Change: new beauty mantra. Foundation for a flawless finish.

I have trouble in this area; change. Be it a life change, routine or makeup. Therefore, I usually don’t tread unknown territory for fear of making a mistake, in this case with foundation. However, we must try new things because you never know, you might run into something that works even better than the same old.

For years 10 years I used Clinique’s work-out make up, but unfortunately they discontinued this line. Loved it! Waterproof, oil-free, light and with just the right coverage, but I had to go in search of a substitute. It took me about two years to find, not one but two foundations that had what I was looking for.

They are great if you want a foundation that is:

  • Long lasting
  • Shine-free
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Oil-free
  • Natural looking
  • Pore refining
Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup

Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup
SRP $27

Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup feels comfortable on the skin without clogging pores, leaving a natural-matte finish. I like that it is light and does leave your skin looking pretty flawless.

According to Clinique, it instantly conceals the look of large pores through optics and over time it minimizes their appearance. This lightweight, breathable formula glides on smoothly and blends easily.

You can pair it with Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum which helps foundation stay put and is also light and pore refining.



Make up for ever

SRP $36 at Sephora

Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation by Makeup forever is a great liquid foundation which covers all I am looking for in a foundation: oil-free, water-resistant, shine-free, with just the right amount of coverage to even out skin-tone.It lasts for hours, my favorite, and it does leave your skin looking fresh and just made-up.




Tip: Before you go hunting for a foundation, ask yourself what you are looking for. Don’t just go buying any foundation that looks good the first time you try it. If it is not oil-free and that is what you are looking for, after a few hours your face might look oily and cakey. Ask for a sample before you make the purchase!

Clinique’s tips for flawless looking skin

Full disclosure: Neither the author nor SpanglishBeauty received compensation from the brands mentioned in the article. 


Acerca de Laura Carbonell

Language teacher, food, health and empowerment blogger at @vivafifty @OnLifeandHope #socialmedia #influencer Follow me on Twitter at @lauralcbl
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