To start I'll explain how I came to purchase this product...
I went to Nordstrom expecting to buy Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and was approached by a Clinique SA (they shared the same counter). She asked me if I had thought about the Even Better foundation and offered to put it on so I could try it. She tried the color Ivory and it matches my skin very well (I'm a NW20 in MAC for reference). It has pretty good coverage and is buildable without feeling heavy or looking cakey. The package is a nice squeeze bottle which I like for hygienic reasons. The price is also pretty reasonable at $26.
Now for the one reason why I will be returning this product (it was out of stock so I haven't recieved the product yet...she gave me samples that I've been using)...I really don't like the finish of this foundation. It is very "dewy" and has a "glow" to it. Because I have dealt with acne and oily skin most of my life, anything that shines on my face makes me cringe. Unfortunately I didn't notice this until after I purchased it and went outside in the sunshine.
The PLUS is that the SA did give me samples of the Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser and I absolutely love this product and highly recommend it!
It turned orange on my skin. The formula is very thick feeling on my face. Covers well, really too well. I end up with a mask. Leaves makeup smears on everything even after having it on a while.
This product gave me deep itchy bumps on my forehead after only two uses in a row. I didn't notice at first because I didn't wear it everyday. I wore my first bottle once, and had to return it because it was too pink. I then got the next color down, and it was too orange. They both looked fine inside, but when I looked in my car mirror I was SO orange. Even the SA had their make up artist apply it on me because the even better concealer is thick and hard to apply without getting cakey. Also, I have oily skin and I think the finish was too shiny. Now the good things- It evened out my skintone and it doesn't feel like you're wearing make up (I accidently whipped my face with my sleeve).
It's an okay foundation, but I don't regret switching to a new one after I've used this for more than 2 years.
Coverage: The foundation covered my blemishes well and did not cause breakouts. Furthermore, there's a dry/combination skin option.
Color: People have complemented on how pretty I look WITH MAKEUP, and I blame this on the unnatural color.
Time it stays on: This foundation is gone in about 3 hours, especially if I stay outside.
Price: the plastic container is a bit funny, but I think it's less wasteful than bottles made out of glass. I use this everyday and it lasted me for almost an entire semester in college.
I have been using this foundation for over 4 years now and i enjoy it very much. works amazing on my face and I prefer it over all the others. I have very sensitive skin and break out from many products but this is by far the best on my face. Love it!
I have dry skin and this made it look SO oily, not nice at alll.. it also turned orange within an hour, so I'm left with a full bottle I cant use!!!
This foundation gives me great coverage without looking caked on. I love that it has SPF in it, and how well it blends. I have a lot of red marks on my skin, and once i put this on, most of them disappear. The biggest problem i have is the color selection. I have the lightest shade available, and it works for me as long as i use a loose powder or bronzer on top...it's just slightly too dark. It does leave a dewy finish, and I prefer a matte finish, but like I said, I use powder on top anyways. I think the staying power of this is great, but I always use a primer. A little bit goes along way with this stuff by the way. Overall, I really like this foundation and will be repurchasing.
I recently bought this make up for the first time.
There are some things which I love about it and some things which I hate.
LOVE - it goes on so easily, it really is one of the most easily blended foundations. I like the coverage. It says it's medium coverage but I would tend towards medium to heavy. I also gives my skin a good glow without being too shiny.
DISLIKE - the colour choices aren't great. I have the 3rd lightest(not sure what its name is) and it's the best match but still isn't a great match - there's a warm orangey undertone which isn't great for cool skin tones and this is something I find with Clinique in general. It's expensive considering that it really is a tiny tube. That said, a little goes a long way.
I WOULD buy it again but probably WON'T as I think the HG is still out there!
I like this product when I first put it on my face, then just a few later it makes my skin look dry and really scaley. I may try another liquid foundation from Clinique.
This foundation gives medium coverage with a dewy glow. I liked the finish because it made my skin look flawless and coverd better than my MUFE which at the time I had been using 123 and therefore used the shade honey in cliniques even better foundation (I was tan at the time) I will say that at times it did oxidize a little but nothing horrible. I would have given this product a 5 but I found out I am allergice to this. I wish I didn't have an allergic reaction because it is an amazing foundation. I tried it last summer and used it religiously for 2 months and I can honestly say that after the first month I saw a big improvement in my skin and by the end of the second month my skin looked better than it had in years....it erased all of my old acne marks, faded dark spots, and redness was gone. I didn't even mind going without foundation sometimes which is unbelievable becuase I have bad skin. It never broke me out like other reviewers have said however, my skin eventually started to itch on my face and then my hair started to thin so I stopped using everything trying to figure out what I was allergic to....several months later I tried this foundation again and sure enough after several days of using it the intense itching on my scalp and face returned and stopped after several days when I stopped using this foundation. Such a shame because I really liked it.