Product Review: Clinique’s Stay Matte Oil Free Make up

I get to try a lot of anti-wrinkle, complexion enhancing products.  There are some which deliver amazing results (and I’ve written extensively about those) and others which well – are not so good.  The truth is performance creams can only do so much. 

Time eventually catches up with the skin.   Imperfections creep in.  It’s inevitable.  At some point every woman must accept that younger looking, flawless skin is as much about how you look after your skin as it is the products you use to create that flawless illusion.   

Millions of dollars has been spent on research into what makes the skin look younger and not surprisingly – younger looking skin is one which has a consistent, even complexion.  So even if you are younger woman with no wrinkles – an uneven complexion will age you. 

The only way to really get that flawless look is to use a base or foundation.  I recently road-tested Clinique’s Stay Matte Oil Free Make-up.  The soft matte finish achieved with this product is very natural looking.  Unlike other products I’ve tested which go on thick and cake like, Clinique’s Stay Matte Oil Free Make-up creates a veil-like layer which transforms  uneven, blemished skin into an evenly toned, fresh and flawless complexion.  It’s extended wear properties withstands extreme heat and humidity, with 16 shades in the range you are likely to find a shade that will match your natural skin tone. 

For those who wear foundation while exercising, this product is both shine absorbing and wont clog your pores.  I went for a run at lunchtime with this product on and I was pleasantly surprised by its staying power.   

One of my pet hates with thick foundations is that they can rub off on everything (think iPhone’s, white office shirts) but Clinique’s Stay Matte Oil Free Make-up is more like “second skin” and once applied it stays put until you are ready to take it off. 

Look I have tried a fair few foundations in my time – and few compare with this product (particularly at this price point!).  I was really impressed with the results.


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