My Mum Says… "Yellow! I love it!"

Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed PowderHere’s my Mum with her latest installment. I probably won’t feel the need to introduce her every time she writes something – in fact it might be wise to distance myself from her a bit just in case she writes anything outrageously slanderous. But for now; take it away Mother, the lawyer is on speed-dial and the floor is yours!

“Here I am, Ruth’s Mum, for the next instalment. I am going to tell you about Clinique’s yellow range!! [Redness Solutions is the official name!]

Since my teenage Max Factor ‘Panstick’ days, I have never been able to wear face make up, or foundation cream as it is called? I have tried various brands and lightnesses and colours and have had to give them away to friends who look perfectly glamorous in them. Me? I look all variegated, striped or sun-bedded. I have 6 sisters and they all look great with make-up on.

I hadn’t noticed the red spotty areas and inflamed skin on my cheeks until recently. I had put off looking in the mirror for a while (as one does if you get up at 7 and race to work, sometimes having got different earrings on or those purple tights you didn’t mean to wear), so at the weekend I had a close look with those hateful mirrors and strong sunlight and realised I needed help.

Clinique’s Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder is YELLOW! I LOVE it! I have had the loose powder one which I brushed on over my moisturiser, but I now have a little compact of compressed yellow powder which is actually easier to apply and comes with its own little brush under the compact part. It is brilliant for covering the redness and for stopping that moisturiser sheen. I also have a stick of yellow powder which I can apply to individual red spots AND I have discovered a really good use for it (not sure whether Clinique would advise it?): you can cover up those red veiny eyelids!! I know I sound a complete mess covered in this yellow powder but it really works for me, perhaps because I have sallow skin?

Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder

There. I am so pleased I have got that out of my system. And now to moisturisers. I have found that some leave a shine to your skin which reflects off those bags under the eyes, so I have been trying several different types and will send you details in my next instalment. I am hoping to try and take some photos of the YELLOW products as I so love the boxes and little brushes.

All best wishes,
Ruth’s Mum


The Redness Solutions Pressed Powder is £24 and the Redness Solutions Corrector is £15, both from Clinique counters or online HERE!

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  1. Katherine
    March 27, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Bless her. What a cutie

  2. braveviet
    March 27, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    I just come to makeup for the last 2 years because before I couldn’t afford it. I have several (underneath skin) red dots on my cheeks, I can’t wear blush properly as red or pink on top of red dots just makes it worse. But maybe this would be my solution too. not sure I can afford it though, lol. Thanks for the information, mother

  3. March 27, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Me too on the loving yellow and what it does for your skin. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks and anything yellow is a goodsend, I am using Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua which is lovely for dry, older skin and they are very yellow toned so fantastic against the redness. I tend not to wear powder but I really like the idea of this compact so might be tempted, thanks for the suggestion. x

  4. Sophie
    March 27, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the great review! As frightening as the thought of putting bright yellow products on your face is, it really does work miracles! It seems to be a product that everyone can use, I have pink undertones to my skin and the yellow seems to balance it out without making me look too sallow.

    By the way braveviet, I’ve heard that if you use a coral/peach coloured blush on top of spots it helps to balance out the redness. It seems to do the trick for mine!

  5. Hazel
    March 27, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    That product sounds very promising. I’m 16 and just recently in the last month I have stopped breaking out! Yay for me. But, from all my break-outs its left some redness/scars. I’m wondering if this product would do the trick? Thanks for the review Ruths Mum. xxx

  6. braveviet
    March 28, 2011 / 12:37 am

    @Sophie, thanks Sophie, I will try it.

  7. Jenny
    March 30, 2011 / 2:50 am

    Love this bit. I am definitely going to try this. By the way do any of the Rose products you talk about help with redness? I have always heard that Rosewater will calm the red.

    • March 30, 2011 / 11:57 am

      Perhaps – but I think the yellow has an instant visual effect.. Rose is rather soothing, but I think if you have a proper underlying redness problem you need a dedicated range. I shall research more x

  8. Sammie
    March 31, 2011 / 7:38 am

    Ruth’s Mum, I LOVE the Clinique Redness Solutions compact too! Recently bought it (perhaps a month ago) for the redness on my cheeks as well. The lady at the counter also told me that it has healing properties for Rosacea and other skin problems that cause redness. I was skeptical, but when coupled with Clinique’s Moisture Surge lotion, it really does seem to be doing the trick! Still slightly red, but not nearly as bad, and certainly no longer flaky. So happy to hear you love it too!

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