Makeup and skincare as one…
Clinique has been a brand that I’ve quite liked for a number of years now, mostly for their skincare range. Just lately however, I’ve been really enjoying using their Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup. I actually bought it quite a while ago but for some reason or another, it ended at the bottom of my makeup pile outshined by my favourite MAC Studio Fix Fluid. I recently ran out of my Studio Fix and thought I’d give the Clinique foundation a fresh look and I’m so glad that I did!
The foundation is marketed for dry combination or very oily skin and helps to control oil and also treat blemishes. As my skin is prone to oily outbursts once foundation so much as grazes my skin, it’s a good option for me and works very well. The colour that I’m currently wearing is number 01 Fresh Alabaster which is a pretty good match for my natural skin tone.
The foundation comes in a 30ml bottle and is quite a runny liquid compared to other foundations that I have tried in the past. The coverage is great – not as full as Studio Fix – but still covers problem areas as desired and keeps skin looking like skin: fresh, healthy and energised. I prefer to apply mine with a stippling brush to start off with (I use the Real Techniques one) then softly blend out any edges with the same brush in a small circular motion.
I find that the foundation lasts all day on my skin with little sheen showing through which is just perfect for what I need right now. The foundation is lightweight, oil-free and long-wearing and I love the fact that it actually treats blemishes throughout wear.
The foundation weighs in at £24.50 which I think is really reasonable as a little goes a long way and it’s great quality. Definitely a foundation I’d recommend to anybody with problem, oily skin who is looking for a complexion saviour over the autumn.
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