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!
I have been using this for the past couple of months. I love how it's very lightweight and medium coverage. the sunscreen part is such a plus. The only problem I have with it is it doesn't stay on very well. So by mid-day, my acne scars pops right back. Nice product and doesn't break me out at all!
EDIT: I'm loving it right now and have been using this for the last month. It's summer and I find it stays on alright.
I IN LOVE this tinted moisturizer Ive dry and sensitive skin this works great makes my skin look poreless and flawless is very
hydrating it has nice coverage even do is a tinted moisturizer is amazing Ive 3 months no Rash or Breakouts my skin
just feel great I use everyday is very long lasting on my skin I apply pressed powder on top to prolong life TM if youve OILY skin I think this will be too rich and hydrating BUT dry skin Girls will Love it
I have been using this for the past month and I like it alot. It gives very lightweight coverage that is very natural looking. The formula is on the runny side so you can easily blend it using your fingers. Has not broken me out and doesn't make me look very oily provided I set it with a powder. Very hydrating on the skin and I was able to get matched properly to a shade that matches me rather well. Lately have been just using this with some concealer and power and I feel I'm ready to go. Will run if you sweat though, so it's not full-proof.