I love this foundation, but i have very pale skin and i feel the lightest shade (Calming Alabaster) is a little too orange for me. It looks fine if and when i have fake tanned, but not when i have a white neck and brown face! I really wish clinique would have a better colour range and this foundation works perfectly for me in every other way :(.
But if your lucky enough to have a colour match and have problems with everyday redness then this is a must buy!
PROS: Good coverage; but i do feel that i have to reapply on my chin maybe once or twice as i do have a habit of touching my face during class time. Price is also great. Definitely calmed down my redness, in congunction with the redness solutions everyday moisturiser.
CONS: again not enough colour range. Does appear very shiny to start with, i have to apply powder over to give me a more natural glow. Not the best packaging, cant see how much youve got left and its also not easy to get out as its becoming emptier.
I can't say this is a bad foundation, but I definitely don't think it is the best out there. I wish I could give it a 3.5 rating.
The colour match 01 Alabaster is perfect for my NW20 skin, but I'm not the palest person around so I don't think those with very pale skin would be able to find a colour match.
I told the SA I wanted buildable coverage, and she directed me to this. TBH I don't think the coverage is that buildable unless you wanted to look like you absolutely caked it on. It is definitely a medium coverage only.
The finish is also too dewy for me - would probably look lovely on dry skin, but it makes me look too oily in too short a time.
Not really sure if it does much for redness. I still need to use a concealer over any angry bumps.
Also the Clinique packaging really annoys me. The metal lid just gets covered in fingerprints and looks dirty all the time.
I'll use it until it's finished but I probably will not repurchase. I've had just as good experience from much cheaper drugstore foundations.
I found this to be too heavy for my oily-ish skin. The lightest shade 01 Calming Alabaster was a good match for my warm NC20 skin and the coverage was good - it does actually do a decent job of hiding redness - but the finish isn't very natural and the foundation wore off unevenly throughout the day on me (although I must admit that most foundations don't last very well on my skin). Also, I'm pretty sure this broke me out. Overall a disappointment :(
I have sensitive, ruddy, acne-prone skin, and a few acne scars. When I saw a foundation that could potentially tackle the redness, I purchased it right away. The lightest shade seemed way too dark for my fair skin, and it did not go on smoothly, even with primer. It settled into the few fines lines I have, and my skin broke out after I used it. With regard to the breakouts, I thought it might be a coincidence, and used it a few different times over the span of two months with the same result. Not impressed.
I went to the Clinique counter in search of foundation one afternoon, and the saleswoman took one look at my skin and said, "I have the perfect foundation for you." (That's how red my skin is, I'm afraid.) This foundation really is a solution to redness; she applied a very small amount to my skin, and it took away the redness immediately. It's not drying, not irritating, the coverage is consistent, and it looks quite natural on the skin. I noticed in the store that the color looked off, but I decided to check it out myself and got a sample of the lightest shade, Alabaster.
When I went out to my car I noticed immediately the color issue with this foundation. It wasn't just a touch too dark, but rather WAY too dark. (For reference, I think I'm about an NC10 with neutral undertones.) Seeing as how many women with redness also have very pale skin -- more prone to it, maybe, or just it shows up more? -- wouldn't it make sense to offer a few very fair shades in this collection?
In short, I agree with other reviewers who complain about the color range. The formulation is good, and maybe even great, but my goodness the lightest shade is too dark. I imagine the shade range might work on NC/W 20-25 or darker. If you have redness, and have light or darker skin I definitely would urge you to check this out. If you have redness and are super fair, look elsewhere.
I have very pale skin with freckles had acne get the few occasional spots and have acne scars with a little bit of redness. Seen this advertised and thought it would be good however, the lightest shade was well too dark for me. Aside from the colour, I thought the foundation was a tad too heavy and looked like it could block my pores if I wore it for long enough. Wouldn't recommend for people with large open pores.
Clinique Acne solutions makeup works better to cover redness than this stuff does.
I find the finish too shiny and too orange.
I really like clinique foundations , they give me a radiant dewy finish, which my dry skin loves and the fair shade usually blends in perfectly with my skin tone. I have been using the even better and decided to switch to the redness solutions as my rosy cheeks a huge pet peeve of mine and but it was too heavy. It left my skin looking mask like and unnatural. Ive decided to keep it however because if I use a tiny bit mixed with my tinted moisturizer its very good for layering over problem areas.
Loving this with light coverage and brush application. I'm not a clinique fan and could have done without very heavy sales approach to 'switch brands' when I purchased. That aside this works on my slightly dry, slighty red skin and I will be buying again.
I bought this foundation thinking that it would help mask some of the redness I get from acne and the acne treatments my doctor has prescribed for me. I really don't think it does any better than any other foundation as far as covering the redness, and I can't say it really treated the redness either. Maybe this is just for people with rosacea??? Either way, my skin got really oily with this after a few hours, and it tended to clump when it became oily. I continually have to battle with oiliness though; I haven't found a foundation that really holds up against my greasy skin! I'm trying Make Up For Ever's waterproof makeup next so we'll see....