Bought this as a replacement for the fantastic Almost Makeup which I used for years, however despite giving it a Month or two it really failed to fulfill its brief. On wearing I found it strangely chalky as the day went on, giving the appearance of dryness to my usually normal/combo skin. Found the overall finish lacklustre and slightly patchy, totally lacking the dewiness you'd expect from a tinted moisture. Though it gives reasonable coverage (probably more than you might wish from a tinted moisturiser, more like a straight foundation) the effect is less 'perfected' than lighter coverage alternatives. Overall a let real down. Love Clinique but hated this switch to an inferior product and have had to move to another brand for a better equivalent.
I just read that the container is being changed for this product, which is an EXCELLENT idea. I like the make-up, but hate wrestling with the horrible, poorly-designed bottle every morning. ** I do wish, however, that Clinique had not discontinued CityStick, which was the very best foundation I've ever used. I buy other brands now, but none is as good as Clinique's version.
I tried this product in store and was given a sample to try the next few days. I was blown away with how pigmented it is. WAY more coverage then a standard tinted moisturizer. I was looking for something fairly light that I could build coverage with powders (i.e contour powder, blush, finishing powder etc.) There is nothing worse then doing your makeup and walking out into the sun and seeing how 'thick' and cakey it looks. But with this it's flawless every time and leaves just the right amount of 'dewy' glow. It's such a versatile product so no matter if I'm just running to the grocery and don't want to mess with a full face, or if i'm going out and want to get decked to the nines this product delivers. Can't say enough good things.
This went on very think and was hard to spread around my face. Felt clay-like and was way more difficult to get off my face at the end of the day as opposed to Moisture Surge and then regular makeup. Would not recommend it.
I wanted a BB or a CC cream and searched far and wide for a shade to match my skin tone and Shade 06 works wonderfully for me. My only hang up is that I wish there was more product for the cost. I feel like the product is quite thick and so I tend to mix in a pump of my Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel with a glob of this stuff and that helps to get the consistency that I want with a little extra moisture.
I like it, but was hoping it would be more the consistancy of Moisture Surge. My skin is combo, (leans toward dry) but living in DRY Wyoming, especially during winter, I need something with a little more moisture. I felt like it left my face looking dryed out & it emphasized the small wrinkles around my eyes. I think I need something more 'dewey'. Probably will return. Nice product, just not good on dry or partial dry skin. Also-I have quite a bit of fine hair on my checks-this was hard to blend into my skin with all that fuzz!
I absolutely love the tinted moisturizer!. I initially received it as a sample and have since bought it twice more. I have a fair complexion and use shade 03. It goes on smoothly and I get great coverage ... actually better coverage than my regular superbalanced foundation (shade neutral). My 28 year old daughter is not crazy about it and thinks she doesn't get enough coverage, so I am not sure if it is because my skin is drier or not but it works Wonderfully for me, making my skin look smooth and minimizing my pores. I would highly recommend it.
I love this tinted moisturizer. This evens out skin tone and diminishes the look of fine lines. Not cakey, and won't settle into cracks. It does need a little setting powder on the nose, but I love the dewy finish. This is perfect for aging skin because some foundations just make your skin look older, but this gives you great looking ,healthy skin. This might not work well for those with extremely oily skin.
Great product!! I bought this as a replacement to the tinted gel and I have to say I love this even more. I have sensitive skin and this hasn't bothered me a bit. Just the right amount of moisture with tint.
I was very sad when Clinique stopped making Almost Make-up because it had very sheer coverage and that was just what I wanted. So I had to switch to Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer. But I have to say that is even better! It stays in place for a long time and looks very natural.
I love how sheer this makeup is. Not like wearing foundation at all, but it gives my face a nice finish and evens out my skin tone. Plus, I have aging skin, which is dry, and I think it makes my skin look younger, giving it a "dewy" look without looking shiny or greasy.