Clinique • Gentle Light powder [DISCONTINUED] • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
Great product with all the satisfaction for me. Expensive but long lasting I think mine lasts me 1.5 years as I am not a type of person goes to work everyday and has to have a fully made up face. Very gentle luminous powder, never makes the potential spots angry unless you have 2 layers of foundation. Most amazing powder I ever used, had lots of compliments when i have make up on with this amazing powder. I am NC20/25, and I use 03 GLOW, it is a perfect match as I hate looking like orangey and pinky. The only downside is that it comes in a big sifter jar and when you travel it can be trouble, but this can be prevented wit separating it to small sifter container jars to travel to work, or school etc. I would not give up this powder for anything.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's rather expensive.
It's a good powder, but it's rather luminous. I've actually had people tell me that my face either looked sparkly or glowy.
There is ALOT of product in this thing.
If you can handle loose powders, then you would have no problem with the packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My local Clinique counter carries this powder in four shades:
02-Glow 2 VF- the lightest; would also make a good highlighter for medium skinned girls
03- Glow 3 MF- has yellow undertones; the girl at the counter recommended this for summer instead of the shade lower; it matches my skin tone so I can dust it over my full complexion when I want
04- Glow 3 Neutral- ? I don't understand this color name but in person it has pink undertones (so it's the only one I haven't worn)
05- Glow 5- the darkest shade; accidentally applied by the counter girl because it was mislabeled; strangely did NOT show up bronze on my lightly tanned skin
This is a beautiful sheer product that adds a nice glow to my face, not matte but not dewey either. Someone said 'it's like skin but better' and I agree. It's also versatile- I can dust it over a fully made-up face or just over primer & concealer for a less heavy look. If you go with the latter, I'd suggest setting the concealer parts with pressed powder (one great tip I use is to always set my concealer!). They almost shouldn't call this a powder because I feel like it reverses the typical flat powder look.
The applicator brush is scratchy and makes the powder feel coarse. I use a Sonia Kashuk brush that's the same head size. And for on the go, I just load up my pressed powder puff and bring the compact.
Sample first! I really like it, I'd buy it again... even at $23, it's a LOT of product and will probably last me a year easy with everyday use.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I just hate this powder...It's to powdery i think clinique blended is wayyyy finer milled. But that's not the biggest problem.Shimmer in it is gold and SO obvious on face i cannot bare it (and i love dewy ,i love shimmer too but not all over the face)...I dont understand whats gentle about it...It looks like i put MAC soft and gentle MSF on my face..
But i will definety use it up cause im gonna use it on my body..I think it'll look nice like that.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This powder is too powdery for my taste. The color was also a little pinky for my skintone. I would not repurchase this product again. I am glad to say, I did not have any breakouts or clogged pores w/ this stuff :) I'd only reccomend if you like a powdery/matte finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This was too ashy for my NC 43-45 skin tone...next time, I will try something less pink/ashy.
Another reviewer suggested using Glow 3 (I had bought Glow 4) since it had more yellow and less pink. I would think that's a good idea if your skin is darker but has gold in it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bought this in shade 4(which is shade 3 nutral) and it goes on like a glow of a bronzer.Im pretty light and wanted shade 2 but the sales lady thought this would give me more color for summer,which it will. Love it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
this is a great powder. i use this over clinque even better foundation and i looks flawless! its super light so it doesnt feel cakey and its a really good price for the 1.2 oz of product youre getting. most loose powders are about the same price but give you less than half of what clinique gives you!
great deal and great product! i would recommend this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used to use this religiously but then I ran out and didn't buy it for a couple of months. When I finally went out and bought it again it was like night and day. I seriously forgot how great this powder was! I put this on over my foundation and it lasts all day. It's great! My best friend told me, "omg, your skin looks amazing! What's your secret?" and I told her that this powder was my secret! I promise, people will notice the amazing glow on your face after you apply this. I feel like a movie star with this powder!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just bought my second one (one shade darker though for summer).
I had it in glow 03 and I just got glow 5/4. It's by far the best shimmery loose powder.
The sparkles are not very intense really --when you apply it on your hand it looks like a highlighting powder, but on the face it doesn't. It leaves a glow-y finish on the face making the complexion bright and fresh (you can't even tell though that there are sparkles in the powder)! Camouflages pores and blackheads perfectly, and can be applied under eyes too. I apply it all over (no foundation) and over blemishes (after concealer) and get a perfect natural look.
Didn't break me out. It lasts for a looooong time --even with every day applications.
The brush is a bit useless --you need a bigger brush to apply this evenly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My mom got me started on Clinique way back...this powder is definitely one of my staples. It is a yellowish colour with a lot of shimmer that looks great on the face/cheeks to give a glow. Right now my favourite way to use this is to dust it along my lower lashes after eye makeup to set liner and keep mascara and liquid liner from smudging.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i fell in love with this years ago and have used it on and off since then. when i was younger i used to wear a lot more foundation, for a heavier look, and i wasn't too fond of this powder for setting that kind of makeup. however now as i get a little older and am trying to minimalize my makeup routine (i don't really have the time anymore to sit in front of the mirror for an hour at a time, perfecting my face), this powder is ideal.
things to note:
1) it is SHIMMERY. i mean, like twilight vampire shimmery in the sun. but you know what....i don't really mind. from far away it gives you a healthy glow. it's really not the end of the world if someone sees my face with shimmer on it. i work in a hospital and wear this stuff every day. under the lights here you can't see any of the shimmer.
2) i have issues with my undereyes and do not like to put any type of powder there because i feel like it accentuates the lines. a light dusting of this powder is wonderful for that area because it brightens it, sets my concealer, and looks natural without emphasizing flaws/getting cakey.
3) a little goes a really long way, i don't even remember when i bought mine but it's never-ending.
4) overall the coverage is minimal, it is not very pigmented. but the shine and finely milled texture help to even out your skin tone and make your face....glow-y.
5) doesn't do much for oil control or covering any blemishes.
6) the brush it comes with is useless. i've never used that thing. i bought clinique's powder brush, works a million times better.
I recommend this for people with pretty decent skin who just want a finished look, they could use this alone, or for those who want to finish off their foundation with a bit of a glow. this product is definitely one of a kind, and i reach for it more than any other powder. usually on casual days i only wear this with some concealer under my eyes and mascara and i don't feel "naked". highly recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. I had this for a little more than a year, it will last you a long time. I didn't like the brush it came with but I use it when im on the go for touch up's. i think its a good price considering how long it last. I'm running low on this so i need to get another 1.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I love this stuff. It will last me forever. It's light, easy to apply, and is a perfect match to my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this face powder ~ I dust over my MUFE HD 120 foundation with the (02) Glow and im left, not with the usual shimmer-fest, but with my foundation perfectly set and and an almost imperceptible, yet definitely there glow to the skin ~ not shimmer, a soft, classy, youthful and quietly radiant glow.
I sometimes over-do the powder, ontop of blemishes & concealer for eg ("just to make sure its set and idont have any embarassing zit 'show-thru' lol, and it never cakes and never metalicises or over-shimmers.. eg, you dont get the highlighter all over (ie disco-ball) effect whatsoever...
I just love this stuff! Viva Gentle Light Powder!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
In general I'm not a big fan of Clinique, but this powder delivers a glowy finish that doesn't cake. The included brush isn't top quality, but is fine for general purposes and travels easily. Though the ingredients aren't ideal, I like the results enough to consider purchasing again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I had two of these for about 2 years or more, they lasted forever! it gives a really nice natural glow and coverage. It does cover and settle any spots so its not that sheer. I had a matte and a shimmery one, i liked both!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
provides subtle glow.great when layered over blush or just to used as a bronzer.also,one jar goes a long way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
LOVE this powder!! it works great on setting my superbalanced foundation and really helpd to keep my oil undercontrol and I do less touchups in the day because of it. It also really halps to calm my skin as well. When I were this powder in conjuction with clinique acne solutions concealer, by skin is much more calmer and my acne is not as big or red and I have noticed that it has helped to prevent to new acne.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like this powder which is on the rare side for me to say. Most powders give me a cakey look. This does not, but it does impart some shiny-ness. Little weird looking. The brush is teeny tiny.