Clinique Super Balanced Foundation

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I finally buckled down and went to Clinique to see if I could find a better foundation. One of my biggest gripes about buying from the convenience/grocery store, is that you can’t try it before purchasing. And yes, you can return it to try a different shade, but there’s always the embarrassment factor that’s hard for me.

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When I went to the Clinique counter at Macy’s, I was matched with the Super Balanced Foundation in Petal, which was the shade I was matched up with online – you can read the Clinique Photo Chat post to see more. It was a good experience. And, I received a foundation brush and a trial size CC cream as well as a gift (although the CC cream is 2 shades too dark -I’ll have to find a home for it).

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And, I personally love it. Does it cover up all of my blemishes? Well, no, but I really think I just need to change my skin care routine. Does it go on smoothly, match my skin, and help me feel better about myself? Yes, yes it does! I guess I’d give it a 4 out of 5, but this score may improve if I continue to like it. I really just don’t want to give it an overly high rating just yet, without trying it for a couple weeks first. Here are the pictures:

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(In case you are wondering, I’m also wearing Elf Studio HD Blush in Super Star, the lightest shade of the Elf Essential Golden Goddess Eye Shadow Palette, Elf Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara in Black, Elf Essential Lipstick in Seductive, and the Wet ‘n Wild Eyeliner in Black.)

Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation for this review -I paid the whole retail value of $23 at Macy’s. All opinions expressed are my own.

Clinique Online Chat

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I’m super excited to post about my latest finding today -Clinique.com’s photo and text chat! Now, I have chatted with several different brands online -Cover Girl, Estee Lauder, Lancome, and others (especially on the Macy’s website). And while most of these were a great help in picking foundation matches, I think Clinique beats them all. With their new photo chat option, they can actually see a picture of you, and make a much better guess on what would work for you! As you can see in the transcript below, was matched as Petal for the Super Balanced foundation (a light cool ivory), and as Calming Fair for the Redness solutions (a light neutral ivory). While I don’t know for sure if this is a perfect match, I plan on going to Macy’s sometime this week and having the girl at the counter help me find a color. But, all in all, this is a great service. Thank you Clinique!