I truly love this foundation! I should start off by saying, though, that I actually don't regularly break out- more like a few spots once and a while. However, I do have a very oily T- zone, and this does a great job of covering that up! I bought the lightest shade and it matched my winter shade skin perfectly! I wish it would last a bit longer, but the t- zone issue plus the fact that I've never tried it with a primer could be a factor. Best foundation I'be tried in a while!
This is honestly the first Clinique foundation that is a good match for my skintone. I received this in a swap... I swapped for the "Alabaster" shade. I'm NC25ish, Mary Kay Ivory 202 and Bobbi Brown in Sand and Alabaster works great! Its not quite as yellow as any of those, but its undertone is definitley yellow. Its very sheer coverage, but this is exactly what I want. At 50 I still have a tendency to break out, so this is absolutely perfect for me.
Oh Acne Solutions. Oh Clinique. I have given Clinique so many attempts to impress me over the years, and this product is one of those failed attempts. I was having horrible breakouts about 9 months ago and wanted a foundation that would provide some coverage but also help by preventing future breakouts. This foundation did neither one of those things effectively. However, I do like the packaging of this product opposed to the glass bottle packaging of many foundations. The product also lasts a really, really long time I had mine for 4-5 months.
Unfortunately they do not have a great selection of shades for people with yellow undertones like myself. I bought it because the color looked like it matches my skin in the store but once I got into brighter light, my face was pink! If you have pink undertones, go for it but if you have yellow undertones, you're stuck.
I didn't see an improvement or worsening in my acne when using this product. I did notice however, redness and puffyness after wearing it for a couple hours; My skin couldn't breathe. You have to squeeze the bottle in order to apply and this proved frustrating since some of my money went to waste when too much was distributed. A better container and less mask-like on my pores would be my advice to the company.
I've been using this product for over a year now. Its the closest thing to a great foundation for me. I still haven't found my HG... I have really oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin. I needed a foundation that didnt have too many harsh things that can clog my pores. This foundation has acne medicine and its also oil-free. My face remains matte for about 5 hours (had to set with powder) without blotting even in extreme weather..
EDIT: This is still the best matte foundation I have tried and am still using. Its not my HG because this foundation oxidizes like crazy x_x My skin is pale with yellow undertones and this foundation turns orangey/pinky throughout the day. I LOVE HOW MATTE IT IS.. but the COLOR RANGE SUCKS. Also a little bit goes a long way, sometimes if you squeeze out too much foundation and put it on, it can look cakey.. Its also not the best at blending.. so a light hand is a must! Also this is formulated without any parabens!
I absolutely love this foundation. It feels so light on my skin but it gives me amazing coverage and it doesn't make me look cakey. It has also helped clear up some blemishes since I started using it. This is definitely going to be staying in my collection for a good while.
I loved this product at first, but it started drying out my skin and looked cakey throughout half the day. Definitely set it with a light powder. I suggest only apply it to area where you have acne. Overall however, it worked at covering as a foundation should, however it didn't cure my acne or make the redness go away.
My HG foundation. This makes my skin so flawless with just the smallest amount used. Granted I just use it for redness, but still it looks great. I especially love it because it is one of the few foundations that doesn't contain a specific silicone that breaks me out horribly that seems to be in EVERY other foundation, both drugstore and high end... (cyclopentasiloxane.)
It dries to a matte finish, and I should add that it dries very quickly. So work in small areas or fast! This will not break you out, I feel pretty confident in saying that. I cannot wear anything, and this I can wear all the time. I actually mix shades 1 and 2 together... so maybe if you can't find the perfect shade, buy two and mix them. It works great!
But be sure to exfoliate well and hydrate your skin before using this especially if your skin is dry from using acne products, because this will exaggerate dry areas big time like almost any foundation. But still wonderful product, no longer looking for another foundation HG.
I am really impressed with this product, and currently, this is my favourite foundation. Haha, but it always changes from time to time anyways. Now, I just want to start off my saying, don't get this if you don't have acne (lucky you). I have very mild acne (unfortunately, who loves acne?) so I decided to give this a try. I was originally looking for a MAC liquid foundation or concealer, but I stumbled into the Clinique counter, and realized their makeup is all fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, because my skin is sensitive. So I started looking at their foundations and trying different shades. I have this in the shade 02 fresh ivory by the way. So I bought this $30 plus tax it was like $35; it's like $23 in the U.S. I think. But I was impressed for the price, because usually Clinique is more expensive than that. This bottle contains 30mL of product in it. I think it gives amazing coverage, it's extremely easy to blend and I like to put a powder over it to set it. But you don't even have to use a powder over it if you didn't want to. It doesn't look cakey which is usually my biggest complaint when it comes to powder or foundation. What I love most about this product is that it feels so light and thin on your face!! It feels like your practically wearing nothing. It certainly gets rid of all your redness like it promises. However do not use a lot of this foundation; just about a dime size. That's all you really need. This did not make me break out at all, and since this does have salicylic acid, it fights bacteria from clogging your pores and giving you pimples. I would most definitely recommend this to you if you have acne and really want a good coverage foundation.