Clinique Perfectly Real Compact {Product Review}

While us Ruby girls love trying out as many products as we can, neither of us are obsessive with make-up. We have all the basic make-up we need, without overdoing it, as we don't like to wear full 'faces' of make-up every day. Just a touch of mascara here, and blusher there, can make all the difference to your everyday look.

While Filipa has a really beautiful, even skin, my complexion is a little more problematic! Sometimes it plays the game, and other times it tends to break out at the most inopportune moments, as I told you on this post. So because of this, I like to wear some sort of cover-up when I feel I need to, to even out my skin tone and prevent shine. I really really am not a fan of liquid foundations for everyday use, as I hate the way your make-up feels "caked on" your face. Because of this I am always on the lookout for a light powder foundation. 

A year or two ago, I stumbled upon Clinique's Perfectly Real Compact powder. This product can be used alone or over a liquid foundation for a full coverage look. 
In Clinique's own words:

"Silky, oil-free formula looks like your skin - only better. Optimizes skin's varying tones to create a more even appearance. Buildable coverage lasts for hours, yet feels like nothing at all. Controls shine. In a ready-to-go, ready-to-perfect compact. Oil-free."

This pressed-powder foundation comes in twenty different shades, and leaves a matte, opaque finish on the skin, with no visible shimmers in the formula. I like it because there are different powders for the different skin types: dry combination, combination oily and oily. It uses your skin's varying tones to created a more perfected appearance. It lasts for 3-4 hours, but doesn't feel like you have so much make-up on your skin.

It is quite expensive for a powder foundation; I bought mine in shade 110 (P) from Edgars for R320. The negatives of the product are that is does not do much in the way of oil control. The powder is quite sheer, so while it evens out skin tone nicely, it doesn't cover blemishes as much as one might like. So in that way it work better as a finishing powder.
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