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on 3/30/2015 9:54:00 PM
More reviews by amycarolinem
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
After being disappointed with my Laura Mercier silk creme foundation (mainly its tone and staying power), I tried this Clinique product, hoping for a more matte finish and natural tone. I have the 01-Linen shade. Color wise, it matches my light-medium skin, with a bit of a yellow undertone. It's really easy to apply with my beauty blender, and covers imperfections really well. Coverage is about a medium in heaviness and doesn't feel like it's clogging my pores.As for staying matte, it does a good job. My t-zone gets oily by the end of the day, but not to the point where I blot my face. I'm able to put this on in the morning and only have a bit of shine by the end of the day when I'm home from work. I always take my makeup off when I get home, so I don't know how well this would work for 8+ hours. The only downside is I wish it was a bit less expensive, for the amount you get in the tube. I think I'll be switching to a BB cream for the summer, but will use this foundation for going out/special occasions.
on 3/30/2015 4:46:00 PM
More reviews by LittleItaly94
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I just bought this two days ago, and I like it a lot so far! I have combination, acne-prone, sensitive skin. Without makeup, very oily on my nose and some on my chin and between eyebrows. With this foundation, and the stay matte powder,I really have very little oil, unless I'm outside. And I live in south Mississippi; it doesn't get much hotter than that!Anyway, this foundation doesn't cake, has medium coverage, best with the powder, which I touch up on nose and chin about once throughout the day. It doesn't slide off my face, and looks very natural! It covers my redness and acne well, much better than the Clinique Acne Solutions foundation that I used to use.It does dry me a bit at first, but as the day goes on, my natural oils blend with it well. I really don't have any complaints, and am glad to have found such a great foundation, finally!
on 3/2/2015 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by lclovelee
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Oily skin girls please read!! This won't work without a primer and not just any primer, one with the same base. The foundation has a water and silicone base, so you need a primer with a water and silicone base. Clinique makes one, however I can't say it will work because I haven't tried it. I used Smashbox photo finish light. The light version has a water/silicone base while the regular is just silicone. I tried 3 silicone based foundations with this foundation and they were not as effective. The light version works really great, it cut down the oil by about 60%. If you are looking for a completely matte finish you just won't get this with the Clinique Stay Matte. However, you will get a healthy glow with the right primer. This honestly is a great foundation I just want everyone to know that it may have not worked for others because they either didn't use a primer or used one that caused the foundation to separate. What this foundation does great? Easily buildable coverage. It doesn't cake no matter how much you add. It's also very lightweight feeling. It covers my pores better than any foundation I have tried. It's also the first foundation that didn't sit in my wrinkles making them more obvious. It won't break you out either. I had used Estée lauder double wear and broke out worse than a hormonal teenager -- this cleared my skin up!The only reason this doesn't get 5 lippies is because it doesn't make your skin matte. While its sweat proof and stays in place, it may not be enough to get through these Florida summers without being shiny. I have yet to decide if it will make e final cut but we will see.Update: the more I use this primer the better the foundation works. My skin has very minimal shine even after being in the humid warm air. Do yourself a favor and combine this foundation with Smashbox's photo finish light. It's worth the extra money!
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on 3/1/2015 1:15:00 AM
More reviews by PrettyBrownEyes2
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this foundation! I use color: Amber. It actually was the first tester I picked up, the SA applied it on my skin and was amazed that I had picked my own shade. I had been using MAC Studio Fluid for years but, wanted to try something else. I like that this Clinique foundation is very affordable and the coverage is the best! I apply it with a foundation brush and it gives my skin just the right matte appearance. The color match, Amber was spot on! I will definitely be re-purchasing. I already want to get a back up to have on hand.
on 2/25/2015 1:06:00 PM
More reviews by Maroko
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Finally found my HG foundation, after trying mac face and body, bobbi brown skin foundation, and clinique even better foundation (which i liked enough, and is my summer foundation), clinique stay-matte foundation is the best thing everThe sales assistant tried out different shades, and finally settled on shade 2, which i always thought was super light for me, but it turned out a really good matchthis foundation stays matte for a long time on my combination skin, without making my face look flat, rather looking like an improved version..What i like most about this is that my glasses don't slide on my nose and the foundation isn't transferred on them
on 2/24/2015 9:52:00 PM
More reviews by Javelins
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
The price is excellent for higher end makeup, but the makeup did not control my oily skin. After only an hour or two, I would have to powder my face to get rid of the shine. Also, the lady who worked at Clinique gave me a foundation that was way too dark for my skin. I would have to put it down my neck to avoid a makeup line. Overall, I liked this makeup when it was first applied but after a couple hours it was just like any other drugstore brand of foundation I'd bought before. I would recommend this makeup to someone with a dark, non-oily complextion, but not to anyone else.
on 2/20/2015 2:26:00 PM
More reviews by adelemarchant
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
As someone who struggled with oily skin, this foundation was the best I found. It is relatively inexpensive for a high-end foundation, does not make me break out (I have very sensitive skin), provides moderate-full coverage, and does not get nearly as oily as almost every other foundation that is marketed as "matte". (disclaimer: the finish is not entirely matte, has a little more of a natural finish, but combats oil amazingly)I have purchased this foundation in 6 different colors for all my different phases of self-tanning because it is so essential. It stays on the skin all night and does not oxidize on my fair skin.Also, this does not dry out my now somewhat-dry skin during the winter, which is rare for a matte foundation.
on 2/14/2015 2:30:00 PM
More reviews by Sarah1990
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I bought this foundation thinking it would blend nicely however it didn't. I found it to be quite thick and looked very obvious on the skin. There aren't many pale colours in this foundation which lead to me looking slightly orange. I'm disappointed this didn't work well for me as I have a full tube I know I'll never use. It didn't stay very matte on my skin but not many things do so I can't really comment on how well it would control mild oil.
on 2/10/2015 7:02:00 PM
More reviews by GeraldineCraig
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
This is a very effective product. Especially for this price range. I appreciate a soft matte look and this was easily achieved with Clinique's "stay-matte". A small amount of this covered well, glides on velvety and dried quickly to a delicate matte finish. It has a professional and classy effect and does not appear to be "cakey" or crease. The color I use, which is 09 Neutral, looked natural and blended well to even my skin tone.
on 2/7/2015 9:40:00 AM
More reviews by Kathy123
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I have always loved Clinique because of the quality. I also think that the price is still much more affordable than other department store brands. I did not like this product because it looked thick and unnatural. It did not blend well and it just sat on my face. It exaggerated the flaws.
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