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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

Clinique

Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup

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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.

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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.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Liquid Makeup
 
4.4

(based on 322 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (134)
  • Goes on smoothly (129)
  • Blends well (126)
  • Lightweight (118)
  • Long-lasting (105)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (13)
  • Doesn't stay on (12)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Causes breakouts (4)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (136)
  • Light to medium coverage (74)
  • Sensitive skin (70)
  • Full coverage (60)
  • Normal skin (28)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5), 10 minutes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (78), Budget shopper (74)

Reviewed by 322 customers

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5.0

Love this makeup and how matte it is!!

By Deedee914

from Maricopa, Arizona

About Me Budget 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
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

    I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin and when I try new foundations, I'm extremely hesitant and afraid they'll make me breakout. The foundation I used to use was discountinued to I decided to give this a try. I absolutely love it! It is one of the most matte foundations I have ever tried! I always apply a setting powder and you do not have to do that with this. It lasts long, doesn't break me out, very natural but is full coverage. I definitely recommend this for any skin type!

     
    4.0

    Love it!

    By Kaitlyn

    from Falmouth, KY

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

        Very happy wth this product

         
        5.0

        Works great and lightweight!

        By Jswedish

        from St augustine, fl

        About Me Brand 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
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

          Works great and lightweight. My face is looking clearer.

           
          5.0

          Yes I would buy this again and it's so not what you think

          By Betsy

          from Virginia

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Looks natural

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

            Love this foundation saw on of my favorite You Tuber beauty guru and I thought...good for acne?! I don't have it anyway got a sample from another store and loved it..came back to Ulta of course and purchased!

             
            2.0

            Not for me

            By Jazzy

            from Streamwood IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                This foundation made me break out

                 
                1.0

                Not for oily skin

                By Danielle

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Too Greasy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                    The lady ensured that this would be good for my oily skin and lightweight. this made my skin more oily than ever and slid right off of my face even after setting it with powder. I do not think this is for oily skin

                     
                    5.0

                    Best makeup for mild acne. Cleared my girls faces right up.

                    By EJY

                    from 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

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                      I have tried all the high end make up to find the right one. Clinque Acne Solution Liquid is the best by far.

                       
                      4.0

                      Perfect coverage!

                      By Karyn08

                      from Texas

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                        I have oily, acne prone skin and needed something for a wedding. I applied with a damp sponge and it covered hyperpigmentation and even the darkness under my eyes. It doesn't settle into the sides of my nostrils or fine lines. I think you can build this up to full coverage but one layer is definitely medium coverage. This also doesn't get greasy at all. I don't know about the salicylic acid yet.

                         
                        3.0

                        It's ok, and sometimes that is enough.

                        By Mer

                        from Lexington, KY

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                        • Heavy
                        • Oxodizes

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                        I am 25 with fair, acne prone skin and I have used Clinique Acne Solutions for several years. Even when I switch and try a different brand entirely I still always come back to this foundation. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and large pores. I use this foundation more for the staying-power than for acne treatment. Even as a teenager I never noticed that it didn't do much to improve the acne but it did give full coverage and stayed on better than any other Clinique foundations. In the Summer time I use it for the coverage and staying power, but I dislike how heavy it feels at the end of the day. I have also found that it becomes darker throughout the day meaning it oxidizes quickly. Not good considering I work 2 jobs and need a makeup that can last and last through the 18 hour days.

                        Overall, Clinique is still one of my favorites, but I wish the foundation was a little more flawless and had 12 hr coverage.

                         
                        1.0

                        Do NOT buy if you have acne

                        By Kuteypie

                        from Fairfax,VA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Causes Breakouts
                        • Doesn't Stay On
                        • Poor Coverage
                        • Too Greasy

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

                          This product inflamed my acne and oxidized lighter!!! It wore off very easily and came off on everything even when I set it. I would not recommend this to anyone

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                          • Q:

                            I have super dry skin (it's flaking off at this point) but I'm also breaking out really bad. Will this foundation dry me out even more/ cling to my dryness and flake off? I need to find a good foundation for prom ��
                            Asked on 4/15/2017 by Desperate girl from Northridge, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! Prom is a very exciting time of the year! Have fun! I am glad you are reaching out and we are happy to help. If you are breaking out, it is likely that you are not necessarily dry. I am guessing that you have a need for additional exfoliation and hydration instead of oil. This is a nice foundation, but I would focus on a skin care routine before looking into foundation, as your foundation can only look smooth on exfoliated skin. You may want to look into Clinique's 3 step skin care system in a skin type #3 formula to cleanse, remove dead skin and hydrate. We would love to skin type you, as well as match you with a perfect foundation in one of our Ulta stores. We offer free skin typing, color matching and sampling each day in the Ulta locations that carry a FULL line of Clinique product. We would love to work with you in the near future so we can get your skin and makeup looking perfect for your prom. Have a great time, and thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                              Answered on 4/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            I use the ance solutions make a fresh neutral color #3 what colors would be best to order for concealer and powder with the ance solutions trend. The fresh neutral is a bit darker which is okay with summer coming. Looking for what color concealer and powder would be good with the color to blend into skin for year round.
                            Asked on 4/10/2017 by Kristine from Indiana

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! You have several options. Clinique's Line Smoothing Concealer should work nicely in the shade Moderately Fair. As for a pressed powder, Stay Neutral should be a nice shade option for you for touch ups during the day. Transparency #3 loose powder is a nice lightweight option for setting foundation. If you would like to try any of these formulas to determine what type of coverage you will enjoy, we offer free color matching each day in all Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique product. We look forward to working with you! Have a great day!

                              Answered on 4/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            Hi i got matched fresh ivory but i took it home and its too light. Im usually light medium in a lot of bb creams and i have more of yellow undertone than pink. Which shade would better fit me?
                            Asked on 4/5/2017 by Minamarie90

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! I apologize that the Ivory was too light. Fresh Honey or Fresh Vanilla may be more similar to the skin tone and undertone you are looking for. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a wonderful week!

                              Answered on 4/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            How do I figure out which color I need to use? Then do use the same color powder or do I go a shade darker or lighter?
                            Asked on 3/13/2017 by twillgirl from US

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! Great question. Finding the perfect foundation is very important to us. In order to guarantee you get the best match and a formula you enjoy we suggest visiting the Ulta store near you that carries a FULL line of Clinique products. We offfer free color matching and sampling each day at these boutiques. If this is not an option for you, we understand and will do our best to help you find something you enjoy. Please share your actual skin tone as well as your undertone in your skin. We look very forward to working with you! Have a great week.

                              Answered on 3/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            I have medium skin tone what color should I choose.
                            Asked on 2/23/2017 by Milly from Dover,Pa

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! Each individuals interpretation of a medium skin tone is unique, but based on our guidelines, the below shades should fall into the correct shade range for your skin tone. We also offer free color matching and sampling each day in all Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique products. We would love to work with you to find the perfect match for your skins needs. Have a great week!
                              Fresh Beige N
                              Fresh Sand N
                              Fresh Deep Neutral N
                              Fresh Cream Caramel G

                              Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            I currently use Golden Neutral in the Clinique Beyond Perfecting foundation + concealer. What would be a similar shade in Clinique's Acne solution foundation?
                            Asked on 2/22/2017 by Flower from El Monte, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! Fresh Honey should be similar in shade range and offers the same undertone for your skin. If you would like to try this shade, we offer free color matching each day in all Ulta doors that carry a full line of Clinique product. Thank you for your question!

                              Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            I have extremely oily skin. I purchased this foundation yesterday and today is my first day to use it. After about 3 hours of wearing it my face does not look matte. Is this foundation supposed to look matte?
                            Asked on 2/22/2017 by Taylor

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! I am sorry to hear this. This is one of our matte foundations. It also helps to control breakout. Our most matte foundation is Clinique's Stay Matte Foundation. It specifically helps to control shine during the day. If you would like to try this on your skin, we do offer free color matching and sampling in all Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique products. We are happy to help in any way possible. I am sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your question.

                              Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            Hi! I just wanted to know if this product is paraben free, talc free, oil free, bismuth free, non comedogenic and hypo allergenic? Because I had an acne prone skin. And what powder can you recommend for my type of skin? Thank you! �� I'm from the Philippines. I just wanted to know about this product.
                            Asked on 2/11/2017 by Cha Cha from Batangas City, Philippines

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! I am noting the ingredients in this product below for your reference. All Clinique products are hypo allergenic and they are also all allergy tested. We test each and every product on live people 7200 times to guarantee it is safe. If one person has any type of reaction, we reformulate the product. Safety is very important to Clinique.
                              If you are looking for a powder to simply set your foundation, I suggest Clinique's Blended Face Powder. They are transparent and feel weightless on skin.
                              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 2/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            I have combination skin will this work well with that
                            Asked on 2/10/2017 by Lovemakeup from Mn

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! Acne solutions is great for anyone that has a concern with breakout in the skin. If you are suffering from breakout, this could be a nice option for you. If not, a few other options for combination skin are items such as Clinique's Superbalanced Silk Makeup, Clinique's Chubby in the Nude foundation, and many more. If you like to try things before you buy them, you also have the option of visiting the Ulta store near you that carries a FULL line of Clinique product. An expert can help color match and even offer a sample to try. We look forward to working with you!

                              Answered on 2/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                          • Q:

                            looking for foundation to cover dark spots and freckles
                            Asked on 2/8/2017 by Sammy from Virginia

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hi! If you are looking for a full coverage, you may want to try Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer. It offers amazing coverage and a nice finish on the skin. We also offer free color matching each day in our Ulta stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique product. We would love to work with you and treat you to this service if you are interested! Thank you for your question and have a wonderful week!

                              Answered on 2/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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