I haven't owned a Clinique item in a long, long time. Not even any of their skincare. But given worries about my dark under eye circles, I thought that I would give their highly reviewed Line Smoothing Concealer. Of course, once you're there, it wouldn't be fair if you just picked up what you were looking for and ignore the rest of the products! I was using Make Up Forever HD Foundation - which I completely love, but was running out. Since I didn't want to make a trip to my local Sephora, I thought that I would see what I could get there.
This product is made for Normal to Oily Skin. I get very oily around the T-Zone. And I mean bad oily. I put on my makeup around 6am in the morning and by 10:30am, the T-Zone is shiny, oily and uncomfortable. I probably blot about 4-5 times a day, using anywhere between two to three sheets a time. The colour that I tried on was in Vanilla. It was bang on! I couldn't believe it. It can be anywhere because light-medium to medium coverage. It is VERY build-able. With this foundation, I found that I was still oily, so that was a little disappointing. I was kind of hoping that it would help control some of that oil.
This is a fairly runny liquid foundation, when compared to my staple the MUF HD Foundation, which is a more creamy and solid type of foundation. You do have to shake it (like all foundations), but it comes in a glass bottle, which is fairly heavy, so you have to be careful and make sure that you have a good grip on the bottle. It looks like a smaller bottle, but when I compared the fluid oz to my MUF, they were the same. I guess it's all in the packaging!
I applied it with a sponge applicator and it smooths on very well and quickly. You will know instantly if you need another layer. For someone who needs medium coverage, like me, I was quite surprised (and pleased!) that I only needed one to two layers. More often one than two. And it was so light. It didn't feel like I had anything on - it was fabulous! It also stayed put quite well, once set. Honestly, I almost didn't even need cover-up to help with the problem areas around the chin area. I would just take the sponge applicator and daub around those areas and it would take away the red and it would cover those blemishes.
Overall, I really like this product. It applies easily and well. Smooths the appearance of your skin and really, really light. Best of all, it didn't make me break out! Since it's so light, I think that it would be really good in the summertime. Would I repurchase this product? YES! Definitely. I would probably alternate between this and my MUF HD foundation. Would I recommend this product? YES!