Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation Review & Swatches

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation Review & Swatches

11 Mar 2019
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I have always got on really well with Clinique foundations, so I was really keen to try out the brand new Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup. What’s it all about? Keep reading to find out.

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation
Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation

This the latest complexion launch from Clinique and it means that an even wider range of skin types and needs are now catered for by the brand.

What is Clinique Even Better Refresh?

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation
Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation

Even Better is a line from Clinique that I have been a fan of over the years. It claims to have foundation shades for 99.5% of skin tones and 100% of undertones, skin types and concerns. Even Better Refresh is the Hydrating and Repairing foundation and offers a full coverage finish with 24 hour wear. It’s an anti-ageing foundation that’s great on dry skin.

Who Is It For?

This is such a balanced formula that it is able to cater for a good range of skin types. It is suited to:

  • Dry skin
  • Dry Combination skin
  • Oily Combination skin

I am kind of all of those skin types, so it’s a really great one for me! Also, I have a spot at the moment and it has salicylic acid in it, so that should help.

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation
Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation

How Does Clinique Even Better Refresh Improve Skin?

This is quite an interesting formula because it contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin, but also salicylic acid to maintain clear skin and improve texture.

  • 24-hour hydrating foundation with flawless full coverage and a natural finish
  • Creates a virtually poreless look
  • Smooths and plumps with hyaluronic acid for younger-looking skin
  • Potent peptides help keep skin smooth
  • Salicylic acid retexturises and clarifies the skin
  • Allergy tested
  • Oil-free
  • Non-streaking
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Won’t clog pores

Clinique Even Better Refresh Swatches

I have two shades to show you, CN 28 Ivory and WN 69 Cardamom:

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation Swatches - Ivory & Cardamom
Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation Swatches – Ivory & Cardamom

Before & After – What Does It Do?

I went for shade Ivory which I think suits my skin really well.

Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation
Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation

I love the finish of this foundation and think it looks great on my skin. It feels super hydrating and leaves my complexion looking and feeling plump and smooth. The formula covers redness, and minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores really well. It’s my kind of dewy, and I love the glowy, radiant finish it delivers.

I haven’t yet used it long enough to be able to report on the long term benefits, but I have a feeling that it may tempt me away from my beloved Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation whilst I find out! I’ll update with any news here when I can. So far, so good!

When is Clinique Even Better Refresh Foundation Available?

The new foundation is out now and you can order Even Better Refresh at Look Fantastic for £30. They have good stock of all the shades at the moment.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. Find the Facebook page here.



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