So, here’s Clinique’s first cushion! This is quite a loose review because the only available shade for testing is one that’s quite light – too light for my skin and without a good colour match, it’s rather difficult review properly. However, if I’m near Fenwick on Bond St which is the only place this is available, I’ll try to pick up my exact match and then I’m on firmer ground. The low down on this is that it’s SPF50 with a cooling sensation (light cooling, I would say) and gives sweat and huminity resistance plus oil control. There are 8 shades.
Actually, this seems to be rather a high pigment cushion and compared to others I have tried, is a slightly thicker consistency. I did feel I could tell there was SPF and the formula is a bit more like sunscreen with makeup than makeup with skin care. Given that I like cushions for the dewiness, and that this is a matte finish in a heavier format than I’m used to, it’s not one for me, but if your skin is oil prone and you like a decent level of coverage, even in summer, with a high SPF, then all those boxes are ticked. Clinique Super City Block SPF 50 Cushion also has antioxidant to shield the skin which is extra good if you work or live in a city where pollution is high.
Clinique Super City Block SPF 50 Cushion is ticking all of the boxes in protecting and perfecting but I would advise first application to go very lightly – it’s possible that I over applied (I always use a brush to apply from cushions) and that’s why it felt on the heavier side. If I can get my match I’ll give this product another go – as it is, this shade is just so pale that I can’t leave the house in it so can’t put it to a thorough day test. Anyway, it’s £30 and will be launching any day now on Clinique’s own site, as well as Selfridges and Harrods.
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