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Hey Beautiful Lovelies !
The long awaited Clinique New Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup review is finally being written. I put this off for long because I wasn’t sure if I was loving this or not since I got the wrong shade.

I have used various types of foundations since my skin changes with seasons. I bought this because I wanted to try something that’s completely light and seamless on my skin. I’m used to heavy cream foundations that can cover anything I throw at them, but lately I’ve been enjoying better skin than usual.

Clinique Claims – “A virtually poreless look today, tomorrow. Oil-free formula is so lightweight that even close up you look believably poreless. Over time, pore-resurfacing technology helps downsize their appearance. Creates a smaller, smoother look”

Price : India – INR 1900, USA$27 (30ml)
Shades Available : 12 shades ranging from fair to deep

My Experience –

I got shade – 2 alabaster. This shade is lighter than my skin tone and I mix a bit of cream bronzer to get perfect match to my skin tone. Under the harsh lighting at the department store, I could not tell that it was the wrong color for me until I was out in more natural light. But the one shade picked out by the SA for me was way too dark. Didn’t feel like going through the hassle of returning it, but I might pick up another bottle at some point.

The foundation claims to Soften appearance of visible pores instantly and over time. I have to say It definitely and instantly covers the pores giving a beautiful natural finish, however I can’t really say that over time it makes the pores smaller. Maybe I have to use it atleast 3-4 months to see a visible result.
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup feels so incredibly light, as if nothing is on, and when I told someone I had foundation on they could not even tell. Your pores seem to disappear before your eyes, and my combination skin looks absolutely flawless and matte. Also it does not come off onto my clothes!
I have started loving it
not for the great coverage but certainly for the lightness. Love the fact that it does not make me break out or cause any additional skin problems. Plus my skin look good in photographs since it has no spf. I have been using this every day since I bought it about a month ago, and hope to see it last for a while.

My Thoughts About –

Packaging : The foundation comes in a squeezable plastic bottle with a silver screw lid. I find the travel friendly packaging very hygienic. The bottle has pointy tip which makes it easy to dispense just the amount of product needed.

Texture and Formula :
The product has a very lightweight formula and extremely creamy texture. You have to shake the bottle to get it to the right consistency. This is perfect for oily skin with pores which for the most part can’t handle heavy formulations. It sits comfortably on the skin and feels lightweight on the skin – not like you’re caked in makeup.

Coverage: It provides a very natural finish with moderate coverage. I would say that this foundation is buildable, but not so buildable that you can achieve a full coverage, maybe just a good medium coverage. Just use a concealer on areas where you need more coverage.

Staying Power: I‘ve a high stress level job and sometimes have to be outside for most of the day in heat and humidity. I’m impressed as Clinique Pore Refining Solutions stays on all day. I only have to touch it up maybe once.

Shade :
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Application : I use my fingertips or a damp sponge. Not sure about a brush because of the gel consistency. ALWAYS USE A MOISTURIZER before, it accentuates dry patches

Finish :Beautifully matte finish !

What I Like ? 🙂

  • skin doesn’t break out
  • extremely lightweight
  • oil free
  • allergy free
  • does minimize look of pores
  • makes skin matte without drying it out
  • perfect for those with combination to oily skin types
  • long lasting

What I Didn’t Like ? 🙁

  • there should be more shades to match different skin tones.
  • Perhaps those with dry skin will not like this foundation but I think it is a great choice for oily skin.
  • Expensive.

Final Verdict – Overall this foundation works well with my skin, it helps to hide my pores and looks extremely natural.

My Rating : 4.7/5

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