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Clinique Perfectly Real
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Clinique Perfectly Real


4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
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4.41 / 5 based on 358 Reviews

Product Description

A skin-perfecting, ultra-lightweight liquid foundation. Create a natural, perfected look with this long-wearing, ultra-light liquid formula that provides moderate coverage. The patent-pending* micromirrored technology optically resurfaces skin.*US and International Patents Pending For dry-combination to combination-oily skin types. The formula is oil-free and non-acnegenic.

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Clinique Perfectly Real
Clinique Perfectly Real
Reviews (358)
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  • "I have acne prone skin and I have to differ to some of the reviews, because it does provide me a really good coverage without looking heavy or cakey." in 1 review
  • "I wouldn't use it everyday but it is a pretty good foundation." in 1 review
  • "This foundation is light on the skin and at the same time has great coverage. " in 1 review
  • "You could easily pull it off as just medium coverage, but could for sure pass it up as full coverage." in 1 review
  • "I usually have a hard time picking a foundation that I like and sticking with it." in 1 review
Lily F.
Lexington, KY
11 reviews
I used Clinique Perfectly Real foundation for many years, and loved it. It never irritated my skin and matches my skin tone perfectly. I prefer a more natural look and tried many different products in an attempt to find something that doesn't make me look heavily "made-up". This goes on smoothly, provides excellent coverage and doesn't make me feel oily by the end of the day . In fact, wears very well, and still looks great by evening. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for sheer, natural looking coverage.  My only problem with it at all is I don't like the scent.  It smells too chemical like for my liking.  If it just smelled a bit better, I would feel like I had it all.
Kadejah A.
Cartersville, GA
103 reviews
Review for: Other
Honestly I haven't used this foundation in so long but this was the first foundation I had ever gotten when I was 12 and then I had no clue why but I liked it. Now I can tell you why it was the perfect shade for me it went on easy no streaks or creasing. The one thing I always had a problem with was my pores I had large pores then and I still do but then I had no idea what a primer was so it would make my pores look so much bigger than they were but not long after I discovered primer and it helped alot.
Noelle C.
Conshohocken, PA
237 reviews
Alright so my skin tone is basically alabaster. Shade 01 does a perfect job of covering up my blemishes without looking cakey on my face. I don't need much at all to get the job done, and I set it with Clinique double pressed powder to have a fresh look that lasts all day. I have been using this since I was 13 and I couldn't imagine switching to a different brand!
Sophie W.
Indialantic, FL
9 reviews
This is a really good foundation for somebody who is just starting out in the makeup world. I think it's good for good skin. Not too dry or oily. It blends really easily and it stays on really well. It leaves a gorgeous matte finish as well. But it didn't quite match my skintone. So i would definitely recommend this for a teenager or somebody who is not really well versed in the make up world.
Hanna W.
Portland, OR
60 reviews
I live by this foundation. I wear it daily and it gives the perfect amount of coverage. It is not too heavy and feels as though I am not wearing make up at all. It is extremely long lasting, not the easiest to get off but not many foundations are. I would definitely recommend it to others.
kathryn f.
Lewisville, Texas
9 reviews
Overall, this foundation is pretty solid for what it is, but I've had a couple of issues. This product product will slide right off of oily skin after a couple of hours, even with the use of setting powder, setting spray, and baking. Also, the product is extremely liquid-y and I often find myself having to apply way more than I need because too much product slid out of the bottle.
Gabriela A.
Beltsville, MD
2 reviews
This foundation is great because it's not to cakey it's very light and what I love about it! It stays in all day so you do have to add more things . But honestly, I wouldn't buy it if you have a oily face because if not it will work effectively on combination .
Kelsey L.
San Diego, ca
23 reviews
I rotate between this and bare minerals foundation. I use this in the summer when I don't want such a make up look...it's very light. It builds easy but I never need more that 2 layers to get the look I want. It does sometimes end up looking a little cakey by the end of the day but I have dry skin and I think that might be why. It has no smell which I like.
Rebecca B.
Winter Spgs, FL
3 reviews
I switched to Clinique's Perfectly Real foundation this year after using SuperBalanced for years.  I wanted a change to my foundation as I am getting older and after sampling several other brands returned to Clinique.  When I started using Perfectly Real I was looking for a slightly thicker coverage, however after using it the past year I am ready to switch back to SuperBalanced.  Perfectly Real did everything it was supposed to, though, I just am ready to use a lighter product again.  I definitely would still recommend the product.
Maxine G.
Twentynin Plm, CA
36 reviews
I am extremely pale and have freckles which I am not a fan of. This product really helps to lighten them and applies gently and covers my freckles very well with out looking as if I have tons of make up on. I have bought this a few times as I am a repeat customer and believer in this product.
Karen P.
Los Angeles , CA
89 reviews
Does this make you break out ? Or does it help break outs ?
Vanessa V.
Tampa, Fl
59 reviews
Looks interesting!!Is this a good product? What are the benefits??
Yennifer R.
104 reviews
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Will this give me full coverage while making my skin look natural?
Brianna H.
5 reviews
How does it work with oily skin?
Tanya M.
26 reviews
This is by far the best foundation I absolutely love using! It's full coverage and gives you a sleek smooth look. Doesn't feel so heavy on the face and last a long time!

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