Thursday, April 28, 2011
The product: Clinique Redness Solutions Targeted Corrector
The shade: I, for one, am a huge fan of using yellow to counteract red. Yes, red and green are opposites on the colour wheel, but in case no one’s noticed – you’re not a piece of white canvas, so the rules don’t apply the same way! What I’ve found with most fair to light skintones is that yellow really does work better than green, but of course (as with quite a large number of products), your mileage may vary.
But does it work? Okay, here’s the thing. The colour works quite well with my skintone, toning down both redness and darkness where I have scarring, blemishes, or even just undereye circles. It actually works remarkably well, to be honest, not just “alright” – I use this corrector on its own, without any need for an additional concealer or foundation.
However (and you knew there’d be a however), there are the drawbacks. For starters, I find this wears off during the day, needing touch-up even before lunch, much less dinner. And then you have to consider the fact that, well, my skintone’s not all that common (and I doubt this would work as well on a darker complexion). All in all – lovely shade, and great in theory, but perhaps not as good as it could be.
Pass on it. It’s definitely not bad, but with so many better options out there, I just can’t recommend this one (especially at the $20 price tag). If you’re looking for a great concealer, try timeBalm or Glamoflauge; if you’re toning down redness, perhaps Clinique’s Mineral Solutions powder? I hear the loose one’s silicone-free ;)
We’d love to see: a slight reformulation, perhaps? If this lasted all day and never caught on dry bits – well, then I’d be sold!
The ingredients:(god, this list is hideous. Free of parabens, though!)
Squalane, polyethylene, ozokerite, polyglyceryl-10 decaoleate, kaolin, ethylhexyl palmitate, candelilla wax, bis-hydroxyethoxypropyl dimethicone copolymer, water, grapefruit peel extract, magnolia grandiflora bark extract, poria cocos sclerotium extract, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, glycerin, caffeine, lecithin, ethylhexylglycerin, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, lysine, cetyl peg dimethicone, hexyl laurate, sodium hyaluronate, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, tocopheryl acetate, caprylyl glycol, tocopherol, silica, hexylene glycol, sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, phenoxyethanol.
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