Holy grail worthy? Possibly. I had been using Clinique Superfit (which is now discontinued) for a few years until I noticed that the color just wasn't right for me anymore...I was using the lightest shade and it was starting to make me look orange :( I had asked the SA to recommend another formula that had a similar consistency to the Superfit, similar coverage, but was available in a lighter shade. She suggested the Even Better in Alabaster. I was pretty happy with that for about a year but recently thought maybe it was still just a smidge too dark, or maybe too pink for my skin tone. Clinique just released some new shades in the Even Better and Linen, dare I say it, seems to be a perfect match! It has a bit more of a neutral/slightly more yellow undertone to it compared to the Alabaster...so if anyone out there is/was using Alabaster because it was the lightest color available even though it wasn't a perfect match, try Linen!
As far as this helping to "even" out my skin tone, I do think my face has not been as red looking w/o makeup on, but I do think a lot of that has to do w/ introducing some new skin care products into my routine. But I don't wear this makeup every day, so that's why I can't say that this is the key to my more even skin tone.
I got this in the lightest shade and it is still a little dark on me, clinique has makeup that all seems to have a slight orange cast, however this isn't too bad. It looks beautiful/natural and hasn't caused any breakouts and I have worn it since november! Dewy finish that doesn't do much for oily skinned people like myself, however, this stuff feels gentle on my skin and I have noticed better skin tone. I apply a minimal amount with a stippling brush and my mother and sister have been borrowing it from me since!
This was my very first liquid foundation. I chose the alabaster shade and it blends out flawlessly on my skin tone. I apply it with my fingers and then blend it out with an egg shaped sponge. It lasts all day and I never have any shine. I have oily skin as well. The only downfall for this product is its price... 30CAD at Sephora.
This foundation broke me out on two different occasions. The first time I tried it was when I tested it at the department store. The next day I broke out into 3 huge, deep, painful cystic zits on my cheeks (not normal for me at all).
I waited a couple weeks for my face to heal. Then I tried it again. The next day I broke out into lots of tiny pimples around my nose, mouth and chin.
The color was good. The formula didn't wear that well with my oily skin type. But the acne it caused makes this foundation HORRIBLE in my book.
I am looking for an everyday foundation to wear that is long lasting & less expensive than my Guerlain Gold.
This is a terrible terrible foundation! If I can give this a minus rating, I would do it in a heart beat!
The consistency isn't too bad & it blends easily...but the smell is revolting. ~.~ It has heavy talc fragrance that lingers on your face.
The Clinicque SA color matched me & I tried to leave it on for longer than one hour, but I just couldn't do it. All I could think of was that I wanted to go home and remove the test patch she placed on my face! The test patch was itchy after 45 minutes & when I removed the test patch, I had red rash on my skin (T.T) and they are supposed to be hypo-allergic!?!?!?!
The test patch became chalky, blotchy & very noticeable on my skin.
I am really disappointed & disgusted at this product. I can't believe the quality & it's $50AUD. A lot cheaper than Gueralain, but definitely not worth the experience.
I did not like this foundation, it breaks me out, and it does not look that natural. I love vichy aera teint foundation which does not break me out, and gives me fresh and natural looking.I won't repurchse it!
Love this on my dry skin. I wear the lightest colour (took two attempts to get the right shade) Alabaster. It give a dewey finish, does not irritate and gives medium coverage.
When i first bought this product i thought it would be great because it would erase all dark spots and make my skin better. I was wrong. Lets start from the beginning. The packaging is not great the bottle has a tip so you have to squeeze the product out and sometimes you get too much or too little. And i'm guessing that it would be hard to get the last bit of it out of the bottle. When i applied it, it looked great and i was so happy that i bought the product. It covered all the blemishes on my face. After half an hour my skin began to look dry, flaky, and also a little cakey. I was very disappointed, I wiped it off when i got home and the next day i began to break out. I was really sad cause i thought that this product was the one i would stick with forever. Sadly, I wasted 40 bucks. :( I expect so so so much more from clinique.
This foundation oxidizes quickly on my skin. I have combo skin - normal/dry cheeks and oily t-zone. I got a sample of this in Alabaster, which is a good match for my pale skin with yellow undertones. It looked great when I first applied it in the morning, but after a few hours it turned several shades darker and orange. Also, if I did not set it with powder it became all over oily within an hour. Will not be purchasing full size.
Overall best foundation I've ever tried. It does seem to clog my pores if I wear it too much, so I try not to wear it everyday, but the light to medium coverage is great and the color match is perfect. I'm an NC25-30 and I wear Cream Whip. It doesn't look like you have foundation on and a pea-size amount is perfect with just a little extra to cover the redness around my nose on some days. Setting it with a powder is a must as it'll look oil-slick by the end of the day without it. Would definitely repurchase.