Foundation Review Series: Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hi ladies! A thought occurred to me the other day - I am such a huge fan of foundations (they are probably my favourite kind of makeup) and have a bucketload of them, but haven't reviewed very many of them for the blog and you guys.

So I decided to 'launch' my Foundation Review Series - where I review some of my favourite foundations, and some foundations new to me that I found very interesting and would definitely suit a lot of skin types.

The first foundation I'm going to review is the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, one of my favourite everyday foundations.

Clinique: Feels so cool and fresh, looks so natural. Non-irritating, oil-free makeup helps blend away bumps, neutralise redness. Targeted ingredients help treat existing breakouts and keep them from coming back.
This foundation comes in a sturdy plastic packaging with a funnelled tube dispenser - so everything is neat and hygienic.

Its texture is pretty standard for a liquid foundation - it doesn't have quite as thick a texture as, say, the Chanel Pro Lumiere, but not as thin as the latest foundations like the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

The colour I have is 02 Fresh Ivory, which is a great match for my NC20-ish skin.

This foundation has a matte finish that manages to keep the 'life' in the skin. It doesn't cake - which is something a lot of other matte-finish foundations do - and does a very good job at covering imperfections.
I would probably classify the coverage as medium to full.
My pores are well hidden with this foundation, and it manages to smooth out my skin very well and give it a healthy, no-foundation look.

I apply this foundation either with my hands or a buffing brush. The buffing brush is my favourite method of application, because it gives the skin a more polished, perfect finish. If you're looking to get a more luminous, sheer finish, then apply it with your hands.

Applied with a buffing brush

Applied with fingers

I usually find that most of my makeup (excluding my blush!) lasts pretty long on my skin, so I can't vouch for its staying power except to say that it performs just as well as my other favourite foundations. It also keeps the oiliness at bay.

Overall, I love this foundation. It has a lasting matte, polished effect, and it hides imperfections with its medium to full coverage finish.

This foundation retails for AUD 50 at Clinique counters.

This product was sent to me for review and consideration in accordance with this site's Disclosure Policy.

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