Hello! Finally, here is the promised entry about the Clé de Peau products which you saw a sneak peek of in this post. Many thanks to my friend Kathy for helping me to get all the stuff, and especially for all the extras!!
Clé de Peau Refining Fluid Foundation SPF 24 ~ O 10
If you have been reading my blog for a while, you must have noticed that I’m not really a liquid foundation person, but preferring compact/powder foundations instead. However, my skin kinda has changed from combination/normal to rather combination/dry. And that’s been the reason I decided to venture into liquid foundations.
It comes in hygienic and convenient plastic pump bottle.
Based on the online digital swatches, I matched myself with O 10 (all shades starting with ‘O’ have a ochre undertone). The shade is not the perfect color match for my skintone (MAC NC 15) as it is slightly too dark. The texture is a little on the runnier side, which applies and blends superbly. I feel as it totally merges with my skin, leaving nothing than refined, silky and amazingly luminous skin behind.
The finish is definitely one of the prettiest ever. But there is no way, I can not cope with the fact that it oxidizes quite a bit on my skin after a few hours when my skin’s natural oil came through. It will turn about a shade darker, and my complexion ends up dull and blotchy at the end of the day.
I’m keeping in mind that O 10 is not the perfect color match, but I need to doubt the oxidizing action is not the same with the other shades. Can you tell I’m quite disappointed? I wished, I could make it work, but my skin type seems not willing to harmonize with this foundation. Sigh…
Clé de Peau Concealer ~ Ivory
I’m pretty sure all of you have already heard/read numerous hypes and raves about this concealer, haven’t you? Also read Lina’s in-depth review, if you haven’t already! It is the queen of concealers! Literally!
Since my skin is very fair any discoloration and red spots are just like visual eyecatchers. Thus, I always have to rely on concealers to fix the issue. My favorite two concealers that I have been using alternating on a daily basis are the Dior Diorskin Sculpt Smoothing Lifting Concealer and the Shiseido Natural Finish Cream Concealer. As you can see this concealer comes in a small and sleek tube about the size of a lipstick.
Ivory is the lightest shade available, and it is perfection for my skintone. At first, I was concerned it is going to have too much of a pink undertone to it, which I know would not work on my skintone. To my relieve, it has not at all. The shade blends out transparent leaving a brightened and rested complexion behind.
The consistency requires to be applied with the fingers for best results, as the warmth will make it smooth and easy to blend. It evens out discoloration, red spots and dark circles perfectly without creasing or settling into fine lines. Even after hours, I could not remark any major fading or creasing.
70,00 USD for a tube of concealer is hefty, beyond question. But let me approve a little goes a long way, thus one tube is going to last quite a while even with daily use. Now that I have encountered this concealer with its unbeatable texture, coverage and finish, my (makeup) life will be incomplete without this little stick.
Clé de Peau Face Powder
This was actually the last item that I put onto my buy-list, simply because I was not sure if I really ‘need’ to get another loose powder these days, since I have become almost solely a pressed powder person. You know, pressed powders are just so more mess-free and you can carry them with you in your bag wherever you go!
But yes! For the sake of completeness, I had to get it nonetheless. And also because I have heard that this is one of the finest loose powders ever in the market, so tell me, was there a way to say no?
The powder comes in a sturdy plastic container including a very soft and fluffy puff, that sits on the lid that protects the powder. My feelings for the packaging are a little mixed. On the one hand, it’s uniquely Clé de Peau, but on the other hand I find it to be highly inconvenient.
So be warned that powdering your face with this powder could easily end up in a little mess! Also, it’s definitely not a travel-friendly product.
Aside from the packaging, the translucent powder itself is amazingly fine and silky. It gives you a beautiful illuminated soft-focus effect as if your skin has been veiled with the thinnest chiffon layer. With no doubt, this loose powder is the finest and silkiest I have ever used. No matter how much powder I put onto your face, it will never (yes, never!) look powdery. Magic? No, this is Clé de Peau Loose Powder!
However, I find it’s a bit weak at setting the makeup to last longer compared to other powders that I have used before.
Along with these items, I also got the Clé de Peau Smoothing Base for Pores SPF 22. Review on that some time later! I hope the reviews were helpful!
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