Beauty: The One Foundation You NEED In Your Life

I've always had a love/hate relationship with the foundations I've used in the past and I would probably need like 5 pairs of hands to count how many different ones I've tried over the years, but I think I've found the one.
Despite only using it in the back end of 2016, the Clinique Superbalanced Silk foundation was definitely my holy grail product of the year and one I've recommended to everyone who will listen. I only started using it after trying a little 10 day tester pot from my local counter and to be honest with you, I wasn't expecting to be blown away. My skin was in an awful dry state and the foundation I was using at the time didn't stick around for more than a couple of hours before I started looking like a complete and utter goblin.

I started using this though and after only a couple of days, I was hooked. Working the sweaty Saturday night shifts at work was the real test but after 10 hours serving vodka and burgers to the drunk folk in my town, my makeup looked exactly the same as when I put it on...FLAWLESS.

The formula is somewhere between a matte and dewy medium coverage foundation, which I think is a perfect match for my dry skin, and reminds me a lot of NARS Sheer Glow! I have the second lightest shade in the range (02) and while upon first application it looks a little orange for my pale skin, it blends out beautifully to my skintone while giving it a real glow and hint of colour.
Obviously the thing I hate most about this is that it doesn't come with a pump so it's one of the 'pour on the back of your hand and trying not to use the full bottle jobby', which for £23 you'd think Clinique could fashion one (sort it out guys!), but given it's quite a hefty 30ml of product, I don't think I'm going to be running out of it any time soon.

I also love that it contains SPF 15 as it's one of the things I should but never think about adding to my skincare routine. I don't live in a particularly polluted area nor spend loads of time outdoors (pale life...) but it's comforting knowing that my skin is being taken care of underneath my makeup.

I've only just starting reaching for Clinique products but the small handful I've been trying out recently have been some of the best and have completely changed the way I see my makeup and skincare routines! I'm currently trying out and loving the Moisture Surge moisturiser after finally taking the plunge and buying it and I'll definitely be letting you all know my thoughts!
Until then though, I urge you all to give the Clinique Superbalanced Silk foundation a go. Granted, it might not be to everyone's taste or match their skin needs but it's been a little delight in my makeup routine that I never saw coming and I think I've finally found the one!

What is your all-time favourite foundation?
Let me know in the comments and don't forget there's still time to enter my huge New Year's giveaway!

Always, Alice x

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