I think this stuff is scary. Firstly, it only hid the small pores that didn't really need hiding. It didn't do much for the large pores. At first I thought it was absorbing the oil on my forehead, but then I got blackheads on my forehead, which never happens to me. This is basically silicone spackle that traps the sweat and oil inside your pores. It's not absorbing the oil, it's BLOCKING it and preventing it from getting out of your pores. Hence the bumps and blackheads. I would worry about buildup over time even if it hasnt made you break out already. This product is nothing more than marketing genius. I will stick with my blotting papers. I like the tea tree body shop ones because they don't have powder.
I used this before and for some reason stopped and started using foundation. Now that warm weather is here foundation seemed too heavy, so I re-purchased this. I'm glad I did- this product mattifies my oily t-zone, mutes freckles and hides pores, without changing the natural color of my skin. I use the Invisible Light. Today I went to lunch with some 50ish friends, and one said there was something about me that looked good- now I think it must have been the more even-toned natural looking skin. I use this over a retinol day cream, with concealer under eyes and on lids, and a darker lipstick like Clinique Angel Red or Pink Chocolate. I admit to also using my lipstick as blush- probably a big no-no on this website but I'm a minimalist. No foundation. I apply to nose, inner cheeks, chin and forehead. A little pricey for the size of the tube, but a little goes a long way.
An excellent and one-of-a-kind product! My medium-sized pores are instantly somewhat minimized after using this product. I use it under foundation though it can also be used over make-up. I have it in 01 invisible light, but it's practically colourless and blends perfectly into my skin.
Ok, this is one product I seriously cannot live without now that I've tried it! It acts as a "pore concealer" by making a "bridge" over pores. It doesn't really have a color to it, though it comes in light and deep. I use the light and I am GGG/MMM NC 42-ish. You only need a little bit and you just smooth it on- you have to make sure you go in one direction so you're not rubbing INTO your pores. It has an amazing silky texture to it too. I have huge pores on and around my nose and this is the only thing I've found so far that covers them up. I can just wear this and a bit of powder and I'm good to go; but it really has an awesome finish when worn underneath foundation. It can also be worn over foundation. It does control slightly, but I wouldn't recommend using it for that purpose, because it is meant to be a concealer. I love that it doesn't clog my pores, which would make them bigger. One tube lasts me about 3-4 months with daily use on nose and t-zone. A little goes a long way with this. I have re-purchased and will continue to repurchase in the future unless something better comes out, but so far haven't seen anything like it!
I don't have HUGE pores, but they're visible. I just spread a tiny squeeze of this on my cheeks near my nose, and my pores disappear! Clogs my pores, so be careful.
I am definitely NOT a Clinique fan, but this stuff is TRULY amazing. Pores? Me? Of course not!
I've been hoping to like this product more but the main reason I'm using a primer is to control my very oily skin. I'm not sure why, but although it goes on very nicely... better than smashbox, for some reason it doesn't control the oil after an hour or two.
Smashbox works better for me overall.
Well, I actually don't use this on my face at all!! I use it under my eyes (no idea if you're ok too but no adverse effects!) It acts as a smooting base over my eye cream before I put my concealer on. It is in no way a cure for anything but I don't think it claims to be & I'm till unsure as to whether to buy a full size tube (using a sample which is when I found out it wasn't the best for my face but great under eye) as it's alot for just that use & I find Dermalogica does well too but for anyone with a tube hanging around that doesn't want it to go to waste try this! I have a little crepeyness under the eye & using this makes by eye's look more plumped when my make up is on.
I have been using the instant perfector in 01 invisible light for ten months, and I am on my second tube. This is a fantastic product that hides pores and evens one's skin tone. This is an unobtrusive product that you can apply over your entire face and no one can tell it is there, except for the lovely skin you'll have.
I am in my early twenties and have relatively oily, freckled skin. This product not only keeps my face from becoming shiny, but also--to a degree--lightens the appearance of freckles. I smooth this onto my face after my moisturizer soaks into my skin, and it lasts a good while. As someone else noted, it is small enough to keep on hand in case you need to touch-up. I usually have it discreetly hidden in a back pocket of my jeans.
I have never had an issue with acne or clogged pores from this product. Then again, I also use quite a few products to combat such problems before they occur. Regardless, this Clinique product is one I swear by and recommend to all my friends.
This really does work. I saw a huge difference and it felt really nice.