Hello everyone, today I’m back with a foundation review – a type of post I’ve not written in such a long time because I’ve not found a new foundation I’ve loved in ages. If you’ve followed my blog you’ll know that my two favourite foundations are the bareminerals spf matte foundation, and the purminerals mineral makeup – both powder based. So it’s revolutionary for me to be using, and loving a liquid foundation; which I can honestly say is a new favourite.
I first tried this foundation years ago – back in 2013 as a Christmas present along with the coinciding Clinique skincare range. At this time, my skin was problematic, and at the time when my acne started to develop. So, as you can imagine I hated the feel of foundation on my skin, but this was a nice light-weight option that had promise of controlling oil levels, minimise the look of and unclog pores, and neutralise skin redness. I loved it.
Since then, my skin has been on a rollercoaster. It progressively got worse, but after a long process of various antibiotics, followed by a five month course of roaccutane, I now have clear skin and my skin feels much more comfortable wearing foundation. However, when I was in duty free last month I found myself drawn back to this Clinique foundation. My acne may have cleared, but I’m still prone to oily skin, I have visible pores, and still the occasional break out. And so this foundation still works well for my skin type, I feel comfortable in it, and it has a nice medium coverage that’s easily build-able. Now that I’ve been reunited with the anti-blemish foundation, and loving it, I’m definitely tempted to re-purchase more skincare products from the anti-blemish range.
Don’t be fooled by the small bottle, it’ll last you a while because a little goes a long way. I either apply this with a foundation brush or occasionally just my fingers – it depends how much time I’ve got on my hands but it goes on smoothly either way and lasts a full day or night. My biggest thing with foundations is that it’s got to be breathable, and suitable for oily skin, and this ticks those boxes.
What’s your current favourite foundation?