Do you ever have one of those days where you think "Nothing else will make me happy apart from a pointless, needless sweep around a couple of beauty counters, where I shall spend money I do not have on products I do not need?" Well, I am guessing, as you have made the effort to seek out a whole blog dedicated to beauty, yes, you probably have. Such an urge washed over me about 5 weeks ago, and I made the mistake of sailing over to the Clinique counter in Boots, you know, just to have a look. When it comes to foundation, I have always been happy to stick with drugstore offerings; I've never had particularly 'bad' skin, in that coverage is not what I really need. Until I discovered beauty blogs, about two years ago, I didn't really wear foundation at all, but since then have developed an interest in and appreciation of what a transformation a good foundation can make to your overall look.
Of late, I have been loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, and also have the new Max Factor Xperience offering, of which I shall write a separate review. However, on this fateful and dreary afternoon, my beady eyes landed on Clinique's range of foundations, which I always hear good things about, and in particular, I was interested in the Anti Blemish Solutions one. I DO NOT KNOW WHY BECAUSE I DID NOT, ON THAT DAY, HAVE A BLEMISH TO SPEAK OF.
I was temporarily relieved of all sense and rationale, and dropped a £20 on this little number, in Fresh Neutral.
Over the course of a long day, this doesn't slide, but I think it looked cakey by nighttime, and a little bit had settled around my nose and eyebrows. Not. Cool.
Overall, I would only recommend this foundation to those with severely blemished and oily skin, but choose your colour very carefully and you need to be a dab hand at applying foundation to stop this looking streaky and cakey. For £20, I am cross that I lost my beauty marbles for those crucial 5 minutes. Not again.*
*Blatantly this will happen again in another 5 weeks or so.