Unsung Hero: Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup with SPF15

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When you apply the perfect base, everything else will follow. You can never scrimp on foundation because this is the product that will make or break your look. A good makeup foundation can make bad skin look radiant, or emphasize already good skin!

One of the best foundations that I have tried so far that gives the most natural finish is Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup Foundation with SPF15. Not only is it very lightweight, it gives full coverage and sun protection too! And oh, did I mention how it smoothens fine lines and wrinkles instantly?

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup SPF15, PhP 2,050

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Although Clinique labels this foundation as providing light to moderate coverage, I found that this covers my acne marks and freckles real well!

This foundation is designed to hydrate your skin and provide the ample amount of moisture to instantly smooth away fine lines! So say hello to flawless, firm skin! Loaded with their Repairwear Laser Focus Serum, which is also one of the serums I have used in the past. This serum aids the skin repair itself to give a more smooth and soft appearance.

Thank you Clinique for giving me a foundation shade that matches me perfectly! I love that they know me so well, that they know my foundation shade! This is shade #03 which belongs to the VERY FAIR category. Gosh, I didn't know I was that fair until I saw which category I belong in.

This small bottle is 30ml, which is the standard weight for foundation. I love Clinique's classic frosted thick glass for their foundation. It has always looked like this, and I just love that Clinique's products have developed an identity through the years. I love it.

This updated foundation formula is a lot thinner than the original Repairwear Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 15. This new foundation is a lot more sheer than the previous foundation, and has a lot more benefits with prolonged use. However, I don't find it sheer at all. Either it really is more concealing than Clinique gives it credit for, or my acne scars are a lot lighter, that it is hardly seen under foundation already (yay!).

Even though this product was launched last year, it's still worth to rave about it. I feel that this foundation is under-rated, and it deserves to be featured and show how wonderful it is!

This foundation is for skin types that are very dry, dry, or dry-combination, which is perfect for me because I have dry areas on my face. Although it has improved with all the skin care I have been using lately to keep my skin hydrated, which includes Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus Serum.

If there was something I don't like about this product, I guess it would be the too-open bottle neck. Even though the consistency is thick, I just tend to over-pour product and I end up using too much. I just wish they can provide a pump for their foundations. Although this kind of opening will allow you to scrape the bottom of the bottle when the time comes.

I pour foundation on a metal palette rather than double dipping with a sponge.

I applied foundation only on areas that I needed it most: cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose (and the sides of the nose too!).

The finish is very natural looking! It's lightweight too, better than second skin.

Here's a closer look of my cheeks where we most need coverage. As I mentioned previously, the coverage is amazing. Plus it's extremely lightweight so it's perfect for this heatwave!

As usual, I do the flex-test and the outcome is great! I hardly had creases on areas I usually crease so this scored a 5 in the flexibility test area.
 This is the foundation set with MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Perfect Topping to give the already dewy finish of the foundation a more glowing dewy look. I love how the combination of these two products make my skin look radiant, flawless, and positively glowing!

With MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Perfect Topping

Length of usage before review: 2 days

  • Lightweight.
  • Quenches dry skin instantly.
  • Hydrated feeling lasts the whole day!
  • No heavy, tight feeling.
  • Doesn't crease.
  • Does not cake when set with powder.
  • Pleasant smell.
  • Nice medium coverage.
  • Smooth texture makes it easy to apply with a brush.
  • Easily blendable! Doesn't set fast, gives you enough time to spread on the skin.
  • Doesn't cake!
  • No oily feeling.
  • Safe for women with sensitive skin.
  • Lasts about 5-6 hours. Depends on how you set it.
  • Has a little sun protection!
  • Covered my pores well!
  • Foundations have a yellow base, which is suitable to most Asian women.
  • No need for primers because this foundation applies smooth, and fills in fine lines.

  • Pricey but economical. A little goes a long way!
  • No pump dispenser. You can end up with too much foundation on your palette or your hand.

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Retail Price: PhP 2,050
Purchased For: Gift from Clinique.
Will I re-purchase? Absolutely.
Will I recommend it? Yes.

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  1. Another nice product from Clinique. It works as a skincare and makeup in one. Great review Ms. Sabs :)

    1. That is so true! ♥ Thank you for dropping by!

  2. Oh my god, the moment you mentioned this was for super dry skin, a huge grin appeared on my face! I need this!

    1. LOL You're gonna love this then! My skin feels so hydrated each time I use this, plus it's lightweight!

  3. wow.. for dry skin? im gonna love this for sure!


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