Clinique

Clinique Laboratories, LLC is an American manufacturer of skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, usually sold in high end department stores. It is a subsidiary of the Estée Lauder Companies.
https://www.clinique.com/

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3.7

1,484 products

62,930 reviews

63% would repurchase

Recent Clinique Reviews

Mascara -Clinique -Lash Power Flutter-to-Full

on 7/18/2018 7:24:00 PM

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Loved it, SO SAD IS IS DISCONTINUED! Was more buildable than the regular lash power and didn't flake as much as Estee Lauder or Blinc on me. Now that it's gone I'll have to go back to my Loreal Double Extend I guess. Boo.



Liquid -Clinique -BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops

on 7/18/2018 6:41:00 PM

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This is really great to have on the shelf for the right audience but you need to learn how to use it.

**** This product is for ****

- Those who can't find the right shade tinted moisturizers or a tinted moisturizer that doesn't irritate your skin (like me!)
- Those who are picky about how a product feels on the skin and can't find the right one (like me!)
- Those who don't want to get different products for different seasons, different coverage goals. Generally or when on vacation. (like me!)


**** How to work with this ****

- Find the right moisturizer or primer! It might take some trial and error. Some moisturizers' ingredients might lead to oxidization. Some might be too thick or too liquidy. If you get a bad result the first few tries, don't give up or think it's because the pigment drops are no good.

- It's not just how much BIY drops you use, it's also how much moisturizer you use. I watched some YouTube review videos for this and in my opinion some used more moisturizer than needed. (Remember the review videos are usually the bloggers' first experience with the product. It's of course easier to make mistakes with 'customization' products at our first try.)

- MIX WELL. When we use liquid foundations, we are always told to "shake well." The same applies to this. I suggest mixing with the moisturizer on something that won't soak in the product. Not your skin basically. Anything else, including a plate would work.

- Don't stay limited to Clinique's suggestion like "1 drop for this, 2 drops for this." You might do fine with less than half a drop, you might get better result with more than what Clinique suggests. It depends on what kind of coverage you like, your skin tone, and your moisturizer.

**** Potential bad side ****

The undertone thing. If you're going for sheer-medium coverage, because you use a small amount for that, there's no problem about the undertones. But if you're going for full coverage and you have pink undertones, you will probably not get the rosey finish you would prefer. I've used a few different Clinique foundations and found the lightest shades for cool undertones still have a more neutral-undertone finish. The same happens with BIY.

**** Bonus good side ****

Clinique products are generally suitable for sensitive skin. I had no irritation, no pimple.. no problem with this.


Highlighters -Clinique -Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight - Hefty Highlight

on 7/18/2018 3:02:00 PM

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This is my second stick specifically because it does give a nice sheen without exposing or emphasizing fine lines. I use on top of cheekbones and under brow. I prefer this stick to a powder highlighter as the matter not so good for, shall we say, maturing skin.


Moisturizers -Clinique -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

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Believe me when I say it pains me to have to write this - this was my HG moisturizer for over 4 years! It was light, it felt like it was quenching my skins; thirst, I even liked its fragrance (reminded me a little of rosewater!) despite no fragrance added to the product. I was using this day and night and all was well until early this year...

Starting with my forehead and then spreading to cheeks I began to notice a rash and flakiness that I never seen before. At first it was mild and I wondered if a food or drink reaction but over the months it just got worse and worse. Changed my diet, changed my skincare routine, detergent, changed everything apart from Clinique DDMG until one day (2 weeks back) I decided to use a sample of an organic moisturizer a friend had given me and give DDMG a rest for a few days. Lo and behold not immediately but over the course of 10 days or so my skin very slowly calmed down, the bumps, the redness, the flakes until now it is almost 80% cleared and getting better everyday.
The only thing that has changed in all this period is not using DDMG. My guess is that the 'Dimethicone' ingredient (2nd on ingredients list!) which is a silicone had over the years started to build up in my skin until it had reached saturation point. Tbh I feel more annoyed with myself than the product for not realizing until now what was even in its ingredients list! Talk about a 'blind purchase' lol.

Summary: For oily skin folks don't expect oil control because it doesn't do that. It lightly moisturizes anything from normal to oily skin types, but not if overly dehydrated. If you do use this don't plan on using it for many years because depending upon your skins ability to tolerate silicones, eventually at some point this product may turn from friend to foe!

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Lip Gloss -Clinique -Marimekko x Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss

on 7/17/2018 6:07:00 PM

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Yes! I like this collaboration. I just tested 08 Tenderheart + 16 Watermelon Pop 🍉 and I really love this splash lip gloss. A brilliant hydration for the lips 👄

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