Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Would continue to buy this product
This is an excellent foundation if you are looking for a something nice and affordable. Especially if you have sensitive skin, or issues finding a shade that matches your skin tone. Since, I'm Indian some shades are either too light for me or too dark, but Clinique foundation actually matches my skin color. It's really lightweight and buildable coverage. I don't use too much, cause I don't need to and overdoing it will result in it looking cakey. Even though it dries as matte, it's not completely flat. If you touch your face after applying it some can transfer to your fingers. So set with little bit of powder afterwards. I have combination skin so I don't feel the need to set it with a powder. Also, I live in Texas where it's really hot and this is one foundation that does not start dripping and coming off my skin. It gives u a natural look to be yourself even after applying foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review Okay but definitely not great
The product goes on nicely (I've applied it with both a brush and damp beauty blender) but as soon as I leave the house it already begins to separate on my nose and by 2pm (only 8hrs of wear at that point) it's separated on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. Not something you'd expect a matte long wearing foundation to do.
Reviewed by 636 customers Longest lasting Matte Foundation for me
Josie W. from East Texas
I've tried other brands over tine, but I always come back to this foundation because it gets me to the look I prefer. I just went to a 10 AM funeral in 90 degree weather w/ serious humidity and this foundation lasted pretty much all day!
Favorite Buildable Foundation
AG from FL
Great foundation. Buildable to add more coverage if you'd like. Has a very natural finish. Doesn't get blotchy or change color over time. I have a bit of acne and it doesn't irritate it or make it worse. I've been using this foundation for over a year. Love it!
I always come back to this foundation
Lina V from Pasadena CA
I've been using this foundation for years, Ive tried MANY different foundations and I can't find one that is better than this one. No matter what I always come back to this one, the only thing that's an issue is oxidizing. I suggest getting a color a few shades lighter and using a good primer before use to help it not oxidize. Otherwise you'll look orange. Its actually matte and dries down matte, transfer proof most of the time lol depending on what primer and moisturizer you use. Its not full coverage but med coverage, I usually use a brush to apply and blend it out with a sponge. Highly suggest using a translucent setting powder as well. I wish there was a bigger shade range but other than that its my all time foundation.
Nat from Goleta
I got this, because it said it controlled oil, and reduced shine, but that was not the case. It made my skin more oily than before.
Leigh from CT
Recently moved from CT to FL. I have extremely oily skin and needed a new lighter weight foundation for the humidity here. I paired this up with the Stay Matter Sheer Powder and have been very pleased with the stay power.
Kim from Texas
goes on easy
Love it and will buy again and again
Pattid from Orlando
It went on smoothly with a little going a long way. Matte finish and great coverage of dark spots
Saki from United states
I love this foundation! I have oily skin and have yet to find a foundation that lasts all day... Until this one, goes on matte and looks great all day.
My favorite makeup
Patty Cakes from Avondale, AZ
I been looking for this makeup for months, before the pandemic & it turns out that the one I've been wearing Honey#11 for over 17yrs, changed the number. But it appears to be the same color. Lol
Must have for oily skin!
LJ from Portland, or
This foundation is a game changer! I'm in my late 30s and STILL super oily.... I look really shiny mid-day (if not sooner) and was noticing that the foundation I was using was starting to slide and settle into any fine lines and really not lasting the day even with a setting powder. Stay Matte is keeping me from getting as shiny and I'm finding I'm breaking out less because of that. Bonus for super fair skin- there's actually a shaped light enough to match me, while still cutting out my pinkish tones. Love it!
I absolutely love
NikiNu from Baton rouge
Covers dark spots,light weight and matte finish.
Julia from Milwaukee WI
I really love the Clinique brand. I use their face lotion and face scrub. I had high hopes for the foundation. I tried it with a dampened beauty blender, dry beauty blender, and with a brush and it just did not agree with any of it. Tried two different setting powders with it. After only a couple of hours, my skin looked oily and cakey. Very disappointed. Everyone's skin is different though, so hopefully, someone out there has better results.
Nicole from Ann Arbor, MI
I have fairly oily skin and can't get most foundations to last the day. I had been loyal to Estee Lauder's Double Wear light but I feel like they changed their formula because it started to feel greasy and just wouldn't last like it used. A friend turned me onto this and it's amazing!!! I'll never use another product. I get at least 8 hours of coverage. The formula is light and I dont feel the heavy weigh down you get with some liquid foundation. My only complaint is that it doesnt have any spf in it so I switch products if I'm gonna be in the sun for any length of time.
Payton from Florida
BEST FOUNDATION OUT THERE!!! It stays on ALL day and has not caused any breaks outs. Ordering my second tube now, highly recommend!!
I will buy this product again!
Sassykat from Texas
I use this foundation mostly during the months when the weather is rather hot and humid.
Permanantly apart of my makeup routine
Ysa from california
Was recommended to me by an employee when I went into Ulta 2 years prior. I have very oil skin and was struggling to find something that provided quality coverage without sliding off my face. I tried this foundation and it was perfect. I love mixing this with my l'oreal infalliable foundation when summer approaches.I go to a lot of festivals and events and this is a very reliable foundation!
Yes I will buy this product again
Lern from Texas
I use this product for day or night. Good coverage, light weight. I wear it over 12 hours. Natural look and feel.
My go-to foundation!
Pasorider from Florida
I wonder if they've changed the formula. I've used this for years and loved it. This time the shade has a yellow undertone, even though it's a neutral shade. Coverage seems to be much lighter than ever before. I'm afraid I will need to return it.
GREAT product. Will definitley but again.
Ella from Columbus, Ohio
I tried this product on in the store, and immediately loved it. This product is great for people with oily skin, because it is not oily at all, but is not to drying. This foundation stays on all day, and isn't cakey which is great for people looking for a natural look.
Love it 😍
QueenLeoRobi from Las Vegas
Best foundation ever. It is matte so it stays on well. Also, I have oily skin so this does will keeping my skin in place. It is not cakey or oily at all. Give this a shot for your skin!! 🥳
This is my third purchase of this foundation.
Twhit from Beaumont,CA
I use this foundation to help cover dark spots and even out the color under my eyes.
Bree from Suburbs of Chicago
I have been using Clinique for a few years now and love this light and easy makeup. I bounce around from Neutral and Honey. This does not make my skin more oily like the Hydrating one did.
I love the coverage and how easy it goes on and blends
Sara from Boise Idaho
I loved this product when I got it for the first time in November but after purchasing again, it caused me to breakout so bad that I had to completely stop using it and I just purchased it, total waste of money.
Good quality matte foundation
Vanessa from Texas
Stays matte without drying my skin :)
I always buy this
Helene from Portland or
This is fabulous makeup many people have commented that I look younger and refreshed. I really wish you carried more Thrive Mascara.