Thursday, 6 June 2013

Clinique Redness Solutions - Instant Relief Pressed Powder

I have pretty dry skin and usually don't reach for a powder when doing my makeup but with the weather warming up a bit of shine control can often be in order. Powders are also a great way to help set your makeup and keep it in place all day.

With trouble finding a liquid foundation that matches my skin tone I thought it best not to bother looking for a perfect match in a powder as well. Instead I decided to look for more of a translucent powder which wouldn't change the appearance of the colour of my liquid foundation. When my mum was being colour-matched for a foundation at Clinique the sales assistant mentioned their Redness Solutions Instant Relief Powder as my mum has a pinkish-red undertone to her cheeks just like me. This is a yellow toned powder which acts are a colour corrector and is meant to tone down any redness on the face.

I couldn't afford the powder at the time and wasn't sure if it would work so instead I let my mum buy it and thought I would give hers a try! I actually borrowed my mum's and used this powder on my wedding day (see this post for my other wedding makeup choices). My mum opted for the loose powder version as she applies her makeup in the morning and doesn't worry about topping it up throughout the day. I however, decided to go for the compact version so that it can be popped in my handbag on hot sunny days for shiny emergencies.

The compact comes with a small flat brush which is housed in a small compartment under the powder. The brush is nice and soft and will be used when I am out and about but I would rather apply this with the Real Techniques Powder Brush if given the chance.

This isn't some miracle product that gets rid of redness completely but I have noticed that it tones it down quite a lot and always looks lovely on my mum so I was very excited to get my own. It feels really nice on the skin and doesn't leave an obvious powder build-up look on the complexion like some do. A natural looking powder which helps to set my makeup and tone down the red appearance of my skin, particularly around my jaw line. What more could I ask for? And for £25 I really think that it is worth the money.

Have you tried this product? Have you found any other anti-redness products that are worth a mention? Let me know by commenting below...

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