Clinique Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15 and Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter
20 women with varying skin types seeking to improve and conceal acne scarring and redness, while letting their natural skin shine.
Star rating during this trial*:
Clinique is renowned worldwide for its 100 per cent fragrance-free skin care and makeup products – developed under the guidance of Clinique's leading dermatologists.
CLINIQUE Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15 is a lightweight, oil-free liquid foundation formulated to immediately create a smooth, even-looking skin tone, while a targeted blend of ingredients help to correct the appearance of discolouration over time.
Trial Team members praised this medium coverage foundation for effectively covering redness and blemishes, while still allowing their natural skin to shine through. It reportedly gave members and even skin tone and warm glow, lasting the entire day without the need for touch-ups.
The addition of SPF was welcomed by triallers, and though some voiced they wished the SPF rating was higher, most found SPF 15 to be enough as they already used a separate sunscreen in their morning routine.
The lightweight and sheer formulation was favoured, with a few members mentioning they would often forget they were wearing makeup. Many also commented that a little goes a long way, so although the bottle is small, they predict it would last a reasonable amount of time.
In terms of packaging, some members found the 'squeeze' feature of the bottle hard to control and found they were dispensing more product than they would have liked. However, the majority praised the design for taking up minimal space in their cabinet, beauty bag or handbag.
CLINIQUE Even Better Clinical™ Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter is a new and improved serum that helps to visibly reduce dark spots, acne scars and discolouration. It's also formulated to even out skin tone, while soothing irritation to help prevent new dark spots from forming.
As well as improving current pigmentation and acne scarring, members found the product met its claims when it came to dark spot prevention.
Describing the formula as being suitable for all skin types, no members reported any irritation or breakouts as a result of incorporating this new product into their routine. Particular mention was made to the reduction of redness around the t-zone and while some members reported only a minimal change in skin discolouration, others reported a visible improvement in as little as three weeks.
The consistency was described by members as velvety and smooth, and the luxurious feel of the product reminded members of spa treatments. The holographic bottle was praised by members for not only looking good but being of a generous size.
*Stats are based on a survey of 20 beautyheaven Trial Team members.
The products for this Trial Team have been provided by Clinique for the purpose of trial and review.
"Within the first week, I could see a fading in my acne scarring (had just had a bout of hormonal acne to deal with) and could also see a slight smoothing in my overall skin tone. By the end of the second week, most scarring had faded completely and my skin looked and felt smoother. This also smoothed out your skin for applying makeup and made the skin feel velvety and smooth like a primer." - Crimsonscars, read more reviews here...
"The corrector texture is similar to a serum and it is really smooth and silky and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. I have sensitive skin and can react and get redness from a lot of products, but not this one - in fact it felt luxurious and soothing." - CoconutRough, read more reviews here...
"I have been using this for at least 3 weeks, and my complexion overall has improved significantly. I have noticed any dark spots or pigmented areas have lightened, and my skin feels softer and brighter." - belle07, read more reviews here...
CLINIQUE Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15
"I genuinely loved this foundation. I am really enjoying foundations that look like my skin but better. And that's exactly what this foundation did. It's in your standard Clinique squeezy bottle. Easy to dispense without going overboard. It doesn't feel heavy or thick while wearing it. I honestly forgot I was wearing make up most of the time while wearing it." - Cassandra1990, read more reviews...
"I have normal/dry skin but use quite a thick moisturiser and SPF so it didn’t feel drying on my skin. It lasts all day even without powdering but still do out of habit. I was expecting it to be light coverage like other serum foundations however it is a formidable foundation even without the bonus skincare properties.." - Peachsbeauty, read more reviews...
"It doesnt feel very heavy on the skin. The finish is a very natural satin, which is almost undetectable on the skin and smooths out skin texture.
Its now my everyday go to foundation because it is so reliable." - Rk2002 , read more reviews...
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