|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this product!!!! Prior to this I had never used any Clinique products before including skincare stuff except the odd lip gloss. But this has changed the way I think about the brand too and I've since revisited to look at other potions.
I work in a fairly humid environment with a lot of running around all day and I usually find that most foundations have slipped off my nose entirely and caked in patchy areas around my chin and forehead.
First thing that I am delighted with is the colour match. I'm not an easy match it turns out and often have to settle for something a little lighter, then use a little bronzer to darken it or vice versa. It's an absolute pain. But this colour match is so good and the mattifying component is so reliable that after I've applied it, I don't set it with any powder but take a transluscent one with me to blot with if required. My skin looks softer, clearer, much less greasy and I wear it from 10-12 hours a day. I haven't had any breakouts specific to this product but I always get the odd spot or two from wearing any liquid foundation.
And a little goes a long long way. I only use a pea sized amount to get coverage for my whole face and that's not because I don't have a lot to cover up (trust me I do!) but because this gives good coverage from a lot less. Also the colour doesn't change as the day goes on like some foundations which become a lot darker as they oxidise over time.
This has made me really happy and even though I like to experiment and no doubt will keep trying out other products, it's definitely one I'll keep coming back to.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have combination (somewhat oily) skin and this has been great at reducing the shine, I do have to blot a little throughout the day but it does a great job to control it. The coverage is amazing because it can be from sheer- medium to buildable depending on how much you apply, which is great for me because I dont really suffer from acne except for a pimple or two now and then. This does not break me out btw. I highly recommend this for young girls (im 18) because it looks fresh and natural, its not cakey at all. It lasts a lot, maybe not the whole day but most of it. You should definitely try it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this product. It is easy to apply and there is a wide range of colors to make sure you get a perfect match. Coverage is great and the finish is very natural and youthful overall. You also get a good amount of product in the tube, since you don't have to apply much. Now for the downside..... At first I was pleased with the product. I have extremely oily areas to my skin (T-zone, areas to right and left of nose, and chin) and this doesn't get rid of shine totally if its really hot outside but the oil will dry up once one cools off if you do tend to sweat a lot. All was well and I had switched from the only other foundation that has ever worked for my EXTREMELY acne prone skin (adult hormonal acne that also flares up with products it doesn't like), the Clinique City Base compact foundation. That was until I started getting pimples and blackheads all over my face, particularly in the chin, forehead, and between my nose and cheeks areas. Now, I have little blackheads and bumps all over and several painful cysts that aren't too visible but only because they are still under the skin. Guess I will be ditching what I have left of this product and going back to the City Base and use of oil blotting sheets. A light sheen and the need to blot beats massive breakouts consisting of bumps and painful cysts any day! I caution against the use of this product to anyone who has extremely acne prone skin!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Maybe it's because of my primer, or maybe because it's my weird combination skin, but this foundation just...isn't matte. I know matte, and this isn't it. If anything, it has a cross between a luminous and a satin finish.
But, you know, it's weird, because even though it's not matte, it really does control oil. I was running a mile under 85-degree heat, direct sunshine, and by the time I was done, I did have a little bit of a sheen, but I wasn't completely oily like I would expect.
It really doesn't make sense to me how a non-matte foundation can control oil, but who cares as long as it works, right?
The coverage is great as well. It has a medium buildable coverage that is really nice--it's enough to even out my skintone and cover up some blemishes. I still need a concealer for some dark spots, but that's fine with me.
The shade Beige is a pretty good match for me. I'm NC35 in MAC, and Beige is a little too neutral for me, but it's not too noticeable as long as I avoid direct sunlight lol. Anywho, I can just fix that problem by setting it with a powder with yellow undertones or mixing it with a foundation with yellow undertones.
I also love how it's oil-free, and the price (only TWENTY THREE fricken dollars! How cheap is that?!) makes it a definite steal.
Would I repurchase? No, because I already have way way way way too many foundations.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for about a week. I love love the color of it (im a 7) it looks great on my skin....does not in any way make me oily. But I have to admit the staying power is average. MUF HD stays on way better but after using MUF for a year I think its breaking me out. I dont mind reapplying a little at the end of my day before evening because it doesnt break me out. Anyways yes i would buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have oily skin and this has been my savior!! I've never used Clinique foundations before since I always thought expensive foundations were the way to go. I've used all MAC, MUFE HD and matte velvet, Chanel perfection lumier, Lancome Teinte ido 24 hr and these foundations don't hold a candle to this. for ref i'm nc42 and sand was perfect match, I use no powder on top, easy to blend, medium to buildable coverage and literally last over 12 hours on me in hot ass Texas!! I can't rave enough about this product because I seriously believed I'd never find one for my oily skin. what I really love about the product even more is the color sand is the best color match I've every gotten from any foundation. I will forever repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Love this! Have extremely oily skin & don't have to touch up at all throughout the day. New favorite product!! Will repurchase again & again :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I live in Alberta so we have a super dry climate and my skin is super oily. I usually have to blot my face 5 times a day to keep the shine off but with this foundation I don't have to. I don't have to use a powder over top all i use is my Lise Watier primer underneath and it works wonderfully. The only problem I have with it is I find the foundation kind of clumps up on your face, like your forehead, where you tend to secrete more oil. I've only noticed this a couple times but it's easy to blend out. I wish it gave just a hint more coverage but other then that I really like this product. I've tried other clinique products before and didn't like them at all and was really skeptical about this one but it works wonderfully!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I obtained a sample of this foundation at the Clinique counter @ the mall. I was matched as "beige" which was a good match. Sadly after using it for 3 days I was very underwhelmed with this foundation. After 2 hours of wear, I was shiny and needed to blot. I even used an oil free primer under this and finishing powder! It just didn't hold up to Florida's hot, humid summer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ok, let me start off by saying I have REALLY oily skin. After washing my face, I will get shiny and oily before the hour is up. Anyway, I tried Stay-Matte and was so ecstatic with the results! I went for over 7 hours of no shine! Throughout the day, I used to constantly blot or add powder to my face, which was SUCH a hassle, but now I am confident that my skin is going to stay matte for hours and hours! This product is absolutely amazing! If you have oily skin, give Stay-Matte a try!