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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Clinique

Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

1.0 oz Item 2218321

Color:Fresh Alabaster (very fair, cool-neutral undertones)

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Feels so fresh, looks so natural. Non-irritating, oil-free makeup helps blend away blemishes, neutralize redness. Medicated ingredients help treat existing breakouts and keep them from coming back.

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Apply after using your Acne Solutions Clear Skin System or 3-Step Skin Care. Shake bottle well. Squeeze a few drops of foundation onto the back of your clean hand. With Foundation Brush or clean fingertips, smooth makeup into skin, starting in center of face, blending out toward hairline and jawline. Remove with your favourite Clinique oil-free makeup remover.
Methyl Trimethicone, Water / Aqua / Eau, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol, Talc, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Calcium Stearate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Caffeine, Glycerin, Hydroxyapatite, Dimethicone / PEG-10 / 15 Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Sodium Chloride, Tromethamine, Propylene Carbonate, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol.

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Liquid Makeup
 
4.4

(based on 380 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (181)
  • Blends well (174)
  • Goes on smoothly (172)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Long-lasting (131)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (23)
  • Pricey / poor value (17)
  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Too greasy (13)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (184)
  • Light to medium coverage (101)
  • Sensitive skin (92)
  • Full coverage (86)
  • Normal skin (43)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (102), Budget shopper (96)

Reviewed by 380 customers

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4.0

Great for oily acne prone skin

By Melinda

from FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • buildable coverage
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

  • more colors are needed
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Full Coverage
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

I use this when I'm especially oily and get acne breakouts.It's quick and easy to apply. You can build the coverage. The one thing I do't like is how pricey it is and the colors available. I'm fair/light and even 01 Alabaster is dark for me,but I'm able to pull it off. I like that it helps all of my skin concerns related to acne/oily skin.

 
4.0

I like it!

By Amelia J

from Montana

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

I like the finish on it and the fact that it has salicylic acid. The coverage is light to medium and it's pretty buildable but it definitely doesn't last for more than 8 hours on oily skin. It separates in between my eyebrows and on my forehead. That's okay though because it never claimed to be long lasting.

 
2.0

No

By Shea

from Saint Petersburg fl

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Clings on to any dry patches
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

    Applied to beauty blender has very little coverage

     
    5.0

    Love!

    By Jenn

    from New York

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Normal Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

      I love this foundation. It is amazing for full coverage without looking cakey if you apply it with a foundation brush. It lasts all day, and covers all my acne scars and hasn't made my breakouts worse. I have extremely oily skin and still have to touch it up with a blotting pad a few times a day but the pigment stays on.

       
      5.0

      Love this!

      By Kelsie

      from St. Louis, MMO

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Full Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

        Easy to apply with a foundation brush

         
        5.0

        I will never use any other foundation!

        By Skittles

        from Aurora, CO

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

          I never splurge on makeup, but I figured if I could splurge on Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrows then I should definitely be willing to splurge on skin. I have lots of acne scars that I'm really insecure about so I'm always covering them up, however drug store foundations always make me break out (always!) and they oxidize and don't stay well so I did my research and finally decided on this. It is actually very generous in product and it's so lightweight I never get excited to rush home and take off my makeup anymore. The coverage is beautiful I don't even use concealer anymore and it doesn't cake up as long as you don't use too much! I love this foundation and will never use anything else now :)

           
          4.0

          So Far So Good!

          By Juliet, the acne-ridden makeup lover

          from Colorado

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

            I switched to this foundation after using the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua for a couple of years because I got tired of paying such a high amount for foundation. I wanted a foundation that, like the Chanel, would not look cakey and muddy or oxidize horribly, but I also wanted something that provided more coverage than the Chanel. I have dealt with cystic acne for about 10 years now, and wanted something to help me cover my problem areas. I saw that this product also helped reduce breakouts and improve your skin, and decided to go to the store to try it out. It is lightweight, it covers well - and you can build your coverage, it matches my medium skin tone very well, and I have had a noticeable improvement in my skin. I have not tried using it without a setting powder and spray, but with my setting powder and spray it lasts over 12 hours on my skin. I would highly recommend this product to anyone, but I especially recommend it to those who struggle with acne.

             
            4.0

            Very smooth and great coverage

            By Emmy

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

              I love this foundation so much because it's so smooth. It was my sisters foundation, and she has really oily skin with a lot of breakouts, so I was really surprised when I tried it out and it looked amazing on my dry skin! The only con is that even the lightest shade is a little too dark for me, so I can really only wear it in the summer.

               
              4.0

              excellent product!

              By Mommyof2

              from Ca

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

              Been using this for years.. really helps decrease breakouts due to oily skin.. only downside is not many shade options.. had to return it since im no longer tan and the color i was " matched" was too light.. they need more colors for yellow undertones! I switched to MAC after returning this product.. im older now and have less breakouts so studio fix is working out great for me .. i still use acne face wash everyday tho. But give this a try if your a teen or suffer from bad breakouts it works

               
              5.0

              Keep coming back to this foundation!

              By Candace

              from Clearwater FL

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                I have tried several different foundations recently. One of the main reasons I came back to this Clinique foundation is because it covers well, and the fresh beige tone is the perfect color for me. I have not had success finding another foundation in that tone. I do not have breakouts any longer but I continue to use it because it covers sunspots and skin unevenness very well. Lasts a long time so it's worth it!

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                • Q:

                  So I went to my dermatologist and they said the new products she prescribed are going to dry my face out and make it worse at first? do you think this would be a good fit for a foundation?
                  Asked on 8/18/2017 by tayler from chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi. This is a great foundation for acne prone skin. It also absorbs oil, so if you are concerned about dryness you may want to try something a bit more comfortable on the skin, yet still oil free. You may want to try Clinique's Superbalanced Silk Foundation. If you would like to try a Clinique foundation, we do offer free color matching and sampling each day in all Ulta doors that carry a full line of Clinique products. We look forward to working with you!

                    Answered on 8/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this foundation full coverage?
                  Asked on 8/18/2017 by tayler from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi. This is not full coverage. It is more of a moderate coverage. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                    Answered on 8/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Hi I have a question about which shade I should be buying of the Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup. I was told that my shade is CN 74 beige (M) ZY5X (which was shown on the bottom of the bottle) and I can't seem to find out which shade is that. Please help!
                  Asked on 8/14/2017 by Joanne from California

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Thank you for your question. If the formula is Acne Solutions, it should be Fresh Beige. If the formula is the Even Better Makeup, the shade is Beige. I apologize for any confusion and thank you for your question. Have a great week!

                    Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I am currently using Clinique Stay Matte foundation. I have oily, somewhat acne prone skin and work in a stressful, humid environment 12 hours a day. Would this foundation hold up better than the Stay Matte or should I stick with Stay Matte? I don't want breakouts and do not want to be shiny throughout the day.
                  Asked on 7/30/2017 by Crazy beautiful from Kansas City, MO

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! They are both great formulas. Both formulas are great for oily skin. If you are concerned with breakouts, you may enjoy the additional benefits of Acne Solutions Clinique foundation. If you would like to try this foundation before you purchase it, you are always welcome to visit the Ulta store nearest you that carries a FULL line product of Clinique product. We can offer a sample to allow you to try it. We look forward to working with you soon. Have a great week!

                    Answered on 7/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Is this foundation safe to put by your eyes?
                  Asked on 7/27/2017 by Karmyn from Wisconsin, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Yes, it is safe to use around the eye area and has been tested thoroughly. Thank you for your question. We hope you enjoy using this foundation and have a wonderful week!

                    Answered on 7/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I usually use Urban Decay All Nighter Matte foundation, I want to try this one out due to my acne problem. I use shade 3.0 which shade would be closer to this color?
                  Asked on 7/11/2017 by Kat from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Thank you for your question! All foundation formulas and shades are unique, and it is very important to us that you find the right shade and undertone for your skin. Knowing this, we would like to invite you to the Ulta store nearest you that carries a FULL line of Clinique product. We offer the service of color matching as well as free sampling.
                    If this is not convenient for you, please describe your skin tone and your undertone and I would love to do my best to help you find the correct shade for your skin.
                    Thank you and have a great week!

                    Answered on 7/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I originally purchased the Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup in Fresh Vanilla because an Associate had matched me with that color in store. I actually had to go back in and exchange it for Fresh Cream Chamois. When I tried that one on at home, I realized that the makeup made my face look pink. I actually have light skin with an Olive undertone so now I don't know which color to get since the associate and I were both wrong in choosing a color and now I'm stuck with a liquid that doesn't match. Should I try Fresh Neutral?
                  Asked on 7/10/2017 by Starbucks11 from Arizona

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! I am so sorry that we have not found the perfect shade. You are never stuck with a product and Clinique and Ulta stand behind their products. Your happiness is very important to us. I am noting the shades that fall after Fresh Cream Chamois so you can see the differences. We do offer free sampling in all Ulta stores that carry a full line of Clinique items. This would allow you the opportunity to try it at home and guarantee that you like the color. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                    03 Fresh Neutral N
                    09 Fresh Honey G
                    04 Fresh Vanilla G
                    16 Fresh Porcelain Beige N

                    Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I'm currently using Clinique stay matte foundation in the shade honey. What would be a similar shade in this foundation?
                  Asked on 7/2/2017 by Flower from Carson,Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Fresh Honey or Fresh Vanilla should work nicely for your skin tone. They offer the undertone you are wearing in the same color range. Fresh Vanilla is 1/2 shade darker than Fresh Honey. If you would like to try this product on your skin, we offer free color matching and sampling each day in Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique product. We look forward to working with you soon! Have a great week!

                    Answered on 7/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  I have acne on my forehead and chin and blackheads on my nose and I have alittle rosacea on my cheeks will this product brake me out even more and will it be able to cover well
                  Asked on 6/24/2017 by Angie from Orlando Florida

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                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! This product should not break you out. It is oil free and also offers chemical exfoliation for the skin. If you would like to be color matched and try it on your skin, we invite you to visit the Ulta store nearest you that carries a full line of Clinique product. We look forward to working with you and hope you have a great week!

                    Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Hi I'm in the shade CN 10 Alabaster in Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad spectrum what would be my shade in this one
                  Asked on 6/24/2017 by Angie from Orlando Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello! Fresh Ivory should be similar in shade. If you would like to try this before you purchase it, we invite you to visit the Ulta store nearest you that carries a full line of Clinique product. We offer free sampling and customized color matching each day. Thank you for your question. Have a great week!

                    Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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