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Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

What it is:A lightweight, oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 15.What it does:This product provides an instant moisture boost with SPF protection and a hint of skin-perfecting color. Its refreshingly lightweight formula provides a "no-makeup" look and feel, yet covers imperfections with a natural, hydrating touch.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

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How do I know what color to use?
I love love love moisture surge gel but have been waiting for this line to add an SPF, so I can't wait to try this, but do not know what color to purchase. I am fair with neutral undertones. Any help would be appreciated!
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
mamasitta
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
5 answers
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answer 1
I'm NC15-20 for MAC and i mostly buy the lightest shade in tinted moisturizers.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 2
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bazaarvoice
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
I'm pretty fair and tend to wear the lighest shade in any foundation (I go between shades Linen and Alabaster in the Even Better foundation) and got this in shade 1. I think shade 1 is the more neutral toned between this and shade 2...shade 2 appeared a bit more orange-toned next to shade 1 when I swatched them.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cre621
(PA)
answer 4
I am also fair with neutral undertones and I wear the lightest shade (shade 01) the best way to know is to go to the counter and get matched, but if that isn't and option, I would always pick the lighter shade as shades 01 and 02 are pretty similar and just use a matching face powder to set it, or light bronzer if you feel it may be too light. Clinique has a great return/exchange policy if you are incorrectly matched or your color doesn't match, you can find your shade yourself and your skin type at the clinique website.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
alysays
(Bangor, ME)
answer 5
I am light and went with the shade 02. The shades seem very true-to-life. Personally, I go with one shade darker so I don't look too fair.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tiffames
(Rochester, NY)
Question
What are the color/tone of the shades?
There is no description of the shades. Impossible to choose a shade without a desription of shade and intended skin tone. Need more information.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
greygirl
(Cortlandt Manor, New York)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
I was also matched at the Clinique counter to #3 (others were too light or too dark), however, when I got home and tried it out myself and checked it in the sunlight, it had too much red in it for me with my yellow undertone so I can't just put it on my face and neck. I have to also cover any skin showing above my neckline. I wish more detailed descriptions were included for all of the foundations.
answered 8 months ago
NailsForLife
answer 2
the best way to get the right color is to go to any Clinique counter and have their representative help you out..i would have bought number 1, b ut I found 3 to be my perfect shade..then I came home and ordered it from Sephora!!also just a fyi when trying foundation colors try them on the jaw line to truly get the right color..i don't know why but it works..
its a great product by the way..and I have tried many many tinted moisturizers..this is the best and the price is better then a lot of the otheeers..you can always trust Clinique.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ginger304
(wilkes barre,pa)
answer 3
I have medium skin tone and I purchased a #3.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
char13
(Baldwin, MD)
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Difference between this and foundation?
I have very acne prone skin and right now I'm using bareminerals. I want something a bit lighter for summer and I'm wondering will this be better for my skin or worse? Does this count as makeup?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Atlanta, GA)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
foundation is heavier and has more coverage.tinted moisturizer is lighter,has an spf and is also a moisturizer.gives a more natural healthier look.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ginger304
(wilkes barre,pa)
answer 2
Its more moisturizing and makes my skin feel light and silky all day. It has less pigment so it has sheer/medium coverage.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
cait23ebeth
(Texas)
answer 3
I use it as a foundation because it is lightweight. It also is great for creating an even skin-tone.My skin is acne prone as well and I have yet to breakout.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
clynn90
(Atlanta, GA)
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Ingredients?
What are the ingredients?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Active ingredients : Titanium Dioxide 6.80% ; Octisalate 5%; Octinoxate 2.80%; Inactive ingredients: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Trehalose, Sorbitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Menthol, Trihydroxystearin, Hydroxyapatite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetrimonium Chloride, PVP, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides
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answered 1 week ago
AndreaJunelle
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Clinique products always have the ingredients on the boxes, just look at one in store!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mariiellle
(Philedelphia, PA)
answer 3
the active ingredients are titanium dioxide 6.8%, octisalate 5.0%, octinoxate 2.8%
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jamiels
(Phillipsburg,NJ)
Question
How does this compare to Clinique Almost Makeup (the liquid version that was just discontinued)?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
madisonny
(New York, NY)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I prefer this over the Almost Makeup. I could never get a shade light enough for me in the almost Makeup, that was problem number 1. Problem number 2 was that the Almost Makeup made me feel greasy throughout the day and felt heavy, almost mask-like. I also was never really impressed with the coverage.
The Moisture Surge TM has better coverage I think, and it's buildable if you need more coverage in a certain area...I can almost get the same results using this as I do with my Even Better foundation. And it feels so much lighter, it's truly impressive. I can't say enough good things!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cre621
(PA)
answer 2
The two formulas are very different. Almost makeup was more creamy and more pigmented, it felt thicker, and heavier. Moisture Surge TM feels more like a gel, like the actual moisture surge moisturizer, but more fluid, it is very light feeling and gives build-able sheer coverage. The Moisture surge TM costs a few dollars more, and the packaging is smaller, but the product can be used sparingly and is very flattering, also it does not leave your skin looking "shiny," so that if you don't want to set it with a powder you don't have to. It feels very nice. I live in the new england area where it is still cold and windy and just switched from almost makeup four days ago and the improvement is phenomenal. No more dry, windburnt cheeks!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
alysays
(Bangor, ME)
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Bad for combination skin?
I am oily in my t-zone, but I want to find a good tinted moisturizer. Would this be bad since I tend to get oily?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
annieboo413
(Chattanooga, TN)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I have oily/combo skin with most of my oiliness occuring in my t-zone. This did not add any more shine to my face, in fact, I think it held up a bit better than some foundations I use...which is odd considering it's a tinted moisturizer. I think the fact that it's based off the Moisture Surge helps a lot...since it's a gel-based moisturizer. I never get greasy from using moisture surge. It's def. worth a shot even if you're oily - it hold up great, in my opinion.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
cre621
(PA)
answer 2
Great question!
For oily skin, your best bet would be to use an oil- free moisturizer and a mineral foundation over it (try Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer with Bare Minerals foundation on top)
I guess if you really wanted to go with a tinted moisturizer it would be better than liquid foundation, but it may still make you really shiny.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mariiellle
(Philedelphia, PA)
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Is this tinted moisturizer good at covering up red undertones?
I am 16 and have very pale, yet reddened skin. It's not to the point of rosacea though. I want something light for school that at the same time hides my redness as much as possible and keeps my kin hydrated during the winter months (I also have very dry skin)...is this the product to use?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
CliniqueChick9
(Wausau, Wisconsin)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
this is the only tinted moisturizer I have ever used that is sheer but still provides enough coverage to cover those red spots and other little imperfections one has on their face..it doesn't have a fake glow to it either.very natural.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
ginger304
(wilkes barre,pa)
answer 2
I also have a lot of redness in my skin, and my skin is very dry. I have found this to be the best tinted moisturizer ever. It has great coverage, looks dewy, and is very moisturizing! I don't usually rebuy products because I love to try new things, but I will keep rebuying this (I am on my third). It has a great price point and is an awesome product!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
trish0613
(Birmingham, AL)
Question
If the label says "shade C2" does that mean it is shade #2?
I bought this in-store and I am not sure what shade I need.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Sarasota, FL)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
yes.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ginger304
(wilkes barre,pa)
answer 2
yes... note 2 is rather might.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
AgjnieszkaG
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How long does a bottle last?
I've been thinking about a tinted moisturizer, but I want it to last me awhile. If I were to use this every day, around how long would a bottle last? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
59rushswoosh
(WA)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
Obviously it depends on how much you use at a time. I don't use very much at a time, and mine lasted around five months.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
HannahBirdie
(Columbia, MO)
answer 2
It lasts about 5 months.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
nancybll
(Boulder, CO)
Question
If I wear Clinique Perfectly Real Makeup Shade 01 would I use the same shade for the tinted moisturizer?
I am going to Costa Rica in a few weeks. When I was there last year my makeup was worthless. I tried wearing it the first day, wasn't worth it. Never put it on after that. Was looking to possibly invest in a tinted moisturizer. Should I stick with Clinique and would I buy the same shade or is there something else I should try?
asked 1 year ago
cesloyer
(North Las Vegas, NV)
on Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
Shade 1 would be the closest shade, yes. It has neutral undertones like Perfectly Real Shade 1.
answered 11 months ago
thepastyharlot
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
You should try the Tarte Clay Foundation. I've switched over to that from Clinique as it seems to be sweat proof and long lasting. The coverage is pretty versatile - you can layer it on or thin it out to fit your needs.
answered 11 months ago
esquire
(Boston, MA)
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