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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Clinique

Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Fresh Alabaster

Item #: 2218321 Size: 1.0 oz

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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.
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.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Liquid Makeup
 
4.3

(based on 96 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (59)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Goes on smoothly (56)
  • Blends well (52)
  • Long-lasting (46)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Difficult to apply (3)
  • Poor coverage (3)
  • Too greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (61)
  • Light to medium coverage (34)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
  • Full coverage (30)
  • Normal skin (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (39), Brand buyer (33)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (46), Medium (26)

Reviewed by 96 customers

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3.0

it's okay

By beauty101

from MN, USA

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

I have/had very bad acne and I tried this out. It didn't give me full coverage so I didn't like it as much. It made me break out.

 
4.0

So far, so good!

By Drea

from San Jose, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

    I just started using this product and so far I love it. It feels light, stays matte, and has great coverage over my acne scars. My face is usually super oily but with this foundation I have seen a significant decrease. Let's just hope this keeps my acne clear, won't know until I use it a bit longer.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Ehh

    By Alliecat

    from St Petersburg

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Poor Coverage
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

    I have olive skin and just can't seem to get a good color match.... Clinique is ALWAYS too pink for my skin tone but I really wanted to try this for my acne prone skin... Unfortunately w the wrong color and becoming greasy too quick, I struck out w this product :(

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Fresh fair not so fair

    By Porcelain doll

    from Tampa, fl

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

        Ordered fresh fair, as it is the lightest shade they have, and did not come close to my skin tone. It is way too dark to be their lightest shade.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        I would buy it again

        By Liz

        from El paso TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

          Great for blemishes

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not for Light Skin

          By Lea Lightskin

          from Amarillo, TX

          Pros

            Cons

            • Too Dark

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

              I have very fair skin, dry and acne prone. I was excited to see reviews saying this worked with light skin because I have such a horrible time trying to color match! I ordered the lightest color online (14 fresh fair), and when I received the product, it looked so dark on my skin. I can't even test the product because of how dark it is. I do NOT recommend this product for light skin beauties!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Been using this product for years

              By Lauren

              from Lansing, Michigan

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Can be a little cakey

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

              I use this on a daily basis for my foundation. I've used this product for years ad it's the best for my face. It makes my face super soft and I can't tell its on and it stays put all day and doesn't rub off! I've used it on my mom also and she loved how it was a full coverage with a very light feel.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Makeup

              By Maddy

              from Florida

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                I have very sensitive skin so this product works amazing

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                I have been using this for years and love it!

                By Kelsey

                from RSM, CA

                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
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                  I honestly love this product! It might be a small container but I know it's well worth it for the beautiful coverage, making my skin flawless, and the two best ways to apply the liquid foundation is with a damp beauty blender or a stipple brush! Literally, you will look flawless like porcelain.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  miracle

                  By Elly

                  from Arizona

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                  I bought this just a few days ago and I'm obsessed. I have the MOST oily skin, it's disgusting. I went to work all day, came home and didn't feel disgusting and my make up still looked good! Very natural, not Cakey. I love that this is good for my skin too

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                  32 Questions | 32 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Hi, I've been trying out the CC+ medium in it cosmetics but I have acne prone skin so would the acne solutions liquid cover up my blemishes? CC+ corrects my skin tones but doesn't fully cover blemishes so I was wondering if it would be better to try acne solutions?
                    Asked on 7/28/2016 by Beauty from Spokane

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Acne Solutions is amazing in the fact that it not only covers imperfections, but it also treats skin while you wear it. I highly suggest it! You may also want to check out Clinique's Clinical Clearing Gel.

                      Answered on 8/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Hi, I use Tarte light beige foundation, and wondering what shade would be comparable with Acne Solutions foundation. Also, I would like to pair this product with powder. What would you recommend?
                    Asked on 7/18/2016 by Colleen from Northern Mi. US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! This is a wonderful foundation! All brands are unique, so the best way to find your perfect match is to visit the ULTA store nearest you that carries a full line of Clinique to be color matched. We offer complimentary color matching, provided by experts daily. We even offer customized sampling if you prefer to try it at home. We look forward to working with you soon!

                      Answered on 7/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is fresh fair cool toned? I have cool undertones in my skin and I don't want a foundation that is warm toned since it will make me look orange.
                    Asked on 7/16/2016 by Em

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, Fresh Fair has a pink undertone. Thanks for your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 7/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is this product non comedogenic?
                    Asked on 6/19/2016 by Bella from Ann Arbor, Michigan

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, absolutely. Thanks for your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What color is 01? I have the moisture surge tinted moisturizer but it doesn't have a shade, just a number.
                    Asked on 6/5/2016 by Natalie

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello! In the Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer formula, the number is actually the shade, so the shade is 01. Sorry for the confusion. If you were interested in trying Acne Solutions Makeup, the closest shade should be Fresh Alabaster.

                      Answered on 6/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Does this have any SPF in it? Or are there other foundations good for oily, acne-prone skin that have SPF in them? I'm currently using bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Foundation, but it does blend well on my skin and my skin looks very oily when I wear it.
                    Asked on 5/28/2016 by em from Grand Rapids, MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This product does not contain an SPF, but it can be coupled with an SPF underneath very nicely. It is great for acne prone skin! Another option is the Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free Foundation.
                      If SPF in your foundation is most important to you, you may want to try Clinique's BB cream or Even Better Foundation.
                      Clinique suggests wearing an SPF under any foundation, even if it contains an SPF. The amount of SPF needed for full protection is often more product than most wear or desire in their foundation.

                      Answered on 5/30/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What would be the best thing to use with this? A beauty blender or the real techniques expert face brush?!
                    Asked on 5/5/2016 by Vicki from New Braunfels, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend using the Foundation Buff Brush (Item #: 2299840) for best results!

                      Answered on 5/5/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                  • Q:

                    Does this foundation have salicylic acid or another acne clearing chemical in it?
                    Asked on 5/1/2016 by Hannah B from Nashville, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! It does contain Salicylic Acid. I am noting the full ingredient list below. Thank you!

                      active ingredient: salicylic acid 0.50%
                      other ingredients: 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 / [+/- titanium dioxide (ci 77891) / iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499) / mica] < iln36140>

                      Answered on 5/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What color is 03?
                    Asked on 4/20/2016 by KY from Traverse City, MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      It is Fresh Neutral

                      Answered on 4/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    The person who matched me wrote 03 on the sample I was given. I can't figure out what color it is. What does 03 mean?
                    Asked on 4/20/2016 by KY from Traverse City MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Acne Solutions Fresh Neutral.

                      Answered on 4/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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