I have mixed feelings about this liquid foundation, but to date, it is the best foundation in regard to a color match for me. I would wear Mac NC45 for reference, which tends to encompass a large range of brown complexions. Stay Matte foundation has a nice range of colors for women of color. I purchased Ginger during the summer when my skin was deeper. The foundation goes on rather matte at first, but there's little glow there.
I went back and got color matched recently since I lost my tan - I'm wearing Caramel now. Now that the weather changed there's also less oiliness. To control the oil, I lightly brush on Clinique's Matte Suede powder.
Dewy coverage during the summer, but it's staying on nicely now that it's almost winter. Nice smooth even look.
AWFUL!!! Oily faces STAY AWAY!
They really should change the name of this product because my face looked ANYTHING but matte after a couple hours wear. I bought No. 7 Cream Chamois from Macy's for $23. The color seemed to blend well. I found when I put it on myself at home is was a bit too orange-y. First applying it looked OK at best. Definitely a sheer-med. coverage. After a few hours at work I went to the bathroom and was shocked at how bad it looked in the mirror! My face literally look like it ate the foundation. It was so oily and patchy looking! Gross! I do have oily skin but I've never experienced something THAT bad. I wanted to try Clinique because I have such sensitive skin but yikes never again! The only good thing about this was the squeeze bottle which I like.
Also... my mom tried their foundation for redness. Did nothing for her and made her usual dry-normal skin look like a greasy mess!!
I bought this a few weeks ago. I really like this foundation. I have very oily skin/sensitive and I gotta say this worked very well and didn't feel heavy at all. I have tried a lot of foundations and so far my faves are Mac studio fix, Revlon colorstay and this.
Stay Matte Oil-Free Liquid Foundation is easy to apply, sets quickly to a matte finish, and is comfortable to wear throughout the day. Clinique claims that this foundation was tested in 88°F/80% humidity conditions and while the weather conditions where I live exceed that (95°F–105°F in the summer), this foundation—without a matte setting powder—fares better than other foundations and BB creams by the end of the day. The coverage is medium but because this has a matte finish and dries quickly, it's easily buildable to full coverage, which is great because I don't have to reach for a separate concealer to cover things like dark under-eye circles, acne scars, and other dark spots.
In my current residency's slightly hotter climates, however, this foundation could not control shine all day on its own as I had hoped. By itself, it controlled shine for about 5–6 hours before I had to blot. With a matte setting powder over it, I had a more significantly impressive shine control time at around 8–10 hours. Those in cooler climates are likely to have longer shine control time.
Despite varying lengths of shine control wear time, the staying power of this foundation's pigment is true to its all-day claim. I have not noticed oxidation or fading by the end of the day. While I tested this foundation in climates hotter than Clinique had tested, this foundation is probably an excellent choice for those in the tested 88°F-climate range or cooler, with combo-oily or oily skin. I also recommend that it be set with a matte powder for extra insurance especially in humid weather.
I tried this foundation in vanilla (which is a perfect match for me in superbalanced but just a tad orangey in this) as I get shiny areas around my nose and forehead, but it the consistency felt very heavy as if it were a mousse, and I found it didn't help my shine at all. Also, I could see all my peach fuzz around my hairline, it didn't blend well and it seemed as if it made my pores look more defined--which is a bad thing. Then again, I'm partial to 'runnier' foundations as I feel they blend better and feel natural afterwards, the heavier ones like stay-matte kind of sit on the skin.
I Really love this product, i bought this and was a bit unsure weather i would like it because the sales lady told me it was sheer coverage. But i must say i do like the texture of the foundation the matte finish and it really lasts as long as it says it does i went out in the heat for about 7 hours and when i got home it was still on my face and didnt look daggy it still looked fresh!?!?!
Im very impressed by this prouct! :)
with my primer this make up stayed with no problem all day it was good for my skin and by my suprise it did not make me break out as almost every thing does. this liquid is great the coverage is buildable and does not look cakey at all such as other brands do. i really liked but it was a bit on the pink side for my skin. and i had touse a owder to set it and give it a soft look
This in my opinions is just "eeh". i went to my local clinique counter to see if there was anything new and exciting and told the SA i was looking for a long wearing foundation that will cover my "flaws" and look great all day. she directed me to this foundation and picked the color Golden Neutral just like the even better line. the match was good, although not a great as the EB although it's the same color name. Staying power was just OK but again, by the end of a 10 hour day it definitely rubbed off and you can TELL it rubbed off my chin, nose and cheeks. it did cling to my dry patches on my mouth and chin and was not very attractive at all. I suppose since it was a matte foundation, it was geared more for the oily gals- not me. i am dry/sensitive and i told the SA but she still insisted i try this. I only used this for a handful of times- its going to my "misses" drawers along with the other failed attempts of foundation. how sad.
Love this product!!!! Prior to this I had never used any Clinique products before including skincare stuff except the odd lip gloss. But this has changed the way I think about the brand too and I've since revisited to look at other potions.
I work in a fairly humid environment with a lot of running around all day and I usually find that most foundations have slipped off my nose entirely and caked in patchy areas around my chin and forehead.
First thing that I am delighted with is the colour match. I'm not an easy match it turns out and often have to settle for something a little lighter, then use a little bronzer to darken it or vice versa. It's an absolute pain. But this colour match is so good and the mattifying component is so reliable that after I've applied it, I don't set it with any powder but take a transluscent one with me to blot with if required. My skin looks softer, clearer, much less greasy and I wear it from 10-12 hours a day. I haven't had any breakouts specific to this product but I always get the odd spot or two from wearing any liquid foundation.
And a little goes a long long way. I only use a pea sized amount to get coverage for my whole face and that's not because I don't have a lot to cover up (trust me I do!) but because this gives good coverage from a lot less. Also the colour doesn't change as the day goes on like some foundations which become a lot darker as they oxidise over time.
This has made me really happy and even though I like to experiment and no doubt will keep trying out other products, it's definitely one I'll keep coming back to.
I have combination (somewhat oily) skin and this has been great at reducing the shine, I do have to blot a little throughout the day but it does a great job to control it. The coverage is amazing because it can be from sheer- medium to buildable depending on how much you apply, which is great for me because I dont really suffer from acne except for a pimple or two now and then. This does not break me out btw. I highly recommend this for young girls (im 18) because it looks fresh and natural, its not cakey at all. It lasts a lot, maybe not the whole day but most of it. You should definitely try it