Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Clinique Redness Solutions Foundation Review

From the Brand: 
  • Formula Liquid
  • Coverage Moderate
Soothing oil-free makeup instantly colour-corrects flushing, blushing. Calming ingredients help minimize flare-ups. Beneficial probiotic technology helps strengthen skin's barrier. Keeps environmental triggers at bay with SPF plus antioxidants.

Skin Types: 1 - Very Dry to Dry, 2 - Dry Combination, 3 - Combination Oily

Retails for:  $27.00

Where to Buy:  Clinique counters at major department stores like Macys, Bloomindales, and Nordstrom as well as their online counterparts,, Sephora stores and, may be available in The Cosmetic Company stores which stock limited edition products or gift with purchases and backstock from brands that didn't originally sell in store (which is where I bought mine)

My Thoughts:  As you can see in my first reaction video, I wasn't a huge fan of this foundation for myself.  The color was way too dark, and I actually looked more red and tired at the end of the day than how I started.  In the video, I look more brown/orange than red, because I screwed up the color settings on my camera and can't figure out how to fix them.  But where you see blotchy brown/orange patches on my skin (pre foundation), that's actually redness. You can see how dark it was on me by comparison, but the color oxidation was camouflaged in person a bit by my bronzer and other makeup.

The coverage was ok, but had to be built up.  By the end of the day, it had worn away and any imperfections in my skin were showing again clearly.  The rest of my makeup on top also didn't last all day and faded off.  I looked washed out.  I took a photo with my phone to see if it reacts to flash, and it looked so heinous I won't bother to show you. Last thing I need is for that to end up in some internet meme on bad makeup.

The video does really make it look a lot worse than it looked in person, but the end result I still wouldn't voluntarily walk around in public like that again.

Final Verdict:  Unless you're significantly darker than I am, I wouldn't bother with this foundation.  And even then, don't expect it to look great for more than a handful of hours.  I just saved you $27.  You're welcome.

**Disclaimer: As with all my product reviews, I was not paid by the cosmetic company to provide feedback or review/promote their products. This article contains some affiliate links provided through All the opinions expressed in this article are my own. These items were purchased with my own money. For more information on my policies, please view my Let's Chat page.

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