I absolutely love this pressed powder. It's an oil absorbing powder that spreads evenly and doesn't look overly cakey when it's on (there isn't an insane amount of coverage, but it's not meant for complete coverage anyways...). It's great for quick touch ups and it's a great mattifier.
I have fairly sensitive skin (which is prone to breakouts). This product is great for my sensitive skin. This is definitely one of the better pressed powders out there.
I prefer the powder from MAC instead of this one.. It's expensive and it's not doing something special.. It's good, but not good enough for the price..
It dosen't cover as much as MAC's!..
But the sponge is FANTASTIC!
I buy this product religiously every 2 months. I apply it once a day using a fluffy powder brush and it leaves my skin looking matte for the entire day. I never have to re-apply my foundation because of this power (and my Smashbox primer!!) I'm very satisfied with this powder. My skin is also somewhat prone to acne and this product doesn't clog my pores at all or feel too cake-y. That said, it provides fairly light coverage so if you're looking for a fully matte look, this is not the product for you!
I purchased this product after i was disappoint with the drugstore powders i have tried. The drugstore powders had good coverage but they clogged my pores over time and my skins texture became bumpy. Sooo back to clinique i went just to find out that the powder i liked the superbalanced was discontinued.
On to this product..this product is okay..it does not clog my pores. It just doesn't have much coverage and by midday my nose is shiny. I never had this with my other powders. I also find it hard to pick up product with a brush. I have to push the brush in to the product to get any. Its an okay product and i will finsh it..but after that i will try another clinique powder.
this product wasnt bad at all , i liked how it kept my makeup looking flawless when i applied this on and it didnt make my face oily.
Everything about this powder is wrong unfortunately. Didn't keep my nose matte at all through out the day and the "mattifying" finish to start with isn't matte. I do not get the sponge they include with it either. That is not the kind of applicator you use for a matte finish in my opinion. I had to buy a velour puff just to use with this. Well that was a wasted effort because it still wasn't effective. I ended up exchanging this, which I never do, but I truly didn't have any use for it and didn't think anyone would want to swap for it!
Usually I love Clinique! :(
The only powder I use!! perfect to set makeup, or on top of sunscreen to stop the shine. And it doesn't break me out , I've been using it for years and it suits me just perfect.
Does what it says, keeps your face matte and give it a healthy look.
I actually really like this powder. It's all I basically use. I have oily/combination skin and this keeps the oil at bay for most of the day. I do have to reapply throughout the day, but not as much as when I use cheaper powders. It goes on smooth and no smell - which is a plus. I especially love the color in "invisible matte" because you can reapply as often as you want and doesn't give you an orange-y tint to your face. I will definitely buy again.
Does nothing for oily skin. Returning this ASAP.
Inspite of beeing a product with good ingredients for acne-prone skin i wouldn't buy it again because it is very drying.