This foundation really gives great coverage and from what I can tell, minimizes my acne on my chin. It does tend to get a little slick towards the end of the day, but if you apply some pressed powder, it covers it up. I use primer than the foundation and don't apply any powder until I notice I'm getting a bit oily. I'm rather surprised that it covers blemishes so well, they vanish!
I really like this foundation. I have in in Fresh Alabaster and I like that it has a yellow undertone in it because it counteracts the redness in my skin. I don't know if it has helped my acne but it hasn't made it any worse. They have a good color selection and it is easy to blend when you put it on. It dries fast and doesn't look very cakey. If you put to much it can look somewhat cakey or if you have dry skin.
DRY SKIN PEOPLE;
If you have dry skin you may not want to buy this, it shows dryness anywhere on your face. My skin is Combo/Oily so I'm fine, but just in case(:
This was my go-to product when I had acne. It did a decent job for coverage and has salicylic acid (.5%) in it which treats acne as it covers. I find that it's has a medium coverage, but with the help of a concealer it can cover affected areas nicely. Also, it's kind of thin and dries quickly. So I advise to apply area by area. The shade selection is also fairly good and the price isn't that bad for a foundation. I don't have severe acne anymore, but I use it for when my skin starts breaking out a little. Of course it isn't a serious acne treatment, but does help a little. I have normal/dry skin and it can emphasize any dry patches, so be sure to moisturize before applying. As for the packaging, it isn't the best but it does its job. It's a soft plastic and has a silver plastic cap that is screwed on. I kind of find it annoying that it's a squeeze bottle, but I guess it's more sanitary than other foundations. So, I hope this helped a little. :)
I like this stuff. Conceals some marks nicely, but not new acne. Is a bit drying so be careful. I have loads of free samples from sephora and macy's so maybe I might buy when I run out. Or... I could just ask for more. heheheh! It's a bit thicker than other foundations out there so I cant stipple it properly with my MAC187. It definitely takes a LOT of patience if you want to stipple this foundation and for someone like me who has some acne marks, that patience definitely pays off. Doesnt last the whole day though. Maybe a good 5 hours before the foundation fades. At least it doesnt break me out or worsen my acne. Best method of application: ecotools kabuki brush. Now THAT takes less than a minute to finish and it also gives full coverage!
Love love LOVE this foundation! I have VERY acne prone skin, and I have experimented with sooo many different acne foundations, all of which have had great reviews.. but I couldn't find anything that would not make me break out :( I stumbled upon this one and I haven't had a single breakout since I have started using it, plus on top of that, it for some reason has made my skin softer than usual. It doesn't dry out my skin, which I found a lot of the acne foundations do. It is long lasting and prevents shine. The coverage is medium, so I find I have to apply extra to where I have scarring. Would absolutely recommend this product.
This is my new go-to foundation for my acne-prone skin. I've been applying it with my fingers and getting a nice medium coverage. I have to experiment with a brush and a sponge to see if I can get it to fuller coverage. I believe my shade is Fresh Alabaster and it is very close to my complexion which I love. I have been using it over Smashbox Photo finish Light Primer for oil control and that's been working well for very long lasting results.
This product ruined my skin! I had a fair amount of pimples and acne before I started using this fondation but once I started my skin erupted in a fury. It was the apocalypse of the face. My whole face is ridden with red marks and pimples and I know it's this fondation because my skin was moderate before and now its severe. I hate you clinique. This is false advertising.
I love this foundation! It controls oil well throughout the day, but I still need to blot. It does get cakey in the winter, but no problems in the summer. This has definately helped to keep my skin clear of pimples. If you have dry skin, this will probably accentuate your dry spots. I have repurchased this, but my only gripe is the color selection, it is very pink. I have resorted to mixing two colors in the summer months, as i get darker, but I love this fondation, so not a problem.
I love this foundation so much.
The colour matches me very nicely, I like how it has light pink undertones. Even though I am Asian, with yellow undertones, I try to look for something that has a pink pink-ish tint to even my skin out a bit more. I find that it even looks more natural.
The coverage is medium-full, depending on how much you build it up. It is not cakey, however my skin gets quite dry during winter months, so there is some cakiness, but during summer, it's perfect.
The package is great, love the bottle. Very hygienic.
As far as the acne clearing goes... I don't see that much of a difference. I still break out even when I wear this foundation. But it's not the foundation that's causing me to break out. I do find that it does help in drying up pimples.
Overall, I love this foundation!
I have been using this foundation since I was 17 when my sister got me started on it while I was spending the summer with her. That was 7 years ago and I've been on it ever since, though maybe that's because there aren't very many choices here in this not-so-big town that I live in and I don't really want to hassle with trying to find the right shade in a skin clearing foundation over the internet. I've applied it with my finger, with the MAC 187 brush, and with a sponge from walmart and each one has a different technique that draws the most coverage out of that specific method. I'm leaning towards that applying with the sponge when you do it right may give the most coverage.
Here's what I get from this foundation:
-it never makes me break out
-I remember it being a big step up coverage wise from the Neutrogena foundation I was using and it falls under the medium coverage category...still, if the coverage medium-coverage foundation gives was on a scale of 1 to 3, I would have to say its a 2 on that scale, and I always need Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer afterwards
-I have weird very dry, very oily skin, so I have to blot several times a day, but I have to blot whether I'm wearing this or not, and when I experimented with another foundation I had to blot with that, too
-it possibly contributes to my dry skin, but I also use treatments on my skin that makes it dry
-buildability...can be somewhat frustrating, and the sponge may be the best in this area. I apply the foundation with the sponge, then spread a tiny bit of foundation over the areas that need more, and tap it with the sponge, though it's really easy to overdo the tapping...also I mentioned that I always need a concealer afterwards.
-skin clearing...I will say that if I go for more than a day or two without wearing this I begin to break out.
-how long does it last?...it holds up pretty well through out the day...still, you go to work like Gilda and at the very end of the day when you go to wash your face, you're not quite exactly the same Gilda
Overall this is a very good foundation and after all that stuff I said, I finish it off with Scott Barnes Diamond Dust.