like many of the other reviewers, i'd stress that this formulation really is more of a light foundation than a tinted moisturiser. it did not even provide enough moisture for my combo/oily skin and so if you have normal or drier skin you would definatly have to wear a normal moisturiser underneath this. (which in my opinion kind of defeats the object of the all in one easy application of the tm). however, as a foundation, i did really like this product, it was easy to blend and provides moderate coverage. i have used it for about a month and it has not broken out my acne prone skin or produced any irritation. for daytime wear if you do not need a heavy coverage this is a good product, its light and so very breathable, my skin actually improved slightly (blemish wise) when i switched to this from my maybelline foundation, probably because this is a lighter formula and so does not clog pores :)
I bought this for the first time since I was tired of my other tinted moisturizer creeping up in price to over $40. I would say this is not quite a TM, but more of a light foundation. After I put it on, it looks like I have make up on. It has a lot more coverage than any other TM I have used. I personally could use the extra coverage, so it doesn't bother me, but if you have perfect beautiful skin and just want light coverage then this may not be the product for you. My only complaint is that it is hard to find a color match...I was between two shades, with one being a bit too light and the other being a bit too dark. I went with the lighter because you can easily adjust the color with powder over (I use the clinique loose powder).
I think that for the price and coverage, that I will stick to this TM.
I had become unhappy with my Laura Mercier TM.- too greasy and the product separates. When I got the Clinique announcement of this product I was thrilled as I really like their moisture surge and as I live in Florida an SPF is a must! I had to wait 2 months for my local Macys to finally get a new shipment in my color '02' and missed the 'gift w/purchase promo.
So far (2 months) I am generally happy with this product. - I guess at this stage of my life a dewy look is gone forever. This provides enough coverage to even out my skin yet remain natural. However don't expect it to really cover any blemishes. You have to add a spot concealer for that. I'd preferred a packaging that made dispensing a small amount easier but I'm getting used to how to use it. I don't know yet how long the bottle will last.
Generally I happy with the product and the priceing is much better than the Mercier TM + there is always the Clinique gift w/puchase to look forward to.
It is more like a lightweight foundation then a moisturizer: It has great coverage (well at least way above my expectations) though not really moisturizing.
I bought the product at such a stage that my skin was almost peeling from lack of moisturize and lots and lots of break outs due to a hormonal period. So I needed a two-in-one product, however this one only provided the coverage part.
It is easily applied with a brush, fingers too almost equally work. Packaging is good to get the right amount of product. I would except a little bigger package than it already is considering the price I pay. But at least a little goes a long way.
I preferred to set it with a loose powder. It has a charming finish to use alone too.
I won't buy again because I don't need such a product anymore.
A great lightweight foundation that provides a stellar glowy (not oily or dewy) finish. What's not to love?
OH I LOVE IT SO. The coverage is sheer-medium, but I think it's great for summer. It feels super light, and makes my skin feel silky-smooth. Since it is a tinted moisturizer (and moisture surge at that), it also keeps my face moisturized for the whole day. I actually think the oil control of this one is far better than some of my oil-controlling BB creams. OH OH OH and best of all, it's paraben-free! It's brilliant!
I absolutely LOVE this TM. It smells great (like sunscreen, but not as strong) and goes on so smoothly with a foundation brush. It gives great coverage, but doesn't look cakey. The packaging is great too - it's a squeeze bottle which makes it easy to put on the correct amount.
After trying many other top brands' tinted moisturizers (withoit linking one of them - too oily, too little coverage, strange break outs...) I run into this Clinique product yesterday. I immediatly fell in love! The smell is very very light (so no issue here), the coverage is more than I'd have expected for a TM (which is great), and no break out at all (my skin is extremely sensitive and would usually react within 6 hours) !! My skin feels soft, happy, like no make-up at all. Shade 1 is still a little dark for my very pale skin tone but no one else will notice this. The color doesn't change over the day and I just use some concealer to hide spots and the darker area around my eyes, than the TM, some powder to set it in (love Bobbi Brown in "pale yellow") and I'm ready for the day! The moisture surge line was always one of my favorites in summer and this TM is no difference :-)
My favorite foundation was Clinique's "Almost Makeup", which was recently discontinued :( I went into Sephora the other day and talked to someone who said that it had been "reformulated" as Moisture Surge. Same deal- a so-called tinted moisturizer, SPF 15, which is really more of a makeup, albeit one that offers only very light coverage. It seems to me that the only difference between the two products is the packaging, which has conveniently been downsized from a 1.5oz tube to a 1oz bottle and sold for the same price (thanks Clinique).
Anyhow, this foundation is for people that are looking for a natural look-it will help even out your skin tone and minimize small imperfections without being sticky, greasy, or settling into pores. It doesn't break me out or dry me out. I apply it over a good primer with a stippling brush and you can't even tell I'm wearing makeup, my skin just looks better. Will be repurchasing.
I really like this, it's the first tinted moisturizer I have ever tried which did not end up feeling dry and cakey after a while. And the colour (I was recommended No. 4) is a perfect match for me. It has sheer coverage but enough for a "my skin but better" effect and looks really natural! I can't complain about the price: I bought mine duty-free at the airport in London for 17 pounds before flying out to find it cost 50 bucks in Australia!