Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Glad I tried this!!
Last year I took a makeup class and began doing lots of tutorials and research. I wanted a more advanced mature look and I wanted better quality makeup to properly care for my skin.
Foundation was the first place I started.
I went to almost every makeup kiosk in the dept stores and got lots of foundation samples to try. Amongst them were Estée Lauder, Chanel, Origins, Laura Mercier, and of course Clinique.
I tried every single one at least a few times, but in the end I kept coming back to this one. It's lightweight, evens my skin tone greatly, is so smooth, and didn't bother my skin at all. I'm sorry but there was no contest. The others just did not stand up against this one. Mind you I was completely unbiased. I just wanted fresh looking even skin with a lightweight feel, and this was the only foundation to deliver that for me.
I was completely ready to pay the very high prices of the other brands too, but no need, at around $25, I've had this fantastic foundation for nearly a year and am only now beginning to run out.
Props to Clinique for this one!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not even better
I ended up having to purchase the even better foundation after trying to order the pore refining solution foundation I had been using for quite some time and absolutely loved. I found out it was discontinued. I was told the even better foundation should be about the same but it was not . I haven't had a break out using the pore refining solution foundation but as soon as I started using the even better foundation I had terrible breakouts and my face always looked greasy and oily. I started using Clinique to help with breakouts and it definitely helped until using the even better foundation. I hope Clinique will go back to the pore refining solution foundation or come out with a product like it.
Reviewed by 3315 customers Too oily
TerBear from Indianapolis, IN
I liked the coverage this provided, but it made me face look oily throughout the day.
I love this product
Rosie from Petersburg IL
I came to store after receiving an email with a discount coupon for a store purchase. The discount was denied due to "prestige" product and I was not allowed to use my Ultimate Rewards either. Also the store was out of stock of the free item for purchase of clinic makeup. So I essentially struck out three times. It was a very frustrating and disappointing visit.
Makeup_lover from IL
Natural foundation and good for summer when you just want something light.
Better than other foundations
Kristina from Scranton pa
I have tried every foundation and everything breaks me out. Clinique is better than most with not aggravating my skin. Ulta makeup artist recommended this to me over It Cosmetics because it supposedly is good on oily skin, evens and corrects skin and coverage could be full. So far I noticed it Isn't full coverage even after multiple layers, it doesn't fully dry but not too dewy either and it doesn't last a full day on parts of my face. It's looks like your own skin but better. It's very natural. It has made me break out on my jaw but I think it's because I put on two layers for fuller coverage and concealer. I haven't noticed improved skin tone or texture yet. It's been two weeks. The bottle is way too small for me. This will be out in a week or so. Overall, I don't hate it like other brand foundations. I will try Clinique's other foundations next time I buy to compare.
Niki from Gilbert
I am really impressed with this foundation. It doesn't feel heavy, it smooths and evens my skin, and it doesn't leave me oily. Love!
Great Every Day Foundation
AEason from Houston, TX
I think a lot of people get confused when trying this foundation.
Even Better is a medium coverage, natural finish formula. It's great for everyday wear, PLUS you get the additional sun protection built into the foundation. If you're wanting a full coverage formula, try Even Better Refresh (normal to dry skin) or Stay Matte (builds to full coverage). This has skincare built into it for anyone with hyperpigmentation or discoloration in their skin, to help even it out. It's great on all skin types, including acne prone skin. I've been breaking out since I was 10, and this is one of the FEW foundations that doesn't ruin my face.
I love this formula because it literally looks like my skin, but BETTER. It conceals my darks spots, and feels lightweight on my skin. Is it mask proof? Not on it's own. Set it with Stay Matte Pressed powder or a loose translucent powder. That should do the trick.
no break outs
Delaney from OKC
love this foundation! goes on light coverage, but it layers really well! it's a great shade that's hard to find (.05 Shell) and it blends great with other products. it wore beautifully all day, even after a nap, lol. I had no irritation or break outs the next day! I'll keep buying!
SamIAm from Las Vegas, NV
I am learning to try new products and this was a pleasant surprise. The color (Linen) is a perfect shade and it lasts throughout the day. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy and the coverage is fantastic.
Feels like skin
Dade from DFW
I apply this with my hands like I would sunscreen, a sponge or a brush and the results are the same. It feels like my skin, not heavy or cakey. It does oxidize a little bit but not too much to care.
I am in state 114W and have no complaints. I currently use the skincare system in this line so my skin really responds well with this product.
No breakout or skin irritations, of course I have a skincare regimen to avoid any issues. I am normal to dry and use #2 skin care with this. It feels like I'm not wearing any makeup. I chose this bc I wanted a minimal everyday look and I like this has SPF in it.
I don't think it's buildable bc it's sheer to med coverage. Great for all seasons in my opinion. It's makeup that acts like skincare.
Em from West Covina, CA
let me tell you, I stopped wearing foundation for a year after I got a set of expensive facials to cure my acne. This was the first foundation I wore when I started wearing foundation again and I WORE THIS TO FRAT PARTIES. Sweaty, crowded, and full of humidity frat parties and THIS FOUNDATION DID NOT MAKE ME BREAK OUT!! It makes me look good and I don't have to worry about breaking out. I love how this foundation is medium coverage and buildable AND IT HAS SPF? Try it!!
Overhyped and disappointed-average performing
Kate D from Harrisburg, PA
Are used to be a big fan of more medium to full coverage foundation especially due to post acne scarring. However I'm in my early 30s and I have been more into more natural finished foundations. I used this brand back when I was a teenager in high school but stopped due to finding better performing foundations. I decided to get this a try again thinking maybe they reformulated. I first was that I had the most difficult time in the store shade matching especially due to the virus you can no longer test shades. I was somewhat shade match in the store but I was a bit nervous with what I was recommended and had very little help said it was going to work for me. And I was correct. First off the shade is maybe 2 to 3 shades to light. And also the tone is way off. The one thing that I dislike about this brand is it seems most foundations have either an orange tent or a pink tent. I have very strong yellow tones in my skin and this just was way off for me. I do like the foundation was very easy to apply. And I do like that the finish was a little bit more natural. However this this I first I said I had the most difficult time in the store shade matching especially due to the virus you can no longer test shades. I was somewhat shade matched in the store but I was a bit nervous with what I was recommended and had very little help said it was going to work for me. And I was correct. First off the shade is maybe 2 to 3 shades too late. And also the tone is way off. The one thing that I just like about this brand is it seems most foundations have either an orange tent or a pink tent. I have very strong yellow tones in my skin and this just was way off for me. I do like that the foundation was very easy to apply. And I do like that the finish was a little bit more natural. However this Settled heavily into my pores. This foundation in my pores look more noticeable. And my face just looked really unnatural, took a while to dry down. Not long lasting. Will be returning.
Purple Girl from Aurora, CO
I use this every day. It goes on so smoothly and makes my skin look so clearer. I have been using this for years and will never change.
Great shades - bad breakouts
Zairea from 19605
I've been using this foundation for years and I love the way it feels on my face - it's very light. The shade also matches my skin very well and it gives that dewy look. The only issue is that I break out literally every time I wear it.
Great medium-coverage foundation
EJ from St. Louis, MO
I love this foundation because I struggle with acne and I've found that this doesn't clog my pores and I don't have acne when I take it off at the end of the day. It's a very nice light-medium coverage foundation. I've been using it for a couple years now and it's reliable!
HAPPY LONG-TERM CUSTOMER!
Brookie from North Port, FL
I've always preferred a more natural makeup look, I don't want to see foundation caked into the smile lines under my eyes lol And I never wanted a foundation so heavy on application that you'll see a defined line on your jaw or neck where it stops. I've been wearing this foundation now for 3 years and I LOVE IT! It makes my skin look glowy and naturally smooth. It applies so evenly and I don't have so use very much at all so a single bottle last a good amount of time. Would highly recommend!
jesxo14 from 48746
i generally use double wear by estée lauder, but i've been wanting to try something lighter and quicker for the summer, so i tried this one and IT cosmetics CC. this one is SO much better. GREAT coverage while still looking natural with a natural finish. blends super easy and lasts all day (i do use a setting spray). i highly highly recommend this product!
One of my favorites!
makeup enthusiast from CA
I love this foundation! It's fragrance-free, has a nice light-medium coverage, and a natural finish. I use the shade CN 18 which is my exact match and is pretty much an exact match to my shade in Fenty Beauty (185). It feels very lightweight on the skin and it lasts a long time if you don't touch it because it can transfer onto a face mask and glasses. I also just have extremely oily skin so it would probably last longer for those with more normal to dry skin. I use the Wet n Wild photofocus powder to set it and they work okay together, although I want to find a better powder to help reduce transfer. I also find that the Clinique Beyond Perfecting concealer in shade Very Fair 05 works well with the foundation shade I use. I also love that it's a squeeze tube because even though I enjoy a glass bottle, this plastic compact tube is easier to travel with and helps to get every last drop. I definitely feel like this would work for a variety of skin types.
I like it a lot
Alex from Charlotte, NC
I have rosacea so A lot of times when using any sort of foundation it looks cakey so I'm really pleased with this foundation it's light and still covers. Go a shade lighter it oxidizes.
New favorite Foundation!
mack from IL
Good Medium to full coverage, does NOT transfer, Light weight, Great natural finish, Lasts all day
I love Clinique. I gave it a
Ange from Anderson, MO
Daily. Smaller bottles
Continue to buy product
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Sarah from ME
Its light weight. But still covers what I need. I literally just put it on my face, and leave the house. Also it does not make me break out. And the 15 SPF is a huge bonus!
Best colors and love the finish
Perkeygirl from East Lansing, mi
Put the product on daily ( after a non-matte primer) with a kabuki brush.
My New Fave!!!
Adriana from Los ángeles
I wasn't so sure about getting this product, since it says that it's for dry combination and combo oily skin. I personally have oily skin and it's hard to keep my face at a matte appearance for a long time, especially during the summer. This foundation feels very light and it has a good medium coverage and you can build it up. I paired it up with the Stay-Matte Invisible Powder, my face was Matte for over 12hrs. I did have a nice healthy Glow towards the end of the day.
i would buy
Ladybug from CA
I use medium in IT Cosmetics, i have yellow undertone, what shade would be the best to match? also looking for a concealer what would work well with this foundation?