I love this foundation. My partner bought this for me as a birthday present and it's my HG foundation. I have dry combination skin, so I was advised by the SA to use a moisturising lotion on the dry patches so it evens out - wow! My skin looks radiant. I dislike most foundations for their consistency, bad shading and basically looking like clay on my face. Not this one, though. It perfects my flaws like my irregular skintone (I'm red, purple and blue all over) but it won't mask over my freckles, which makes it stand out. The result is a very natural, even looking coverage. I don't look like I'm wearing a mask of warpaint. I look just like myself with this foundation, but better.
I'm a NW15 and shade 01 alabaster suited me perfectly. It went on slightly yellower than my skin tone to begin with, but once it blended in it seemed to instantly match my skin tone perfectly.
I have really tried to love this foundation for the past week and I just can't! I love it when I first put it on. Great color and texture and looks beautiful and natural on my skin. Now the thing that kills it for me. No staying power. After about 3 hrs, it has just faded away and it looks like I have no make-up on. I was so hoping this would be the Clinique foundation that I would love because I have never found a foundation they have that works for me. So much of Clinique does work for me (skin care, blush, eye shadow etc.) I will just stick with my Estee Lauder DW Light because it DOES have staying power. Maybe if your skin was not oily the Even Better would be good for you.
I really like this foundation,it feels light on my skin and is a medium coverage. Great color select, keeps me pretty matte and looks natural. I have been wearing Estee Lauder and NARS....but I love this even more than both of those others. Even Better has SPF 15 and has ingredients that correct uneven skin tone over time. Its a nice squeeze bottle, which is nice because Im not wasting product. I paid $48 for NARS Matte 1 fl oz, but the glass bottle is heavy. What I really love about Clinique Even Better is that it was $24.50 for 1 fl. oz. The finish is beautiful. I also wear Clinique Sunscreen in City Block SPF 40 and they work well together. Try this foundation.
This is the foundation I've been looking for! It's got a great natural finish, and can be layered for more coverage. I have mild rosacea, and not only does this foundation cover it in one light coat, but the color match and finish are so good that I can use the foundation just for spot coverage if I want. I've never had a foundation that I didn't have to apply all over my face before. It feels nice going on, and doesn't cake at all.
It doesn't last well if you don't put powder on over it, and sometimes I need to reapply midday, but it's easy to do, and I'd rather have a finish that feels and looks natural than one that lasts longer but feels/looks mask-y.
I tried Clinique's redness-reducing foundation as well, and it's very nice, but I think the Even Better actually does a better job at covering redness.
I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!!! I have it in golden neutral and its a tad bit too dark but it goes on so smooth and covers all my imperfections. I have acne scars and hyperpigmentaion and it covers it all. This foundation is full coverage which i love due to the my bad skin. I will be sticking to this foundation and will DEFINITELY purchase again
I am a 42 year old fair skin woman, with melasma/brown discoloration on my face. My skin tends to be dry on cheeks and forehead, so I decided it was time to try a liquid foundation, rather than mineral powder foundation, that I needed lotion and primer under. I was hoping to skip a couple of steps, and wanted to find a liquid foundation with good coverage.
Well, I foolishly ordered this foundation from clinique online. I chose Alabaster- and what a fiasco. It was orange on my skin! it is fair to say that I am pale, with cool undertones, so this make-up looked clownish on me. It did appear dewy, the coverage was good, but the color was ridiculous. This is not a good make-up for a pale lady.
I thought perhaps there was a manufacturing mistake, went to a Clinique counter at Macys, and tried both Alabaster and Ivory colors- they were both horribly dark.
If you are pale skinned, you may want to avoid this foundation.
I'm always in search of the "holy grail" foundation. I've been wearing even better for over 9 months now, and I haven't even tried on others. I'm young, about 19 with dry-normal skin. And considering my age, breakouts is always a risk. I've noticed this foundation has actually improved the texture and clarity of my skin. I don't think its even looked this good. It applies dewy with about %70 coverage, but it stays on for about 8 hours, give or take without oxidizing. I would not recommend this for someone with dewy skin however. The true test is still to come, the heat and extreme humidity of the midwest summer. Haha
I've used MAC's Studio Sculpt for several years but suddenly my skin doesn't like any of the MAC foundations anymore. I decided to give Clinique's Even Better foundation a try since they had a GWP going on.
The bottle is nice in that it is very sanitary but it is hard to tell how much foundation you are getting and if you get too much it's wasted since you can't wipe it back into the bottle. That said though I find I rarely get to much out. The foundation itself is a nice not too thin liquid that spreads evenly and easily. The coverage is medium. It covers redness well but you will still need a concealer. This won't cover blemishes or dark spots but it does blur the appearance so that it gives a nice even texture. It dries quickly to a nice semi-matte finish. I still need to powder over it since I have slightly oily skin. It wears all day with only a quick re-powder about mid-day for me. The colors seem to look darker when you first squeeze it out of the bottle and then as you smooth it over you skin it seems to lighten and blend in perfectly. So far no breakouts or irritation from this foundation. I would call this a winner.
Edit: Since Estee Lauder has decided to do animal testing so they can sell in China...I will NOT use this again. Too bad this was a good foundation.
I've steered clear of Clinique foundation ever since a SA put a really orange one on me a few years ago and told me that it looked perfect. However, a few days ago, I saw a coupon offering a 10 day supply of foundation if I visited a Clinique counter, so I thought I'd give them a second chance.
I'm glad I did. I have quite fair skin (in between porcelain & nude in Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser), but Alabaster 01 was a good shade for me. It wsn't orange, as I'd feared. It's still a teeny bit dark, but I am very fair.
The SA applied Even Better 01 to one side and Superbalanced 01 on the other. The 01 colour was absolutely identical for each side, but the texture was very different. Superbalanced was very dewy and seemed to have the texture of a tinted moisturiser, just with a little more coverage. I found it a bit sticky. Even Better was glowy but definitely had less of a sheen. It covered flaws including pinkness on my eyelids, darkness under my eyes, and red marks from past acne spots, but it definitely didn't look matte /cakey. You could still see my skin and a few tiny flaws, but I like this as I think 100% coverage looks false and flat, like a mask. I'd say this is 60-80% coverage.
I do need powder to set it, as I find it lasts only about four hours before starting to wear off a little, but even without powder, I still look ten times better than I do bare faced!
I decided to buy Clinique Even Better liquid foundation after trying a sample. My shade is in "creamwhip" which is a perfect shade for my skintone. This foundation goes on smooth (a little goes a long way), it corrects my redness around my chin, and corrects uneven skin on my cheekbones. There is no greasy feeling (it's oil-free) and it feels very light on my skin even thou it is a medium coverage foundation. Even Better also lasted very well for 12 hours (my usual work hours). This is not a cheap product but it is not outrageouslly expensive either. It's affordable to my blue collar. The bottle is perfect, made of plastic so it isn't heavy, and it has a "drop" tip which is more sanitary and I don't end up with a mess around the lid. I will purchase this foundation again and again for sure. My review doesn't give it 5 lippies because I rated the price at a 3 since it isn't dirt cheap. But according to my own rating system this foundation gets 5 lippies:)