Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup Review

Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup Review


This is my second foundation from Clinique after the Superbalanced Foundation.  Clinique Superbalanced Foundation is a lightweight foundation which gives medium coverage to the skin.  Those who have used Superbalanced would agree with me that’s its one of the best foundations available.  I have tried and tested Perfectly Real Makeup for some time now, so here’s the review 🙂

Product Description:

Feels like nothing.  Yet creates your skin’s most perfected, natural look.  Micro mirrored technology optically resurfaces skin.  Ultra lightweight liquid formula is oil free, non-acnegenic.  For dry, combination, and combination oily skin.  Just enough to create skin’s most natural look – only better.  Uses micropigment technology, so it blends with skin’s varying undertones, neutralizes imperfections. Looks real yet flawless in any light feels like nothing at all.

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Rs. 1900 for 30 ml.

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My Take on Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup:

This foundation comes in a small tube and is 100% allergy tested and fragrance free (please add some fragrance to this foundation – Clinique – it smells obnoxious).  Seeing “non-acnegenic” on a product’s pack is such a relief and true to the claims, I have had no breakouts with this.  I am not completely gung-ho about this foundation, will tell you why.

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First, the good things.  Its a very lightweight foundation that gives light to medium coverage, though it won’t cover stubborn acne scars.  It blends into the skin nicely giving an even toned finish without feeling heavy on the skin.  This foundation can be worn daily because it feels more like a tinted moisturizer though if you have dry to combination skin, I think you would definitely need a moisturizer beneath.

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You can use this foundation to get a natural finish without it making the face look cakey or muddy.  There are a lot of shades to choose from and I picked up shade No. 42 because it was the closest match.  This one doesn’t melt off the skin quickly, I have worn it through the summers, and it stayed put for quite a few hours with compact.

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Now for the dampner, it has minute (I mean really minute) shimmer particles which though are not apparent when applied on to the face, they shimmer in all glory under artificial lighting and sunlight. This unique feature takes down the foundation a few notches, I hate shimmer and glitter in products, hence I wouldn’t mark it above Clinique Superbalanced foundation.


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Let’s sum up the pros and cons of this foundation:

Pros of Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup:

  • Lightweight foundation that gives even-toned finish.
  • 100% allergy free and odorless.
  • Non-acnegenic.
  • Provides light to medium coverage.
  • Does not make face cakey.
  • Feels light on the skin.
  • Does not contain parabens.

Cons of Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup:

  • Contains micro shimmer particles that gleam under light.
  • Completely odorless, I would have liked some fragrance 🙂
  • Dry and combination skin type would have to moisturize skin adequately before application.

Would I Repurchase Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup?

I like the finish, the texture, and the coverage it gives to my skin, but I wouldn’t repurchase this foundation because I do not like shimmer or glitter in skin care or makeup products.  I feel shimmer highlights skin problems and hence is a complete “no-no” for problematic skin including mine.

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16 thoughts on “Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup Review

  1. nice review Jomol….would love to try this one out…looks perfect for oily skinned ones… *happy dance* *happy dance*

  2. Wow lovely detailed review Jomol di *woot* *woot* *jai ho* *jai ho* i would have tried this if it had no shimmer particles *nababana* and definitely i have a problematic skin sooo not for me *nababana* *nababana*

  3. Thanks for the detailed review Jomol! I have been wanting a sheer, second skin kind of foundation for some time… Was hoping this would b it! But, I guess the search continues.

  4. i love my revlon photoready foundi which has the minute adds glow,n i always get compliments *happydance* n i use lotus purestay foundi when i dont prefer shimmer *hifive*
    this is damn pricey *scared*
    nice review jomol *hifive* *clap* *clap*

  5. This reminds me of mac mineralize foundation. that also has sort of shimmer and I kinda enjoy that glow in winters. Good review *clap* Loving your piccys jomo.. the green background is refreshing *happy dance* *happy dance*

  6. nice revu Jomol..this shade will suit me aswell *woot* *woot* …iwill check out…keeping this noted…u r becoming a loyal customer of clinique huh 😀 *hifive* *hifive* *hifive*

  7. Jomo, I am disappointed. I was hoping this would be a nice tinted moisturizer for daily use, but shimmer? It highlights my pores *headbang* *headbang* What abt the BB cream? Should I get that? Or is Superbalanced good for daily use?
    I looooooooooved the photos!! *clap* *clap* *clap*

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