|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is honestly the first Clinique foundation that is a good match for my skintone. I received this in a swap... I swapped for the "Alabaster" shade. I'm NC25ish, Mary Kay Ivory 202 and Bobbi Brown in Sand and Alabaster works great! Its not quite as yellow as any of those, but its undertone is definitley yellow. Its very sheer coverage, but this is exactly what I want. At 50 I still have a tendency to break out, so this is absolutely perfect for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Oh Acne Solutions. Oh Clinique. I have given Clinique so many attempts to impress me over the years, and this product is one of those failed attempts. I was having horrible breakouts about 9 months ago and wanted a foundation that would provide some coverage but also help by preventing future breakouts. This foundation did neither one of those things effectively. However, I do like the packaging of this product opposed to the glass bottle packaging of many foundations. The product also lasts a really, really long time I had mine for 4-5 months.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Unfortunately they do not have a great selection of shades for people with yellow undertones like myself. I bought it because the color looked like it matches my skin in the store but once I got into brighter light, my face was pink! If you have pink undertones, go for it but if you have yellow undertones, you're stuck.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I didn't see an improvement or worsening in my acne when using this product. I did notice however, redness and puffyness after wearing it for a couple hours; My skin couldn't breathe. You have to squeeze the bottle in order to apply and this proved frustrating since some of my money went to waste when too much was distributed. A better container and less mask-like on my pores would be my advice to the company.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for over a year now. Its the closest thing to a great foundation for me. I still haven't found my HG... I have really oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin. I needed a foundation that didnt have too many harsh things that can clog my pores. This foundation has acne medicine and its also oil-free. My face remains matte for about 5 hours (had to set with powder) without blotting even in extreme weather..
EDIT: This is still the best matte foundation I have tried and am still using. Its not my HG because this foundation oxidizes like crazy x_x My skin is pale with yellow undertones and this foundation turns orangey/pinky throughout the day. I LOVE HOW MATTE IT IS.. but the COLOR RANGE SUCKS. Also a little bit goes a long way, sometimes if you squeeze out too much foundation and put it on, it can look cakey.. Its also not the best at blending.. so a light hand is a must! Also this is formulated without any parabens!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this foundation. It feels so light on my skin but it gives me amazing coverage and it doesn't make me look cakey. It has also helped clear up some blemishes since I started using it. This is definitely going to be staying in my collection for a good while.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I loved this product at first, but it started drying out my skin and looked cakey throughout half the day. Definitely set it with a light powder. I suggest only apply it to area where you have acne. Overall however, it worked at covering as a foundation should, however it didn't cure my acne or make the redness go away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My HG foundation. This makes my skin so flawless with just the smallest amount used. Granted I just use it for redness, but still it looks great. I especially love it because it is one of the few foundations that doesn't contain a specific silicone that breaks me out horribly that seems to be in EVERY other foundation, both drugstore and high end... (cyclopentasiloxane.)
It dries to a matte finish, and I should add that it dries very quickly. So work in small areas or fast! This will not break you out, I feel pretty confident in saying that. I cannot wear anything, and this I can wear all the time. I actually mix shades 1 and 2 together... so maybe if you can't find the perfect shade, buy two and mix them. It works great!
But be sure to exfoliate well and hydrate your skin before using this especially if your skin is dry from using acne products, because this will exaggerate dry areas big time like almost any foundation. But still wonderful product, no longer looking for another foundation HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am really impressed with this product, and currently, this is my favourite foundation. Haha, but it always changes from time to time anyways. Now, I just want to start off my saying, don't get this if you don't have acne (lucky you). I have very mild acne (unfortunately, who loves acne?) so I decided to give this a try. I was originally looking for a MAC liquid foundation or concealer, but I stumbled into the Clinique counter, and realized their makeup is all fragrance-free and hypoallergenic, because my skin is sensitive. So I started looking at their foundations and trying different shades. I have this in the shade 02 fresh ivory by the way. So I bought this $30 plus tax it was like $35; it's like $23 in the U.S. I think. But I was impressed for the price, because usually Clinique is more expensive than that. This bottle contains 30mL of product in it. I think it gives amazing coverage, it's extremely easy to blend and I like to put a powder over it to set it. But you don't even have to use a powder over it if you didn't want to. It doesn't look cakey which is usually my biggest complaint when it comes to powder or foundation. What I love most about this product is that it feels so light and thin on your face!! It feels like your practically wearing nothing. It certainly gets rid of all your redness like it promises. However do not use a lot of this foundation; just about a dime size. That's all you really need. This did not make me break out at all, and since this does have salicylic acid, it fights bacteria from clogging your pores and giving you pimples. I would most definitely recommend this to you if you have acne and really want a good coverage foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This foundation covers up pretty nicely and it has a nice soft finish. t was soft like powder. I have not seen any difference with my acne, because mine has amazingly gone away some how. I do have like little ones. They seem to be going away. I am not sure how this would work in the summer, but during winter, it does kinda hold weakly. Hopefully I didn't regret buying this. I would love to give this foundation a 5, but there was one thing I didn't like; it dried up darker, but after a few hours, it went to my natural color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was horrified when I went to Clinique to purchase my superfit foundation that I've worn for years and found out it was discontinued. The SA gave me generous samples of the Even Better and Acne Solutions to try. My skin is combo more on the oily side, uneven redness, sun freckles, old acne scars (I'm mid 30's now so they are like teen & early 20's old). I switched between the two samples and decided to go with Acne Solutions since it was mattifying and really kept my face oil free throughout the day and I didn't have to use powder. After two weeks of using it staright my skin on my cheeks was slighty redder, burned after washing and flakey/peeling patches with little red bumps. Then it occured to me that it was the foundation it contains salycic acid for acne treatment. Not so great if you don't have acne. I hate to be the one to take makeup back after using it but, I couldn't justify keeping it. When I took it back the sales associate said she would never have recommended Acne Soultions for me since I don't have a problem with acne but suggested Superbalanced she said that has the mattify that I need. So I will try that one and give me review later.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
So I'm over 40 and still have acne. Hooray!!! Really thought this would go away in my 20s or 30s, no dice. My co-worker told me that it makes me look younger... :) I got a sample of this foundation from Sephora as a substitute for the sample I actually ordered. I figured why not try it out. I wore it around the house on a saturday and then again on sunday. The sample was 2 shades too dark for me, but I liked the staying power and the texture. It reminded me a little bit of Dior Nude texture-wise, but it was a teensy bit more matte.
I needed foundation anyway, so I Went to the clinique counter and bought a full size in the proper shade. I'm MAC NW20 and Diorskin Nude 022, and ended up in the lightest shade of this - Fresh Alabaster. There is no ultra fair shade unfortunately, as my daughter could have really used that.
So now that I've worn it for about 3 weeks, I can say that either I had some very unusual turnaround in my skin happen coincidentally as I started using this (really, 25 years of acne just magically ending doesn't seem plausible to me), or this foundation has really made a difference. I had these little bumps on my chin, close to the sides of my mouth. I literally had them for as long as I can remember. After wearing this foundation for a week... they were completely gone and are still gone. I made it through that time of the month without even a single blemish. All the blemishes I had when I first put that sample on... also gone. I'm shocked by how good my skin looks without makeup. I didn't use any different kind of skincare or change my diet dramatically. If anything, my diet was probably worse because of holiday eating!
Despite having acne, I also have issues with surface dryness. I live in the desert, it's almost impossible not to have that issue. This hasn't caused any additional dryness, surprisingly.
The active ingredient is .5% salicylic acid. It's on my face now, all day. Maybe that's what I needed?
Do I think it's a miracle product? no. Nothing is right for everyone. Am I completely shocked by the way my skin has reacted to this? Heck yes. A clinique foundation didn't seem like it would be the product that would make a difference in my skin. I mean really... a foundation?
If you suffer from acne, I think it's worth a try.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
The coverage is medium and it stays on extremely well throughout the day ($31 at Sephora). I have very sensitive/oily skin with minor breakouts and thought this hypoallergenic foundation would be my savior. I didn't break out as much as other foundations and used this foundation for 2 months, but it still didn't work for me as I was still irritated (stopped using it and after a week my skin cleared by 75%).
I'm trying no foundation with concealer in problem areas as I'm still on the hunt for something that won't clog my pores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Iíve been using this, as well as the Acne Solutions concealer and powder, for about a month now, and I adore it. I was hesitant at first about purchasing because I was afraid the salicylic acid would be drying and would interfere with the rest of my acne-fighting routine. It turned out that, not only do I barely feel it on my skin, my face feels healthier with the makeup than without it. Iím not quite sure if itís helped with my acne because I started a couple different medications around the same time, but it certainly hasnít made it worse. I use the lightest shade, and it goes on incredibly smoothly; I have pale skin with pink undertones, and I never find that the makeup is too yellow or orange. My one problem is that the powder seems to be pretty yellow, so I canít imagine the entire routine being suitable for a single person. This being said, if you have golden undertones, you may or may not find the foundation and concealer a little too pink, but the powder might be to your liking. The foundation and concealer seem to have pretty good staying powder, though at the end of some days itíll look sort of grainy on my face, but that might have more to do with my other acne products drying me out. Overall, I am definitely purchasing again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I recently bought this foundation and have been using it for a few days. I can usually tell if I'm gonna like a foundation after 1 use. I do like this alot. On my very oily, acne prone skin, it last all day, with a medium coverage if I use my Mac 190 foundation brush, and a medium to full if stippled with my Mac 187 brush. The only problem I have with this is that the lightest shade, in my opinion, is a wee bit too dark for my skin. It's not very noticeable though, so I think when summer comes around, I'm gonna get me a tan :) But another reason why I like this is bc it does help my acne. Even though my acne isn't really that bad, it really bothers me ALOT! And within the few days I've used this, I've noticed some improvement, without changes to my skincare routine. So I'm hoping to keep using this product and hopefully my skin will improve as I go on. I am giving this 4 lippies bc I just love this so much, but 1 off for the color selection not being light enough for us fair complected ladies:)
***EDIT*** I have stopped using this product primarily bc of the way this just oxidizes so much thru the day. I also took off another lippie bc of this, which is very important, since I, as well as everyone else, don't want to look like an Oompa Loompa by the end of the day. I think that if you have darker skin, you could buy a lighter shade to match when it oxidizes, but it doesn't help for someone like me, who has to use the lightest shade.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I have a love hate relationship with this foundation and have been using it on and off for about 3 years it has medium to full coverage and lasts all day on my oily/combo skin needing to be blotted no more than twice a day. I can also testify to this foundation helping to clear up my acne as another brand of foundation which I tried (but cant be 100% sure broke me out) so I went back to my clinique acne solution and I can already see an improvement so watever is in it is definitley working.
In the summer however when its really hot it can get quite messy and has a tendency to oxidise. rrrrr! My only other problem with this is the colour selection 02 is a tad light and 03 is a little dark for me nw25-30 mixed together they create the perfect shade. I am always trying new foundations but when they dont deliver I always return to this.
Im giving this a 4 as when its good it really works! I have also reccommended this to my mum and sisters who also love it!
*I realise that this is a really mixed review but I just wanted to put across my own opinions on this because I feel it get a really bad write up from most.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for the past two months and have seen a great improvement in my skin. I rarely, if at all, have anymore break outs. It has pretty decent coverage, it covers all my acne scars. I love that once it dries, it doesn't feel heavy like other foundations do. It has definitely become my favorite foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This stuff is a life saver. The shading is also great, I use Alabaster since I'm pretty pale. The stuff isn't cheap but it isn't overpriced. Love it and have been using it for awhile now.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
i got this a while back. it was a good product....it covered my acne well and i liked that it helped treat it too. when u use this though u still need to use another product like clearsil or something cuz the foundation wont clear it all up on its own. however its pretty pricey to me. plus i found another foundation thats by neutrogena that helps fight acne as well and does pretty much the same job but its more into my price range. you can find it at target for sure. this product by clinique is still good but id rather use the stuff by neutrogena cuz it does the same thing for less. oh yeah and with the neutrogena foundation u still need to use another treatment as well...i use clearsil acne wash
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my go-to foundation. I wear it every single day without needing to re-apply it. It definitely keeps my acne in check, and it covers up all blemishes flawlessly.
I usually apply it with my fingers, but it looks best when applied with a foundation brush.
I have two concerns with this product:
1) It tends to make skin a little bit dry, so it should be used with a moisturizer.
2) I had a difficult time finding the right shade.