This is the new Even Better Compact Foundation from Clinique, launching in March. As a general rule, I don’t like compact foundations, but was surprised at the finish on this and the fact that it isn’t as drying as many.

The sponge is pre-treated with anti-bac to keep it hygienic and this goes on like a dream. However, it’s not the same as a fluid foundation in that the formula is rather dryer – as I suppose you would expect it to be to stay compact. My tip for this is to use plenty of moisturiser underneath for a dewy finish.