Fantastic foundation for my combination skin - quite light coverage, so if you need medium to heavy coverage, this is not for you. Love the texture, easy to blend, very natural looking. I'm not crazy about the heavy glass bottle - not great for travel, but I depot into a smaller container for travel and it's OK.
I love this foundation. It provides me with a medium to light coverage and it's super smooth and blendable. I hate foundation that feels heavy on the skin. With this foundation I don't feel like I'm wearing anything. I have normal skin with a little redness and freckles. It really helps even out my skin tone without making me look like I'm wearing anything. I set it with Clinique's Transparency Powder.
The lady that matched me at the counter ended up matching the wrong shade. I didn't like the look of it at all. It didn't make me break out bad but i feel like i broke out a little bit from it. Honestly the coverage wasn't that great and I could see the make up on my face. I just wasnt too thrilled by the foundation and will not repurchase. &&& i hate makeup without a pump! ps: didn't blend too well either
This foundation has a flawless finish. I love the way it just blends into my skin and gives me a glowing complexion. The only thing that I have an issue with is since I have acne prone skin, I think, but am not entirely sure, that it might be breaking me out :( I hope it's just my terrible skin being normal though and not the foundation because I love it.
Update: this was in fact the culprit in giving me worse acne, which is really lame since I loved the coverage. Oh well, on to the next foundation.
This is a very nice foundation. It's a medium coverage but buildable. I love how easy it is to apply, and last throughout the day without touchups. I don't need to wear a concealer or powder when using this. There's no streaks or oily build up with this doundation and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. I have dry skin and it doesn't dry out my skin either and does not leave it looking cakey. It gives a nice glow/dewy finish when i use it. It's definitely one of the best foundations i've ever used. Love it!
Preface: I am a foundation junkie. I have drawersful of foundations.
I have made a resolution that I will wear each of my foundations for a week, and post a review of them. Those products that don't work for me will hit the trash.
Each foundation will be tested on skin that is moisturized (Neutrogena ultra gentle soothing lotion) and primed (Smashbox photoready)---
Clinique Superbalanced is an excellent product.
Although it is oil-free, there is enough 'play' in the formula to allow adequate blending, unlike other oil-free formulas that must be applied quickly or they dry and become 'cakey.'
The finish on this is impeccable: a natural yet matte finish that perfects one's complexion.
When I was colormatched, the SA selected 02 Fair,
and it's a tad dark on me, but once blended, it looks nice.
However, it isn't as long lasting as other formulas, and altho it purports to 'absorb oil from oily spots'.. there is oil breakthrough after a few hours. That can be remedied with blotting tissues, but it can be a concern for those with oily skin. It also purports to moisturize dry skin, and there is no discernible flakiness, nor dry lines that sometimes arise with using an oil-free formula.
How to improve this product?
How about a pump in the bottle?
How about making it a longer lasting product?
Yes, I'd re-purchase in a heartbeat despite the flaws.
The finish on this is perfection.
This foundation is just really, really average. It doesn't oxidize or go really oily. It goes on nicely and has medium coverage, but after a few hours it just disappears and it's like you're wearing nothing. It's just average and there are better options out there - overall this product is overpriced for what it does.
I love this foundation. I have sensitive, combination skin, and it gives a nice, dewy finish without being too heavy or cakey.
I think that this makeup is really under-rated. It certainly doesn't get as much attention as a lot of the new trendy brands, but I think that it is definately one to be considered. My skin is very fair, sensitive, and has a lot of redness. Finding a good color match can be a real challenge for me. The shade Breeze works really well for me, light enough for me but not so light that I look too pasty. This makeup gives my skin a nice glow and has a soft feel to it. I feel like my skin looks younger when I am wearing it, and I have received compliments more than when I was wearing any other foundation. No it's not great at controlling oil, but I can deal with that by using powder papers. I just can't use those ultra matte makeups that I could use when I was in my 20's, they look too heavy now and that ages you. I can deal with a little bit of shine in order to have an overall younger look. I use this with either my mineral makeup or the Clinique Almost Powder foundation. No breakouts!! Although I sometimes stray and am always looking for my perfect HG foundation (as if there really is one), I always seem to come back to this. I need to remember this the next time I think of shelling out $40 for something new that will end up in my reject makeup bag. I think that this would be a good one to consider for someone who wants more than a tinted moisturizer but not a heavy foundation feel.
I wanted to try a liquid foundation because I'm finding powders too dry and caked looking. Picked this one from Clinique because there are 20 shades to go from and I am always hard to match. Very easy to apply, I just used fingertips, a little goes a long way and the bottle is easier to use than those tubes where you can squeeze out too much product. You do have to shake the bottle first. Smooths on very nicely, covers pores and evens out skin tone without looking too heavy - covers more like a tinted moisturizer. Doesn't settle in lines.
UPDATE: I think this may be causing some breakouts and clogged pores after using for a few days. Other MUA reviewers seem to have experienced the same with this foundation.