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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Written on Monday, March 19, 2018
Pros: brush included, i don't feel it on my skin
Cons: has talc

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I think that if you repurchase a product it means that it matches your skin very well and you love it. I’ve been using the Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15 from Clinique for 9 months and when it ran low, I repurchased it.

The only thing I don’t like about it is the packaging. It looks somewhat childish in my book. The plastic is thick and quality, but it imitates malachite, which doesn’t look stylish.

Clinique is a high-end brand, so plunking down some cash we want to get not only quality product but also a nice package. In my opinion, the Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15 doesn’t look pretty.

Inside there is quite a big mirror that you can use for touch-ups on the go.

The package consists of 2 compartments: the one has a powder, the other - a brush.

By the way, the brush is quite workable. It’s tightly bound and the bristles don’t prickle. Moreover, it doesn’t emphasize peeling when applying.

However, the brush has its downsides also:

  • Unpleasant smell that I feel after each cleaning. The fragrance of a shampoo, shower gel and soap can’t handle it.

  • It sheds extremely bad. The brush started shedding only after 6 months.

    The new brush doesn't shed
    The new brush doesn't shed
    But the old one has bristles that stick every which way
    But the old one has bristles that stick every which way

Now let’s move onto the powder itself. I have it in 2 shades: 2 Neutral Fair and 03 Light.

The first tone has an intense pink undertone and the second one - natural beige.

The shade No.2 is new here, the No.3 is almost over
The shade No.2 is new here, the No.3 is almost over


Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15

  • mattiefies skin

  • lasts all day

  • doesn’t emphasize peeling when applying with a brush

  • conceals imperfections really well

  • looks natural on skin

  • doesn’t flow in hot weather. Also, it survives after sweating.

  • goes far

  • not dusty

  • has SPF

  • doesn’t clog my pores, although Talc is number one in the ingredients

  • Ingredients:

  • Talc, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Silica, Squalane, Boron Nitride, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cetyl Caprylate, Diisostearyl Malate, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate, Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate, Palmitoyl Proline, Alumina, Tocopherol , Palmitic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

  • I don’t like that it has Talc, but I keep on using this powder, because it hasn’t caused any problems against my skin after a year and a half of use.

The performance of this powder

My skin type:

I have combination skin type with my T-zone being oily in winter. In summer my skin is oily and I have frequent breakouts.

I fell for the Clinique powder, as it meets all my requirements.



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Type: Powder
Brand: Clinique
Category: Make-Up
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