|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
when I went to the clinique counter in myers the girl there recomended this foundation to me and when she applied the lightest colour to my face in store I fell in love with it. but the very first time I used it at home I was dissapointed, it was VERY orange and my skin is WHITE and I have found that anything with even a little orange in it will look really fake on my skin. It is still one of the best foundations that I have tries but i will just have to try some others in the clinique range.
but on the plus side it covers the redness from pimples well
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was recommended this foundation by a sweet girl at the Clinique counter in my Macy's, and after she applied it I thought it would be my HG foundation forever! Unfortunately, this is not the case. For the record, I have been using this foundation for over a month. I'm on three acne medications, two topical, so my skin is very, very combination (oil slick in some spots, flaky beyond belief in others, particularly around my mouth and cheeks). First off, the foundation is very orange-based and unnatural looking, like a mask. And second, this foundation shows every flake on my face, and gets incredibly oily in the spots where I get oily. It oxidizes within an hour or two and it is not attractive at all. This is not a good foundation, and I would not buy it again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this product and it looks extremely unnatural, like I was wearing a mask. I didn't even apply a lot of the foundation. It emphasized every flake and pore on my face, even after moisturizing. Also it was very hard to wash off, I had to use two different kinds of cleansers just to remove all of it. Terrible!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have mild rosacea so this product has become absolute MUST for me. It works wonders for evening out my skin tone around my nose and mouth. Let me stress, I do not use this as my full face foundation, only as a light layer to even my skin tone. I then use my regular foundation on top. One of my favorite discoveries of 2010!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I got a sample of this, which was amazingly the right shade for my face. So, I thought, why not do my whole face with it.
Ugh. Let me repeat, UGH. This stuff settled into every single fine line on my face. It looked like I had done light Halloween makeup to look old. I'm in my early 30's and I looked easily into my 40's. I live in Denver, and the air is bone dry. So, I always prep my face with moisturizer before I do any foundation. Even moisturizer didn't help! It's so bad that I'm kind of upset that I've done all of my makeup and have to go out now, with this junk on my face.
I will say that it did calm the redness that is always present in my upper cheek area. But, that benefit is far outweighed by the negatives.
If you have ANY wrinkles or lines on your face, even if they're not pronounced...beware.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Not impressed with this foundation. I have been using this now for 2 weeks and I just don't like how my face looks. I have very dry skin especially now in the winter months and this makeup flakes. It also looks very unnatural and the makeup coverage does not last all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
Amazing. No break out. The coverage is dewy, medium to full coverage but still natural. I dont need to use concealer with it. But the best thing is, all my redness and acne scars reduce in just a few hours since I start wearing it. I tried it on in the afternoon, at night when I wash it off, I can see my skin got improved drastically. This is the second day that I wear this, and when I wash it off, I couldnt stop looking at my skin, its getting so much better. I will update in abt a month later but I'm speakless so far. Now i'm thinking to get the redness cream to get the double result.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I have very sensitive combination skin that is prone to redness, especially in winter, and this foundation works wonders.
It calmed the redness on my cheeks without clogging my pores, and it lasts throughout the day without getting oily or shiny. The packaging is easy to use, and you only need a little bit to get decent coverage.
I have not tried it when it's warm outside, so I don't know how it will hold up when it's hot and humid outside, but it works wonderfully in winter. No oiliness, no dryness, and both my redness and my breakouts are gone.
The downside is that the color selection is very limited. The calming alabaster fits me perfectly (I'm fair with cool pink undertones), but I can see how somebody with a lighter tone or with darker olive skin might have problems finding a matching shade.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This foundation does what it claims but after an hour, it starts to fade and eventually my face looks totally disgusting. It cakes up by my nose, it disappears from the bottom half of my face and oxidizes on my forehead. It looks mask-like and I really just don't like it. I'm sick of foundations that look unnatural, but it's so hard to find a balance between medium coverage but natural. The quest continues!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I really like this... I was told that this is a full coverage foundaton, and I don't think it is, which makes me happy because I just wanted something to cover the redness. And that's exactly what is does, without looking cakey, but it is buildable. The color selection is crappy like others have said, but I found one that worked. Really like!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Not enough shade selections. I bought neutral and it was just a tad too dark. I don't think i have a huge problem with redness to begin, so i'm not sure why i allowed the Clinique rep to persuade me into buying this. I should have just stuck with superbalanced foundation. The redness solution seemed to make me feel more oily and it was a little thicker, more cakey than i am used to. Its possible that i was using too much. I didnt purchase the application brush that was recommended. I just used my fingers, maybe thats why i didnt care for it. The great thing was that i was able to return it for a full refund :-)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product dried out my skin completely, even though it did cover up some of my redness. Its pretty hard to wash off, unless i use a harsh face wash, which dries out my face even more. I wouldn't recommend this product, it didn't work out for me or for my friends who have used this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this foundation in a magazine and i was so surprised at how much it covered redness without looking heavy or cakey. I immediately went to the store to buy the full size and i love it! I am acne prone and i have redness in my t-zone, as well as acne scars on my cheeks, and so far this is the best foundation i have used that covers all that up. It's now my HG of foundations
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I'm surprised I like this as much as I do. I haven't liked Clinique foundations for a long time, but I got a sample of this a few weeks ago and ended up buying a bottle. I have good skin in general...no breakouts, no noticeable aging, small pores. My only real gripe is redness. I can get blotchy and this foundation evens everything out leaving a smooth, natural finish. All it takes is one drop—two on days when I'm super red in the cheeks. A little goes a long way. The shades work OK for me, but I can see how the range would be limiting to some.
UPDATE: 4/26/2011—I still like this foundation in terms of how it controls redness and for it's finish, but it can oxidize/get a bit darker on my skin as the day goes on. Might try a lighter shade to see how it works.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Other
I have acne-prone, Asian light-medium with warm tones, combo-oily skin with medium size pores and some hyperpigmentation. This did not break me out.
3/5. Not a fan of the selection of shades. I settled on Neutral, which (thank god) makes my skin a teensy bit darker but overall works (it makes me look healthy, rather than washed out)
5/5! Definitely is hygienic, there's a dropper-like opening at the top of the tube that allows consistent dispensing of the foundation without allowing bacteria or other stuff to get inside easily. Very nice when compared with other foundations with pour-out hole openings
4/5. I use my fingers, rather than a brush. 3 dots on each cheek, 2 on my forehead, 2 on nose, and 2 on chin, then I blend everything out. Takes me about 30 seconds, muchh faster than when I used mineral makeup. This is smooth and dries quickly, and doesn't rub off that easily. Coverage is medium, but can be built on to add more coverage. In fact, I dab a few more dots of this as a concealer for my trouble spots.
this has spf 15, which is an OK amount but I live in sunny California so I use another SPF 30 (or more depending on the day) sunscreen before this
Redness reducing claim:
Clinique claims that over time, this will actually help minimize redness on the skin. Well, I've used it for approximately one month now and can testify that that is TRUE. It's amazing, I know. I couldn't believe it myself, but my skin truly looks less red and flushed (I break out easily and always had troubled flushed skin).
Highly recommended if you suffer from facial redness (acne, rosacea, or eczema).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
The shade selection is crap! I tried it in store and the MA applied the lightest shade as well as the 2nd lightest shade. One was too pink, the other too yellow. People with rosacea pretty much never have dark skin so how was it so hard for Clinique to get this right?!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
So I've been searching for a new foundation for quite some time now. I love this. The texture is great, it does a wonderful job evening out the redness and over all skin tone. It is quite light weight, but buildable on those days when you want more.
I've been using this for about three weeks. I wasn't sure at first if it was really stopping the redness other than just being a good foundation, but I saw some pics from Thanksgiving, and it really is noticeably better.
I luckily am the lightest shade, but for those girls lighter, it really is a bust, since most rosaeca sufferers are really fair.
For the first time in a long time, I have a foundation that I will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I liked the fact that it evens out the skintone and feels silky. However am not impressed with the colour range. I have steered clear of Clinique foundations because they are too pink-toned for me but this was suprisingly yellow-toned which urged me to try it. I tried 01 Alabaster and it was still dark for me (i use Shu Uemura #784 and Chanel Albatre). I guess it would be alright during the summer time if I had a tan (which is rarely the case). I also found it sitting on my skin and looked like I was wearing foundation. The pricetag at $30 Cdn (Before taxes) was awesome though. Oh well I'll stick to my HG Chanel foundation even though it costs a fortune.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
The only nice thing to say about this foundation is the coverage and semi-dewy finish. The lightest color selections had strange orange undertones in both the Calming Ivory and Calming Alabaster versions (perhaps instant oxidation). The foundation slid within 30 minutes of application with and without primer application and powder applications. The blendability/application was mediocre at best with damp sponge, MAC 190, MAC 188 or fingers. I'm returning this and will not repurchase it ever again, just not a great foundation...coloring is VERY strange.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought #1Alabaster & #3 Ivory in Clinique's Redness Solutions Makeup. A bit on the pricey side as the bottles are small it seems to me. The base is a little on the yellow side, almost yellow enough for me. I mix them up as a third of #1 to two thirds of #3. I have been happy with it so far. I have used it about 3 weeks. As to date I have not had a break out from the makeup and it has not made me itch or feel ucky. But I do keep it away from my eye area as it will crease a little toward the end of the day. So beware of that fact. I make sure I use eye cream before application & after I apply the makeup and that seems to solve that little issue. It is not too oily with a medium coverage. I have a little redness and it tones it down as advertised. If I need a bit more coverage and/or moisturizing I can just add a bit of some of the other makeup or add a bit of a moisturizer or Clinique’s Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream, a non oily cream - a thick cream in a jar and a little go's a long way, wet your face a little first then apply it to get a thinner application for people with oily skin.
A few months ago I tried skin genesis pore minimizing skin re-smoother solution. (never go without it) I use it after I cleanse and tone. It seems to keep my oil in check and shrink everything. I rarely have a oily forehead now and no longer use Smashbox's oil control primer. Then I put on my face sunscreen (oil free) then eye cream, then Clinique redness solution's makeup, then cover any blemishes & use more eye cream if needed.
I finish up with Too Faced Primed & Poreless Powder as a finishing powder and it just works out fantastic. Love it! Most finishing powders age me - but this does not, It does not clog, oil up or crease and is relatively invisible. A little pricey but well worth the money.
For blemishes I use covergirl's ageless corrector (very yellow - my perfect skin color!) and L'Oreal Mineral Corrector (a powder). I have used both alone or together. I also use almays acne clear complexion conceler when needed.
I recommend Clinique's Redness Solutions Makeup as it does what it claims. I did not buy it to fix wrinkles or impart some sort of anti-aging treatment to my skin which is usually irritating. I would classify this makeup as milder style of makeup that should help most people.
Update 5/26/11: As of Late I started having bouts of Menopause Acne & its now very hot in Fl - end of May. I use the redness soulution foundation now for the eve or min use as it is a bit too oily right now & contributes to my problem. It is a nice makeup and if I lived in a dryer cooler state I would still wear it.
I tried the acne control clinique but I really broke out bad with it. Almay Clear Coplexion didnt work either. I now have just tried a base of Avon's MagiX Cashmere Liquid Foundation (dryer powdery) in Med Beige and Neutrogena Acne Clearing foundation in a (lighter Beige color) over - so far my skin has been a lot better. Almays colors were better for me - less pink. I had to get a bit darker color in Neutrogena for the right tone. The lt-med colors run a bit pink. Been using MagiX Cashmere & Neutrogena Acne clearing foundation for a few days now and so far its been ok.