24 May 2010

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup

New from Clinique is their Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup - a product designed to treat skin whilst also providing a beautiful base.

Clinique's new anti-blemish solutions liquid makeup promises to camouflage blemishes, neutralise visible skin redness and help conceal the appearance of pores. Not only this, but the main concept behind this foundation is to actively treat blemishes. And, even during those times when you're lucky enough not to have any blemishes, continued use of this foundation maintains moisture balance and controls oil to safeguard skin against future breakouts. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it claims to give up to eight hours of a skin perfecting, natural finish that doesn't sacrifice on comfort.
Here's a demonstration of the product in use...

Over the past month I've been using this foundation daily and from the first application I've loved it. The colour match (Fresh Ivory) was perfect - a rarity for me, I find all the foundations I own to be too pink or too dark. This is the first high-end foundation I've used and I have to say it's better than any other I've used before. Which is fantastic for my skin, but not so great for my bank balance!

One of the first things I noticed about this foundation was how lightweight it felt on my skin. This is ideal for the summer months when I still want to wear makeup but like to feel fresh faced. Despite feeling 'barely there,'
Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup gives a good amount of coverage. When I first used this product I had a small cluster of blemishes on my chin and it covered them perfectly without the need for concealer. It also disguises the scattering of fair freckles I have dotted along my cheekbones. Once applied (I use my MAC 187 brush) my skin is left looking flawless - what I've always wanted to achieve but never quite managed. I must try and do a FOTD to show just how lovely this product is.

One of the big perks of this foundation is the oil control. A common complaint I've had with the drugstore foundations I've used is that they've left my face with an oily sheen, particularly under the eyes and on the nose, despite me having 'normal' skin. This means I need to liberally apply face powder to mattify the bits that shouldn't be giving off a glow!

However, with Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions Foundation, I was left with a matte finish and most impressive of all, my nose didn't need powdering until about 4pm. Usually 10am sees me reaching for my powder to de-glaze the shine that has accumulated on my nose. It's never occurred to me before to try an oil-free foundation but it really makes a huge difference. It lasted all day without the need for any touch ups. In fact, this foundation managed to hold up throughout the tropic-temperatures this weekend, very impressive!

Overall this has a big thumbs up from me. Anything that leaves a beautiful finish as well as treating blemishes is a winner in my eyes. I'll definitely be purchasing this in the future.

Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup has an RRP of £20.00 for 30ml and is available nationwide at Clinique counters.

Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Oil-Free. Dermatologist Tested. Ophthalmologist Tested. Non-Comedogenic.

*This is an advertorial post for Clinique


  1. I've never tried a foundation from clinique before but i might actually invest in this, it sounds really good :) x

  2. May have to try this after my current foundation not staying too well in the hot weather over the weekend, this sounds perfect.

  3. heard so many good things about this foundation...my only concern about changing foundations is if they will break me out so this one sounds perfect! thanks for the review :) x

  4. I love Clinque products! I might have to try this one!



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