Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer: The One With The Freaking Big Wand

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

I first heard about this foundation from one of Kristina’s YouTube videos (she’s from Pretty Shiny Sparkly). I thought it looked pretty interesting and had a good laugh when she took the wand out of the foundation and exclaimed at how big it was. When this foundation also landed on my desk for review, I must admit that the first thing I did was check out that ginormous wand and geez louise, it’s big!

Okay, let’s go back to the beginning just in case you’re wondering what the heck is this wand that I’m going on about. Here’s what Clinique claims: It’s a 2-in-1 liquid foundation and concealer that promises full coverage without the weight. It smoothes on as a foundation or spot-applies like a concealer. Hence the “magic wand” or as I’d like to call it “that freaking big wand”. ๐Ÿ˜›

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Here’s what I found really amusing about the packing: it looks like a really souped up version of a concealer. Imagine your usual concealer that comes with a doe-foot applicator and magnify that concealer by 5 times and you’ll get this foundation by Clinique. Check out that freaking huge wand!

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Let’s talk about the foundation as a, well, foundation. It’s a rich and creamy foundation that applies very smoothly on the skin leaving a matte finish. It dries very quickly too and doesn’t leave the skin moist. This is also a medium to full coverage foundation (you’ll only need to apply very little to make it just about a medium). This conceals almost all of my blemishes and does a pretty good job in covering even my big pimples. I don’t even need to sweep translucent powder over this as it sets very well and still appears matte even after a few hours.

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

As this foundation comes with a freaking big wand, I swipe each cheek with just one swipe of the applicator and it’s already enough to cover the whole face. I used my fingers to blend the foundation but if you prefer a more flawless finish, use a foundation brush or a blending sponge instead.

According to Clinique’s Global Colour Artise Jenna Menard,

“A common mistake with foundation is applying too much. This is where the unique applicator comes in handy. It controls the amount of product being applied so you donโ€™t overdo it! What I love most about this 2-in-1 foundation is that itโ€™s completely buildable allowing you to customise the coveragethatโ€™s perfect for you. Start with less, then work your way up for needed coverage.”

I definitely agree with her; you have to start with very little foundation or else it will end up looking like a mask on your face.

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer Swatch

It works fab as a concealer too. Once you’ve applied the foundation on your skin in a very thin layer, you can go back to those pesky spots with the freaking big wand and then blend it out with your finger or brush. Even though the freaking big wand is pretty freaking big, it tapers to a point allowing a more precise application rather than just smooshing your skin with a big dot.

The staying power for the foundation is good. It lasted on my skin without fading or streaking for well over 10 hours. It didn’t oxidise on my skin either, which is a very good thing.

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer Before and After

I have to say, this is one of Clinique’s best foundations so far. I’ve been pretty meh about the other foundations that they have but this one is quite impressive. If you’re looking for a full-coverage foundation that doesn’t cake up on the skin and doubles up as a quick concealer as well, do give this one a go. At the very least, check out that freaking big wand at the Clinqiue counter. It may give you a laugh like it did for me too. ๐Ÿ˜›

Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

Clinique’s 2-in-1 Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer retails at AU$50.00 for 30ml and is available at Clinique counters at major departmental stores and selected pharmacies nationwide. It comes in 13 shades.

What I like about it: Great coverage, you only need very little foundation for the entire face, the foundation doubles up as a concealer too. Plus, come on, that wand? Amuses me every time I use it.

What I do not like about it: The shade “#9 Neutral” is actually a tad dark and peach-toned for me but that’s not the fault of the foundation. Other than that, I have nothing bad to say about it at all.

Have you tried this foundation out or at least seen the freaking big wand? Cute, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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8 comments… add one
  1. Fiona

    Sounds good! I will like the matte finish. Let’s see if Malaysia will have this ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tine

      Hopefully you guys will get it soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Paris B

    How fascinating that they took the concept of using concealer as foundation. I know of some people who do. Imagine how expensive that must be for them ๐Ÿ˜› Doesn’t look like something I’d like (Thanks, dry skin) but it’s interesting!
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    1. Tine

      Yeah, I don’t think this would suit your skin either but good concept, right? It’s what I call the “sekaligus” in a bottle. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Lee

    Oh wow, I love the finish! I’ve had the same reaction to Clinique foundations too, to be honest.. and majority of their stuff to be honest! But you cannot fault them for packaging or for feel – Their stuff is always SUCH a delight to put on!

    1. Tine

      Do get a sample of this at the Clinique counters. Usually they’re more than happy to put some in a tiny jar for you to take home and try. But I reckon it’s the freaking big wand that “sells” the foundation. Y’know, cute gimmick and all that. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Cecilia

    I’ve never tried a Clinique foundation but this could be a good place to start. I saw the wand in person at Sephora and it’s impressive, to say the least. I was about to ask for a sample, but got distracted by the NARS one. I have to go back!
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I understand the distraction by NARS! Speaking of which, apparently there’s a new foundation by them … gah, I can’t remember the name! I must check it out in store. But yeah, go back to Clinique and get a sample of this to try out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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