Leaves my skin so soft, smooth, and fresh looking! It really covers my redness and can be a great stand alone powder foundation. I have also used this as a finishing powder on top of my liquid foundation. The compact is super cute in the classic Clinique marble green with a separate compartment for the sponge applicator. One of the best powder foundations I have ever used!
I like this compact for the following reasons:
- very cute packaging- vintagy green stone looking, and comes with a good sponge to apply
- looks very natural on- medium light converage
- easy to blend
I don't like this compact because:
- shade 108 that I bought is a bit yellow, but the lighter shade is too light
- looks kind of oily after a few hours
- doesn't hide redness on the cheeks very well
- staying power could be better, but it is not too bad.
overall, this is a pretty good compact for sensitive skin, and is definately worth buying this over a drugstore powder foundation, imo.
I LOVE this product. I've never been one for the cakey look and feel of foundation and this powder gives me just the right amount of cover without looking like I have anything on. I use this with a kabuki brush making it quick to apply and gives it an even more natural look and feel.
I still get oily in the tzone after, irregardless of what I use but that's where blotting and blot powder comes in.
This has been my go to finishing powder for years now in shade 02. It always looks completely natural, even over my nose which is prone to blackheads. Looks great and works in both summer and winter. I use it alone just for trips to the store, or bank and goes on so nicely without a base. I have very very serious issues with dark circles under my eyes and it covers them when used alone, which is a BIG plus to me. Never drying and I tend to have dry skin. Plus I love the classic Clinique green compact in my makeup bag.
This is a very smooth, non-cakey, natural looking powder. The reason I love this powder so much is because it can be layered without looking cakey in the slightest. I would much rather have too little foundation/powder on than too much, and this product never looks like you have too much on. It sets makeup wonderfully, leaves a natural-matte finish, is great for sensitive skin, and has light coverage. I couldn't imagine using this alone for coverage as it has very little, but over any foundation, i think it would look great. I use this with the new clinique stay-matte liquid foundation, and it's a pretty great combination !
I come back to this foundation when I'm feeling a bit oily or want a long wearing medium coverage foundation. Because it is a med-full coverage I don't use a TM or anything underneath because I get that heavy, pore crater looking effect. By itself its perfect! Top it with a spot concealer here and there, and the clinique translucent finishing powder and its set for the whole day! Initally it starts out looking a little dry but within a few minutes my face oils blend with it to look more like my skin. I love the seperate compartment for the sponge for touch ups. Since is has oil soaking properties it may develop small bumps on the compact. Its happened to the few i've owned. It doesnt change the wear, if it bothers you lightly scrape it off with a Qtip. Just proves to me its working :) The Shade range is amazing for clinique, I feel like nearly everyone can find a close match. For me 102N is nearly perfect! (i wear neutral fair in almost powder) Ive had it for 6 months and hardly a dent in it. Thankfully I dont have to reapply during the day so that may make a difference in longevity for me. I feel like this powder is very underrated being around for so long. I have normal/combo skin. For the more oily gals it would be worth a look at. If this doesnt work for you try the superbalanced powder in the grinder. It is similar but with spf.
I like this product but think they should make a shade a little darker than shade 148, which is the darkest shade it comes in. It doesn't look bad but I have to make sure I blend it well so I don't look like a ghost which can be a pain when you're on the run and just want a quick touch-up. For reference, i consider myself to have mocha/ebony skin.
I'm very happy with this product - is it a full coverage foundation? No. I wear this on my "no makeup" makeup days ;D I also used it several times to set my liquid foundation for the "very made up look" :) For reference, I'm 30yrs old, have fair, warm/neutral, oily skin. The shade 102(n) is nearly a perfect match for me. I also like that this product doesn't break me out (which is a major plus for any foundation/powder in my opinion) It's not a gem at controlling oil, but I use MUFE HD powder overtop of practically everything that goes on my face to get that "poreless/matte look", so that's not a huge deal :) I also LOVE that the puff/sponge can be stored underneath the product itself - Being clog/acne prone, I HATE when I have to keep sitting my sponge back on top of my powders, I feel like it's "tainting" the product or something Lol! &I go through sponges 10x faster when products are made like that, as opposed to when they're made like this :) I do plan to repurchase Clinique Perfectly Real Powder foundation and highly recommend. continued >>
This product leaves a really nice, smooth finish when you first put it on and seems to do a good job at controlling shine.However, within a couple of hours, the oil breaks through and I have to keep reapplying. I have been looking for a powder that I can use as a setting powder to help control my oiliness for the majority of the day. Although this looks nice initially, the staying power doesn't last. Returning it.
The case is so pretty! its like a jade color compact, and the box has the clinique flowers all over its really pretty. The product i think is amazing, what i really like about this stuff is how it comes out in pictures, perfectly natural! All my other foundations look white on pictures, or dont cover well but this stuff does the trick. Feels silky and smooth almost feels like nothing. It controls oil very well, just in all good product.