Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

Hello my friends,

This review is about one of the amazing products from my fast becoming favourite brand – Clinique.  It is the liquid makeup foundation made for acne-prone skin. I was distressed about my acne, blemishes and the sensitivity of my skin towards any foundation or for that matter any skin care product. Any foundation or makeup would just breakout my already irritated skin, but my search for makeup is over with a perfect solution.




Product Description:

Skin-clearing makeup with salicylic acid feels cool and comfortable. Non-irritating, oil-free formula helps cover, clear and prevent acne with a fresh, flawless look.


My skin says – “It does everything mentioned above.”


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My Experience with Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

I happened to come across this magic potion while I was looking for chubby-stick lip balm. When I read the description, I tested it in the store and was very happy with the results and immediately bought one for myself.  I picked the shade – “09 Fresh Honey,” which  suits my medium fair skin tone. It is meant for “dry-combination” to “oily” skin.

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This liquid makeup does the job of a good foundation and also treats the acne. Salicylic acid which is known to treat acne is an active ingredient in this foundation. It is like bonus. Makeup and acne treatment! Together! Isn’t that great?!

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It does dry out skin as it claims which is due to the salicylic acid. I have combination skin, so I slather up a good moisturizer before applying foundation. A good moisturizing primer (like Laura Mercier’s) would also be good. Please note that applying an extra amount would make your skin too dry and give a very flaky look. So, take care of the amount you use.

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I can’t stop repeating that this is the perfect makeup solution for acne-prone and sensitive skin. For a long time, I would not risk buying any foundation because I knew what horror would be unleashed in front of the mirror the next day.  Also, I would feel conscious going outside with the blemishes caused by the zits. I am already treating my acne and blemishes but for the time being this foundation serves me the purpose for outdoors giving an even tone and natural coverage. I do not like makeup which gives a false, too good to be true, made up look. But this foundation gives me a great look and a natural feel. The best testimony was from my husband who did not realise I had put on this foundation but casually said that my face looked fresh and happy and asked if I had gotten myself a facial massage 🙂

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Pros of Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

  • I have used it a few times and I am very happy with the coverage it offers (marked the area in the swatch picture).
  • It does not break out my skin at all. It calms down the already present acne on my face. So, it does what it says and also what I expect.
  • The nozzle of the bottle makes it easy to get the required amount and is travel friendly.
  • I need only one drop at a time. So, this small bottle of 30 ml is going to last pretty long.
  • The foundation spreads smoothly and is very easy to blend. If used with a moisturizer, it gives a fresh dewy look to my face. It conceals the blemishes and smoothens out the acne giving a uniformly toned look.




Cons of Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup:

  • Absolutely none.

IMBB Rating:


Do I Recommend Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup?

Definitely yes! A big YES!

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35 thoughts on “Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

  1. Wow this product sounds amazing… *woot* *woot* my skin is also acne-prone at times.. *cry* this would be a great option to go with… *happydance* *thankyou* for sharing *oye balle*

  2. Yay…..Clinique review….. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    “I do not like makeup which gives a false, too good to be true, made up look.” – I completely understand and agree with you Ashwini…..Welcome to IMBB 🙂

    1. Thank you Jomol. Could you please make my name ‘Ashwini Tendulkar’? That was the name given to my earlier review for BBW lotion.

  3. Wow!!!….. a 5/5…. am defntly gettng dis one *haan ji* *haan ji* …. *thankyou* Ashwini….i can so relate 2 u wen u talkd abt d skin probs wid any kind of products , my skin gives me d same kind of issues… *headbang* …. thanks a ton for dis one… *puchhi*

    1. I am glad Shagufta. I knew there would be many ladies like me facing this problem and I am glad I could share this review with all so they can also give it a try.

  4. Somuch reviews on clinique Jomol…hightime they choose u as their brand ambassador.. *woot* *woot* Clinique r u listening ? sounds gud jomol *pompom* *pompom*

    1. Thanks Vrinda…This foundation really did help me. And I always dance with joy whenever I am using this foundation.

    1. Make sure you apply a good moisturizer or primer to avoid dry skin… only using this foundation would almost tear your skin apart due to dryness…

  5. I need this foundation *powder* (acne prone – comnination skin) is the worst skin type *headbang* *headbang* ..

    Is it available in india *waiting* *waiting*

  6. sounds good.Do they have shade collection for dusky skin.,say NC44?.can I use it in humid hot weather? If I can use wanna grab it soon.nice review.

  7. Wow…this product is soooo tempting. *waaa* I was just at the clinique store yesterday looking for a change in my face lotion for the summer….but their best seller “the dramatically different moisturizing lotion” for oily skin made my skin too dry….and I didnt get it to the SA’s horror…. 😛 he literally felt as if I had ripped his heart out by saying that it didnt suit me….. *whistle* but alas!!! i wish I had checked “Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup”….. I wud have picked it up in a jiffy…. Thanks for the review…. can’t wait to get it *thankyou*

  8. wow.. *drool* i need to check it out in stores then.. *jogging* *jogging* *thankyou* for this wonderful discovery dear!!

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