Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03 Review & Swatches


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03


Hey all beauty geeks!!! Today I am going to review Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer for you guys. Before I start the review, I need to share the story behind this purchase and why this concealer is so dear to me. πŸ™‚ It was those days when my face was full of bad and painful pimples. The only other person who could understand my pain was my mother. In fact, she used to get more disturb than me at condition of my ‘awesome-in-the-past’ skin. We had gone visiting my brother in Gurgaon and were killing time at Ambience Mall, when we decided to enter the Clinique store.

The SA, in her white robes, wasted no time in guessing our concern and tried out this concealer on me. The ugly, red pimples just disappeared, not literally though. My mother got sooooo emotional and bought this for me then and there with the entire Anti Blemish Solutions kit. I still have this concealer with me as a symbol of my mother’s endless love πŸ™‚


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer


Okies, now to the review..

About Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer:

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer is a part of the anti-blemish products from Clinique. It is a medicated concealer described as:

Benefits: Conceals as it Heals.

Coverage Moderate to Full. Concealer helps clear and prevent blemishes. Gentle, soothing formula provides natural-looking coverage. In three skin tone shades including a green tint to visually correct redness. Oil free.

Skin Types: All Skin Types.

Price : $17. I think I paid around Rs 1200.

Ingredients: Could not find it anywhere.


  • Skin tone shades: Pat on blemish, blend outward. Touch up throughout the day as needed.
  • Green tint: Pat on blemish, blend outward. Avoid eye area.


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Concealer


My take on Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03:

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer comes in three skin tone shades and one green corrector. The SA tried the shade 03 on me and it was an almost perfect match. The concealer can be described as a medium to full coverage concealer. It works like a magic and conceals pimples and redness in an instant. But you need to be quick with the blending. It sets up fast, which explains how it stays so long on the face.

Though Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer works well to cover pimples, it does come with its own limitations. Due to its full coverage, it is thick and dry. You can easily spot it on the face as it makes the blemish and the surrounding area very thick and at times, even dry. If you get too close, you can easily see the concealed pimples – not the redness though. As far as the medicated part goes, it does not worsen the spots and the breakouts. Generally, any other makeup would clog pores and make things worse for acne-prone skin. However, this concealer does not do that and you can actually see the breakouts getting less active. Though it does not heal them completely.


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Shade 03


Texture: The concealer is thick and creamy. It dries up pretty quickly, so you need to blend it asap. Once blended, it sets to a natural finish. Mostly you wont need to layer the concealer, but if you do, the skin will definitely look cakey.

Pigmentation: The pigmentation is mind blowing. Just a little amount is required for concealing lot of blemishes. You would need a single swipe and the blemish is fully covered and concealed.

Staying Power: Stays for really long. Does not move at all, even if you do not set with powder.

Packaging: The concealer comes in a light green colored tube, which has a nozzle-like dispenser. The packaging is very hygienic and you can control the amount you need.


Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions swatch

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions blended swatch


What I love about Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03:

  • Full pigmented coverage.
  • Covers all the redness in the skin.
  • Long staying power.
  • Helps with controlling the breakouts.
  • Perfect for acne-prone skin.
  • Not at all oily or greasy.
  • Does not clog pores.
  • Hygienic and convenient packaging.
  • Quantity lasts for a long time.

What I do not love about Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03:

  • Thick and feels heavy.
  • Can’t be used as under-eye concealer.
  • Difficult to work with as it sets very quickly.
  • Can look cakey and dry, if over applied or not blended properly.
  • Limited shades available.

Final Impression: This will always be a special concealer to me. I used this concealer daily before I could actually heal my breakouts. Though it looks thick, I was happy that it helped me to ‘appear’ normal. Nothing was working at that time and this was a last resort for me. I don’t use it now when I have a clear skin as it can very heavy for normal days. This is highly recommended for beauties who are battling acne and have still not found a permanent solution.

Rating– 3.5/5

Have you tried Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer in Shade 03?

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  1. Nice review Himani. Just at the right time. I need something to conceal my summer bout of acne. Thanks for reviewing it.

    • U r welcome Mitra πŸ™‚ Glad could be of help.. N just to add it does fare well in summers also.. Wont move or make ur face greasy πŸ™‚

  2. Seems like a must hav product! Havent seen it tho..will hav t go investigate once my concealor finishes πŸ™‚

    • I agree.. Even I have not heard much about the product.. But u can find it easily in Clinique stores.. N only for go it if you have acne, otherwise it is quite heavy for a normal skin πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Neetu πŸ™‚ This was my savior in my ‘acne’ days.. I will be glad if someone else gets through easily the acne phase with dis concealer.. πŸ™‚

  3. i have never used a concealer. i am still not sure why i am so slow with such products!! i have super dark circles too.

    • Hehe.. M nt sure abt other stuff, but u mite nt need dis.. πŸ˜‰ Dis is only for covering blemishes and will be too heavy and dry for under-eye concealing πŸ™‚


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