Bear with my and this long review but trust me it will be worth it: I have oily acne prone skin and have been using this foundation for about 2 years. I purchased my first bottle back in 2010 and it is the first 'high end' foundation that i have ever bought (if you will.) I have tried other foundations such as the revlon colourstay and i find myself always coming back to this. I do not feel as though i need to branch out and try anything else because this foudation offers everything i need. This foundation offers medium to buildable coverage which is perfect if you want to apply a lighter coverage for the day or build it up for a night out. This offers a matte finish and evens out all my redness, and smooths silkily over my acne (and now currently the remains of pimples thanks to medication) and provides long lasting wear. I set with powder (rimmel stay matte) after application and this lasts a good 3-4 hours before re blotting is required. Compared to other foundations this controls oil very well. Whilst i am always oily, i have more recently become combination as i have had some dry patches on the outerparts of my cheeks because of the acne medication i am on, which is healing my spots, and the foundation will cling to those so more moisturisation is required on these parts before application. This would not work on a dry skin very well but would be a delight on combo/oily/very oily skin. The price (i purchased originally from a clinique counter for $50, and then again on strawberrynet for $42) is good for the product and the packaging is great. You squeeze the product out and ensures little waste, the entire method is very clean.
To sum up
Pros: -oil contorl
-does not break me out
Cons: -slightly clings to dry patches (so again, great for oil control)
-can't think of anymore
What works for me, might work for you. Seriously, try this!
For reference i use the colour 2 fresh ivory, and it does not turn orange on me at all (oxidise) it suits and blends into my summer and winter colour, i have quite a fair 'english rose' complexion.
I was so deeply disappointed in this product. I went to my local Clinique counter as I had just run out of my Even Better foundation (one of the many I use, I'm do not a foundation monogamist lol) and after having a chat with the lady at the counter, was convinced to try the anti-blemish range. Now despite having very oily skin and mild acne, I'd never bothered with the anti-blemish foundation because most foundations sit well on my skin with a touch of powder but eager to see what the fuss was about I purchased the foundation in shade 2.
And oh dear.
At first I was so excited about how well the colour matched my skin and then by midday I looked like an oompa loompa! And contrary to what the woman (who was so lovely I feel bad saying this) had told me, it actually made my pores even more prominent. My face looked like an orange golf ball.
A rather expensive disappointment I'm afraid :-(
This was my first "real makeup" purchase. Sheer almost matte finish. I set mine with a clinique powder. buildable coverage. have tried a few foundations from other brands...but i alway comes back to this one. I find after a day wearing this...and even after cleansing my face..my skin texture is smooth for a couple of days afterwards.
I've already had this product back when I was a teenager and got spots all over my face (wasn't acne) and as those spots reappeared now due to a hormonal change I decided to go for it another time.
I really cannot recommend this enough- it got medium coverage, which is fine to cover red spots and although it really covers up you can't tell that you have make up on.
With this I need a tiny amount whereas to other products where I have to use a silly amount of makeup to cover up and then look like I used a whole bottle.
It dries very fast so you shouldn't hesitate to blend it.
Another + is the colour range. I have to say that I have very fair skin and especially in winter I've got problems to find the right colour- with clinique this is no longer a problem!
All in all I really love this foundation :-)
this foundation is fine enough for my blemishes, good coverage, and lasts for hours. The only problems is that the lady that suggest this to me in the shop gave me the wrongest colour ever. Now i will use it to mix and match foundations.
I love this foundation! It actually works for me. My skin looks amazing with and without it.
It covers well and it doesn't feel thick on my skin. It's like I dont even have any foundation on when I'm wearing it. It lasts long when I have it on, and the foundation itself lasts long too. The price, yeah - it is a bit expensive, but HEY - there are others out there who suck and cost even more. So I don't think the price is any problem at all, when you know how the result is :)
Thanks Clinique for making this foundation come 'to life'. Dont ever remove it from your products.
At first I thought this product was good, it's very thin and gave a light coverage that went matte and stayed matte. But it's a strange texture and after a while it just seemed to change on my face and was a bit flaky. I have dry skin so it's not moisturising enough. I think it would be perfect for someone with more oily skin or perhaps slightly combination.
This is my favourite foundation, so good I'm actually scared to try anything else! I love the coverage- it smooths over my ridiculously spotty skin with a nice silky finish. You also don't need much- just a small amount. I squeeze a small blob onto the back of my hand then with my opposite forefinger split it into smaller blobs on my cheeks, forehead and chin then smooth with both hands. I find it gives a better, thicker coverage than with a foundation brush. I love the colour too- I was shocked to discover I was pale enough to be shade 01 but it matches me perfectly. It is also the first foundation to not break me out. I knocked a lippie off partly for the fact it is quite drying sometimes, and doesn't last as long as it should for £22- it's a lot of money for me to spend as a teenager! But as I said, it doesn't break me out or irritate my spots, so I've repurchased three times so far.
I first purchased this foundation around this time last year when my acne was at it's worst (thanks to Uni stress). I needed a good but healthy cover up for my dire-need-of-help face and decided to purchase the anti blemish solutions foundation which I am still beaming about. I would not recommend it for those who have very severe acne as this foundation only gives a medium amount of coverage and would be better suited for those with mild acne. I bought my foundation last July or August and it has just now almost finished, even though I used it near enough every day (probably missed wearing it during winter breaks when i didnt go out much, but nonetheless it has been a great spend for me as all year round I held my face up high not having to feel embarassed about my spots. Not only that, no one can even tell i have foundation on with this product! extra bonus. All in all, I'd highly recommend this foundation for sure. You won't regret it!
I have never liked Clinique foundations, but this is the exception. Although I don't think it really makes a massive difference if you have problem skin, it covers problem skin really well. Most Clinique foundations have a light or sheer cover, but this one covers well, and the finish is matt and flawless. The staying power is not great though. The biggest thing for me is the finish though, very natural and pretty.