Cle de Peau • Cream Foundation • Crème
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This review is for the old formulation of CdP Teint Naturel Creme which comes in a 20ml/.88FL.OZ jar and without SPF. The new version comes in a 30ml/1Fl.OZ jar, has a different ingredients list and is with SPF18.
Let me first of all state that IMO this foundation is way overpriced despite the fact it is a very good foundation. I know CdP is Shiseido's prestige line so you'll pay for outstanding luxurious products but well, $118 for a jar of foundation is just too much. I managed to get it for half retail price but still it's just too much money. Admitted, a little bit goes a very long way so even with everyday use a jar will last you for over a year or even longer but well, I just can't justify it. Back to the foundation itself.
I'm a cool- to neutral toned NW10 and I have dry, sensitive Rosacean skin. My current favourite foundations are LM Silk Creme in #Soft Ivory and Chantecaille Real Skin Foundation in #Fresh. I purchased this foundation in the second lightest shade I10 which is too dark for my skin and the undertones don't match my complexion. I guess shade I00 would be a better match. The texture is creamy yet surprizingly lightweight for such highly pigmented foundation. You only need the amount of the size of a rice grain to cover your whole face. I use a damp sponge to blend in. It feels very smooth, doesn't settle into fine lines and leaves a dewy, velvety finish. This is a full coverage foundation like LM Silk Creme so it does an outstanding job evening out my ruddy cheeks. If you would use too much, I think it might look mask-like and feel heavy so the key is (as with all full-coverage foundations) to apply sparingly and blend well. Also make sure your face is exfoliated and moisturized well otherwise any dry patches/flakes might show up. The foundation wears well during the day and doesn't oxidize. It feels great and looks great.
Now apart from the price and the wrong shade I also didn't like the fragrance. It's not a very overpowering or horrible scent but I'm quite picky about scented foundations and it does turn me off a bit. I just prefer unscented foundations.
Conclusion: I won't repurchase for several reasons but if you have the money, can find a matching shade, don't mind fragranced foundations and if you are looking for a full coverage, creamy, non-drying foundation which also doesn't settle into fine lines I still highly recommend giving it a try. *PPP Foundations List in My Notepad*
Ingredients: water, cyclomethicone, talc, butylene glycol, dimethicone, glycerin, dimethicone copolyol, sodium glutamate, dextrin palmitate, nylon-12, boron nitride, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl dipalmitate, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, glycine soja, palmitic acid, mica, quaternium-18, isopropyl alcohol, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum distearate, hexyl cinnamal, alpha-isomethyl ionone, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, polysilicone-5, methicone, linalool, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, benzyl benzoate, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, fragrance, CI77891, CI77492, CI77491, CI77499.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This used to be my favorite foundation until SA introduced me to a new production: the REFINING foundation. The creme foundation was recommended to apply with a sponge which you can buy from Cle de Peau also since it's of the best quality. A jar lasted me 2-3 months with daily application. At first I was very happy with this item and I was going back to CdP to replenish the stock at which point the SA informed me of the REFINING foundation. The main reason why I don't favor this over the REFINING foundation is because it didn't give me a "glow." Thus, although it provides a very nice coverage, I look dull.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is an incredibly expensive product, but it really works. I'm very pale and pink-toned, and I10 is the perfect shade for me. You only need a small amount because the formula is so pigmented, so the jar will last quite a while. I agree with an earlier review that if you use too much, it can definitely look cakes, so start with just a little bit!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I had a craving for this foundation for the past six months and finally got it at the Shiseido Store at Mitsuwa Plaza. I got Teint Naturel in O10.
This foundation has a matte finish and is very thick and incredibly pigmented, so you better have a light hand or it will definitely going to look cakey and... well dense. I apply this foundation with the help of the MAC 187 and be incredibly careful to not load too much product on the brush.
This also didn't seem to oxidize on me, which is a plus.
This product can also be mixed with foundation or primer for a sheerer version or your own tinted moisturizer.
One of the pluses is the fact that this basically covers everything, you seriously don't need concealer but you need a light hand while applying otherwise it's pancake mode on.
The jar seems rather small BUT you need so little that it lasts a good while.
While I'll probably repurchase this, I have to admit the price is rather exorbitant, so only go for this if you have the cash to splurge. You can buy MUFE's Mat Velvet + which also has amazing coverage for a thrice of the price and get amazing results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been longing after this foundation for years but always refrained as it is soooooo expensive.
The occasion popped up: in a local perfumery they were having a sale as they were dismissing the entire Clé de Peau line (it too expensive and nobody buys it!), so I could get the CdP Cream Foundation at half of its regular price (here in Italy it’s 104 Euros!!!), mind you, half price is still more expensive that the usual Dior or Chanel or Lancome fdn I use to buy, but anyway it’s in the price range of a Chantecaille just to make an example… so I thought I could do it!
I was more than happy to have this opportunity and try this up. I purchased the lightest shade in the range, that’s I10 (Ivory). Lovely. Gorgeous colour. It matches my skin tone pretty well, l thought it’s maybe a tad too “white” - fact that I can adjust with a bit of bronzer anyway… we are going towards the sunny season so a too white face must be corrected. This shade is perfect for winter though.
I love the foundation and when I first applied I said “WOW”: it is so intensely pigmented that I thought it was a concealer!
Indeed it is not, it glides on so smooth and blends perfectly with your skin. I was amazed: a very small amount is needed and you really can cover all your face and you DO NOT need concealer! (I have discoloration to hide).
I got a flawless face, not chalky not masky.
Due to its excellent coverage, it's quite obvious that you are wearing makeup - so this may not be the ideal foundation if you are looking for an easygoing/natural looks (to this extent Chantecaille is better but does not cover all I need!).
The only 2 con’s I can find here are:
1) the price – at its normal price it cannot go for everyday wear – a 20ml jar will not last very long even if the product is very concentrated.
2) after a few hours my face turned extremely oily (my skin is not oily, just has a classic T zone).
It was perfect until noon, but then after it melted almost completely (I wore loose powder on top, of course as I always do) I guess this is due to the oils contained. That’s why I will reserve this fabulous fdn for winter wear and special occasions….
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I dropped S$212 (about US$150 in today's forex) for this here in Singapore. I have this in O20 and so far I am not impressed at all.
I have been using Sisley and I totally love it but it can't provide me with coverage that I require. I wanted something that will look flawless when applied by any lazy idiot, which led me to CdP. There is nothing seriously wrong with this product. But with this price tag I am expecting something seriously good. No matter how I build up, it can't totally banish my few shallow red/dark pimple scarring even if I use CdP sponge and by the time that it did, it is then masky. I even change my moisturizers to see any changes but I didn't. Second, although the color is a perfect match, it is very obvious that I am wearing make up with this. Not natural enough for me. This is a waste of money. The packaging is also substandard and unhygienic.
I will try this for a few more days and will update if there's any change in my experience (I have to discover ways to use this expensive stuff).
EDIT 22/09/2008: I have discovered that over LP Extraits of Skin Caviar, this fdn is actually a killer. It looks like my real natural skin, radiant and perfect without the dull mattness. Oh well, ANY fdn looks fav on top of Extraits but CdP is different. It covers dark old acne sites and capillaries- it does this when I use it as a spot concealer after whole face application. I am astounded and there's no oxidation too. Excellent. You just have to find a good primer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation for fall/winter since I have oily skin, its a creme foundation that blends well and offers medium to full coverage depending on how you apply and how much you use. I am using 020 (MAC NC 20-25) and its a good match for me, I do use the CDP primer underneath but have found it to work well either with the primer or without. Its expensive but for the little amount you use I can see myself repurchasing if I ever run out. I will try the new CDP liquid foundation this week, the sales lady told me that the new foundation is more suited for those with oily skin. Still this is a wonderful product and I have yet to be disappointed with any product from CDP.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I received a sample of this when I went to Neiman's to buy my Sisley foundation. I do like the Sisley Oil-Free Foundation, but I find that it doesn't provide the coverage like CDP covers. I do like a natural look, but look for lasting coverage. When I look at the creme formula of CDP, I automatically think it's going to be too much (looking too heavy). The satin-creme formula, though, looks beautiful on. I have gorgeous skin with this, and I feel like I'd want to go for this if I needed a reliable foundation for looking great. I'm going to use the entire sample (probably should last over a week) and see if it's a good everyday-wearing foundation (in all lighting, etc.).
I'm with the color 010, a nice yellow-based. All over my face, it looks a little light. It's not so light that bronzer doesn't ease that, but do want to check out the 020, though I have a feeling, due to limited color selection, that it will be quite a jump.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First I really wanted to try this product. then I really wanted to hate it, so that I woudlnt have to try it and like it and pine after something really expensive.
Anyways, I ended up trying it thanks to a lovely swap :) I got an O 30 shade. The packaging is nice and very elegant, but not very portable, which is OK since this is not meant to be carried around in a fanny pack anyway its a nighstand sort of product.
The price is ginormous but since I got this free in a swap I decided to treat it like that. As soon as I got it I put it on and boy was the coverage flawless.
The foundation is thick and creamy and a little goes a long way. I just put it on with my fingers and swirled, then finished with a buff brush to even it all out. It smoothed my skin wonderfully, Ive never had such smooth looking skin in my life. The pigmentation was good, enough to cover, not too much to look cakey or maskey.
I would imagine this foundation would photograph perfectly. It covers awesome and feels great, lasts nicely as well.
However, there were a few cons. First of all, it did oxidize on me and turn darker, also it settled into my pores and I could see my pores 'magnified' in about six hours. This does not happen to me with my normal skincare and makeup routine (Lancome) which is great in minimizing my huge pores (I use teint idole ultra and pure focus/sensation totale). Also, I would not recommend this as a daily foundation, since it is very rich and very highly pigmented (which I personally dislike in foundations).
The color turned visibly darker and did let oil through, and didnt mask pores. However for someone whos not as oily as me, and wants PERFECT natural flawless coverage I would definitely recommend this foundation. And Im really glad I got a chance to try it so I could get the greed for this out of my system :D
Back to TIU :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This review is for the cream foundation, otherwise "teint naturel creme" as printed on the box. This is the matte version of the cream fdn as the other is more dewy, an oilier version. I am NC35, & I used the O 30 (O for ochre = yellow) and a good match, better match than Px CB. At the present I am using the fdn that is clinging to the plastic barrier of the jar, whatever is clinging there should last me 2 weeks of daily application. And when that is used up, I will use a Q-tip (minus the cotton tip) to dip & pick up whatever I need.
The square jar, for a change, is elegant, for Cad$129. The honest SA wouldn't suggest me to buy the concealer & loose powder as this fdn will do it all. Thanks, Emily.
This bottle will last me at least a year & is definitely worth it. I like this fdn better than the CdP powder fdn and will keep buying unless something even better comes out.
Update: Try using this over Smashbox primer, as it will allow quick & smooth application, I can do my entire face by using the size of 2 grains of rice.
July 2009, an even better way of using this, ... pick up half of your normal amount, mix it with equal amount of your regular silicone primer beforehand (on a metal surface, I find the cap of any cream will do good), the concoction smooths on effortlessly, fast & easy, this matches (OC30) my summer skin seamlessly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
the shades suit me perfectly and it gives great coverage and still looks natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is by far the best foundation I've ever used - I was using Laura Mercier and Lancome - I hesitate only because of the price - $110! The SA presented me with a color I thought would be a bit dark - but after wearing this for 2 days - she was right. I had been wearing the wrong color this whole time. I received a sample of the loose powder to touch up through out the day - I do shine by mid day and was expecting this creme to fade - but no - it stayed on the whole day! I was amazed. Will never look at another line - going back to get the loose powder.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was prompted to purchase this product in search of the next big thing in foundation. I am a huge fan of creme foundations, so I thought I would give this a try based on all of the celebrity attention given to this product. In an ounce to dollar price comparison, it is the same price of my beloved La Prairie caviar foundation. The Neiman Marcus sales person matched me to B20. It is a little yellower and darker in color than what I'm used to. (I tend to prefer the more porcelain ivory look), but he insisted it was a "flawless match". To lighten the color up a bit and use less product, I mix it with my Lorac highlighter and it looks fabulous. The coverage is amazing and I didn't notice any increased or unusual break outs. I don't particularly care for the packaging. It has a plastic cover that you remove with each use, and I guess you're supposed to dab your fingers into the container to get out the product? I usually dip a clean foundation brush in the foundation pot. As for how long it will last? I purchased it on Sept 1st, so I will update the message board with how long the product lasted. Although a bit pricey at $100,. you are getting a quality product and because of it's rich consistency, you use less product than with other more fluid foundations.
UPDATE: This product ended up lasting me 5 months. With this in mind, I will be re-purchasing La Prairie because that product lasts me longer and it also comes with a concealer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I absolutely love this foundation!!! I have really bad acne, but this covers my acne scars, under eye circles, and any other imperfections like a dream. I can even skip concealer!!! I apply this foundation by digging out a pea sized amount, using a spatula, and put it on the back of my hand, then use the cle de peau sponge for cream foundation and dab a little, and I mean very little, amount of the foundation, and then slide a thin layer all over my face, a little dab at a time. I then proceed to the second layer. This time, I take the same amount each time, and pat it on the areas that need covering, ie. acne scars, under eye circles etc, and voila, I have perfect skin! This process might take some time the first few applications, but it gets faster and faster after some time. I took one lippie off as O10 is too light for me, and O20 is too yellow, so I kinda have to mix both together to get a decent color. The packaging is not too great either, but I can live with it since I use a spatula, and the results I get is worth it. So far, this is an HG for me. I also heard that Covermark foundations also have great coverage, so those are what I'm gonna try next. Hopefully, they'll have the perfect color for me, and won't break me out at the same time. Until then, I'm sticking with this wonderful savior of mine!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have wanted to tru this foundation for so long and I just got the guts to shell out $110 for it! My husband would vapor lock if he knew how much I paid. I very rarely shop at Saks or Neiman Marcus, so I had never heard of it until about almost a year ago when I read that many celebrities use this, such as Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. It is very expensice, but super concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. The sales associate said hers lasts over a year with regular use. It was difficult to imagine a cream foundation for oily skin like mine, but this is great. It gave great, natural looking coverage. Four hours later, I hadn't had any oily breakthrough. And today was a warm, humid day. During the summertime I have a severe problem with sweating, so I don't know if this will work for that. The packaging is elegant, but could be problematic when it is near empty. Is it just me or does its light fragrance remind you of Estee Lauder's White Linen? (That doesn't bother me.) So far, I really like this foundation and I will re-purchase. (Hopefully not for at least another year!) I will update if anything about this changes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I can't believe that I may have finally found my holy grail foundation. This has been the most exhausting search ever. I have bought nearly every medium to full coverage foundation on the planet this past year. I even bought La Prairie's Caviar Foundation so you know I'm on a mission (that's $165.00 a bottle)! I am super pale so nothing ever matches me. If I am lucky enough to find a foundation that is truly full coverage to give me that flawless look it's too dark or too oily for me (Estee Lauder's Maximum Coverage would be the ultimate stuff on earth if they had a shade that matched and wasn't quite so oily). I just got this in the lightest shade (100) and although it's a bit strikingly pale (actually paler them my own skin which is a switch), I can't stop looking in the mirror at my snow white skin with this stuff on. It's quite striking actually. I could maybe go a shade darker which is sooooo rare but I am kind of liking this extra pale look.
It is ridiculously overpriced at $110.00 (though La Prairie takes the cake there at $165.00 a bottle and the bottle isn't even full when you get it which irritated me). The jar is so elegant however it's impractical and not very sanitary. It's small enough that you can take it with you in your make up case which is kind of cool but it's a bulky jar so you need a larger make up bag (which I do have that I got from Sephora). Its luxurious looking but it has a small neck so you will need a small spatula or spoon once you begin getting low which is a low point. This would have been perfect make up to be in a tube. It's extremely creamy and luxurious and would have been ideal if it were in a tube for many reasons. I won't let these things stop me from repurchasing because this is truly the best stuff on earth. I can see why so many celebrities swear by this foundation and why it has such a cult following. I have never heard of a cream foundation that is suitable for oily skin but this one is so you get this gorgeous full coverage and no break outs or extra added oil. It won't keep your skin oil free all day (nothing will if you are truly oily and really a foundation is not what you need to look to for this but rather your primer and your powder). I am officially in love!!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
see libralibra's comment....it's pretty much how I feel about this product, word for word. Very unnatural looking, very pink cast.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I didn't purchase this (God forbid you ever try to return anything at Sak's or Neiman Marcus). This review is based on two separate applications at the store.. It looked awful--totally artificial, a heavy mask. And to think it is $110. It looked obvious that I was wearing foundation, just too unnatural. No thanks. I will stick to my Armani.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this foundation, but only because I discovered the secret to wearing it well. When I first put it on, over bare skin, it looked like kabuki makeup, and it highlighted my fine lines and pores. I was appalled! The second time I applied it, I put it on over Trish McEvoy primer. Wow. It glided over my skin and had the most wonderful soft-focus finish, a little powdery but still very natural looking, not heavy or opaque at all. I only used a tiny bit, it's amazing how far this stuff goes. The third time I applied it, I put it on over my Sofina sunscreen in Nuance (it has a very slight pink tone). Again, it had the same effect as when I put it on my bare skin, although maybe less heavy looking with more pore highlighting. I haven't tried this foundation over one of the CDP primers yet, but I bet it looks fabulous.
I tried the I00 (I for Ivory). It's their lightest color, and believe me, it's *very* light. I'm an NW15 and this was too light for me. I plan to try the I10 next. The I00 concealed the pink tones in my skin to some extent without adding any yellowness, like the lightest Shiseido foundations do. I look flawless, as long as I wear a primer underneath. Without primer, or with too heavy a hand, this looks awful, IMO. In fact, I think most of the CDP MAs I've seen wearing this look like they have a mask on. Yuck.
I don't like the jar, it's difficult to use if you're getting down toward the bottom, and you would think it would be more attractive. Other than that and the price, this foundation is wonderful, as long as you apply it correctly.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been wearing Clinique Continuous Coverage for years, but as my skin is aging, it began to feel heavy, and I felt like every line, wrinkle, etc was the focal point of my face. I tried Bare Essentials because the commercials looked so good, and I returned it within a week because it made me look dead. I read every review of good coverage foundations posted on this site, and decided to try the Cle de peau. I do not regret it at all, even the expense. A little goes a long way, the color matched perfectly, and I feel like I don't even have makeup on. I have combination skin, some acne scarring, deep forehead wrinkles, yet my skin looks better than it did 5-6 years ago. This blends beautifully and lasts all day. If you're looking for a change, take the plunge...........it's well worth it. :)