I got the Clinique Even Better Compact Foundation in a quest of finding something easy to carry around in my bag and to touch up on my base during the day. Having severe hayfeaver almost all year round, means im a sniffling mess every morning, from the moment i leave the house to when i get inside work. So i need to patch up my work and cover up my reddish nose.
Don’t be alarmed by how dark it looks! Mine is in no 9 neutral, but all shades have the tendency to look mahogany in the pan and then melt away onto the skin and providing a perfect match depending on coloring.
If you have dreaded teenage memories of using the Elizabeth Arden compact or even the Max Factor pan stick and breaking out or becoming an oily mess, don’t worry. This cream foundation formula is lighter than air, matte finish and flawlessly covers all our sins. Developed specifically for pigmented skin, the treatment inside is going to help break down the brown spots and even out the skin tone. Wouldn’t mind that, thank you very much!
I’ve started to love it so much that im using it all over, not only for touch ups. Although the sponge is great for on the go, my Shiseido stippling foundation brush provides a great coverage and finish, helping to reach even the under eye areas.
Im only wearing the Even Better Compact in 09, no powder, concealer or eyeshadow, a touch of Clarins bronzer on my cheeks, defined brows with Smashbox pencil, a sleek of mascara and a pink Lancome gloss (sadly discontinued). Easy and natural.
Having a huge mirror, sleek finish and even suitable for oily gals like myself, i can see this foundation proclaiming permanent residence in my bag.