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A foundation that fights blemishes? Yes Please!
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup
Member Name: Gemma_C
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup
Date: 20/04/10, updated on 20/04/10 (2034 review reads)
Advantages: Excellent coverage, keeps away shine AND fights blemishes!
Disadvantages: None for me!
I am a huge fan of the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions skin care range. It's aimed at people with oily and blemish prone skin, and their products are the only ones which make a real difference to my skin. I was annoyed recently that they discontinued the body spray from the range, however my disappointment soon turned into excitement when I heard about the new Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup due out in the UK on 1st April. It was safe to say I stormed into Boots on the evening of that day, already knowing exactly what shade I wanted due to already using the Superbalanced Makeup by Clinique, and bought this new makeup. Luckily for me it was always bonus time meaning I did get a free gift but that aside, what makes this new foundation by Clinique special?
Clinique state that the Anti-Blemish liquid makeup 'feels so fresh' and promises to look natural. They state this makeup works undercover, as not only does it provide coverage but it also has a formula to deal with existing breakouts! They also promise that this won't dry out or irritate your skin as normal blemish fighting products can do. I couldn't believe it when I read this. I'm incredibly fussy when it comes to makeup, and it's extremely hard to find one I like. I love liquid makeup but they can often clog my pores or it begins to slide off my face during the day due to my oily skin, not great for a very blemish prone skin type like mine. I love mineral make-up too, it doesn't clog my skin and gives good coverage, but within a couple of hours my face ends up looking incredibly oily. I high hopes for this new Clinique foundation though. As mentioned before I already use and love their anti-blemish solutions range, and it's amazing on my skin, so having this in a makeup seems excellent! I have used other liquid makeup by Clinique too which I find to be good enough, but I want something that's perfect.
I have very pale skin so my shade was 01 Fresh Alabaster, but they have a great range of shades to suit everyone. I wouldn't buy this online without first going to a Clinique counter and asking them to find your shade. The Anti-Blemish solutions makeup comes in a plastic squeezy bottle, which I prefer so much more over the Super Balanced makeup which uses a glass bottle and makes application harder. I always use a sponge to apply my makeup as I hate having makeup on my fingerprints for the rest of the day, and I find it easier to use a sponge anyway.
I've now been using this makeup for 3 weeks. Wow. First of all the shade is perfect for my skin, it's actually better than the Alabaster shade I use in the Superbalanced makeup. Secondly the cover is brilliant! It really hides those small pimples and scars and it doesn't sink into my pores. I find it really easy to blend in too, and a little goes quite far with this makeup. Thirdly, I have noticed a difference with my skin! I didn't really believe a blemish fighting formula could exist in a liquid makeup but it does. When I started using this makeup I was breaking out quite bad on my chin with a couple of large and gruesome spots. Not only did this makeup cover them up nicely, but they also disappeared a lot more quickly than my spots usually would, AND it doesn't cause anymore to appear! In just 3 weeks the rest of my skin looks really clear, I don't have any nasty blemishes at the moment, and I don't think I've seen my skin look so clear in a long time. Another brilliant thing is with any other makeup I find my skin ends up being extremely oily by midday and I have to reapply the powder. I've tried no end of anti-shine creams and potions before applying makeup but to no avail. When I use this Anti-Blemish liquid makeup however, I simply slap on my usual moisturiser apply this and some powder, and I'm fine all day. I couldn't believe it the first couple of times I work this to work, I kept glancing in a mirror and I was completely amazed at the lack of oily shine on my skin.
This new makeup is now my staple foundation, its spot on and I couldn't fault any of it.... well apart from the price. All good things have a downside and with this one it's the price, a £20 price tag that is. I don't care. I only have to use a small amount each time, and for such a brilliant makeup I really don't mind handing over my hard earned cash for this. I dread to think of all the money I've spent on other foundations searching for one as good as this.
Clinique have discovered an amazing formula for my skin type that no other company have managed to do. It's not surprising many of the shades are out of stock on www.clinique.co.uk as this makeup is set to be a huge hit.
Summary: Clinique have made the perfect foundation for those of us with blemish prone skin.