I just bought a bottle to give it a try. They put me in color # 5 which I thought initially was a tad cool but after looking at all of the colors they offer, this was probably the warmest tone and the best fit for my LLL NC 25 skin tone. It does run more neutral than I'm used to but it doesn't look bad.
My skin has been dry lately and I'm pleased to say this has felt and looked good on my dry skin. It looks natural and glowy without obvious mica or sparkles. It does not emphasize lines. It has not caused breakouts or irritation or my rosacea to flare which are huge issues for me.
Coverage is moderate to full if you build it up. Wear is tenacious. I can blow my nose and it takes at least 3 times before I have to rebuild coverage around my nose. Foundation is still on my face at night and I definitely need to use an oil cleanser followed by another cleanser and then a toner to make sure this foundation is completely gone.
Color does oxidize a tad but it stays truer depending on if I limit how many layers I put under it. I was really dry so I was putting 2 moisturizers under a sunscreen and then my foundation and I found my foundation was not wearing as well so lesson learned.
This formulation does contain soy, which I'm allergic to, in the way of lecithin but it is far down the ingredient list. So far it has not been as issue for me. This is also fragrance free.
I don't even mind the big open bottle neck. It's kind of old school and reminds me of how foundation used to come when I started wearing makeup. I find the liquid comes out easily without a pump and I feel like I will be able to get the very last drop. And sometimes with a pump, if they're not calibrated just right, I end up wasting some makeup. So it's not a big deal to me not having a pump but I bet Clinique will have a pump available to purchase separately soon.
Price is fairly reasonable compared to the average price of 60+ dollars nowadays for foundations (& L'Oreal is charging almost 20 bucks for drugstore)so $34 doesn't seem too bad. Therefore I'm keeping my fingers crossed this product continues to work for me. continued >>
I'm on my second bottle! This is lovely, illuminating, moisturising, covers blemishes well, doesn't break you out. Points off because I absolutely hate the bottle. It wastes product and is not very hygienic.
I love it, it moisturise. I use with a brush and doesn't have a mask affect. I use color 01. When I put it on my skin I feel comfort. It covers reddness in some way (70% -80 %).
This is the best foundation I have every bought. It goes on easily and looks very natural and last all day. I am 50 and it doesn't accentuate wrinkles. It also seems to even out skin tone over time and I believe that is making my skin smoother. I got shade 7 that looks like I have a light tan (good way to conceal after a little fake tanner). It doesn't break me out either which is very important. I have tried Armani makeup (which broke me out a little bit), and this is similar in finish but much less expensive
Yuck. I received a sample from Sephora; glad I didn't pay for it. Clinique ranks in my top 5 brands but this one failed.
The shade 03 was on the orange side for my NC15-20ish skin. It applied thick and heavy and my face felt tacky (I didn't apply much either), it had that "makeup mask" feeling. Gross. I applied with a brush then smoothed over it with a sponge and there still seemed like a ton on my skin.
I'm 33 and starting to see fine lines around my eyes and on my forehead and boy did this foundation settle in and accentuate them! This was aging for me, not anti-aging.
Not the worst foundation ever, but not for me. Too heavy and sticky and settles into everything on me. I'll never purchase it. I'll stick with my Givenchy Photo Perfection, as pricey as it is.
The coverage of this foundation is fine, it feels ok on the skin and does itīs job in evening out imperfections (though nothing impressive here, just fine). So far so good, BUT it makes my face shine like I bathed in oil just a few hours after I put it on. Iīm constantly blotting. So, unfortunately, itīs not the right thing for me.
One of the best liquid foundations I have tried to date (and I've tried a few!) Actually Clinique's foundations are generally good for me in colour match terms and I find their staying power to be better than average too. I too find I need to use a powder to set this but the coverage is great and lasts all day. I'd prefer a pump dispenser on the bottle but the price is reasonable enough. I ticked that I would buy this again (because I like it) but suspect that by the time I get to the bottom of this there will be a new formulation somewhere that I'm keen to try, so in truth I'll probably be off trying someone else's new product!
Great foundation for middle-aged skin. It's not too heavy and provides just the right amount of coverage without looking cakey or feeling like a mask. It even feels comfortable after 8 or 10 hours. Color 03 (VF G) looks pretty good on me even though my skin is in the blue red color family. A little goes a long way. Setting it with loose powder is a must if you have combination skin like me. Otherwise you will be shiny by mid day. I currently use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder, which doesn't change the color of the foundation and isn't overly drying.
This is a nice foundation for my 48 year old dry/combination skin, which is in good shape, but has some retin-a induced dryness and sun induced unevenness...and it rivals my very expensive Armani one. It is also under $40, which is a definite plus!! I never used the original Repairwear, but tested it, and if I remember correctly, I think this one is a bit less heavy, and seems more moisturizing and dewy. My skin looks hydrated (I did use a good moisturizer under this...actually a sample of the Moisture Surge Intense), and very even, and feels comfortable...this does not seem to dry down looking cakey or accentuating any imperfections as many good coverage foundations do. It has a stable spf 15. The only problem with it, and most, of Clinique's foundations, is finding a believable shade...(also no pump on the bottle). I am about an NC30, slightly olive, and the SA tried the #6 (a supposedly neutral shade) on me and sent me home with a sample. It looked OK in the store on my jaw, but when I applied it all over, it was quite pink. I went back and tried the #7 (a gold shade), and it looked great! Not really very gold...so I can see how anyone with really warm skin would not be able to find a match. I would recommend going to your favorite Clinique counter (the one closest to me is NOT my favorite, as most of the SAs are kind of um, standoffish), and getting a sample. I love the counter at Nordstrom..actually all the makeup counters at Nordie's are extremely helpful!! The SA there gave me a sample of the Moisture Surge Intense moisturizer, and a serum sample as well...Can't beat that! Going to purchase today :)
I like this, too. I was given a sample at Sephora. I'm 58 and my skin is oily but dry on the surface (no, not kidding). This fdt. doesn't overdry my skin, or look masky. And it doesn't leave me a grease ball, either. Decent coverage, too.