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I tried Clinique Anti Blemish Liquid Make Up as I want a little more coverage than concealer for evenings out but find that foundations can block my pores and cause me to break out in spots.
Clinique Anti Blemish Liquid Make Up comes in a very simple plastic bottle with a silver lid. This makes the product easy to squeeze out and makes it easy to use up the end of the product. One issue I've had is that it's a little too easy to squeeze out which means that some product has to be wiped away from the nozzle or it dried up and gets stuck. Either way, the product gets wasted and it's a shame. I have also found that the product leaks out easily if I take the foundation anywhere with me. Again, this is frustrating as product gets wasted.
Application and look:
As advised by the lady at the Clinique counter, I apply this with a foundation brush. I find that only a tiny amount (half a pea) is needed which means the bottle lasts a long time. I find it glides on to the skin very easily and blends very well with a brush. I use the 02 shade as I have light olive skin. The Clinique counter can match your skin tone to the right shade and I fully recommend this service.
Clinique anti blemish liquid make up provides exactly the level of coverage I want for the evenings. It is like enough that it doesn't feel too heavy and 'caked on' but thick enough that it helps even out the look of my skin and coves dark circles. I have dry skin and find that this foundation doesn't irritate it or dry it out.
I still don't wear foundation on a daily basis as I find that a concealer is enough. However, when I have worn this for long nights out (with plenty of dancing!) I haven't felt that my pores have been clogged and I haven't had any spot break outs in the days following. For me, this is an excellent result!
Overall, a great anti-blemish foundation that applies easily and provide good coverage without blocking pores. Just a shame that it leaks out of the bottle!
I never really gave Clinique products that much of a go, don't get me wrong I have used a few of their products but I was never a huge fan of them in particularly. Despite the fact they are UKs best selling premier brand! Anyway, my friends make-up looked amazing on a night out and we are about the same skin colour, so she said she would let me try it out next time I saw her.
Anyway I tried it out and really liked the product. It is called 'Clinique Anti Blemish' foundation and is for those people who suffer with blemishes or oily skin. I personally have combination skin and more on the dry side, so I was pretty concerned about that but after trying it out I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't dry my skin out.
I bought the foundation from Boots for £22.00 for 30ml. To me this is pretty reasonable as I'm used to paying Chanel prices for foundation that can be as pricey as £30.
Clinique states that the Anti-Blemish foundation is: Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup is lightweight for oily or blemish-prone skin that needs smooth coverage and skin-clearing treatment benefits. The oil-free foundation, conceals, controls breakout, neutralizes the appearance of redness and helps prevent future blemishes while providing moderate coverage and a natural finish that never looks chalky and is soothing to the skin. This is something that really excited me because although I don't get many spots at all, I do suffer from redness on my t-zone and I would never leave the house without make-up because of this.
A lot of the foundations I purchase come in fancy glass bottles, yes its great because they look the part. But to be honest what I love about this foundation is the fact it comes in a plastic bottle, this means it doesn't weigh me down when carrying it in my handbag, it also means I don't have to worry if the bottle smashes, something that has happened in the past (causes a right mess). So although it isn't that fancy packaging wise, it isn't always a bad thing.
The lid is silver and the packaging is the kind of colour you expect foundation to look like. It isn't see through which is a shame because you never know how long it is going to last. On the front of the foundation it states ' Clinique Anti blemish solutions liquid make-up'.
When I was applying this foundation I was extremely surprised at how creamy and light it felt, it blended so nicely into my skin, it's one foundation I don't mind not using a brush with because applying it is like a dream! This is probably because it isn't very thick so it blends onto the skin nicely.
The foundation looked really nice on my skin, I was actually complimented several times whilst wearing it for the first time, compliments saying that my skin looked really nice, or my make-up looked nice. Which is always a good thing!
Due to not really getting many spots I can't 100% accurate in my answer here about the fact the product stops spots. However, my skin does look good when it is used and I have had no spots. Whether its down to the product or down to luck, I don't know!
The foundation really covered my red areas and my dark circles well, however it is quite medium in coverage so if you have really bad skin and need to cover up a lot of flaws it might not be for you, however, this foundation is pretty buildable so if you do feel like you need a good coverage foundation you could wear two layers of foundation which would cover a lot more than the first.
I used 03 at the time which is called 'fresh neutral' this is fairly dark for me in the winter so around this time I opt for 02- which is called fresh ivory. Despite it's name it is not exactly ivory in my eyes. The shades are really dark. I would say I'm naturally quite tanned but 03 can be too dark for me and there is 12 shades! So it does get a lot darker the higher the number, this is great though for people with darker skin tones, sometimes foundations don't cover the darker colours which makes it harder for my African friend to find what she needs.
Overall, I really like the foundation it has a good enough coverage for me, it blends perfectly into my skin and I love the lightweight packaging. Definitely something I would continue to buy!
I am 20 years old and still suffer with problem skin.
I have been using this foundation now for over a year. Clinique claims the following "The oil-free foundation, conceals, controls breakout, neautralizes the appearance of redness and helps prevent future blemishes while providing moderate coverage and a natural finish that never looks chalky and is soothing to the skin." (This was taken from the website).
Firstly, i don't believe that it controls breakouts or help prevent future breakouts. Having used this for over a year i have had enough time to assess this. I still got breakouts! The claim that it never looks "Chalky" is not an accurate claim either. If you apply too much to dry skin, it will certainly make your skin look chalky and cakey.
However, the reason i have been using this for so long is because my skin is used to it now and i really only ever stick to one foundation. It lasts a really long time and you don't need to use a lot of it. It soothes irritated skin and does cover quite well. I would say a medium coverage. Its not really very buildable because of its sometimes cakey appearance.
I shall continue to use this foundation, although i think some of the claims arent accurate for me, it may work for other people. It didnt break me out like some foundation so that works for me.
I am 27 years old, and therefore exceedingly frustrated to still have "teenage skin". In my case this tends to manifest itself in breakouts around my chin area, and although my skin doesn't feel greasy to the touch, it is never dry either.
So, if you have skin like me, you will know the trials of foundation searching. I've tried several expensive foundations, and the cheaper ones too, and until using Clinique I would have sided for a high street brand because I never found an expensive foundation that was worth the extra cash.
Until now! I treated myself to this product at the airport (oh I love duty free!) and it cost £22.50 for a 30ml bottle. I'm rather pale so use colour 02 fresh ivory. It comes in a smart looking bottle with a silver top and a plastic nozzle.
You only need a really small amount, and I only use it on my t-zone usually anyway. It has a really smooth silky feel, and as soon as you smooth it onto your face you can feel the difference. The hardest thing about problem skin is that you want coverage, but without it feeling (or looking!) thick and heavy and this does exactly that. It blends in perfectly and has great coverage, while making your skin glow and look really youthful. I sometimes layer it up over any really angry red areas, but otherwise one layer is enough. If I'm having a good day, sometimes I just mix with my moisturiser and spread it all over to look dewy.
I've had this for over 1 year now, and I use it probably every other day but in very small amounts. The only downside is that after a couple of plane trips the cap can get clogged up with dried foundation so I sometimes use a wet wipe to clear this up.
I honestly can't see myself using anything else now, and if you have "problem skin" I would really recommend it.
One other thing: apparently if you're on the greasy end of the scale you'll have less problems with wrinkles in the future so fingers crossed for when "teenage skin" makes us stay looking like teenagers!
I have searched high and low for a foundation that ticks all the boxes, and in this foundation I have finally found the answer! For years I had bought foundations that had come with range of issues that had meant I had ended up looking strange for one reason or another... whether that be that I looked like Morticia Adams with super-white skin, or the opposite, a tangerine; the stuff rubbed off in half an hour over my t-zone; that it was not strong enough to cover any of my spots, or even worse that it agitated breakouts on my skin making them ten times worse, and ten times harder to cover afterwards!
I had never approached a designer make-up counter before that day because I was frightened that I would face the hard sell and end up railroaded into something that looked like I had trowelled on make-up, but after becoming completely sick of buying the wrong foundations, I decided that it was time to splash out.
I bought this foundation is the 'alabaster 01' shade. I am pale, but not particularly, and I suffer from breakouts regularly. I was recommended this as it was treated (but unscented!) and I purchased it with a Clinique foundation brush in order to get the best coverage. It is seriously the best foundation I have ever used, and I think I would cry if they stopped making it. It gives full coverage and goes on smooth and easy; blemishes are pretty much invisible, but if it is an extra-red/aggressive spot, then the concealer in the anti-blemish range is fantastic in tandem with the foundation. The foundation blends well with the tones of your skin without making you look like porcelain and does not have that heavy, pore-clogging feeling that things on your skin have. It stays on for the working day without re-application and works well with an oily t-zone.
This foundation is going to set you back more that a few pounds, but it is seriously worth it. This is the first foundation I have ever bought and been so happy that I have gone back for more. A must for people with skin that needs some extra attention.
I always used to buy whichever foundation was on offer and try miserably in the shop to find the right shade. I have always had problematic skin and could never find a foundation which covered blemishes, gave me an even skin tone and matched my colouring (I'm very pale!)
I always looked at Clinique make-up and assumed (wrongly) that it couldn't be any better than cheaper brands. But after receiving a voucher I decided I would treat myself and see if I could finally find a foundation which made me skin look the way I had always wanted it to-flawless. After sitting with a Clinique advisor in a shop I was recommended Anti-Blemish Solutions. The sales advisor applied the product only to the right side of my face then handed me a mirror - I was shocked! The side with my old foundation on looked red, blotchy and uneven whereas the anti-blemish side looked smooth, healthy and more importantly, matched my jawline and neck! I felt embarrassed that I'd previously been walking round wearing such awful make-up! It felt light on my skin, almost as if I wasn't wearing any foundation at all. I have worn the Anti-Blemish foundation everyday since. I received comments on how much clearer and smoother my skin looked and have since recommended this product to many friends.
I apply it with a good quality foundation brush and find that a one pence piece size blob on the back of my hand is enough for my entire face. A little really does go a long way. Warming it on the back of your hand means it glides on almost invisibly leaving no marks or streaks. I apply it in sections so I'm not trying to drag excess foundation from one part of my face to the other.
Although it seems a pricey product for such a small bottle, I can honestly say I use it every morning without fail and one bottle will last me about 6 months if not longer so works out at only a few pounds per month.
I do not use Clinique's 3 step cleansing system nor their moisturiser and this make-up looks just as good as when the sales assistant put it on after applying their moisturiser so don't feel you must buy the entire range in order to see the benefits of this foundation.
Once you know your shade, it is widely available and you can shop around for the best deal.
If you have blemishes, redness or uneven skintone I really would recommend buying this product and you will be amazed at the difference it makes.
I had heard a lot about this foundation and thought it couldn't possibly live up to it's hype and do what it claims it's supposed to. How can a foundation help with breakouts? Surely slapping a load of foundation on your face would not help at all?
As anyone who suffers from acne would understand, even though it's better to go bare faced to stop breakouts that is just not an option when you want to look your best on a night out or just out and about in general. After hearing so many good things about this foundation curiosity got the better of me and I headed to my local Boots Clinique counter to see what the fuss was about. The sales girl helped me pick out the right shade for my skin tone and it was spot on. She applied some to my cheek and I couldn't really tell I was wearing foundation apart from the fact my cheek looked smooth, even and blemish free. The coverage is really good. It's not too heavy and does a really good job of covering blemishes. Some foundations just make spots looks worse by drawing attention to them but this covered them perfectly. It also does a good job of staying put throughout the day and doesn't slide off my face by lunch time like some other high end foundations I have used. I suffer from a shiny T zone and my skin felt more matte during the day and I was definitely less shiny. On some days I did not even need to use powder.
Now for the true test, does it help control blemishes? Whilst using the foundation I think I had less spots. It's no wonder cure that makes them disappear forever but I feel that it definitely helped regulate them and kept them at bay. If you use this with Clinques other anti blemish solutions I think you would definitely see an improvement in your skin.
The bottle is nothing fancy and is a simple plastic squeeze bottle. I prefer this for foundations because with glass bottles you struggle to get the last bits out and pump bottles end up getting messy.
I don't often 'treat' myself to expensive or high end make up as I often don't have the funds or don't feel they do much different to any other brand, however, after a recent birthday I decided to splurge a bit of my money on some decent make up!
I decided to go to the Clinique counter as I have previously used a handful of their products, including mascaras and lipglosses, though most were only in sample size. After talking to the woman there and explaining my skin type she recommended the 'anti-blemish' make up. As I have teenage skin, this seemed a good idea as my skin is often prone to blemishes when wearing make up and a foundation that could help fight spots at the same time as giving me 'flawless' skin seemed worth a shot. The Clinique assistant then told me that it worked best alongside the 3' step system' , which I already use as it is the only thing that works well with my skin, so thankfully I didn't have to buy this aswell!
The foundation comes in a relatively small plastic bottle, which is very simple looking, complete with a silver twist top lid. It then comes packaged in a Clinique box, for the small fortune of £22.50. I have never spent this much on a foundation in my life, so although I was very excited with my purchase I was also a little dubious as to whether it would live up to claims and would in fact be worth the money.
There is a little nozzle on the make up, which when you squeeze the foundation comes out. The foundation looks very much like any other foundation; it feels soft and silky, but not too greasy. When buying it, the assistant told me that a little goes a long way, so I squeezed out a pea size amount and dotted it along both cheeks and began to blend (to apply make up I always use a mix of brushed and fingertip) into my skin. The first thing I noticed was how light it felt on my skin, unlike some other foundations I have used which feel very cloggy and thick on my skin, it just seemed to create a thin cover on the top of my skin.
The foundation was very easy to blend and matched my skin tone perfectly. It felt soft on my skin and rather than exaggerating any pores or spots on my skin, it seamlessly covered them without soaking into them.
The foundation also managed to last all day, which I was very happy with as I often find my make up begins to 'melt' or 'cake' which often means I have to reapply or take it all off and start again. The foundation finished with a very matte look, which I then set with a powder (which I would do with any foundation) and throughout the day it stayed very matte, however it did begin to develop a bit of a shine. This was unlike shines that other foundations have given my which look slightly greasy, but this was one that made my skin look fresh and dewy.
Though, what I really wanted to know was whether or not the foundation was in fact 'anti-blemish', in that whether it provoked any more spots, left my skin the same or treated them at the same time as wearing my make up. I have been wearing this make up for a month or so now and can safely say that I have not had any more breakouts and it doesn't feel as 'greasy' or 'oily' as what it did before. I am not sure whether it actually treats the spots / blemishes I already have, though they have not got any worse and my skin does definitely seem clearer.
As I have said, I have had this foundation for a month or so now and still have well over ¾ left (when using it everyday) do despite it being such a small bottle, I can see it lasting for a good 4 months. * I have now just finished up my bottle and it lasted me around five and a half months, which to me is avery long time as most of my foundations tend to only last me 3 months.*
Overall I would definitely recommend this make up, especially if you are prone to spots or blemishes after wearing make up. I know that the price isn't exactly easy on the pocket; however, I can see it lasting me longer than other foundations I have used and the results and benefits far out way the original cost for me.
I use a lot of Clinique makeup for my everyday use and have been using their foundations for many years now. I previously used their Stay-True makeup foundation but unfortunately last time I went in to buy it they had stopped producing it and recommended this Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup as a replacement. I made sure she tested it on my skin first and checked out the look and feel of the makeup before I purchased a bottle.
The foundation comes in the typical Clinique green cardboard box with instructions included. The actual makeup is held in an oval plastic container that is two thirds see-through. The other third is the cap which is metallic silver coloured and screws securely onto the foundation container. Inside the cap at the top is a pointed plastic plug that goes into the top of the foundation nozzle ensuring none of it spurts out into your makeup bag.
The foundation itself is a nice and runny consistency (though not at all watery). It is still firm but does not go or feel cloggy during or after application. My shade is 'Fresh Neutral' which is quite light beige in colour.
The liquid foundation is removed from the container by squeezing gently; the end where the cap goes on has a small hole where the foundation comes out of. I put my required amount straight onto my foundation brush and place some on my cheeks forehead and chin, before covering my face. A little of this foundation goes a long way in my opinion. About a large pea sized amount will give me a good and even coverage over my entire face. The makeup doesn't dry quickly during application which enables you to blend it really well over all your cracks and crevices!
The foundation glides over your skin brilliantly and the viscosity of this liquid is perfect for a nice thin foundation layer that doesn't feel heavy or clogging on your skin. You can feel that your skin is able to breathe through the makeup. I have been using this consistently for over two months now and it is plainly obvious to me that it has really helped my skin. The anti-blemish ingredients obviously work very well with my skin. I never had bad skin but every so often I would have a large break out but this has thus far prevented that happening and that is another reason why I am very pleased with this product.
This makeup is for oily skin predominately, which I suffer from unfortunately. This really helps to dry out my skin yet leaves it moisturised still. I do not have to reapply or blot my face during the day this foundation soaks up the oil in my skin really well.
Oil-free makeup helps blend away bumps and neutralise redness
Helps treat existing breakouts and keep them from coming back
Skin Types: 3 - Oily, 4 - Very Oily
Coverage: Moderate to Full
Benefits: Oil control, Natural skin-perfecting look, long wearing
This is available in a wide variety of colours including: Fresh Alabaster; Fresh Ivory; Fresh Vanilla; Fresh Sand; Fresh Golden; Fresh Honey; Fresh Clove and Fresh Ginger.
It is always advisable to test their foundation colours before purchasing, not only to get the right match but a good feel for the product, especially when it costs £22 for a 30ml bottle.
Personally I feel the price is justified, I have nothing but good results from this anti-blemish liquid foundation. All Clinique products are widely available on the high street, department stores and also online at http://www.clinique.co.uk.
What is it?
A liquid foundation for oily skin which offers moderate to full coverage. It comes in a standard 30ml plastic tub with a screw lid and costs £21. There are 12 shades to choose from (Alabaster, Ivory, Fresh Neutral, Vanilla, Beige, Fresh Clove, Golden, Amber, Fresh Honey, Fresh Almond, Fresh Ginger and Sand). It is part of Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions range, which comprises of various skin care and make-up products to fight and prevent blemishes.
What does it claim?
Clinique promises that Anti-Blemish Solutions liquid foundation is lightweight, non-irritating, oil-free and provides long-lasting coverage, neutralising redness and smoothing bumps. It contains ingredients to fight existing blemishes whilst preventing new ones.
How is it applied?
Simply shake the bottle and squeeze a couple of drops of the foundation onto the back of your hand. Starting at the centre of your face, blend in and towards your hair and jawline using a foundation brush or clean fingers. Remove at the end of the day easily with facial wipes, lotion or whilst showering.
Does it work?
I began using this foundation following the discontinuation of Clinique's 'Superfit' range. I was wary at first as my skin is very sensitive and takes a while to adapt to new products. This was promoted as Superfit's successor and given that I like Clinique's products it seemed like the natural alternative. Being pale I had no problem selecting the right colour - fresh Ivory - from the wide range. It was easy to apply with my foundation brush and simple to blend, even when dried a little. I suffer from Rosacea so tend to have quite a red complexion with break-outs, large pores and very oily skin, so I was pleased to notice that after application my pores had reduced vastly, my skin tone was more matte and much more even with a velvety finish. For the first 2-3 months my skin objected a little and I had a few breakouts, however I persisted and am now very pleased I did: it does exactly what it claims and has totally lived up to my expectations. It lasts for ages - I think my first buy lasted for well over 6 months and I use it every day for full coverage.
Would I buy again?
Absolutely. Clinique is a premium beauty brand and, as such, comes with the premium beauty price tag, however it does what it promises and lasts a long time if used correctly (i.e. if it's not plastered on with a trowel!). £21 spread over the 6 months my first tub lasted me works out at £3.50 a month: excellent value for money.
I have been using this Foundation off and on for the last few years. It is a great Foundation for my type of skin, but it is so expensive. I would love to be able just to use this one and nothing else, but I tend to use my Avon ones a bit as they are so much cheaper and do a good job. For special occassions though I use this up as it is great.
If you have read some of my reivews before you will know that I have bad skin and always have done. Even now that I am grown up, I still have teenage skin which is usually greasy, has slight dry patches on my Cheeks and Spots are common - unfortunately. I have tried many products in my quest to find something that does my face just right, and I have lost a lot of money in this quest.
I first tried this when I went to the Clinique counter to buy a couple of skin care products and get my little freebie bonus product pack. The assistant did mention to me about their Make up range - probably for commission purposes and I didn't really have the money to buy any at that time, and also I didn't know how it would be on my skin anyway. The assistant gave me a little sample of this in the colour that I would use, so I got the try this a couple of times to see how it would do for me.
This comes in a few different colours - perhaps not a huge amount like what some Avon ones come in, but there should be a shade for everyone.
This comes in a 30ml bottle and the last time I bought this it cost me £25 - for a Foundation? Yes, I know, but it is a designer brand and has the price tag to match.
The 1 thing I am not so keen on with this is the tube. The Plastic is a thick plastic which although you can squeeze it, it doesn't squeeze as easily as other tubes in order to get all the smears and drips out of this tube. Also i'm not sure you could cut through this tube as it is so thick. The tube looks nice enough in a way.
So how does this work on my face? This is good as this gives a good even coverage, doesn't clog up your skin therefore will allow your skin to breathe and although your Spots get covered this doesn't make them worse by clogging them with make up. After rubbing this in a few minutes later my skin looks even covered, smooth and dewy. The coverage lasts a good lenght of time as well and makes my face look good - for a change.
This is a great Foundation which I will hopefully keep using, but just wished this was a bit cheaper as I would use it that bit more.
On noticing that my foundation was running low a few weeks ago, I braved the town centre and went into boots to get some more only to find that it was discontinued. I really hate when they do this as it means I have to struggle to find a new one that suits my skin tones and looks good and isn't too crazy expensive.
I did a trawl around some of the counters including Clarins, Clinique, Biotherm, Estee Lauder and Lancome to pick up some samples to try back at home as well as gathering info on prices etc. Since then I've been trying out a few of the different samples because I feel that without using a foundation at least a couple of times you can't really tell how well it will suit you even if you can fairly quickly see whether the colour is a good match or not.
The first sample I brought home was a Clinique one. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup. My first query in store is always whether they do one which is pale enough as I have very pale skin and find this a problem as many foundations are either too dark or two orange toned for my skin. The sample they gave me was 001 which is their palest foundation and I have to say the colour isn't too bad.
Now being well on in my 30's picking a foundation which is designed to cover blemishes might seem a bit odd, but my skin is subject to quite a lot of redness on the cheeks which I like to try to even out, and also due to the medication I take I can get outbreaks of spots which isn't too great a look either. Although this is billed as a liquid foundation, this is quite a heavy foundation formula, and quite thick to apply, I would say it gives good coverage so that's a good start, and it's not so heavy that it leaves you looking like you've plastered the stuff on with a trowel which is also good.
As I applied it, I did find that it seemed to blend reasonably well but it did leave me feeling quite coated which my previous foundation didn't do being a little lighter, and I did sort of feel like it wasn't quite as matte as I'd hoped, though I guess if one used a powder normally over the top this wouldn't be an issue. I don't however, so was left a little less matte than I prefer, although this did seem to ease after a little while of wearing it strangely. One thing I did like is that it doesn't contain a built in SPF. As I rarely wear makeup except in the evening when we're going out, I don't really see the need for an SPF when the sun's gone down, so I do prefer a foundation that doesn't contain this, as the less chemicals I'm using the happier I am generally.
When it came to the end of the evening, I felt the makeup had lasted as well as I'd expect it too, it hadn't left me looking streaky, and it hadn't wiped off badly or anything. On removing it, I did feel like my skin was a little dry, but then I do often feel like that after wearing makeup, possibly because I don't wear it all the time, only applying it maybe once every week or two. I don't think it really left me any drier than my previous makeup did overall.
I've not yet finished testing out all the samples I've got, so I haven't yet decided completely if this is 'the' foundation for me. Overall I'd say I'd give it 9/10 for colour, 10/10 for not containing SPF and 8/10 for not being overly drying. For coverage it's 9/10 and for lasting again 9/10, so an overall score of 45/50 which is pretty good by my opinion.
If I do decide to buy this, the container is a fairly standard sized 30ml, and is a bottle that's clear so you can see the foundation within, with a silver lid and the Clinique branding and wording on the side of the bottle. The bottle does feel like it would be a little squeezable, but maybe not so easy to get every last drop out of it compared to if it were in a tube. I do think as foundation prices go this is quite expensive at about £30, so although I'm fairly happy with it as a product, I will be looking at others to try and find one I like as much that's a little cheaper I think.
I have been using Clinique's anti-blemish foundation for almost a year now, and I personally really like it - for everyday use. It's quite thick so gives good coverage, but goes on nicely (as if it's quite light) - rather than showing up any wrinkles like other relatively thick foundations. I expect it would be to dry to apply without a moisturizer underneath, but as I always apply moisturizer first this isn't a problem for me. I tend to go for quite a natural look , and I think this foundation helps me achieve this (but if you really like a sheer - tinted moisturizer then this may be too heavy for you). I have fairly pale skin, but would tan easily if I didn't wear moisturizer or foundation with SPF, so I began by buying the palest one (001). Before using Clinique I used to use always have SPF 15+ in either my moisturizer or foundation, often both, and hadn't really realized that Clinique's anti blemish moisturizer and foundation do not contain SPF. I therefore quickly developed a bit of a tan on my face and had to purchase the next colour up (002). I also bought the Clinique city block in order to protect my skin from the sun. I feel that the anti-blemish foundation has done my skin good (although I have been using the whole anti-blemish range, so it may not be the foundation alone!); I now have much fewer spots. I also find it really useful to have the 2 colours as I can mix them together in appropriate quantities for the colour of my skin at the time (i.e. using more of the paler one towards the end of the winter or more of the darker one towards the end of the summer) and only involves paying out more initially. At £20 for what seems like a small amount it seemed really expensive, but it really does last. With other foundations I always felt that I was getting through them really quickly, but these seem to keep on and on. Obviously people's likes and dislikes with foundations vary a lot, but I really like this - I use it every day, and then if I am going out or doing something special I use it as a base layer - adding minerals powder to look a bit more 'made up'.
I always used to believe that there was no point spending a lot on foundation when you could get something which did the job for about five pounds, that was before I got adult acne. I then spent a long time and a lot of money searching for a foundation which adequately covered my spots, eventually I found Clinique and the fabulous staff at the counter in boots (Plymouth) got me to try their foundation which truly worked. When the anti-blemish foundation came out I was there the day it arrived to get it, it looks so natural and perfectly conceals the spots I have while helping to prevent new ones. There is now also an anti-blemish concealer too! While I will stick to cheapy foundations when I am working - because I work on a stage and have to slap on tons of the stuff - I will always use clinique anti-blemish the rest of the time.
Ive always been wary of clinique, mainly due to the price and the lab coats. It feels they try to dress their staff like dermatologists to trick people (just my view) when it would be alot more approachable to have them less 'proffessionaly formal'. However, I had gotten so fed up of my skin (i still am really) I asked the lady at the counter for a good foundation to cover up my blemishes.
The lady was actually really nice, which shows that I was initially being judgmental and had no reason to be wary. She told me they have a foundation which works to combat blemishes aswell as cover and it cost £20, but I would get five pound off due to an offer, so I thought id try it. Aswell, it is oil free, meaning it wont clog up pores which can cause more breakouts.
The bottle is 30 mls, and I thought it looked alot less. However, I wear it everyday and bought it in decemeber and still have a fair bit left, so it does last. The coverage is the best ive come across, and beats any other brand i have tried. I was expecting to be able to 'feel' it working, but its like a normal foundation, you couldnt tell it had any spot fighting properties.
After a week of use, my outbreaks where less violent and less frequent. It isnt a miracle worker, but it definatley has made an improvment on the severity of my outbreaks.
I have just began using the 3 step anti blemish, which hopefully in conjuction with the foundation will do wonders, but time will tell! If you are concerened about acne/redness, i think this is the foundation for you.
All skin types. Medicated formula works to cover and clear blemishes. this liquid makeup from Clinique is designed to give you the desired effect with the added benefit of covering blemishes.