Beauty: Trying out some samples (L’Oréal, Clinique, Sephora)

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Today I tell you my first impressions on a couple of foundation samples I received: the L’Oréal Paris Accord Parfait the Clinique Beyond Perfecting and the Sephora Teint Infusion.

Let’s find out what I think about these foundations and… would I buy the fullsize version?

Sample: L’Oréal Paris – Accord Parfait foundation

First impression? Well the colour was just way too dark for me (ambre doré) so when I started to use it, my skin looked unnatural, but I kept on blending and eventually it came out alright. Anyway, this foundation comes in 21 different shades, so there should be a shade that fits my complexion! This foundation is light in consistency, blends in really well and doesn’t sit in any creases. It stayed put all day.

To buy or not to buy? I’ve still got some different foundations in my bathroom cabinet, but when I need to buy a new one, I think I will give this one a try!

Sample: Clinique – Beyond perfecting

First impression? The colour of the sample was ‘ivory’ but this was so much darker than what you’d expect when your foundation is called ‘ivory’!

I put on a tiny bit and blended it in really well, so it wasn’t too dark on my skin. This foundation felt a bit ‘dry’.

To buy or not to buy? I wasn’t particularly wowed by this foundation, so I won’t buy it.

Sample: Sephora – Teint infusion

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First impression? This sample contained 2 shades: 14 (soft beige) and 21 (petal). I used the darker one (petal) on a night out, whereas the lighter one (soft beige) I used on a day to work. This foundation really ‘infuses’ with the skin. Its consistency is really light and blended into my skin perfectly. The foundation felt very lightweight and evened out my complexion.

To buy or not to buy? I probably won’t buy this foundation as we don’t have a Sephora in Belgium, but I can recommend this foundation for those who want a very natural finish

Have you ever used one of these foundations? Let me know your thoughts!

Love, Kathleen

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15 thoughts on “Beauty: Trying out some samples (L’Oréal, Clinique, Sephora)

    The-Nomadic-Architect said:
    February 22, 2018 at 7:59 am

    lovely review.

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    Louise Austin Richards said:
    February 21, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Sounds like the Clinique was disappointing ? I would love to try the Sephora one 🙂

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    Ramyarecipes said:
    February 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Useful info

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    New Life Fresh You said:
    February 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I tried the L’Oreal one when I used to work as a Beauty Advisor. I had lots of colleagues who loved it. Personally I didn’t like it just because it is very powdery. I prefer the creamy ones. Probably if your skin is oily is better for you. But i’ve got combination skin and that is not the solution for my skin.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 21, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks for sharing your impressions on the L’Oréal one! Will take it in mind 😉 Love, kathleen

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    Betty said:
    February 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I use the base L’Oréal and sometimes I use trial versions of other companies. But so far I have not found it better than L’Oréal for my skin. Thanks for the review this is helpful.

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 21, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 Glad you liked it and good for you to have found the foundation that works for you and your skin! Love, Kathleen

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    kippinsbeautyblog said:
    February 21, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve so many of these and never use them!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 21, 2018 at 7:07 pm

      Well, me too… so I thought it would be nice to have a ‘trying out some samples’ on my blog every couple of weeks 😀 Love, Kathleen

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    IngridMadisonAve said:
    February 20, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Good to know. Not yet tried any of the foundations! I am really loving Fenty Beauty Foundation now as it is the only company that matched my skin tone. xx 🤗

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      kaybe610 responded:
      February 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      That’s a brand unknown to me!

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        IngridMadisonAve said:
        February 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

        It’s Rihanna’s new make up brand. In the states, they cannot keep it on the Sephora shelves. They sell quickly.

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        kaybe610 responded:
        February 21, 2018 at 12:54 pm

        ah, thanks for filling me in 😀

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