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.
In the beginning I really liked this foundation. Once applied, the first two hours are really good and my face looks nice, even and smooth, but after that my skin gets super oily and the makeup starts separating from my face, by the 3rd-4th hour this foundation is gone.
This is ideal for someone with sensitive skin. Seriously, try it even if you don't want to.
After years of trying all sorts of foundations with all sorts of price tags, I've started to theorize that certain brands are only good for certain "specialties" or focuses. They have one or two high points but lag behind in other areas. Some brands focus mostly on color and pigmentation accuracy (MAC Cosmetics), some focus more on a perfect finish & texture (usually pricier fndtns like Dior, Guerlain, Armani), some focus more on durability and wear (Estee Lauder, Lancome). Then there are hundreds of other fish in the sea that only focus on putting coverage of some sort on the face, even if it looks terrible and is bad for the skin (pretty much all drugstore fndtns). Clinique's forte and championship is foundations for sensitivity & treatment of skin problems, but it sucks on other levels.
I must say I am quite impressed with how my skin reacted so positively to Even Better. I haven't used Clinique since high school. Ever since becoming a HE foundation snob, I got the impression Clinique was made more for teenagers with acne who are just discovering the infamous world of foundations. Fast forward some years later, after I got tired of shelling out the big bucks on Armani and Dior. I decided to give Clinique a try and the SA recommended Even Better. I took it home reluctantly, thinking it would be another crap foundation.
Well it was kind of crap, but not as crappy as I expected. First off, let me say: the worst mark I give this is regarding the colors. Don't even look at any shade descriptions on any websites, because they are way off. Cream Chamois is described as "very fair" yet it matched my NW/NC30 skin tone in the summer. None of them are actually yellow in undertone - golden beige at most. Although it matched, it's an unflattering beige tone that doesn't give me the fresh, alive, radiant color I want in my face (I have this problem with most fndtns - they all have beige with no peachy or real yellow hues to give life to it).
The coverage is medium to full. I did manage to cover up my acne scarring for the most part but if I wanted total secrecy, I'd still need a concealer. Consistency is a standard runny liquid, so it's buildable to an extent.
The finish is boring - not nasty and bad, but not radiant and fresh. It was a natural wax-like finish on me: not dry matte, but not exactly oil sopping glossy either. Looked natural - but not "even better" (ha, Clinique, I caught ya on that one!). When I say it looked natural, I mean it looked like MY natural dull, sullen complexion when I wake up minus the redness and scarring.
The wear was average for any foundation that doesn't market as oil-controlling. I broke shine within four hours, but I get shiny no matter what (Dior Forever, MAC SFF, EL DW - yep, I broke a sheen), so I really don't care about "oil control" anymore. After about an 8 hour sweaty work day, I noticed it started to disappear.
So it's not a foundation I'd recommend for a special event. However, the reason I gave it three stars is because Clinique really impressed me with the skin treatment. This is the first and only foundation that seemed to improve my skin. My skin felt baby soft when I washed it off at night and not once in the three months I wore it did I break out (but of course, I know everyone breaks out from different things so it doesn't mean you won't). But seriously, it was so gentle. The texture itself feels like butter. If you look at Clinique's range of foundations, they really have a grasp at marketing towards skin problems. Being as they are a well-established skin company, you might as well take a stab at any of the foundations if you have a concern. I think the bad pigmentation and unimpressive finish are what make it less prestigious, but considering it's not too expensive, it could make a good daily foundation.
This was my first HE foundation. I bought it in the shade '01 Alabaster'. I tended to save it for either going out, or for when I needed the extra coverage. I felt it was a bit much for day-to-day use. It's very true to the 'Even Better' claim. It did a good job of covering redness - I'd say it's on the higher end of medium coverage, if that makes sense. I liked that it went on smoothly and didn't exaggerate pores. The packaging is very hygienic which is another plus.
However after having had more experience with foundation, I can now see that it's too dark for me - by at least 2 shades. I'm a very pale British girl with Scottish ancestry, so as you can imagine even the palest shades of foundation can look a little off! It's a shame that it wasn't a good match, but I really do prefer my face to match my neck and chest. I know that a lot of people have had a hard time trying to get a match in Clinique, but if you can find a shade in this line that works for you, then I think you'll really enjoy using it.
If it helps for ref shades that suit me are;
Almay Nearly Naked - Buff
Almay Nearly Naked - Ivory
Revlon Photoready - Ivory
Revlon Colorstay - Ivory
Everyday Minerals Base - Fair
ELF All Over Cover Stick - Light Beige
I've been using Clinique's foundations for about ten years. In my younger years (think adolescence) I used the Clarifying workout wear line that treated blemishes as well. After growing out of the semi-pimply teen phase, I switched to the Superfit line. I absolutely loved the Superfit line because the coverage was great but it wasn't heavy or thick. It felt very light and coming out of the tube, it was a watery feel. Clinique discontinued the Superfit line and has asked all those wearers to switched to Even Better. I use the Honey (06) color, but it feels incredibly heavy on my face. Also, it has a really dewy finish so you absolutely have to set it with powder. That I don't love. I try to keep my makeup routine as minimalist as possible and this just gives me one more step in my morning. Not a fan. I've since switched over to Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection 030. That one is much much lighter with full coverage and dries to a powder finish. Despite Clinique's cheaper price tag, it's really not worth it.
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Clinique 'Even Better' Concealer
Clinique's Even Better is a creamy, stay-put concealer with Vitamin C to help cover dark spots and discoloration. Skin looks brighter and more even-toned. Available in twelve natural-looking shades.
How to use:
- Apply on bare skin or over Even Better Makeup SPF 15.
- Dip concealer brush in product then dab over area to be covered, blending well.
- Buildable coverage.
- Avoid rubbing once application is complete.0.12 oz.
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Shade 1 Porcelain
Shade 10 Suede
Shade 11 Nutmeg
Shade 12 Mocha
Shade 2 Bisque
Shade 3 Chamois
Shade 4 Buttermilk
Shade 5 Natural
Shade 6 Nude
Shade 7 Hazelnut
Shade 8 Honeycomb
Shade 9 Almond
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