Monday, May 6, 2019

Foundation Files: Introducing the Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation


cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches
Introducing the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation
I've been taking great delight in testing the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation (also available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman) for nearly two months and am over the moon that it is finally available at Clé de Peau counters all over the country! 

As its moniker implies, this revolutionary formula applies as a cream and dries down to a smooth and velvety powder finish that simply looks like really good skin. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the foundation in action as well as the Bottom Line...

cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches
*Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation
Full disclosure: while I adore a solid cream texture, have not tended to be a fan of cream to powder foundations in the past; the dry down can be problematic for skin with any type of texture (dryness, pores, fine lines etc.) whatsoever and I typically prefer a natural glow finish to a matte and powdery one. That being said, the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation (also available at Neiman MarcusBloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman) has changed my mind! 

This highly emollient SPF 24-infused formula glides onto skin and blends out like a seamless dream. I find that it sets with a more natural (rather than pure matte) finish that allows radiance to subtly develop over the course of wear while still maintaining a fresh faced canvas. The hydrating cream texture seems to suspend over fine lines (rather than accentuating them) and blur pores for a perfected result that still looks like real skin and should I elect, even allows my freckles peek through.  

Additionally, the lasting power is utterly formidable. I can get an effortless and comfortable 8-10 hours of touch up free wear, even in warm and humid weather. The technology behind the formula is noteworthy (keep reading for a full breakdown) and such innovations are evident each and every time I wear this formula. To say that I am an advocate for this foundation would be an understatement. 

All in all, this foundation has exceeded all expectations (and, as an ardent lover of CdPB, they were quite elevated to begin with!). If you are in the market for a luxurious cream formula that plays well with all skin types, offers SPF protection and lasts through a long day without requiring touch ups, then I implore you to give the *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation (also available at Neiman MarcusBloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman) a try...I daresay you won't regret it!

Shades Descriptions (per my experience): 
  • I10: Lightest neutral beige for fair skin (@N 10-15)
  • B10: Lightest rosy beige for fair skin (@NW 10-15)
  • O10: Lightest warm beige for fair skin with golden undertones (@NC 10-15)
  • BF20: True pale yellow beige (@NC 15)
  • WB20: True pale rosy beige (@NW 15)
  • B20: Light rosy beige for light skin (@N/NW 20)
  • O20: Light warm beige for light skin with golden undertones (@N/NC 20)
  • B30: Rosy beige for light-medium skin tones (@N/NW 23-27)
  • O30: Neutral beige for light-medium skin tones (@N/NC 23-27)
  • O40: Neutral beige for medium skin tones (@N/NW/NC 27-30) ** My perfect match.
  • O50: Deep beige for tan skin (@N/NW/NC 35-42)
  • O60: Deepest beige for tan to rich brown skin tones (@N/NW/NC 45+)

cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches
Swatches in direct sunlight. 
cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches
Swatches in outdoor shade. 
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Swatches in indirect sunlight. 
Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

DETAILS & CARE
What it is: A breakthrough in foundation technology, this hybrid formula offers cream and powder foundations with a weightless second-skin finish.
Who it's for: Suitable for anyone who wants a foundation with sheer-to-medium coverage and a matte finish.
What it does: Featuring new technologies from Clé de Peau Beauté Laboratories, it responds to changes in your complexion throughout the day, allowing for effortless matte perfection. This long-lasting foundation contains super hyaluronic acid and an Illuminating Complex EX for skin that feels smooth and moisturized while SPF 24 provides defense from UV rays. New color pigment technology allows for a bright finish that enhances the skin's natural clarity without dullness. This foundation won't crease, cause stickiness or cake, gliding on with silky ease and hydrating like a cream. It passes through a liquid phase for exceptional adherence before finishing with the weightless, oil-controlling properties of a powder. Double blotting powder reduces natural wear caused by excess sebum and sweat for a long-lasting matte coverage. The sleek compact and airy custom makeup sponge make perfection achievable on the go.
How to use: Apply following your skin care, pre-makeup base or primer. Using a dry sponge, sweep one third of the sponge surface lightly across the foundation then apply foundation to one side of the face, gently gliding the sponge from the center of the face outward. Apply in the same manner to the other side of the face. For additional coverage, pick up a small amount of foundation with the sponge and use a gentle patting motion to layer as needed. For optimal application, keep the sponge clean by massaging it gently with a mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • 0.4 oz.
  • Phthalate-free
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Made in the USA
cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches

The following images reflect the Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream-to-Powder Foundation in O40 in action at the very end of a 10+ hour work day (no touch ups)....
 



Style etc. notes.
// STYLE + ADDITIONAL PRODUCT NOTES //
  • Camel Tee Shirt: I have this in 3 other colors...100% cotton and under $20, it's well worth picking up in multiples. 
  • Pleated Sleeve Cardigan: A pop of color that;s perefct for the cool mornings and late afternoons of spring, this is the kind of piece that I will hold onto forever.r 
  • Black White Leg Crop Jeans: Flatteringly high waisted with an easy fit through the leg, these cropped pants are the ideal way to show off a chic flat (next).
  • Bone D'Orsay Flats: This style of shoe never goes out of style. I bought this particular pair in Dallas years ago (hence, my point) but linked to a very similar pair in case you're on the hunt. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation in O40: My current perfect match, I cannot get over the gorgeous natural finish and impressive lasting power. As aforementioned, I took the pictures above and below directly following a 10+ hour day of lecturing on campus and didn't touch up once. Divine! 
  • Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette in Lovegasm (reviewed HERE): I am loving this multitasking palette to bronze, highlight and blush in seconds; it's limited edition and selling out fast so I would recommend acting quickly if you're interested (I already purchased a back up). 
  • Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in African Violet (reviewed HERE): Perhaps my most favorite Tom Ford palette to date, I swept on the warm tones to create a sunset effect that resists creasing. 
  • *Clé de Peau Beauté Intensifying Liquid Eyeliner: I applied this stalwart liner along my upper lash line to subtly define the area; once it sets, this does not budge. 
  • BY TERRY Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara (reviewed HERE): Two coats for full and lengthened lashes...still one of my favorites of life. 
  • Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Twist in #10 Sugar (reviewed HERE): For this look, I opted for the the one of the most effortless lip possible; I've gone through multiple tubes of this shiny baby pink over the years and it's always in my bag. 

Eye look via Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in African Violet and *Clé de Peau Beauté Intensifying Liquid Eyeliner

cle de peau radiant cream to powder foundation swatches
Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you found this overview and accompanying swatches of the new *Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation (also available at Neiman MarcusBloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman) helpful and enlightening. 

After two months of rigorous testing, it has easily made its way to the top foundation rotation and I cannot recommend it enough for those seeking buildable medium coverage with a stunningly natural finish and tremendous lasting power!

Good things ahead, including fresh launches from BY TERRY CC Brightening Powder, Estee Lauder Violette Au Naturelle Collection and a host of new product procurements...cannot wait to share. 

xx and more soon,

--The Beauty Professor 


**PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-19 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

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