My Clinique foundation was always going to be a hard one to replace, not only for it’s buttery texture but for its anti-blemish formula. However, I do believe I’ve managed to find a suitable premium alternative. Hurrah!
I wasn’t able to find a foundation with an anti-blemish incorporated into it, but Laura Mercier do an anti-blemish primer I could use in addition to my foundation. I always assumed primer was a bit of a waste of money, glorified moisturiser but I was wrong. Since using the primer I’ve found my foundation stays on longer and my skin is noticeably clearer. I’m not sure if it’s down to the anti-blemish formula in the primer, or just the use of the primer itself but whatever it is, it’s working. My skin is almost totally spot free at the moment which is almost unheard of!
The foundation itself isn’t as buttery in texture as the Clinique but it is silky and has a lovely sheen to it. Considering its thickness, the Laura Mercier foundation doesn’t wear heavy and gives really good coverage, better than the Clinique. It is however £10 more but I’ve found that I don’t need to use as much to get the coverage I desire. The primer also bumps up the price by £29 but if you’re not spot prone, I’m sure you could go with a more affordable primer.
I love my new foundation, my skin now has a healthy glow and is clearer than it’s been in a long time. I prefer the sheen finish apposed to the matt and am enjoying the staying power so all in all, I’m pretty happy with my swap. My purse isn’t (obviously) but I think if it goes on your visage, you should pay the money. Can’t go smearing any old shit on your face after all.
The next product I’ll be looking to replace is my MAC concealer so until then, have a very happy New Year.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Foundation in Cream Ivory, £35
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Blemish-less, £29
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup, 02 Fresh Ivory, £25
Laura Mercier are not certified by the Leaping Bunny logo but I am still satisfied that they do not test on animals… “Laura Mercier is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market...”
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