|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure I get the color reviews- I consider myself fair-skinned and the calming ivory was a perfect match for me. Its still early days (3 to be exact) but I am loving this foundation. No reaction, great coverage, and with the anti-redness finishing powder is provides a lovely finish- not exactly matte, but no shininess. Great!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Seriously, Clinique? You create and market a product to those with problematic, easily irritated skin (i.e. Rosacea), most of whom are paler than pale and already have a hard enough time finding foundations that are light enough, and you don't make ANY pale shades??? I'm amazed. I was actually excited to try this. Imagine my surprise when I found that the lightest shade was hideously dark on my NC15 skin tone. Not just a little dark....HIDEOUSLY dark. I actually tried this on my mother who is about 4 shades darker than me (and usually falls into the mid-to-dark range in most makeup brands) and it almost matched her perfectly. Aside from the huge FAIL in the color range, the consistency seemed very nice, smooth and light-feeling. It hid large pores and facial redness easily, but blemishes and scars will need some extra help. The finish was matte and natural, but didn't look flat at all.
One more thing I have to mention. The bottle is tiny. For $24.50, I was expecting something a little bigger or at least the same size as their other liquid foundations, but these were really small bottles.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am NW20, red rosacea cheeks and red bumps on forehead. This truly covers the redness on my cheeks. I am amazed because usually in order to cover my redness, I have to use heavy foundations and/or concealer. This foundation covered all of my redness without having to layer it on. My skin is not irritated, dry, or itchy. I love this foundation! Love the price too!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Time to 're-edit' my original review,
as I am going thru all my foundations after a week's wear,
and getting rid of anything 'unworthy.'
This is the third of Clinique's foundations I own.
This is a thin, watery foundation,
but very, very opaque. Covers like nothing else,
and not a thick coverage.
OK that being said, it isn't particularly a natural finish.
It is semi-matte, but not really pretty.
Even the fairest of shades has a yellow tinge to it,
the SA told me that is how is camoflages the redness,
but for those of us who are uber-fair, anything yellow
Because it has a yellow undertone, you have to
blend,blend,blend to make it appear natural.
Because it is thin, and oil free, you have to work fast.
In fact, after application, I take a tissue and 'buff' my
face to make sure there is no yellow residue.
Not a good thing.
Now... about this claim that it soothes and improves..
I don't see it. Soothes? There are other foundations that
feel great being applied, but not this one.
Lasting? It's ok, but not the best, considering.
Perhaps this works for very young, oily skin
but for those of us on the other side of 50,
those of us with fine lines, and crinkles under our eyes,
this isn't the best.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Ok, I think this might be HG for me. I usually don't like this much coverage, but I look almost flawless. It feels really soft and flexible too and lasts (I mowed the lawn in it and it still looked fine.) It takes just a tiny amount over a primer (and sunscreen of course) and I love it. My redness is gone..might have a little shine..just use some basic powder and I'm set. I have been matched to 3 different colors and alabaster (#l) turned out to be the best. I'm usually not the very lightest. I am a neutral with a warm undertone. (I think I'm an NC 25).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Please note: Preliminary Review
I thought I'd write down my initial impressions after using this for 2 days. I'll augment this when I've had a full week of testing.
I'm fair (NW15-20) with very pink cheeks due to mild rosacea, which get very flaky in the winter. My t-zone is slightly oily and I suffer from pore congestion in that area. This is a real issue for me because silicone based products that my cheeks love tend to dissolve on my nose - in the winter I actually apply two different foundations. My foundations of late have been Chanel Liftlumiere and/or MAC Studio Sculpt, depending on what my skin is doing.
I tried on both Alabaster and Fair at the counter - Fair had far too much yellow in it and there was a clear line demarcation where I had blended it in. The Alabaster was a better match but I was disappointed for you fairer skinned gals. Alabaster worked for me but was a touch darker than my neck and decolletage - that is not going to bode well for true N-15's and lighter. Clinique missed the mark here on not making a lighter shade.
(My normal pre-foundation routine is Clinique Super City block and a primer or MAC Strobe cream...I just used my primer and sunblock)
I shook the bottle up and applied a pea sized amount to hand and right away, I was surprised that this had a slightly thicker texture than my Chanel. It was no where near as thick as the consistency as SS - but that's a different type of foundation anyway.
This amount covered my entire face just fine and was very easy to blend with my Louise Young gigantic foundation brush (side note: this is by far the best thing out of England since the Beatles) Another good feature: this is definitely a moderate to full coverage foundation. It does meld into the skin quite well - for a full coverage foundation, this is very skin-like.
I don't know why this surprised me so much but for some reason I expected this to have a dewy finish and it doesn't at all. It's almost matte - I did see some light reflection in natural filtered light but this is really matte-satin finish. It dries down very quickly and feels very soft on the skin - not the slightest bit tacky or sticky to the touch. Another surprise - I didn't need a powder at all. In fact, I powdered half my face slightly after I applied on day 2 and thought it was almost too matte. (I used Paula Dorf translucent - it very finely milled)
I'll add some more thoughts about pore settling, longevity and how I think it looks in my office light when I try it this week at work. But my summary - boo on the color choices but very nice - and affordable - formulation.
Redness Solutions Foundation
active ingredients: octinoxate 5.90%  zinc oxide 3.70%  titanium dioxide 2.90% ingredients: water\aqua\eau  methyl trimethicone  phenyl trimethicone  dimethicone  triethylhexanoin  butylene glycol  trimethylsiloxysilicate  peg-10 dimethicone  lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone  c12-15 alkyl benzoate  lactobacillus ferment  citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel extract  magnolia grandiflora bark extract  poria cocos sclerotium extract  astrocaryum murumuru seed butter  glycerin  caffeine  sodium myristoyl sarcosinate  caprylyl methicone  methicone  polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate  disteardimonium hectorite  isopropyl titanium triisostearate  dimethicone crosspolymer-3  lecithin  tocopheryl acetate  laureth-7  dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer  sodium chloride  dipropylene glycol  disodium edta  aluminum hydroxide  polyaminopropyl biguanide  phenoxyethanol  [+/- mica  titanium dioxide (ci 77891)  iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499)]
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I cannot say enough good things about this product for red and reactive skin. I have tried everything on the market for red and reactive skin. This is the only foundation marketed for red and reactive skin that has truly lived up to its marketing claims. First, no irritation! Simply huge for anyone that has red and reactive skin. No burning and no stinging! M'wah! Second, it covers the red without looking like a mask. Somehow, someway, it covers, but melts into the skin without looking like you are attempting to cover. I don't understand this method; and, quite frankly, I don't really care as I am simply thrilled that it does. I will definitely repurchase. Thank you Clinique as you truly got this one right!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This review is based on my sampling of Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15 with Probiotic Technology. My skin is very fair; I also have rosacea, atopic dermatitis and active acne. I received a sample of this new foundation when I purchased a couple of Clinique products. After reviewing the ingredients, I found there was a lot to like for my finicky skin: physical sunscreens (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide); silicones, but no cyclopentasiloxane; and although there are botanical extracts consistent with Clinique's formulations (mushroom extract, murumuru butter), there is no lavender extract.
This foundation is being marketed for dry combination and dry skins, which is appropriate. I have used the Even Better foundation for a little while and I find that the application of the Redness Solutions Makeup is "even better." This foundation comes in a green plastic opaque bottle similar to the Acne Solutions Foundation. I applied it with a sponge and achieved a near flawless application. The coverage is top-notch for a liquid without appearing masklike. With Even Better I had trouble with it emphasizing my cross-hatch lines under my eyes; with Redness Solutions it simply isn't an issue. I've worn Redness Solutions in temperatures over 100 degrees and it doesn't melt. And even though I'm not an oily gal anymore, I get no oil breakthrough at all (or minimal at best) -- something that isn't easily achieved with a silicone base. Redness Solutions makeup doesn't settle into my lines and doesn't pool in my pores. My broken capillaries on my cheeks and around my nose are nicely disguised with little need for lots of concealer on top.
Does it sound like the perfect foundation? Could be IF you aren't the palest of pale. I'm not a PPP. On a MAC scale, my complexion is about a 17.5 - 18 (not quite a "20"). I received a sample of Alabaster, the fairest shade in this foundation. On application, Alabaster is almost too dark for my complexion. I could get away with it now because my body has a little summer color, but I don't know how it would look come dead of winter. And this is where Clinique will miss the mark. Think how many potential customers with redness issues -- how many rosaceans -- are PPPs (either pink- or yellow-based).
As I might have had a slight reaction to this foundation, I don't know if I'll be purchasing a full size product. My reactions to most products are off-the charts, however, so don't let it deter you if you're interested. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to any slightly dry or dry-complected MUAer. It's not for the very acne prone and especially not for those with seborrheic dermatitis. As there are just eight shades available, just don't complain to me if you can't get a color match. If Clinique adjusts the shades, I'd give this foundation a "5."