Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup

3.5

585 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water Purified, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Silica, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Quarternium-90 Bentonite, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Coconut Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyl Methicone, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Trifluoromethyl C1-4 Alkyl Dimethicone, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphates, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Talc, Silica Silyate, Magnesium Myristate, Diphenyl Carbomethoxy Acetoxy Naphthopyran, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-6, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Hydroxide Green


on 8/26/2015 2:51:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I only just purchased this & have used it once & to be honest, I dont know how I feel about it. Gonna wear it again today & try to get a better feel of it. I really dont think its gonna hold up against my oily skin tho. Which sucks.



on 7/27/2015 6:18:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

(fair/combination skin)

my only issue with this is it's expensive, and quite small for the price. it doesn't last all day either, so i keep a little container of it i've decanted in my bag to reapply if i'm going out after work or something.

for me, this is the best foundation i've ever used, and I'm about to run out so i'll buy it again when i do. the shade i got is perfect, it's exactly the same colour as my face (but the range is not great, especially for darker skin tones, so obviously your mileage may vary on this.)

the product has a really nice semi-matte finish that doesn't feel too dry, and it's light enough to use under my eyes for days when i can't be bothered with undereye concealer. also it smells to me like vanilla ice cream.

i love that the coverage is nice and light, as personally i don't like heavy foundations. it provides more coverage than a bb cream or a tinted moisturiser, but is still really light and you can't feel or see it sitting in a heavy layer on top of your skin. i do get breakouts quite often, but this has never made them worse and i've never noticed any reaction to this product from my skin, which is great.

i use a concealer with a really high pigment for spots and blemishes so combined with this that gives me really natural looking skin.

will definitely buy again even if clinique is crazy expensive.

edit after reading other reviews: i did notice the very slight shimmer but for me that's a plus as it gives me a really subtle glow.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this foundation. I've been using it since high school, when I found out my friend's brother used it. I figured, if he felt confident it was subtle enough that no one would notice, it must be a pretty natural-looking foundation. Sometimes I stray, but I always come back to this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/2/2015 10:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This was the very first foundation I used, I was about 15 at that time. I used to love it as my skin was flawless and it didn't feel too heavy. It's easy to apply and I found a shade that matched my skin perfectly. As everyone else said, there's noticeable sparkle/glitter even when you wipe it off. I didn't mind it too much but I didn't repurchase this because I wanted to try something new. I thought about going back to this foundation because I had such a good experience with it however ultimately I decided to not to as the sparkle and glitter became too much for me even when I was just testing it out on my hand, I guess I changed my mind about them. Overall it's a pretty good foundation, though I think the glitter really throws it off for most people.


on 6/22/2015 8:58:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

It's a thin foundation, stays well, sheer, but it has noticeable sparkles (advertised as optic particles) in it.
Sparkles make it looks cheap, but acknowledging it's common to wear shimmery eye products (at night), I suppose that wouldn't make too much of a difference.
For daytime, looks odd.

Otherwise average price and in a squeeze bottle.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

At last I have found THE foundation! I have searched among the more expensive brands, but in vain, until I remembered this one. I had tried it years ago, but the colour was wrong. Then I tried no. 4, which is not bad as its base is neutral/yellow, but slightly too light. Last time I was in the US, I went to Macy's and looked at all the colours available, knowing that in the US they have more colours. So I tried no. 12, and it turned to be perfect. I have dark sun spots and redness and this foundation really evens out my blotchy skin and gives it a pleasant slight glow. Please Clinique, never discontinue this fantastic foundation.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is good for evening out skin tone. The coverage is more of a bb cream or tinted moisturizer. It looks VERY VERY natural, seriously. I have never come across a makeup product that looks this natural. Concealer will be required for problem skin, but it's probably worth it for such a natural look rather than using a thick foundation all over.


on 11/10/2014 4:49:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This has a red undertone so it doesn't necessarily match my skin. My undertone is golden but my shade match is #45. It also oxidized darker.
I do set
with a translucent powder, but if you don't you get a beautiful dewy finish. I set it with powder not necessarily because I prefer a matte look but more because if I don't I tend to get oily. This doesn't cover my somewhat noticeable undereye circles without concealer, the only product that really does that is the Covergirl Queen Collection 3-in-1, but this product looks more natural despite that, even if I have to use a concealer for that area.
I'm neutral on the packaging. Because it's a squeeze tube I can take out the two dots I need and I never get more than necessary but if I did, I'd squeeze it right back in to the tube (not the most sanitary but I do use the back of my CLEAN FRESHLY WASHED hands to dispense the product on to and from there I use a foundation brush to buff it in. What does bother me is that I know once I reach the end of the makeup I will have a hard time getting the last bit of liquid from the tube. Will use the last bit, won't repurchase.


on 9/27/2014 12:29:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This is an HG foundation for me. Lightweight. Natural. Looks like real skin. The shades are flattering and lots of different tones. As far as where it fits in Clinique foundations, it doesn't have skin care benefits like some of their others, but I feel it's superior to others like Superbalanced etc. I will always have a tube of this!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/8/2014 10:54:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

MY SKIN
Very pale. Lancome 010 or 005, and many brands do not have a shade pale enough. In Bobbi Brown I am Porcelain.
Lines? No.
Dryness? No.
Oily? No but T zone is a tiny bit oilier as day goes on.
Sensitive? Yes- avoid perfumed products.

For me, colour is the main issue because I am very pale, with coverage being the second.
I don't need a lot of coverage but being very pale every bit of blue or pigmentation shows so I need medium coverage.

COLOUR
I chose 01 which is a really good match- not too pink, yellow or dark. Spot on in fact. I also use Porcelain in Bobbi Brown to compare. I'd say this was the same shade as B Brown Porcelain in Moisture Rich and a tiny bit darker than Porcelain in Skin Foundation ( which runs lighter.)

COVERAGE
This is sheer to medium. One application looks ok, touching up makes it look better. I need heavy duty under eye concealer and a bit of extra foundation on my cheeks but this does the job. I would like a bit more of a dewy sheen and a bit more of a glow. This is not matte-matte, but it's more matte than satin or dewy.

TEXTURE
Quite thick like a heavier foundation, creamy on application and blends well, but you need to be fast as it dries quickly. This for me a negative- it goes on a bit like a BB cream- dries fast, and not much 'play time'.

FINISH
I'd say this is bordering on matte. There is a very slight glow at first- but would not call it dewy. This for me is a negative- would like a bit more of a glow.

LONGEVITY
This will be key for me. I do not have oily skin, and I don't like powder but I don't want to touch up ever 2-3 hours.
Pleased to say that after 5-6 hours I still look as though I have make up- though natural.

BUY AGAIN?
We'll see. I think the cost at £22 is better than many at £30 so if this works I will stick with it.
Like the fact it's a plastic bottle and can be popped into a handbag for touch-ups.

OTHER STUFF
Not suitable if you have dry skin. I'm in my mid 50s and my skin is not dry, but this is a semi-matte foundation.


9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.


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