Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The Best I've Found
I like my makeup to look natural and really don't like to be able to "see" the foundation. I've used tinted moisturizers and BB creams for years because of their sheer nature, but they all tend to get a bit oily in my t-zone by mid morning. I've just dealt with it. NO MORE! A rep recommended this makeup. I put on my normal moisturizer/SPF30, then the regular Clinique Superprimer and apply this makeup with a damp beauty blender. I need maybe a pea-sized amount, if that. It evens out my redness soooo well, but it looks natural on my skin. I now have coworkers what I've done to my SKIN, not how I've changed my makeup. If I set with a light dusting of powder in my t-zone it stays all day, just perfect. I'm the shade "Linen" and have used "porcelain" in LM TM for color reference.
Most Helpful Critical Review Def. light coverage
This foundation isn't the worst. It's just not what I personally wanted in a foundation. I went into a store looking for a good recommendation, as I originally wanted huda beauty but refuse to color match off a website. She suggested this to me. I needed medium to medium/full coverage, no flashback, won't break me out, longwear, and good on dry skin.
If you build it up I suppose it could work for some, however I had to use a pretty decent amount of product to get he coverage I needed. It also seemed to be too light to cover my bumps well. I have somewhat sensitive skin so I get pigmentation where blemishes are healing and this didn't cover it arbitrarily all. I had to cover with shape tape and then go over it with foundation again after application.
It did stay on pretty well with setting powder and spray, not too oily or drying. But the coverage was a big problem for me. Also the shade I was matched with was too orange for my skin but that could be my fault as I told her I needed something for when I fake tan however my tanner doesn't leave an orange color ( fakebake if youre interested)
Overall I think it would work well for a basic makeup wearer. Someone who has little pigmentation to hide or a foundation and mascara type chick. But not for a glam full face girl like me.
Reviewed by 1354 customers Great for my oily super skin! So happy!
TA from Montgomery, AL
I have super oily, acne prone skin. I got this foundation complimentary for being a diamond member. I didn't think anything of it. I am so thankful Ulta offered it! It's amazing for my oily skin. Stays well all day in the Alabama humidity. I set it with Maybelline matte and poreless pressed powder (I also highly recommend this for oily skin, best I've found and I've tried nearly all prestige and drugstore brands). If you have oily skin and you've tried everything, like I have, I really recommend trying this.
This is a great product
Nessa from Dallas,TX
I really like how it make my skin look. It blends in with my skin
Love this foundation.
Sadie from Los Angeles, CA
Love this foundation. Covers flaws but also doesn't clog pores. Leave skin looking smooth. A little bit goes along way. It can last you for sometime depending how much you use.
i should have known clinique would be awesome!
Ladydarksky from MN
went into ulta and said i need a new foundation, in medium coverage for dry skin, dewy finish and took less than 5 minutes i was shade matched, i used my foundation yesterday and wow perfect match! good part is it doesn't itch, i have issues with some foundations making me itch, i should have known clinique would be awesome!
Great for Sensitive Skin
Al from ND
I've been having major skin issues because of masks and accidentally using a tinted moisturizer that made my maskne even worse, but this foundation has really helped keep my skin calm! I can't say anything for how it's supposed to even your skin tone because I have a very thorough skincare regimen, but the finish of this is awesome. I hate having a caked on face and this is just enough coverage to even out my red marks for the day. I usually will finish it off with LM powder and an IT brush and my skin looks flawless. I also want to point out that this didn't turn orange on me at all, and I'm thinking the other reviewers maybe didn't choose the correct undertone for their skin. I'm warm toned, so I chose a warm undertone and it really brightens my complexion/doesn't wash me out the way that neutral or cold undertones do.
Very nice coverage
Sunshine from Melbourne, FL
It was easy to apply. Smooth finish, good coverage, a bit of a shiny finish even with powder
Des88 from ky
I really wanted to love this. I threw out all my cheap drugstore makeup and skincare and bought alot from the clinique line but this was just terrible. I'm very pale I got this in breeze, made me look orange, like I had patches all over my face and just very disappointing. Maybe if you already have perfect skin this would look great but not for skin with blemishes. And yes I used a primer before and applied it correctly.
Love the formula just really orange
Shonna from Arizona
I loved the product I just wish it waist orange
Great foundation. Always use it.
Cookie from New Port Richey, Florida
Stopped using powder foundation and went back to this creamy liquid. So happy I did.
Barb from Lansing, MI
love this product... never stop making toffee
Love it love it
Still a bit undecided
Bama Belle from Hoover, AL
I'm a bit on the fence about this one. Several pros: I enjoy the thinner consistency and feel it looks nice and natural on the skin. Weightless, non-sticky feel—really seems to sink into skin rather than sit on top of it. It doesn't sink into fine lines though, which is great. However, Cons: I'm not sure on the coverage. It's high light to low medium coverage. That's okay for day to day (I just use a dab of concealer on trouble spots), but it's not buildable at all! If you try to add a touch more in areas, it removes (or oddly splotches) the first layer. That's disappointing. Overall, I've been really enjoying this product...but will definitely start adding a drop or two of my cover FX pigment drops to up the coverage a bit.
Side note— I've been using this with the IT Cosmetics foundation brush with the triangle shaped head and it's a great combo!
Not my favorite
Foundation review from Conway AR
I really liked it as soon as I put it on, after 5-10 minutes I was completely orange and had to redo my whole makeup. Other than that I probably would have liked it.
G makeup Artist from Orange County, CA
Great shade, great consistency, smooth creamy even application great coverage. Buildable coverage light weight yet covers well.
Ruthis from Allentown, PA
I like that there is spa 15 in this product. Clinique has many shade choices and I always get the best for my skin tone.
Karen from Youngsville Nc
This was a great medium coverage foundation. SPF was a bonus great for the warmer weather coming. It felt great on the skin. Will buy again.
Long wearing goodness
Kimberly D from Philadelphia
For years I avoided this foundation thinking that it wasn't meant for oily skin, but I got to select a free Clinique foundation with my Diamond status so I gave this a try. After all these years of trying other Clinique foundations with no luck, I shockingly love this foundation! It's actually more matte than their stay matte foundation, which I need as an oily skin woman. Lasts pretty much all day. I'll repurchase when I finish.
Hanna from Austin, TX
Have a good coverage without being heavy, non greasy, great match with my skin color, long lasting duration
More for very oily skin
Lala from Phoenix m, AZ
Went on nicely but became very dry. Felt like a very thin layer of clay was on my face
Lysa from Los Angeles
I got this foundation as part of the platinum perk. I am blown away with how natural it looks! If it weren't for this perk, I would've never tried it. I can honestly say, this will be my go to foundation in my rotation! Extremely pleased with the finish. Great for mature skin! Mask friendly too!
I love this makeup and would highly recommend it
Ann the grandma from Bossier City, LA
I like this product and have been using it for years. I was almost out so I went to Ulta and bought more.
Great Medium Coverage
MEP from WR Ga
Goes on great. Just a small amount does a great job of providing coverage
My Skin Loves It!
Juli from Michigan
Been using for 6 years. Love the consistency, the coverage and the wear.The color is perfection! Just wish the SPF was higher so i could skip that step in my AM routine.
Lonic from Utah
This is such an underrated foundation. I think it has such a pretty, skin-like finish. No, it's not full coverage, I'd say it's a solid medium. It can be built up to full or sheered out for light. It dries down to a natural finish, not shiny and not matte. I love it, it's a staple in my collection. I always repurchase after running out. This is my third bottle.
My favorite foundation
KP from Florida
This foundation has a nice, natural finish on my combo skin. Doesn't dry me out, offers a perfect match for my skin tone and stays on. The added SPF is a huge plus since I live in Florida and spend a lot of time outside. If I hadn't come into the store when I was first going to switch foundations, I would've definitely ordered the wrong shade for me. I am pretty tan with a neutral undertone but the Clinique rep in the store compared a few shades and then told me to get the CN28 and it was literally a perfect match. I just reordered, but got the CN40 since I'm a bit more tan than I was a few months ago, and it is again a perfect match!
My Favorite Foundation by Far
Lynn from Buffalo
This foundation is perfect. It's not too sheer or too heavy. It stays put for 8 hours, but I spray a finishing spray over my face after I apply makeup so that probably helps. It's reasonably priced.