Clinique • Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfecting Makeup • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Amazing. Please don't discontinue. Tip: get a shade lighter than you normally would consider. It sets darker ...other than that, it's perfect for Acne prone skin. Better than actual acne fighting makeup marketed for acne prone skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I always buy this product it is my go to. It does not make me break out. However, it doesn't last all day and it can make my skin look dry. It needs to be set with a powder in order to last at least 6 hrs.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Nice foundation. Didn't last all day on my combination skin though. Pores did seem smaller.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have been using this foundation for about a week now, and I am impressed, this is the first foundation in my life which I am willing to continue to wear. My skin has been very oily my whole life and the truth is that this foundation does get better as the day goes on (as I read in one of the previous reviews) and pores are almost invisible, but most of all - I am not shiny! I only blot once a day and use a little bit of powder - that's it! However it could be because it is winter - february. The lightest shade alabaster is slightly darker for my skin, but only a very little. The foundation does not sit in lines, but I also use pore perfecting serum from clinique, as a primer and that could have an impact. Basicly if it camouflages pores it must be able to camouflage wrinkles as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation after getting a sample that made my skin look less shiny, with smaller pores, and even toned. This foundation has good coverage and sometimes I don't even need any concealer. However, after two months of use, I'm beginning to notice that the foundation makes my skin look a little dull sometimes and not as bright as I once thought. That may just be me though.. I wouldn't repurchase because I found a great BB tinted moisturizer by Tarte that works great for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't have particularly oily skin yet this felt like it was sliding off after a few hours. Not good.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
I don't really have large pores, but I tried a sample of this foundation and was wowed: its consistency is soft and creamy, glides on perfectly and leaves a velvety, light and glowy finish. Just perfect for my skin. Also, it lasted through a hard workday and a workout and my skin still looked good!
I'll purchase a full bottle as soon as I finish one of my current three on rotation
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
On the quest for the HG foundation I have also tried this one and I'm very happy with it. I thought that if it is good for blurring pores it must also be good for blurring fine lines. I was right. The consistency is gel like or like whipped cream and reminds me of a BB cream with very good coverage, which doesn't surprise me, considering that one of the first ingredients listed is silicone.
It is easy to apply; I use my fingertips but I imagine that it is also good with a sponge. Not sure about a brush because of the gel consistency.
What I really love is that it disappears on my skin and leaves a smooth, fresh, almost dewy complexion. The coverage is very buildable, from sheer to full, depending on how much I layer. The good thing is that even if I use a lot of it, and I mean really a lot, it barely cakes. To finish I use a bit of powder especially on my t-zone and when I want the porcelain look I apply a thin layer of Jane Iredale Amazing Base on the top - finally a way to use this powder without the cakey look.
It doesn't dry my skin out, it doesn't turn orange, it doesn't break me out and it lasts quite long, depending on which moisturizer/sunscreen I have underneath.
I have the shade F-P # 62 Rose Beige which is the lightest shade, a light rosy-neutral beige, maybe a bit to peachy for my complexion but very flattering on those days when my skin looks so dull or sallow. I have found that Strawberrynet has a huge range of shades and I think that at least three or four of them would suit me, depending on the season. Also the tube is handy, small, cute, and makes it easy to dispenser, just squeezing a bit, enough to get the right amount.
Another thing I like is that it has not parabens and no sunscreens - because, unless they are mineral sunscreens, Tinosorb or Mexoryl, anything else are nasty chemicals that I don't want to put on my skin on daily basis. For that I relay on my moisturizer with zinc oxide.
All in all I love it. Bravo Clinique!
Update: I used occasionally some other very good foundations and I could immediately see the difference: they looked cakey in comparison, no matter what. I will stick to this and will buy a darker colour as soon as my skin will get some tan.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm enjoying this foundation. It has no SPF, which is good for when you don't want SPF. It has minimal odor on application and zero odor after application. It is very thick and not runny at all. The pores end up being filled in with skin colour, right down to bottom of the pore. So this seems to be what makes them look more blended with the skin, rather than pores looking darker as they do when foundation doesn't enter them. You'd think that foundation being shoved right to the depth of each pore would cause acne, but I am finding that no acne has occurred at all, and in fact my general skin health improves after a few days of using this product. As the reviewer about 10 below me said, this foundation seems to actually look BETTER as the day goes on too....somehow blending itself more and more by the hour until it looks like perfect skin with no detectable product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've tried all the branded foundations over the years this one has to be the best! I am using the colour honey, as it has a yellowish tone. Firstly it doesn't clog my pores, having acne prone skin I found other products just gave me a breakout. secondly it doubles up as a concealor and finally i dont need to use powder. I found that other products made my face shiny after an hour of applying make-up and no matter how much powder i used it didn't help.
It's medium to full buildable coverage. But i find only one layer does the job.
I also like the fact that the bottle it is squeazy, so you can use all the product.
Clinique - please do not discontinue it.