I was very intrigued by the new Cle De Peau Beaute Radiant Stick Foundation. A light, dewy stick foundation with a water like feel sounded perfect for summer. Details per Cle de Peau Beaute:
A whisper light, sheer dewy stick foundation with a divine water-like feel that blends sublimely, reveals captivating natural-looking luster and a beautiful perfected complexion. Perfect for all skin types.
- Formulated with a unique dewy, silky texture with encapsulated color and powder that luxuriously melts upon skin with a serene water-like feel during application.
- Gives skin the feeling of moisture all day for a supple look and feel.
- Microfacet Technology with Soft Focus Base and Focus Powder gives skin a natural-looking lustrous finish while correcting the look of unevenness caused by visible sagging, wrinkles and pores.
- Formulated to respond to changes in skin tone during the day for a beautiful finish for hours without dullness.
- Illuminating Complex EX with precious platinum golden silk and pearl elements, to help moisturize and retexturize skin while reducing the appearance of damage caused by environmental stress.
- Delivers sheer, natural-looking beautiful coverage.
- Glycylglycerin helps reduce the look of pores.
- Formulated with Chestnut Rose Fruit Extract to help defend skin against oxidation.
- Broad Spectrum SPF 17
- our shades uniquely designed to match with a wide range of skin tones.
- Formulated with signature rose fragrance.
The Radiant Foundation Stick is packaged in the typical Cle de Peau deep blue case with a pale gold faceted cap. There’s only four shades and Ocher seemed the closest match to my light medium skin tone. It’s a good match. It’s a medium golden beige. This formula is very sheer so there’s lots of wiggle room to be able to work for your skin tone. It’s tinted moisturizer sheer coverage. This has a sheer rose scent but nothing overpowering for me.
The foundation has this light texture that melts into the skin. It has this cooling feel when you apply it that feels like water. It’s insanely refreshing to apply. The water evaporates and the foundation sets actually quite well. I expected it to transfer and smear off the face like a typical dewy foundation, however this one stays put once it sets. I was impressed by that ability. It’s dewy and hydrating but not greasy. It’s tinted moisturizer coverage but can be build up a touch to light coverage. This is not a foundation that will cover redness or lots of imperfections.
This is a foundation best applied by the fingers. Swipe the stick in a few spots then blend with your fingers. I have learned two important things while playing with this foundation. One-Only roll up a very small section at a time. If you roll up too much and apply from the tube you’ll breaks parts of the foundation stick off and end up with large chunks on your face. Which leads to number Two-More is not better. Start with a light application and let it set. Then apply your second layer, let it set. Apply more layers as needed letting it set every time in between. If you keep adding while its not set it doesn’t really add any coverage and you’re just wasting it.
So I love the actual foundation itself. It’s light, hydrating, dewy but not greasy, sets really well and lasts 8 hours before fading. I love the water like cooling feel of it and this will be a perfect summer foundation. If you like light coverage and live in a humid or hot climate you’re going to love it if you can afford it. Just use a concealer in areas that need extra coverage.
The only con with this product is that it’s $95 for a 0.31 oz tube. It’s marginally bigger than the concealer at 0.17 oz. So it’s about double the size. If you can get beyond the small size for a large price tag the foundation formula is amazing. I expected not to like it so much but it’s just so refreshing and light. I love how well it sets and stays put.
Edit: It’s been six weeks since I wrote this review. I have been using this in the now extremely hot and humid Texas summer and have been thoroughly impressed by how well this holds up in this type of climate. I wore this one day and it was so humid that my face was covered in sweat from walking the dogs and when I went to wipe my face dry–none, I mean none of the foundation transferred off onto the paper towel. Impressive. It was completely intact after an hour sweating outside in the Texas summer. Big thumbs up for this product. Highly recommend.
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