reviews that fellow desi girl Kaushal Beauty gave it.

I was amazed by the applicator, the blending ability and the fact that this is a concealer + foundation all in one. I still use my MAC Pro Longwear concealer under this, as I prefer for my under eyes to be very lit, however on days where I’m not doing much and may not need a full coverage look, this works perfectly! Read on to see how this products ranks in multiple categories and also, overall ranking.


What it claims:

This lightweight, moisturizing foundation and concealer provides full coverage without clogging pores. This 12-hour wear, breathable formula is ideal for very dry to combination oily skin types, its special polymer formula forms a flexible film that moves with the skin for lasting wear, and it dries slowly for easy blending. Get lasting coverage and give skin a perfected look that stays put, even through sweat and humidity.

What it does:

Blending seamlessly into the skin, this foundation truly is beyond perfecting. Once blended in, it truly looks just like skin. And the vast range of shades to choose from really help you with that “I’m wearing no makeup” look, rather than “I’m trying to look like I’m wearing no makeup but my neck and face are different colors” look.


The product claims to be a full coverage formula, whereas I find this to be a more medium coverage. IT covers up any redness, pigmentation, etc however having used very glam actual full coverage foundations, I can say this is medium at best.


The formula stays in place all day with no splotching at the end of the day. Though I have not tried out this foundation in humid conditions or while sweating, I’ve already set it aside as my summer-time foundation. I can already tell that this will stay on the skin, keeping me looking fresh and flawless.

Skin Type

The formula is suitable for all skin types. It does not stick to my dry patches and it gives a healthy lit up finish on the skin as not to look too dewy for the oily skin types.


Sitting pretty in classic glass with silver lid Clinique packaging, this foundation may not look like anything special. However, the power of it all is in the application. It’s a doe-foot applicator, making it look like it may be a giant nude lip gloss at first! (Oh the horror!)

The Clinique team claims that all the product you need to cover your face and to give you medium to full coverage is on the applicator. No need to wipe off any excess, the product knows. Also, in case you need a little extra, there is a little dip in the center, which acts like a bit of a reservoir in case you need more.  I find this completely genius and completely accurate. The amount of dosage on the wand is perfect for me to get the coverage I need.


Here is a quick time lapse video of the application of this product!

The Clinique UK trailer ft. Kaushal and Florrie:

Overall Rating : 10/10

Where to purchase it: Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Clinique Counter

Price: $27

Would I repurchase: Yes!

1 Comment

  1. Bally
    July 7, 2015 / 1:02 am

    Love your blog 🙂

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