Choosing the perfect foundation can be one of the biggest beauty challenges you will ever face. With options ranging from drugstore brands that cost under $10 to certain designer brands that can cost $50, $60 or even more, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. For many women, finding a mid-priced option that comes in a color that suits them is the ideal solution.
The price point is the beauty of Clinique’s Even Better line. While you will spend a bit more than you would for the drugstore brands, you can purchase a full-size bottle for under $30 that will last most women for months.
As far as colors go, Even Better currently comes in 30 shades including both very pale and very dark tones. Like all Clinique products, Even Better is dermatologist-tested, so you can feel confident that it will be gentle on your skin. Even Better is a liquid foundation, but it does have a mineral content. The mineral content helps the foundation even out your skin tone and look its best. Plus, with an SPF 15 and antioxidants included, you can feel good about how you are treating your skin even as you help it look its best.
My personal experience with Even Better has been overwhelmingly positive. I have a very pale complexion and find that many makeup brands assume that all pale skin comes in one shade. With Even Better, there are numerous options. I use Alabaster, which is a warm pale shade. It doesn’t leave me looking washed out or chalky the way that some brands do. The marketing message for Even Better promises diminished age spots and more even skintone after 4 to 6 weeks. While I am lucky not to have much in the way of age spots, I do see where my skin looks smoother and less red, even as I’m not wearing any makeup.
Even Better is my first experience with Clinique products. I was introduced to the foundation from a friend after I mentioned that I felt I needed something with a bit more coverage than the powder foundation I had used for years. I’m so impressed with this product that I plan to visit a Clinique counter and check out some other products as well.