Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A little practice and it's perfect
I purchased Golden Neutral, and at first I thought it seemed very dark. I put a puddle on my hand and then applied with a sponge. That's not the way to do it with this foundation. The applicator in the bottle can be used to dab on hands or face, and then this can be blended with a sponge or fingers. A dot of it does wonders. My regular amount of foundation is way, way too much. After a couple of days of playing around with this, I realize I need less to cover my whole face than I ever could have imagined. This is, by far, the most highly concentrated foundation I've ever used. I tend to go for "sheer" foundations that can be built up to medium coverage, so I'm not used to such a tiny amount having such true coverage. Beyond Perfecting is something I "dot" on my face...1-2 dots does my WHOLE face. It is a fabulous concealer for spots, discolorations, redness, and large pores. It takes a couple of minutes to "set", and it looks pretty heavy at first. However, I notice when it sets it seems to disappear, and my skin looks flawless. Golden Neutral is actually the perfect color for me once this adjusts itself and sets. I really enjoy the super light, silky feel of this and I love the matte, extremely long-lasting finish. This may just top Superbalanced as my favorite foundation, and that's saying a lot! I really like Beyond Perfecting's large concealer wand for application. Other serum foundations with droppers are such a mess. This stays neat and clean and it makes application a breeze. The texture of this is unique...there's nothing else like it. Great buy! I am so glad Clinique makes fragrance-free products for sensitive skin. They keep me feeling pretty.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nice But Not Quite There Yet
I was very excited about this foundation when told to me by my regular SA late last year. When another makeup store offered it early, I jumped at the chance to try it. Knowing that some foundations are not consistent in the color due to formulation, I ordered two that I believed to be closest to - Amber and Golden. In most Clinique foundations, I am matched to Amber since Spice is only offered in the Stay Matte (I am more neutral in my undertones) but they tend to be just a shade dark so I tried the Amber in this one first. The color intensity was right but very, very orange. That was just in one swipe and so orange I did not bother to complete a full face and was discouraged to try the other shade. A few days later, I tried the Golden, much better but just too light and it is very obvious. I did complete a full face and felt that the foundation was weightless and it did have a mattifying finish to it, almost flat-like where you would have to add blush, highlighting or whatever to add definition back to your face. Therefore, I would not call it skin-like like some of the newer foundations on the marketing are advertising and would not recommend for a quick 5-minute face. I even went in store for a SA to color match and again, the match was not to be found. I would recommend the foundation for those who can find their color match and like a medium to full coverage and don't mind the extra time to add definition to your face with contouring, etc.
Reviewed by 4092 customers I finally found the foundation that works for me
Mari from Ohio
This foundation is great. The best one I ever try. I will keep using this one only for now on.
Love this product
Kim from Pa
I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 because of the applicator. It doesn't work for me, but the foundation is amazing. Great coverage and looks natural.
Han from Texas
I loved this product so much when I used it a year ago, I started using it again this year and it is not blending to save my life. I'm not sure if the formula has changed but it just doesn't settle right anymore.
Terrible First Product
VG from Kansas City, Missouri
I bought this foundation 2 years ago (and yes, I am only now writing a review). The whole bottle is still full because I hardly touched it. This product looks so orangey on me. I dont know if it is the wrong shade or just the formula or something else. I was actually recommended this by a sales woman at Ulta. Considering that I was 14 at the time, I didnt know much about makeup at the time and I think she took advantage of my innocence or something. Definitely not worth the money. I dont consider this a high end product at all. This seems like something that should be in a drugstore. With the concealer part... it brought out my pores every time I added more and little white circles formed on my face when I added to my problem areas. Its the first foundation I have gotten so I dont have much to compare it to but I definitely dont recommend.
Average at best
Bella from Pa
This product doesn't work good for dry skin and the color is darker then pictured. Then it darkens even more once dried down. It settles in to fine lines and is thick. It gives decent coverage if you can blend it out enough to not look cakey. Pores still visible and creasing occurs. People with oily or comb skin may like this but for anyone with drier skin this isn't it. I find it more useful as a concealer if the color didn't get darker as it dried down.
Jennifer from Pensacola, FL
This foundation is perfect for me. It gives me the coverage I need without feeling or looking too heavy. Blends easily. Love it!
My skin looks amazing!
TKA from Oklahoma City
I was worried about how well a full coverage foundation would blend into my skin because my skin is really fair. This looks perfect! The formula feels like silk and melts into my skin beautifully. I have a tinted moisturizer on underneath at the moment, so I might go back and give it 5 stars once I wear it on its own, but the first impression is great!
Clothes Horse from Portage
Don't have to wear much
I will not!! It was suggested this would replace Continuous
Na from Bixby, Oklahoma
The product does NOT replace Continuous coverage foundation.
Great all over coverage
Honey from Alabama
I love this product, I especially love the applicator wand that keeps the bottle goop free.
Great Staple Foundation
SteelersFan81 from Collierville, TN
I tried this years ago. I 1st bought Breeze then noticed it oxidized sometimes. That's always annoying. I added Shell to my collection to mix w/Breeze in late spring & summer & use on it's own in fall through early spring. I don't notice that Shell oxidizes on me at all. I also love to mix Shell w/Too Faced Peach Perfect Seashell for a great match. Both Breeze & Shell offer fantastic coverage whether applied w/a brush or sponge. I need 2 layers on my rosy & freckle cheeks & nose but 1 elsewhere. I always keep both shades on hand. It wears at least 10 hours year round on my combination/oily skin.
I love this product
Niki from San Jose Ca
I got this for free for being a Diamond Memeber and I absolutely love it. It's very light weight. The formula is perfect for my oily skin. All day wear.
I really love this
sarah from maryland
This is a wonderful foundation and concealer. It is a thick formula, it covers beautifully and with the smallest amount of product. It blends so nicely and immediately evens out my skin tone perfectly without feeling like there's anything on my face. I have dry, acne prone skin. Also great for spot concealing. I would totally recommend this!
great for sensitive skin
sensitivesally from boston
I have sensitive, highly reactive skin and scars from years of dealing with hormonal acne. this foundation covers it all without making existing issues worse. I ALWAYS get compliments on my skin when I wear this. I did go in person to get color matched bc a lot of the shades DO run yellow. a little goes a long way so the bottle actually lasts forever
Not for my oily skin
Jess from Florida
Initially, my makeup looked flawless, but a few hours later it oxidized and looked patchy, oily and orange. I tried it with and without primers, setting powders, concealers. I really wanted to love it- it was the perfect color and coverage. For reference, I have oily skin with minimal breakouts and pores on the larger size.
Lisa H. from Roseville, CA
I love this foundation. It is not heavy & it's full coverage
Holy grail Foundation
Moniie from California
I've been using this for couple of years now. I've tried many foundation from high end to drugstore and I absolutely think this one is for me. I have combinations to oily t zone, I have sensitive skin I break out so easily. This literally helped my acne skin and I don't break out at all the coverage is absolutely stunning and leaves a beautiful glow.
Auds from Madison
I use this more as a concealer with my Even Better foundation, and it works perfectly. Sometimes if I'm not having a good skin day I'll use it more as a foundation, because it does a really good job covering redness all day. This stuff is so lightweight I do not feel like I'm wearing anything at all and blends so nicely into my skin
Love this makeup
Nana from Georgia
I use with the sponge I purchased, easy to apply. Feels very clean not matted or chalky
Cakey and always leaks
Karla from Lubbock, Texas
I have used this one and Clinique even better foundation. I don't like this one while I know it's also concealer I feel it is very cakey and dewey. I regret buying it altogether. I love the even better foundation and will be going back to that one, especially since every time I close this one it oozes out.
I will continue to buy this product
Coral from Minnesota
I use this one product to replace three old products. It gives the perfect blending and concealer without having to apply multiple products and it is not cake like feeling. I love this product.
Drys and flakes and not good.
Coco P from Utica
Color oxidizes, drys, and flakes, makes your pores look bigger. Not good at all.
Perfect coverage without the weight.
Melvin121 from Richmond, VA
I really enjoy the coverage that this foundation gives, and it feels weightless! I don't have to use a concealer, but my skin looks flawless once applied. I really recommend this foundation.
Seriously buy this!
The zombie from California
I never take the time to leave reviews but this product deserves one. I've been using this for about three years now. When I first started using it I was really impressed with it, and then I had my daughter, who is two now, and still doesn't sleep through the night and I'm even more impressed by this product. because underneath my eyes are completely purple and black from lack of sleep but this stuff covers all of that up and makes me look like a human again. It is seriously worth every penny. I have sensitive skin and it's very moisturizing as well. I use it all over my face everyday and it lasts me about six months. Worth the price for sure!
Jessica L. from Or.
I love this foundation. It goes on smoothly and looks like skin, not foundation. It hides my hyperpigmentation as well.