Clinique Sonic System Airbrushed Finish Liquid Foundation Applicator

Foundation is the most important thing to anything you care about: your home, your relationship… your face lol! I’m sure you’ve noticed in my makeup tutorials that I spend a ton of time on my base, I’d say I dedicate a good 50% of my time. With my obsession with a flawless base comes a massive collection of both foundation & applicators. I’ve done it all, fingers, brushes, sponges, airbrush.. its safe to say that not all are created equal. 

The latest addition to my collection is something very innovative thanks to Clinique, the new Clinique Sonic System Airbrushed Finish Liquid Foundation Applicator. The great news is that if you already have their dermatologist-developed sonic device, all you have to do is pop off the brush head and attach the foundation applicator; and if you don’t own it, its a great investment as it’ll serve multiple purposes.

This applicator doesn’t eat up your [expensive] product like other brushes and sponges. It gently blends and puffs foundation evenly into the skin leaving an airbrush finish. Every pore, nook, & cranny of your beautiful face will look polished to perfection. Just dot your foundation over your face and begin blending away with your Clinique Sonic System, you won’t need to apply any pressure at all, just gently glide away.

You can purchase the Liquid Foundation Applicator head attachment or the full device with attachment at Nordstrom.com

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BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation | Review & Swatches

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation

Ladies, meet my new favorite foundation! BECCA just introduced their latest foundation (& its permanent!!): Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation. This foundation wears like skin, has a dewy, luminous (duh!) finish, and has some serious staying power! Being a dry gal, this water-like foundation is heaven sent. You all know I’ve been loving NARS’ All Day Luminous Foundation as well and although both of these are watery they are very very different. NARS All Day Luminous is very full coverage even with just a drop, but feels and looks a bit greasy on the skin especially after wearing it all day. BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation has a lighter coverage but is very buildable and even though it has a pretty dewy & luminous finish it never looks or feels greasy – it’s actually quite skin-like! To give you a look at it’s staying power, watch my brown liquid lips for brown girls video if you haven’t seen it yet (or pay it a re-visit!).. that was my first time trying out the new foundation and I filmed that video after almost 24 hours of wear, including a 7 hour “nap” — blergh don’t ask lol. It was a day of blunders and I should never be wearing makeup for that long; let alone sleep in it or be possessed to film in it after that long, it ended up being the perfect field test to see how the product fairs. It required no reapplication, just a few swipes of my foundation brush (with no new product) to smooth out my old lady lines and creases; and I was camera ready! Again, my opinion of course is based off of my personal experience so keep in mind that I have dry skin. I don’t know how this will fair with someone with oily skin but since it doesn’t have an oily feel or finish I would hope that a mattifying primer would be enough to make this product work!

Currently there are only 8 shades but BECCA’s Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is supposed to adjust to your skintone, and I can honestly say that this foundation in the shade Tan is the best matching foundation I own. For reference I wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC 42-44. It does oxidize on the skin quickly but perhaps that is its adjusting properties? I am not really sure. I was debating between Tan Warm Honey but the latter was just too dark on me. Warm Honey‘s golden shade is so drool-worthy I wish I could have made it work! Complexion goals. Going back to its complexion matching properties: BECCA recommends that you do not swatch this foundation on the back of your hand, but directly to your face to make your shade selection!

(Open up this post to see swatches!)

BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is available @ Sephora.com as of 1/12/16 but won’t be available in store until near the end of the month. I don’t see it on BECCA’s website yet either so head on over to Sephora.com!

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