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 4151 customers Sheer Perfection
Loving Amazing Beauty Products from Glenwood Springs, CO
I use this foundation almost daily, it is lightweight, covers amazingly, is the perfect color. I have used many different foundations over the years, and this is by far my new favorite, it does not clog pores and is so lightweight and smooth. This is the first time I have used Clinique foundation, but it will not be the last!
Good but too dark
Steph the Teacher from MD - Maryland
I used the shade finder but it resulted in being a bit too dark.
My favorite make-up
Necie from Meridian Ms
I absolutely love this make-up. It goes on smooth and I love the finished look.
Good concealer at least
Katt from Colorado Springs
I've tried this foundation from my cousin and I loved it when she let me try it. decided to end up buying it because it made my skin feel good being that I gave acne and oily skin all the time. Well I probably will only be using this as concealer for now on an not on my full face. it's not meant for oily skin. of course I should of know that but I though I'd give this one a try since my first experience was good. Will be having to find a New Matter foundation soon!
Rachel from New Jersey
Works great, just wish it was a bit cheaper!
Dev from Dexter, Maine
I used this product both as concealer and as foundation at different times. It was very Casey under my eyes even when blended out well. Once blended out it looks very chalky and unnatural. It is honestly comparable to drug store brands i have purchased.
Loved it! Would definitely buy again and again.
Gelixa from Kissimmee, FL
No nickname from La Jolla, CA
My face has red blotches. After applying a conceller, I cover the area with the foundation and then powder. It lasts until I remove it.
Jo from Cioblo texas
Didn't like came back and bought a different kind.
I love this so much.
Brie like the Cheese from Dallas, TX
I use this more for a light concealer but also works great for foundation.
This is now my foundation of choice
Miss Joan from Jacksonville, Fl
I admit, I was a bit leery about the light color (Breeze) that was suggested. But it has turned out to be great and it goes on so smoothly.
mcflan229 from Ohio
I've been using this for YEARS and it never fails to amaze me. One bottle also lasts me awhile. It's not cakey and truly is full coverage. It leaves my skin looking flawless and covers up any acne/marks I have. I won't try anything else!
My favorite foundation
Tiff36 from Oklahoma
Love the color and coverage, the bottle is terrible
TLS from Midwest
This is a great full coverage foundation and it matches my skin well. I'm in my 40s and it doesn't settle into my lines too badly. However the bottle top comes loose over time, I've had this problem with every one of them. It creates a mess of foundation around the top and I can't get it off well. Please change the dispenser!
Rhonda from United states
I discovered this foundation and love it I use the clinique three step system mild facial soap clarifying lotion #1 dramatically different moisturizing cream my foundation looks great and feels good on my skin love the coverage
I've tried them all
Annie from Tennessee
This foundation covers better than any other that I've tried. It would be a perfect product if it had the same staying power as Estée Lauder's double wear foundation but not drying as fast as Estee's does. You have to BAKE AFTER APPLYING this foundation. I use revolution's baking powder in translucent. Don't forget a primer as well and let the primer dry before applying this. Also, the wand isn't to apply this foundation. It's there to use as you would a concealer wand and to dot the product where you want to apply as foundation. I use a brush and then a beauty blender to get out any lines before baking.
Love the product!
Cindy from Dekalb, Illinois
Makes my skin look flawless. I'm 40 and it definitely is my skin without feeling oily or like I have too much make up on. My only thing I find irritating is the make up seems to leak down where the top screws on... It can get messy/wasteful if your not careful
This is my second bottle
Joanie from SANTA FE
Use Clinique every morning before I start my day out.
Perfect match & feels great
Mmgpumpkin from Orlando,FL
I used the camera option online to find my match and it was perfect. I was shocked in a very good way.
I love how it blends into my mature skin
Bev from Ohio
Easy to appy
I love, love, love this product!!
M J from FL
This product works great for me! Long lasting and great coverage. Very good value as well.
Lo from Florida
When i first started using Clinique, i was 18 and new to make up. I am now 23 and I have been using this foundation since! I have tried other foundations, such as Mac liquid foundation, Maybelline foundation, Tarte, and more. I always come back to this one because of its coverage and it doesn't make me break out like others due to my sensitive skin.
If you have sensitive skin and are looking for medium to full coverage, i recommend giving this a try!
Not Great For Me
Val from Orlando
I've been using this foundation a long time and this is my second bottle. Maybe they changed the formula...but I realize I need to move on to another foundation. I was attracted to this product because my skin is very sensitive to acne and this won't clog pores. Also it promises good coverage. However I find it doesn't absorb into my skin very well (even though I do take care of my skin by cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing) and it doesn't look great at the end of the day. Also it is constantly leaking into my makeup bag no matter how many times I would clean up the neck. It's more of an annoyance now than anything. I will not repurchase this.
I would buy again
Belfree from Fresno
Love it, great coverage
Lee from South Carolina
Wrong color and too heavy. The color is too yellow. It makes me look jaundice.