Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great buildable powder
I came in to an Ulta last week and saw a beautiful display of this product. It immediately caught my eye and I asked a representative some questions. I was actually in to buy a new bareminerals Ready compact, but the rep said this was good for full coverage and dry skin. So, I went for it since I love to try new things. At the same time, I LOVED my Ready, so I had high expectations. What I really like about this is that it builds seamlessly. And, with a fluffy eyebrush, I can spot treat areas that need more coverage without it looking cakey or like too much concealer. It blends beautifully and lasts all day without highlighting flaky areas. I put it to the test on a xcountry flight and all day events for my sister's wedding. I did notice a little creasing around my laugh lines, but that happens with a lot of product. Overall, this is a really great powder!!
Most Helpful Critical Review I really wanted to like this.
I really wanted to like this foundation, but I can't. It covers really nicely, is easy to apply, and blends well, BUT it makes my skin look sooooo soooooo dry even with primer, moisturizer, and a hydrating finishing powder. I think it would be great for someone with oily skin, but my skin is borderline normal and dry.
Reviewed by 377 customers Be Careful
Bree from US
I'm a diamond member so I chose this product for my free one when I began my membership and the powder itself is good. I don't wear a lot of foundation and actually use a brush (I have super dry skin and most powders look crusty on me even using minimal product, this one doesn't.) That being said finding a good shade is sooo hard. I have light to medium skin that has a neutral undertone, and perpetually get things too light. This was too dark, I got the lightest medium shade and it could've (and will probably be used as) a bronzer on me. I'm not pale by any means, and maybe it work work for me when super tanned but just buyer beware the product is good but finding the right shade is super hard. I'm going to be trying a second time with the one findation recommended to me and hope for the best.
Shade is not as advertised; Pretty good product, tho
Amanda the fair from Ft. Drum, NY
I bought the shade "dune" which is the lightest shade offered for this product and of all Clinique products. It's described as cool-neutral but it's definitely a warm yellow tone. That's good for me since I'm warm-toned, but the description should reflect that. Also, for being the very lightest shade, it's not THAT fair. My perfect color match is "pale" by NYX. The coverage is great, especially for a powder, and that's uncommon. It wears pretty well throughout the day, but it can start to separate on my skin after several hours, so touch ups are needed. That's not too big a deal; all powders need some touching up. I love that it's so quick and easy to apply. I can get full coverage in 30 seconds as opposed to several minutes of application and blending with a liquid. Overall, I would purchase this again.
Matches skin perfect
Mom from Muncie
This powder is on point to my skin tone
Brie from Phoenix
I've used it for a while I have sensitive very fair skin and this is the lightest shade which is more yellow ish but still works
Fabulous coverage with a light feeling
Angela from Oro Valley, AZ
I am a long time user of Clinique pressed powder, but This is the first time I have used this particular Clinique powder. Because I have oiling skin I only use powder as my foundation. I was not sure what shade I should get as I was buying this online. I used their virtual tool as well as had them recommend the shade I should use. I went with what they recommended and it was perfect! When I received my product I thought for sure it would be too dark, but they were correct. I have a slight yellow undertone to my skin, so they chose the warm neutral shade for me. It was perfect! I really love that it feels so light on my skin. It's as though nothing is there. I highly recommend this product!
I would by this product each time needed!
Debi from Parma, Ohio
Perfect for sensative skin, love the activity of having foundation, pressed powder and concealer.all in one!
Love it !
Mom from Ardmore ok
I love the product! Do recommend you to try it !
I was lucky and happen to get a girl to help me that was educated in face coverage. She was great !
Best medium coverage
MJG from Evansville, IN
I really like the coverage of this powder and it does not make My face dry! My new favorite over It cosmetics.
Fan for life
Beach girl from Texas
I have been using this product number six for years and it has always been good to me! I straight ones just to see if I could shake things up and I ended up coming back to this product! You will not be disappointed
I would buy this product all the time
Pooja from Olathe Kansas
Love this product and it is really easy apply on the face and main thing about this product that you don't need to apply foundation so i will buy this product again and again. Thank you ulta beauty associate to recommend this product for my face it really great
Valley mama from Los Angeles
I chose this as my diamond gift with low expectations. I had a hard time picking the right color but figured if it was too dark I could use it for summer or contouring. For my light medium skin I picked shade 9. It looked so dark in the pan but on its the perfect shade! I read all the previous reviews and used it over my Este Lauder Double wear light and my face looked airbrushed. My makeup lasted all day and night and didn't cause any breakouts. Lots of compliments on how glowing my skin looked. Adding this to my permanent rotation and hoping it never gets discontinued ❤️
Lightweight quick application
Madison from Florida
I've been using this stuff for a few years now. Good natural trusted brand. One last me at least 6 months and I use it practically every day. It's good for if you don't like how long it takes to apply and blend liquid foundation and concealers just take a brush and apply it to your face in less than 30 seconds and it gives you a nice natural lightweight airbrush finish. The only thing is that it does not last all day probably like 3-5 hours.
Mia from NY
This stuff is GOOD. I picked it out as my diamond gift over the other stuff because I have enough liquid foundations and figured I could just use it as a touch up powder on the go. Tried it all over the face and it sits so much better on my skin than my Bare Minerals powder foundation and its less heavy than my liquid foundations. The color I use is 0.5 Breeze. If you want a boost of coverage, I put this on top of Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light foundation (the most recently discontinued formulation, not the new one with SPF 19. I have the shade 1W2 Sand) and it gives me the healthiest glow with about medium coverage. Tone is evened out but my natural skin properties still show through that doesn't make me look flat (beauty marks, a few blemishes but they aren't as red, etc). I think if you tried this on top of the original Double Wear it would be more full coverage but I personally like this amount! On its own, its nice coverage if you're just scooting out the door real quick and running some errands or something.
Perfect for spot coverage
Tori from Texarkana, Texas
This product has amazing coverage. I would recommend. Stays on for hours, I have very sensitive skin and other powders broke me out. This has been perfect for my sensitive skin.
I would buy it again
E from Melbourne
second time around
janeames from Kentucky
I have never tried Clinique before this purchase. I ordered shade: Dune, as it seemed like a better very light shade. no risk of being too orange or too pink
First go round, I used the pad that came with it. I immediately thought this shade was too yellow and wrong all together but I find that if you dust it in with a powder brush after you used your normal prepping solutions, it fits well for me. I get to build the coverage that way
as for everything else. it's very smooth on, and my face doesn't feel powdered up.
Color is so off
Kitty from New Lenox
Trying to find decent coverage foundation to cover the red spots on my face, first of all it doesn't, second of all the color is so orange on my skin. I'm very fair to begin with but my body has gotten more sun so I wanted to try to match my body but when I tell you this was orange IT IS ORANGE.
I have loved this product since it came out!
Alicia Mae from Christiansburg, VA
I have used this for about 3 years. As long as you have a steady skin routine AND your moisturize... this makeup is going to work! It's fantastic. I never have to touch up when I wear clinique... and it's FRAGRANCE FREE. Love your skin and do yourself a favor... buy clinique.
Colors are limited
JJ from Richmond, VA
I would love to use this after seeing so many positive reviews, especially with my oily T-zone. After receiving, I went to the store and checked all colors and they were quite yellow. The range is also limited- light and dark.
Missy from Richmond, KY
I went to Ulta to purchase MAC Studio fix and they were out of my shade, so the sale associate told me about Clinic Beyond Perfecting Powder and to be honest I like it much better, it goes on smoother and I feel it gives me a better more natural looking finish.
So Much Darker
ddras from Ohio
I would never buy this unless I were in the store being able to try the colors on. Ordering online with the shade descriptions they give is dead wrong. This was probably four shades darker than what they recommended for my skin tone.
I'll save it for summer. Hope it matches then.
For now? It's a blush/contour item for me.
They need to rethink their color descriptions.
It's a very velvety stain finish and feels like nothing on the face.
This is the best powder foundation
Bobbi from Texas
Love this item will never use anything else
Color description is WAY off
Stacey from Tampa,FL
I got this because it was a free gift with another purchase. I don't like to order foundation online for this exact problem. I picked neutral which is described as "moderately fair" I'm typically in the range of light medium and this color is at least 4 shades too dark for me. I'm gonna keep it and use it as a bronzer/contour color since it was free.
Easiest makeup ever!
Momma N from RI
Embarrassed to say at 45 years old I have no idea how to apply makeup. I've never worn foundation, and usually just puff on some cheap powder. After trying and loving Clinique eye makeup, I figured I'd treat myself to powder. This product is awesome! Love that I can go heavy where I need it, and light where I don't. Super fast and easy to apply. I did buy the recommended brush, and I think that really helps.
Didn't last long enough.
Marissa M. from Pennsylvania
I loved this powder! The coverage was great, shade matched perfectly, and didn't dry out my skin. Unfortunately it didn't last long enough for me. I work in a distribution center and need something medium to full coverage that lasts all day. Other than that it was a great foundation.