I think this is a great product. Coming from someone who has very acne prone & oily skin, I find this foundation to be the most beneficial. When I wear this foundation, my skin does not get oily for 8 hours. It always looks fresh and I have gotten many compliments since I have been wearing it. The reason why I gave this product a 4 was because I couldn't seem to find the perfect color for my skin tone. The foundation I got is a tad darker than my complexion but people say that it gives my skin that "tanned look." I would defintely buy this product again!
I'm really suprised to hear that this product hasn't worked out for some people- Both my mother and I swear by Clinique foundations. Although I can't say so much about their skin care. We both have dry acne prone skin and found that our skin broke out the least when using Clinique Super Fit and Even Better, which is Super Fit with SPF 15. I can achieve moderate coverage with a pea sized amount and find that if I apply any more my skin will look orange. I use the Clinique Advanced Concealer (which is my Holy Grail of make-up products) to cover blemishes. I wear it when I go to school or work in the morning and the coverage lasts until I take it off in the evening. The look is also very natural- My friends are always suprised to hear that I'm wearing foundation. After a make-up free workout with a long-time friend, she remarked "So you don't have perfect skin?!" The price is reasonable (when compared to other department store make-up brands) and I actually quite like the packaging. Sorry to hear that the other reviewers don't have the same adornment for Clinique foundation that I do!
I use it as a spot concealer once in a while since I have had it for a year now and it's unused...I mixed it with my MAC Tinted Moisturizer just to use it up and a few hours later I had clogged pores wherever I put it...My MAC never caused it so it had to be the Clinique...I also got a bunch of clogged painful pores on my chin after 2 days of usage...This also has way too many ingredients...Something in there must have not reacted well with my skin...
I have very oily skin. The saleslady told me this is a longwearing make up suitable for all skin types. The colors are terrible. I have fair, neutral but somewhat cool toned skin. She gave me a sample and thank god I tried it at home and did not leave the house for a while!! Aftre 20 minutes my face was an oil slick!!! I will stick to my HG Estee Lauder Double Wear. It is the only one that lasts on my face with decent coverage.
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!