Clinique • Continuous Coverage • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this product. I have dry skin and it's moisturising. It is very thick and hard to blend but the coverage is amazing
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Hmm.I don't think it's AMAZING, but I am glad I bought it. It's great for photos, for one.
I'm very pale and the lightest shade is not a perfect match, but close enough.
It doesn't break me out and it washes off very easily, even though it's full coverage.
A little goes a long way!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I'm so upset I can't find my receipt for this. =(
- I like the tube
- Palest color is too dark
- Kinda like trying to slather cement on your face, it doesn't glide
- It doesn't cover better than my MAC Studio Fix
- After about 5 hours, I'm an oily mess....and let me tell you and thick makeup on top of oily skin....it looks so gross. My face looks wet!
- It makes my pores and acne scars look GIANT! Like REALLY GIANT and NOTICEABLE!
I honestly wish I could take this back, it's everything I don't want in a foundation. =( I'm going to try and make it work but this stuff...YUCK! I don't know how this stuff is still around, I've tried drugstore products better than this stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I for one, love this stuff but it's definitely made for normal to dry skin types, especially dry skin types. Oily gals should stay far away, as it will probably slide right off and I can't imagine it would ever set or last on anything but dry skin. My skin gets especially dry this time of year, sometimes tight and flaky as well, so I need a very moisturizing foundation because my face just eats moisturizer like it's not even there. I've tried many that claim to be moisturizing, including BBs, but none fit my needs this well. Coverage is excellent; definitely full so blending well is a must. I apply with fingers (the squeeze tube packaging is great as well - easy to use, sanitary, travels well and you get a good amount for the price). I dot it down the center of my face and I blend out with a sponge to avoid streaks. It takes a few minutes to sink in so you have time to blend. I imagine you could sheer it out more by mixing with a moisturizer before applying or even with a liquid lluminizer for some added glow if you like, but I haven't tried that yet.
It does have minimal SPF (15, although I would prefer 30 it will do) but the shade selection leaves much to be desired so I have to knock it down a notch for that, and is nearly impossible to tell online. I first tried Creamy Glow thinking it would be warm-toned, but it was VERY pink (I can't imagine anyone's skin actually being that pink but whatever), so I exchanged it for Ivory Glow which is warmer and works well on my NC20/light skin tone with warm undertones. I do need to apply a light dusting of finishing powder over this, or it doesn't feel like it 'sets' or dries properly and I worry about it transferring if I don't use at least a little powder. Once I do, pores are minimized and I get a natural matte finish without the heavy look or feel most full-coverage foundations have. No oxidation, no breakouts, irritation or any other problems as far as that goes. A little goes a long way and could be easy to overdo if you squeeze out too much. I use about a dime sized dollop (if that much) which is just about right. Works well over a primer or by itself, but does seem to last longer and apply more smoothly over a primer; currently Revlon's PR primer seems the best for me with this- it's not as silicone-y as others, so there isn't too much 'slip' which allows this stuff to go on nicely without sliding around and stays put. No flakies in sight, and doesn't settle into fine lines or pores. Also works well as an under eye concealer for the same reasons, although I really prefer it as a foundation. My blush goes on smoothly and lasts quite well over this, and it just plain looks good when all is said and done. I would definitely repurchase as my fall/winter foundation, especially because I haven't found anything else close to this particular formula, especially in the drugstore, so if you're dry and struggle with finding the right foundation perhaps give this a try despite some of the negative reviews. It's definitely not a one-size-fits-all kind of foundation but with so many out there meant for oil control, it's hard to find one that isn't nowadays so I'm quite happy with this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This covers blemishes really well and the lightest shade matches my skin closer than any fdtn I've tried although it is a bit too pink. It doesn't break me out. The only thing that bother me is the staying power, it transfers everywhere! I do use a good primer and powder, even added a finishing spray but nothing helps. If it were long wearing and had a better shade range it would be perfect!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This was ok as a foundation, but it is better as a concealer. Use your regular foundation, and dab a bit of this on any blemishes you have. Plus, it's drying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this stuff! It covers up anything that you want to hide. I have moderate breakouts on my forehead, and when I applied this it made my skin look flawless. I know a lot of people dislike the consistency, but if you rub it between your finger (clean fingers now ladies!), it heats it up and gives it a bit of movement. If you have dry skin I'd recommend adding a bit of moisturizer to it instead to give you a little more hydration throughout the day :] From personal experience, if you want some lasting power with this, I'd recommend using a primer and setting it with a powder, lasts all day. The only downside is that there is not a big color selection, better for people with yellow undertones to their skin. And works the best for those with dry skin. I will repurchase and recommend!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This concealer is very pigmented and thick. It was too dry for my under-eye area. I bought this in the shade creamy glow, but will be returning it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Pros: Price is right, a little bit goes a long way.
It cover everything
Cons: Doesn't keep it's promises for me, accentued my pores and lines even with the best primer.
Texture is thick and limit oily. This will NOT work for oily skins!!!
didn't last on my face (and I have a rather dry skin).
It returned it and exchanged for Estee Lauder Maximum Coverage (pricier but keeps his promises).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I started out using this product as a concealer for large discolorations on my face. It works very well for that. Then one day I ran out of foundation and in desperation, used it all over my face. Now, I am regularly using it as a foundation. When used as a foundation, it is essential to use a primer with this, or it "drags" on the skin and emphasizes your pores. With a primer, however, it goes on smoothly. I apply it with my fingers and use as little as possible. It doesn't feel heavy to me, is very long lasting and covers well.The finish is duller than I prefer in a foundation - I usually like a more satin or glowy finish. The big flaw with this product is the very limited color range. Currently, I'm using this as foundation because I ran out of my normal one and haven't had time to go to the store to get matched for a "winter" shade. It doesn't quite match me and I'm "making do" by bronzering over it, etc. I don't think I'd purchase this again as a full-face foundation, but I do like it for concealer. And if you are fortunate to find that one of the few shades matches you, this could be a great foundation for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
First of all, I don't use this as a foundation, as it is much too heavy and my skin isn't so bad. However, I do use it for concealer, and that's what I'll be reviewing it as. I squeeze a dab onto a blank CD and dip a concealer brush into it, then use it around my nose on under my eyes, and sometimes on my cheeks.
Staying power is decent, not great but good. I do have to touch up once a day, around lunch time, but I've always had to do that. I've never had any problems finding the right shade, but the range is very limited and others probably have issues.
Overall, very nice, but once I run out, I may debate repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I'm a long time Clinique user. I love it. I've had acne prone (to say the least) skin since around age 12. That's around the time I was introduced to Clinique. I rarely ever use anything else. Especially when it comes to foundation. I just recently started using continuous coverage. I find it hard to find a product that will cover the redness and scaring that I have. This product cannot be beat in my book as far as coverage goes. Yes, it is a very thick product and one of my friends was actually shocked at the thickness of this makeup when she saw me applying it. However, that's not a problem for me. It stays on great and does NOT come off until I'm ready for it to. As I've mentioned before, I have acne prone skin and this doesn't irritate it at all as some thicker foundations can. Overall, if you don't mind a thick foundation and want great coverage- this product is it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been wearing this product for around 4 months now, and personally think it is really good eventhough i feel it does have downsides, firstly i think it is great coverage, i bought this foundation to help cover my frekles and have a more clear complextion, this foundation definatley fills this need, although i found even the lightest colour to dark, another negative point about this product is i personally have found that it makes my face itch, i have a close friend who uses this as well and she also feels it makes her face itch, other negative things about this product include things like, rubbing off easy, not drying fast enough to be able to apply powder and so when you do it goes all cakey. Over all i do feel this product does what it says being full coverage foundation although there are a few negative sides to this product i would buy it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product is OK, nothing more. It didn't cover my scars that well, which it says it will. The foundation is thick and not that easy to blend onto the skin. It also feels quite heavy on my skin. It didn't break me out, but I won't use this foundation alot.
If you want to buy this because you have acne scars or other scars, don't. It won't help.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bought this to cover a sun spot on my face,bought it in the lightest color which is called creamy glow.I put it under my foundation and let it dry then apply foundation and then it gives you better coverage.Plus if the color is a tad too dark then you really cant see it.I love this as a concealer,couldnt be without it.
UPDATE: May 2/2011- Went to clinique for bonus time and they told me this product is being discontinued. I am freaking out as I am allergic to so much stuff that this was 1 thing I could use and not be allergic to,whats out there that has good coverage...no fragrance,shea butter, sunflower, Vit.E ?? Any suggestions?? I found some at The bay and stalked up for now,but am very dissapointed its discontinued.I cant live without this product. Hard to find any light shades left.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Huge regret buying this. It has way too much yellow in it. It's also very thick and doesn't look natural at all, very hard to blend. When I put on my foundation after this, it looks very cakey and makes it look like I have a black eye, not a good look! It also settles into fine lines especially under the eyes and emphasizes dry areas and flaws. I will say though that it has good coverage, but that's about it. Everything else about it is horrid. Even the packaging is pretty bad, when I open up the bottle it spills out! The only reason I decided to buy this was because my mother said she used it when she was younger and that it worked well back then, so I'm guessing they changed the formula?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Good coverage but it emphasized slightly dry areas after moisturising that other foundations/concealers don't. It also never seems to set so you need powder. Range of shades is lacking.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
im only giveing this 3 lippys...........i love the coverage i found it really easy to blend but it gives me spots, im guessing its because the makeup is so thick that it blocks my pores, it says on the tube that you can wear this all over the face but i would only use it on problem areas, btw this product is no good for people with oily skin..........it makes my t-zone super oily!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I guess I am going against the grain here as I did not like this foundation.
It is very thick. You have rub this between your fingers for about 30 seconds before applying it to your face or it will not spread. It will just set in one place and make you look like you have un-even blotches on your skin. Since you have to rub this first, it gets everywhere. All over your hands and since it is not oil-free it also stains clothing. I learned this the hard way when I got some on my shirt and comforter.
I wanted a full coverage foundation to hide some acne scarring and was hoping since it was so thick it would give me a great coverage, I was wrong. To me, this is the biggest problem. I would deal with an un-desirable consistency and messiness if it gave me good coverage but it didn't. I got the same coverage with my cover girl foundation as I did with this for a fraction of the price. Also, the cover girl is oil free and much easier and less messy to apply.
Why would I pay $22 for a foundation that gives the same coverage as a $7 cover girl foundation? Especially when the cover girl is less messy, oil free and easier to apply?
Well, I wouldn't. Ever again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
I have been using this stuff for about 2 months now, but I use it about only a few times a week. I originally got it as an alternative to my Dermablend cover cream since I wanted to try something with full coverage but not as thick as the cover cream. I have to say that this from Clinique gives a full coverage and its not thick! You can definatly cover dark spots with this! If anything it covers just a good as the Dermablend. It dries matte, feels light, the foundation itself is very creamy and blendable/spreadable. I finish off with some powder and it looks great. Reason for 4/5: I have to say though that I wished it came in more colours. I bought 2 to mix to get the right one for my skin. It is pricey, close to 50 bucks CAD for the 2. Also It does not wear as long as my dermablend. I found that it would not look as good at the end of the day or stay put and even with powder, it rubbed off onto my collared shirt (when i spread the foundation down to my jaw/neckline) which does not happen with dermablend.