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Clinique Even Better Refresh Makeup is a full-coverage foundation with 24-hour wear. Revitalizes skin for a more youthful look.
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Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
I am about to be 50 and have been a makeup addict my entire life. I have I think every foundation sold but they just dont look good for various reasons. I also have a lot of redness and veins showing in eye corners and top eyelids. When I am just running around town I really have gotten away from wearing make up. Even when I go somewhere I just don't have the energy to put on a full face of make up anymore. None of it looks as good as it used to look and People have been telling me that I look younger without all the makeup. So I typically wear just foundation with a little bronze and highlight now. The problem has been that all of my foundations look made up and you can't really wear them alone or it's completely fake looking.
I have tried everything and there are only 2 foundations that work for me a 100% and weirdly both of them are really inexpensive.
The one made by countries is wonderful and it covers well but you can't really tell it's there and this 1 is even better. It's free for becoming a diamond member from ulta and as soon as I put it on I knew this was the one.
I literally can give away all my high end foundations and just use this every day. it feels good and truly can feel repairing claim. The very best part of this foundation is that I normally need a full coverage foundation but this covers it ALL perfectly Nd looks like no makeup! this is a dream come true covering all veins and flaws and makes me look a decade younger! I have never made a claim like this about any piece of make up. Every time I get a chance I'm going to buy backups just in case they ever discontinue this perfect foundation for aging skin. It makes your face literally flawless more than any foundation I tried in my life ...
I've been using this as my foundation for about six months (through winter, into spring) along with the Clinique setting powder - I got both in a sale on Ulta. I apply it with a beauty-blender type sponge and it has good coverage. I also think the variety of color options are good. I am very fair skinned with neutral-warm undertones and I sometimes have a hard time finding foundations that don't make me look orange or pink. I do not have that problem with this foundation.
Now for the cons. The most significant con that I want people to know about is that this product will settle into fine (and not-so-fine) lines and just generally separate and cake up as the day goes on. As I mentioned, I use the Clinique setting powder, and I also use a setting spray (that I have used for years with success, until now) and I still have problems with this makeup moving around and wearing off in a really obvious and ugly way. I think honestly the fact that this has such good coverage to start is it's downfall when it wears off because it's just so obvious.
The other con with this makeup is more subjective, but as soon as a started using this makeup I started getting blemishes on my skin. I am not prone to breakouts and trend on the dry-side, I do however have somewhat sensitive skin. These blemishes I would not describe as a true zit- they didn't have a head on them. They were more just raised red irritated pores that would pop-up during the day and then mostly go away at at night while I slept (i.e. when my face was clean). I thought maybe my skin needed to adjust but it never went away, even after I tried changing up my cleansing/exfoliating routine in the hope that it would help.
I will be switching back to my previous foundation - bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. The coverage is much less, but my skin is clearer when I use it so I don't need the coverage. It also feels a lot better on my skin, and looks better to boot.
Stacey from Florida
I have oily sensitive skin that reacts to almost everything. Finding a foundation is tricky to say the least but I have finally found a great one! I like the light feel, the staying power, no tackiness, and my face feels smoother while wearing it. The description states it's for dry to combination skin but I don't have any issues wearing it. Plus, the hydrating and repairing ingredients are really nice additions especially since I use oily skin facial products. Highly recommend!
No nickname from Gastonia, NC
Yes, I tried it and I do not like it, it is not the right color as I told the person in the store I used a different color and she sure that this color would be better.
Super6sandy from Augusta ga
The very best Silk has been thrown out Only to invite this patchy formula. Supposedly for older skin. Don't even think about placing under your eye area unless you want elephant skin. Must choose lighter shade than usual. Oxidizes almost immediately before even patting your powder. States full coverage. I would rate horrible. Doesn't cover the lightest dark spot. Easily marks off if you touch your face. Love to give this a zero. Bought two. Oat and vanilla. Trying to replace my Sahara and vanilla Silks. Neither the same consistency or color match. What a fail. Zero
None from Redding. CA
Use it all the time. Love it.
Boxer Mom from PA
Love this product for years. Been told I glow:)
Elise from California
I have tried 46 which I felt was a little too golden/tan so I tried 44 to see if it was lighter and I cannot tell the difference between the two. I think I will try one more time with a fairer color because I like the way formula looks and feels. But as I venture out into more public/social events I get self conscience that it is just too tan for me. I would recommend going a shade lighter if you fall between fair and tan skin. But I'm still experimenting myself.
Sadie from Chicago
Love this product, bought on a whim and its amazing especially for dry skin like mine! Blends into ur skin right away! Will hold up in most extremes climates and doesn't feel heavy or cakey on the skin!
Only few cons
1. Tends to oxidize very fast so get a shade lighter
2. Needs a good primer and a good setting spray!
But its literally one of the only foundations that gives good coverage with a glow and has a good shade selection especially for medium to dark tones!
Jasper from Vermont
I use it daily and have thrown out all my other foundations. The person at the store helped find a perfect match. Never had a closer match - that's the key to it looking great.
Steph hawk from Lakewood Washington
Great everyday product . I was looking for something to provide more even coverage than my previous Bb cream. After trying a few other brands I found Clinique that gave good coverage but was light and creamy enough to not look caked on my dry skin
Samus38 from Portland
My HG foundation, been using for two years and my skin has never been better. I am ghostly pale, and the lightest color is my perfect match. Blurs imperfections, does not cling to dry patches, adjustable coverage, just perfect. I will cry if this ever gets discontinued.
JT from LI, NY
I would have never chosen this on my own, but it was the only product to select from when you reach platinum status that I hadn't tried. I had little expectations for it, but it's amazing! I get compliments every time I wear it. It seems matte to me but not in a dry way. It also is more of a medium coverage than full coverage. I don't think it changed or repaired my skin visibly but it holds makeup really well and doesn't break down as you wear it all day. The ulta employee color matched me by holding the bottles up to my face and it was spot on! I will absolutely be repurchasing this!
Kim from Augusta, GA
Second tube that I have purchased. I used the Clinique Even Better base..........I had a hard time finding it in stock - guessing due to the COVID-19. So, I thought I would try this. It's fine - heavier than the Even Better.
flofancy from fort walton beach
It performed better than i had expected
Laurie from Arkansas
L from MD
Good color matching, smooth applying product but by the end of a first night out with social distancing, with and without mask, it settled into every line horribly, including those I didn't know existed with less expensive drugstore brands. There is a definite problem with this product because I have very good skin. I moisturized and used serum as usual, particularly before going out doors. I actually thought it would be overly moisturizing like some of the Lancome products can be but this was awful especially under the mask area and under my eyes where it gave my skin which is porcelain like, an overall rough dried out look after 4 hours. It's like the product dried out as you wore and increased every hour. definitely returning I used a little bit of it translucent powder but I've used that before and never had a problem so I know this makeup was the issue. Returning
Rena from Idaho
It's a great foundation... I love Clinique... I just wish it would wear off so quickly.
Fair Skinned 29 Year Old from Massachusetts
Cindy from Kansas
Foundation has great coverage. I do not like the newer foundations that clump in creases. I have sensitive skin and this has been great since Clinique no longer makes the foundation I used to love. This has been a great replacement.
Angel from Hiram, Georgia
Love this makeup.
Michele of Conshy from Conshohocken, Pa
I like foundation that is light & not heavy. This is perfect!
Karyssa from Ohio
This foundation is amazing for my dry, sensitive skin! It's hydrating, doesn't cling to my dry patches, and has a really pretty natural finish. I honestly can't recommend this enough!
Elle from Ohio
For some reason this made my skin burn, rash and redness after two days, too bad loved the color & feel,
NomadeBlanc from Amarillo, Texas
Clinique: You really like that, huh? Be a shame if it was..... DISCONTINUED!!! Since that always seems to be the case:
This foundation is HORRIBLE (wink, wink) Does nothing that it says it will (wink, wink) and the shade range absolutely sucks (wink, wink) and my perfect match was nowhere to be found (wink, wink) Do not apply it with a damp beauty sponge (wink,wink)
Do not purchase! Wink, wink.
BelleLA from Los Angeles, CA
Product = yes. Hydrating and nice consistency for my drier skin. The best color for me, however - I still need to figure that part out.
It's me! from Roseville, CA
I love this foundation and can't believe it is not talked about more. It has a natural look and feel but also adds the right amount of coverage. And it lasts all day long!!