Beauty + Style | Safari in Malibu

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sharing my day at Malibu Wine Safari and the long-lasting makeup look that stuck by my side!
I’ve never been much of a foundation girl as I’ve always assumed that it would look heavy or cakey or would start melting off in the middle of the day. So when Clinique asked me to try their new Superbalanced Silk Foundation with SPF 15, I told myself I was going to keep an open mind and that I was going to put it through a rigorous testing environment. For me, an ideal foundation would need to be easy to apply, look and feel natural, and provide buildable and long-lasting coverage that goes from day to night.

I really put the foundation through the ringer as I tested it during a jam-packed day of open-air safari touring at Malibu Wine Safaris with my friends at Teva during an LA heat wave followed by a bon voyage party for a friend at night. To get ready for the safari, I went with a natural makeup look layering the foundation with champagne cream blush and creating natural highlights with cream bronzer and gently dusting my forehead and high points of my cheekbones with mattifying powder. To frame the face, I went with strong brows, mascara, and nude lips. Throughout the day, I kept checking my makeup, curious to see if the foundation stayed intact. It did and provided great coverage and a healthy glow while protecting my skin against the open-air sun with its SPF power.
I didn’t have much time to go from day to night so I lightly dusted and contoured with a bronzer, added some smoky eyes and eyeliner, and changed up my lip color for a dose of evening glam. Even after a long day bracing the outdoor elements, my skin looked glowy as the foundation is definitely long-lasting and provided a silky veil. I only needed to use the foundation as a concealer to add a little bit more to the sides of my nose and under-eye area. In all, it took me just a few minutes to go from safari to bon voyage! 

 I think I may have just converted to foundation. 

 “Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Clinique through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Superbalanced Silk Foundation, all opinions are my own.”

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