I LOVE THIS~! ITS UTTERLY AMAZING. IT HAS ENOUGH COVERAGE THAT IT CAN GET RID OF MY BLEMISH, BUT NOT TOO MUCH TO CLOG MY PORES. ITS NOT GREASY, IT HAS ALMOST A MATTED TEXTURE SO YOU DONT NEED TO WORRY ABOUT SWEATING STREAKS. THE BEST THING OF ALL IT HAS 25 SPF!!
I love Clinique, but I didn't like this at all. It was super greasy and shiny on my skin, and made my normally small pores look huge. The color basically gave my face a brownish cast without any coverage. I would not recommend this if you have oily skin, acne, or need coverage.
its good for when your spending a day at the beach, but i would not recomend it for someone with dry skin. at the time when i was using this prouduct i had rather dry skin, and it showed quite badly. like most spf foundations and creams, it smelt alot like sunscreen. i would recomend it, but yet again its better for someone without dry skin
I love this product.! And have used several tubes already.
It acts as both sunscreen and a tinted moisturizer.. I always wear it alone in summer without foundation. the only thing is that it is a bit oily and thick for my combination skin in the summer..
Love this product!
It seems that there are a few people who are bold enough to say "Don't waste your money!!" on this product because they broke out from it- but I have the most irritable and acne prone skin EVER and I've never had a problem. I used this on and off for awhile and after a recent purchase a few months ago my skin looks and feels better...and then I realized that whenever my skin has been at it's best I was using all Clinique products.
Just because it doesn't work for a few girls doesn't mean it wont work for you! Either way it is worth trying... it's only 17.50 so its not like a HUGE bank buster, and if it does work the tube lasts forever!
plus...it's an awesome primer! Spf and primer in one..saves money and time. Love it! :)
I love the SPF in this product. I use this mainly as a lightweight sunscreen. For days that I need even more SPF--I use the Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry Touch Sunblock -- but these are much heavier than City Block. City Block does not make the best primer (Smashbox is a much better primer) -- used on its own under makeup I haven't noticed that it helps my makeup last any longer than without the City Block. I have oily skin and it does not make me breakout. It blends in evenly, and the slight tint does help even out my skin. I combine this with Benefit's That Gal rosy primer and skip foundation. I use it daily to help protect my skin. I also use the Benefit power with additional SPF protection. I will keep buying this.
Sigh...I wish Clinique would at least bother to say this is not meant for dark skinned minorities. The lady at the counter said it would work perfect on my NC40 skintone. It left the ugliest white/tinted cast to my face that showed up even under foundation. I give it 3 lippies because the makeup finish was rather nice, however the white cast showed through. Nice product but I guess I'm still on the lookout for my HG sunscreen. Oh, and I liked the fact that it was oil-free
So greasy on my skin. I thought since it said "sheer" it wouldn't be but i was wrong. even on my cheeks (they are usually normal) it was greasy:(
I think it's a bit pricey for one little tube. Besdies, anything under SPF 30 really isn't even worth using for me beucase I live in Texas.
good solid sunscreen with pretty packaging!
doesn't break me out either.
however, goes on shiny.. i have to use mac blot powder to matte it up.
also, i'm pretty tan and even though it is mostly invisible, it is slightly tinted and, it doesn't match my skin color very well.
-- edit: i have since then taken of 1 more lippy. It is too oily.. and flakes when mineral powder is placed over it. Also... can easily be scraped off with nails and rubbs off waytoo easily.
This is my favorite summertime sunscreen when I want more sun protection. I'm pretty paranoid about the sun, and I live in SoCal so during the summer, I like to use physical sunscreen, and this is the best one I've used. Although most physical sunblocks are less "cosmetically elegant" and have the tendency to cast some whiteness behind, the Clinique City Block Sheer is quite blendable and do not leave any ashy residue.
My skin is a bit dry so I use moisturizer underneath, and then I put the SS on top and it works beautifully. Within a minute, it blends in with your skin, I'm NC30 and Clinique Ivory for reference. I could see that if you have darker skin tones how it could leave some residue behind but the key is to blend and use moisturizer, which really helps. Also, it keeps my face looking "fresh," and not quite matte, but not too dewy. I think you could easily control how matte or dewy your face looks through powder or foundation. I don't usually wear foundation but when I do wear TM it works almost like a primer and it keeps my blush on all day long also.
I like that this SS has good ingredients: physical sunblock AND antioxidants and the simple packaging keeps the antioxidants stable. I haven't had trouble with breakouts either, it is oil free also. Overall, I really love this sunscreen and I think the price is reasonable also!