Being someone with extremely (EXTREMELY) sensitive skin, I’m always very cautious when it comes to purchasing and committing to a product that I know will be a huge part of my daily routine. During the past couple years, I’ve fallen in and out of love with a couple of foundations until I came across the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions. It was love at first sight after being introduced to the product by the lovely Clinique ladies 😉
I truly believe that Clinique is one of the most underrated brands when it comes to makeup – they are mostly known for their skin care range which I shall leave for an upcoming post 😀 Their foundations are suited for various skin types (oily, dry, combination, acne prone) and the ladies are guaranteed to always know your perfect match.
So getting back to the foundation: I am in the shade 06 Fresh Sand which is one of 12 shades in the range.
What’s to love:
This foundation is extremely lightweight – do I feel like a caked melting face ? Nope!!! Not at all. It provides amazing coverage with just a single layer – medium to full depending on how you build it up. Building up the foundation does not take away from the lightweight properties – you still look and feel as if you’ve applied one layer. I’ve tried quite a few of the ‘well known’ foundations but none have the lasting power that Anti blemish solutions provides. Being an engineering student, on extreme days, I start a full day at 07:45 which can include a practical and even a test at night (6-7pm). My point? I get home at 8pm, after a couple uses of translucent powder touch ups, with this foundation still looking as fresh as it did in the morning. I’ve never experienced this foundation separating on my face after a long day.
The Clinique site states that this liquid foundation provides treatment as well which is something I can’t be 100% sure of as my skin has not drastically changed for the better but neither have I experienced any breakouts or irritation due to the foundation.
This foundation works with several concealers and powders. Sometimes I find that certain foundations and concealers/powders don’t mesh well resulting in one or the other separating on the skin. I have never experienced such a problem with the anti blemish solutions even with the thickest of concealers such as the LA Girl HD concealer and MAC Pro Longwear.
What’s not to love:
The only thing that I can complain about is the fact that the foundation doesn’t have a pump nozzle at the top which is not such a big deal to me. The shade range may also be a bit limiting for people of deeper skin tones.
All in all, I think I found my ride or die 😉 – a foundation I will forever be repurchasing.
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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions: R450,00