Clinique Stay-Matte foundation

Never have I felt so attached to a foundation before that has 101 benefits for my combination skin. After a short consultation with Clinique, I found out about my skin woes which I never even knew I had! I have some dry patches, open pores on my nose, redness on my cheeks and an oily t-zone. From a range of 20 shades, I was matched up to 02 Alabaster Stay-Matte Oil-Free foundation. The product boasts that it provides a “mattifying finish” and “addresses oil breakthrough”, amongst other beneficial qualitiesI would 100% back up these bold statements as I have noticed a massive difference over the past month.

At £22 a pop for the 30ml tube, it’s on the expensive side but certainly worth it. A little goes a long way; once the gel-cream texture is either buffed or applied into the skin it provides all day coverage and controls the shine on my t-zone. I needn’t worry about my red patches either, the formula has calmed my skin down an incredible amount which means I now only apply it on areas that flare up, as opposed to my whole face. 

As someone who objects anything liquid or moose based, I have been completely converted. A Clinique newbie, excited to try out the rest of their range! 


  1. April 14, 2014 / 10:52 am

    Sound like a great foundation !

  2. April 14, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    This sounds great – I use Estee Lauder Double Wear but could be tempted to try something new, especially as it's targeted for oily skin.


  3. April 14, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I too have been struggling to find a good foundation as I am combination skin and have some discoloration. Thanks to your review I will be able to go check out clinique and see how it works on my skin. FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG NOW , look forward to more posts, following on GFC & bloglovin name is fashion freedom . Hope you can check out my blog and follow me back.(:

  4. Coco Cami
    April 14, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    This sounds great, I can't wait to try it! Your blog is fab and I followed you with Bloglovin. If you ever have chance to look at my blog I would be delighted. Thanks!
    Best wishes from Camille xx

  5. April 15, 2014 / 5:51 am

    Nice review! Seems like a good foundation!

    xo T.

  6. April 16, 2014 / 7:33 am

    My housemate used this foundation and we had the same skin colour so I borrowed it a few times. I really loved it but I prefer my MAC still.

    Wardrobe Quarry

  7. April 16, 2014 / 5:52 pm

    I love Clinque foundations! I got a sample of this one but i'm using the anti blemish one atm! xxxx

  8. Helen Jones
    April 18, 2014 / 6:52 am

    I need a new matte foundation Clinque could be my port of call!

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