Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review - Really Ree
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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review

18 Mar 2015 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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Now I wasn’t overly sure I was going to like this because I often opt for moisturising formulas over ones formulated for oily or blemish-prone skin, but I really wanted to try it because I have been getting a few little unexplained spots recently (probably due to trying too many new things). Here’s how I got on with the new Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40.

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review

A little spoiler alert here, and much to my utter surprise, I absolutely love this stuff! It makes my skin look so lovely, but we will get on to that in a bit. First off – the formula.

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Formulation

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review

Clinique are calling this a one-step wonder and are promising a flawless finish, coverage for blemishes, sun protection and oil and shine control:

  • High Sun Protection Level – Broad spectrum SPF 40 safeguards against UV damage
  • Up to 12 hour Long wear – film-forming polymer allows a lasting finish
  • Oil and shine control – specially treated pigments and Silica ensure colour stays true and controls sebum
  • Even Skin Tone instantly – light diffusing particles brighten the appearance of the skin

It’s a runny liquidy formula that you shake up. It reminds me rather a lot of the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Protector but with a lighter, more cooling texture. Might I add it isn’t so runny that it runs completely away.

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review

It feels really nice to apply and is very buildable very quickly which I really like. I have been using my fingers but a brush is effective too.

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Swatches

Light:

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Swatch Light

Light Medium:

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Swatch Medium

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Before and After Photos

Before:

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review – Before

After:

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Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review – After

I went for shade light and I think it is really pretty on my skin. Although it is mattifying, my skin is really very glowy still and it feels soft and smooth.

You can use this as a primer for foundation, or alone. I have to say, I think it gives a beautiful coverage on its own.

I love this stuff a lot and I wasn’t expecting to which is such a bonus. I love the fact that it has SPF 40. If you have any spot scars this will ensure they don’t darken upon UV exposure.

Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 is available now for £27. Shades include Light, Medium Light, Medium 2, Medium Deep and Deep- Find them all in stock HERE

Ree

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10 thoughts on “Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions BB Cream SPF 40 Review

  1. How does it look after a few hours of wearing? And does it settle into the fine lines around the eyes?

    I really would give it a try i guess, when i’m reading your review..

  2. Hi Hun!

    Was wondering out of all the foundations you’ve trialed, which would you say is one you always reach out for recently? Could be old or new! Looking for a new foundation to try, and it seems like you’ve tried a fair bit to know what could be good/no good!!!

    Would appreciate it very much love~

    Dawn

  3. Hello Ree, thanks for the review. Which shade would you say is more yellow, the light or the medium? Thanks!

      1. Thanks, I’ve been obsessing over this a bit the past 48 hours 🙂

        How un-yellow would you say light is? Thanks again!

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