Sunday, March 16, 2008

Clinique Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15

One of Clinique's newest products is the Almost Powder makeup. Made in Japan from a company known for their powders , from a special triple pressing process and finely milled, Almost Powder has some mineral makeup like properties.

This is a very dry powder, it's not for the dry skinned. For us oily skinned gals, it's a good foundation powder. It goes on a bit , well, powdery. You have to give it a bit of time to sink in, but then it becomes a nice, light to medium coverage foundation. I like the way it looks after about a half hour. Very sheer and natural almost. Come the high humidity of summer is when I think this will work best. It is tested to resist heat and humidity and keep the oilness at bay . Thats good, and so far it has done a fine job, but summer will tell the tale.

I used it with both the sponge included and my kabuki brush. I think both ways work well, but the sponge is fine by me. More coverage and what I am used to using. It's a perfect compact to have along for touch ups as well.

Clinique has always done nice powder foundations. I used the Super Powder Double Powder for years a long while back. I had trouble like many getting the Perfectly Real compact to match my skintone, but I liked the coverage.

I also noticed no oxidation with this, another good point. The color it goes on , is the color it stays.

Almost Powder retails for 22.50 and comes in 6 shades.

If you live in the Mid Atlantic general area, Boscovs Department stores are having a bonus now, as is Douglas Cosmetics. Best to buy when a bonus. Who doesn't want a few extras ?


msnotty said...

Clinique face powders are generally awesome because they're hypoallergenic and dont clog up your pores. And they have such a natural finish.

Anonymous said...

Clinique is a great product if you want a natural look and do not want breakouts. I really like this product because it has sunscreen, especially in the summer when I do not need a lot of coverage. In the winter, I tend to use a laura mercier liquid foundation.