This is an excellent product for those who suffer from acne and break-outs. I have tried almost EVERY foundation out there, and since I love spending on makeup, I never found it a problem buying all of the stuff I try at the various makeup counters. The problem is, it takes a whole week after you start using the product to have breakout and then to realize that you cannot return it and end up throwing away your 30 pounds foundation (I have a collection, notably Bobbi Brown's as it breaks out my skin the most, even its oil-free formula)
However, it's only when I started using the anti-blemish foundation for the last 3 months that I noticed I only had only 2 breakouts (touchwood!!!) I believe it's the ingredients of this foundation which does the job. It works on clarifying your skin and fights acne as well as covers the scars from previous breakouts. The coverage is superb, but as some people mentioned in some of the reviews, it can be too thick. So, make sure you do not over apply it or you can mix it with you moisturizer.
The only reason why I've given this 4 stars is that I cannot find my true color match! I have an olive skin and ended up buying both numbers 5 and 6. The problem is, 5 is too light and 6 is too ashy, even mixing the two together didn't work out. So, I ended up buying a tinted moisturizer and mixed it with number 5 to create a suitable shade for me.
Last word of advice for those with acne, this foundation should be part of a regiment to fight acne. So, make sure you remove all your makeup at night and use whatever moisturizer prescribed for you to heal your acne followed by this foundation. Whenever you're home, don't wait until you go to bed to remove your makeup, just remove it right away! This way, you prevent future breakouts and care for your skin at the same time.
This works wonderful for me!
It's very natural and easily buildable. 02 is a PERFECT match for me, i couldn't ask for better.
when i heard about this foundation *anti blemish + salisilic acid foundation,sounds like miracle for my acne prone skin*,i was very exciting to try it out,but it didn't available in asia..soa when i went to Europe,i junt it for sure..
i wear Anti Blemish Solution in fresh ivory..but it a bit too yellow for my skin..but never mind if it can prevent acne..and sometimes,yellow can neutralize redness from my acnes..it gives quite good oil control..medium coverage,buildable..and blend easily..
but,the worst thing is the staying power.. when i was flu,and i blot/touch my nose with tissue,it transfer all the foundation to the tissue and leave me with a cakey disaster on my nose..+it hapens when i was blotting too..
but,since it quite expensive * i bought it @ Paris for 30 euro!* and it can prefent acne,i will still wear it,but not when i got flu..
will i bought it again?if this realy can help prevent acne,i will..but i didn't feel any 'healing' reaction from it..+ the staying power is suck..i have very oily skin,live in hot and humid country,very easy to get sweaty..and i need better staying power..
I do really like this foundation and am now on my second one! I am quite fair and 02 suits me quite well. Over the past year I have had awful skin and have been looking for a foundation that would help me get my clear complexion back whilst covering up my healing spots. I can safely say that this foundation has helped my skin as it dries up spots (has salicylic acid in it) and has medium coverage. It also feels really light on the skin and doesn't clog pores! There are downsides however; the bottle itself is really annoying to use - it would be so much more hygienic to have a pump! Also, sometimes I feel like the foundation dries a bit too fast and so leaves dry marks that stand out before you have had a chance to blend them in. If you put your foundation on and then go look into a mirror in natural sunlight you can often see bits where the foundation has oxidised and becomes slightly darker. It leaves marks that you have to make sure you blend in - I have started to use a foundation brush to put it on and it is much much better!! The foundation lasts all day and does keep skin matte (v good for my oily skin!) Plus the bottle lasts absolutely ages! I would def recommend to try it!
Pros: looks very natural, very lightweight, doesn't cause me to break out, good colour range (!!!), neither too yellow or too pink, does help clear up skin I feel
CONS: only medium coverage, slightly wears off during the day, a little bit too matt (dull) finish if you ask me
Hm, I guess the perfect "no-breakout, natural looking, leightweight but perfect coverage"- foundation has yet to be invented. I haven't found it yet amoung the zillions I've tried. Always pros and cons I'm afraid.
I have always been a Clinique girl, and was absolutely devastated when I was unable to buy their stay-true, oil-free makeup, but I think I have now found my new HG makeup after a months worth of use. I love the colour (01 Fresh Alabaster) and am often complimented on how natural my makeup is, and how well it matches my natural skin tone!
I have the typical terrible skin that is oily/combination and have the dreaded problem of acne, and this makeup fixes all these problems. No joke!
I find that the makeup goes on smoothly in the morning and will last all day without a problem, and only gets shiny after 14 hours or so. It last so well, that even when I pull an all-nighter at uni (not recommended), I can be confident that my makeup will still look good the next day when I have to catch the train home, as long as I haven't rubbed it off when I try to keep myself awake. I find it offers moderate coverage, and for those truly horrible acne, a little bit of concealer easily fixes the problem, and over time it does help reduce blemishes.
I also use Clinique's SPF 25 City Block Sunscreen underneath as a primer, and they compliment each other brilliantly, which is always a bonus.I will definitely continue to use this makeup.
I was AMAZED with this product.
First of all, i want to let you know that this is basically my first foundation.
I was usinng a tinted moirturizer from nivea, but that is hardly anything, it didnt even have a colour range!!
I did use some of my mum's mac studio fix fluid as we are the same skin tone, but i realised i needed my own proper foundation, so i bought this one. Ok, so this was like 2 1/2 months ago so i can give u an honest review and tell u i am still using it right now. so, lets get on with the review right? :)
First the colour was perfect for my skin, which im happy about, though i did get a bit pale in winter, im sure now ill get tanner as it is summer again !! I have the colour 04, fresh vanilla. it has a gorgeus look to it when i put it on with a dual fibre (stippling) brush. it is sort of dewy, but doesnt get greasy on me, only a bit on my nose, but thats normal, and i dont put powder on top.!
it has great coverage; right now i dont have pimples at all, though i would'nt say it was from this product, as i started using products my dermatilagist reccomended after i bought it
but as i said, it still covers my scars and redness perfectly and i only need concealer for under eye circles, as i doesnt cover that up.overall, ITS THE BEST FOUNDATION EVER love it :)
Okay, i have had extreme problems with my skin for the past two years including acne, redness on my pale skin and scars. I've tried loads of foundations and skincare, including mineral makeup that i bought off a skincare specialist which caked up and made any dryness really obvious and didnt last or have any oil control. MAC made me break out, maybelline did the same even though it was "oil free non-comegogenic" and colours were never light enough. Clinique anti-blemish foundation sounded PERFECT for me so i went and bought it for NZ $60 which for a student is quite expensive considering its a small bottle and im thinking i use alot each day.. BUT im pleased to say in combination with being on the pill, proactive skincare and flaxseed oil taken everyday my skin was the clearest it had ever been! Coverage is really good and neutralizes redness really well, i didnt need concealor and only a bit of powder on my t-zone. I'm 02 fresh ivory and i thought it was a good match for my really fair, yellow/olive undertone skin. However because i needed to build up coverage it looked a bit dark/dull in some places but eventually i needed less foundation so it was fine. Lasts for ages, all through school and partying on friday nights! yay for this foundation! looks fresh and natural but being a poor student its hard for me to afford. but who can put a price on clear skin??
This sucks! I don't recommend this at all. I can only use this mixed with my moisturizer because on it's own I can't blend this foundation at all. I've tried it with my Mac 187 before and it's a very drying product. I really need my fingers to blend this out which I hate. So no, I won't buy this product again and I even won't continiue using this.
I have quite oily acne prone skin so for me this foundation is perfect!
It contains salicylic acid and bentonite to combat blemishes.
The texture is very fluid and light when first applied, a lot lighter than even better foundation by clinique and the coverage is just as full.
For me it covered everything and i have quite a lot of redness.
It dries really quickly and is rather matte with a powdery finish.
It doesn't look cakey or flakey though i would say it has more of an airbrushed finish without being sticky or too shiny.
This foundation lasts all day for me with only a little blotting required on my T-zone.
The finish is even more amazing and long lasting when set with cliniques gentle light loose powder which has a subtle shimmer in it, just to give the skin a beautiful glow whilst keeping it matte.
I will definitely repurchase this foundation as the look, coverage and wear is just divine with the added benefit of it actually keeping pimples at bay while i am wearing it, whereas most other foundations tend to exacerbate the problem.