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2019 BTS Summer Package Vol. 5 (Korea Version)


Spotlight | Clio Kill Protection Sun Base.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Summer is now in full swing here in the Philippines It's currently 33 degrees outside, the air is still, and the weather overall is just so uncomfortably humid. Now if you think that's hot (and annoying), brace yourself as the weather bureau has announced that it could be sweltering by the end of the month. Goodness!

At times like these, I would rather stay in the comforts of my home lest my asthma acts up. If I need to leave the house, I'd be slathered in organic sunscreen and armed with an umbrella, wearing very little makeup or sometimes, none at all.

Now speaking of makeup, I've been using a different primer since summer officially started. For the past two weeks, I've been using the Clio Kill Protection Sun Base and so far, so good. I bought these at one of the Clio stores in Myeongdong during my last Seoul Searching trip; they were having a 1+1 sale at that time so I got both variants of the sun base for the price of one (16000 Korean won - around Php 740 or $14).
Clio Kill Protection Sun Base in Matte and Glow.
Clio Kill Protection Sun Base in Matte and Glow.
The Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base is a multi-function makeup base that controls oil, blocks harmful UV rays, and leaves the skin with a light, matte finish. It's enriched with silica powder to keep your face from turning into a greasy, shiny mess, and an anti-sebum complex composed of evening primrose, arrowroot, pine leaf, and elm extracts, to keep the oils at bay.
Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base, SPF 50+ PA++++.
Lightly-tinted with a hint of powdery fragrance, the Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base evens out the skin tone and preps your skin for makeup. It feels soft and silky on the skin, the way setting powder does, and keeps your makeup intact for pretty much an entire day. It does, however, leave a slight white cast on the skin, which can easily be corrected with a translucent setting powder.
Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base, SPF 50+ PA++++.
On the other hand, the Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base has a gel-type formula that feels light and refreshing on the skin. It brightens the complexion as it covers minor skin imperfections, and leaves the skin feeling hydrated and moisturized, the way a facial essence does. Like the Matte variant, this product has a subtle, fresh fragrance that becomes more noticeable as you blend it out on your skin.
Comes in 50 mL squeeze tubes.
Aside from its sun protection benefits, the Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base also gives your face a lovely, glowing sheen. It may not be as highly effective as a makeup base compared to its 'Matte' counterpart (I have to retouch a few times a day whenever I'm wearing the Glow Sun Base), but the luminous, healthy finish and the 'glass skin' effect makes up for it.

The swatches below will show you the difference between the two variants.
Left: Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base.
Right: Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base.
The Matte variant is lightly-tinted and has a creamier consistency, while the Glow variant is colorless and has a gel-like consistency.
Left: Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base.
Right: Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base.
The Matte Sun Base has a thicker formula, while the Glow Sun Base goes on smoothly and is easily absorbed by the skin.
Left: Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base.
Right: Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base.
The Matte Sun Base has better coverage but leaves a slight white cast, the Glow Sun Base has a sheer finish but makes the skin look dewy.

Personally, I am more partial to the Glow Sun Base because I'm a fan of the dewy makeup look. If you have dry skin, the Glow Sun Base will suit you better; but if you have oily skin, you might find the Matte Sun Base more to your liking. Both products have the ideal sun protection factor of SPF 50+ PA++++, and thankfully, neither of the two gave me allergies or broke me out. 
Wearing the Clio Kill Protection Matte Sun Base as my sunscreen/primer.
At my son's Recognition Day, wearing the Clio Kill Protection Glow Sun Base
as my sunscreen/primer.
Will I repurchase? That would be a resounding yes! Much better if they'll be on sale again when I fly back to Seoul! :)

9 replies:

brit said...

Looks like a great sunscreen! Took me a minute to realize you're 33 degrees Celsius!

Ashli Ferguson said...

Oh this looks really nice and like something I need to get my hands on!

Chad said...

This looks like a great product and right on time before Summer yay! Thanks a lot for sharing.

breenarina said...

What a great product! I need to try this out it seems like it works well!

Sue-Tanya said...

I love learning about new skin care products. I will have to check this one out. I've been needing new sunscreen.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

skin protection is everything to me. it is very important! thanks for sharing more good products for that

Alexandra Cook said...

Oh wow, I love how korean products are trend nowadays. And I always wanted to try them.

Mudpie Fridays said...

Never heard of this brand before. Butbis sounds like an amazing product.

Nina Cochingco said...

Been looking for a better sunscreen, thanks for sharing this. I would definitely check this out.