Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

on 9/20/2018 12:30:00 AM

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This is was my first experience with a gel moisturizer, which at the time I thought was decent if unremarkable. Having since tried 3 other gel moisturizers I realize this one succeeds where others fail. This is a great summer moisturizer for combo-oily skin in that it is light, sinks in fast, and doesn't leave skin looking shiny like most gels do. It plays very well with all my serums and treatments, no pilling or streaking. It is NOT a heavy moisturizer and will not be enough for dry or thirsty skin (though it might be a good hydrating pre-moisturizer serum for those folks). In that sense the name is misleading, so I understand some of the negative reviews from folks who didn't get what they wanted. I would not have purchased it if the sales assistant hadn't told me it was the one to pick for lightweight oily skin hydration. She was right!


Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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This product took a long time for me to buy because:
1. it's expensive ($39 CAD)
2. I have more than enough makeup cleansers.

However, I am done rubbing my makeup off with cotton pad, it's never as precise as my milk/cleansers that I can get into my lashes with, and I prefer makeup removal done in one fell swoop. That doesn't necessarily mean one product, but it means that when I leave my sink, I started with a full face and left with a bare one. My lashes are naturally light and it's really easy to tell when my makeup remover hasn't done its job, and for me, thorough eye makeup removal is so important.

I can confirm that this product alone gets all of my makeup off, and my skin doesn't feel greasy or "undone" afterwards. Personally, I warm it up in my fingers, and gently rub my lashes, my brows, and my cheeks, and wash off with another cleanser afterwards. It gets the black mascara off my light lashes, no problem, and I like that it doesn't irritate my eyes, I can still open them to see how the removal process is going. I typically need 1/2 a tablespoon of product it seems (sounds weird, not sure else what to compare it to, LOL) for my entire face if I've worn full makeup that day.

If you have difficulty removing makeup, wear a lot of makeup, or are lazy with the removal process altogether, I would definitely recommend this product. The price tag can be a shock but for the ease of use, it's completely worth it. Just simply grab a little bit, massage your lashes and face, and your makeup is done for. And I'm sure this jar will last me the better part of a year at this rate.

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -Lash Power Mascara

on 9/17/2018 9:23:00 AM

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It's the only mascara that I can tolerate these days. It doesn't add any extra volume but it applies well and looks very neat, almost natural. One thing that a love about it is that it just stays put in any weather. No flaking, no smudging and I can trust it to be almost perfect by the end of a hard working day. I wear contacts and my eyes can be sensitive and this product gives me no irritation. I had some irritation problems with similar mascara that can be taken off with water from MAC.
One tip: when you take the mascara off with warm water do not rub the lashes on your under-eye area - it might cause milia to appear. Gently hold/tap your lashes between your wet fingers and when you feel it's ready to come off gently slide the product off without touching any skin.

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Liquid -CLINIQUE -Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

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I tried this for weeks, hating it, until I found the best way for it to work on the skin. My accurate shade is Buttermilk, which is light in color with strong yellow undertones. This only works and glides beautifully on the skin if you have prepped it by exfoliation and intense moisturizing prior to application (and I have oily skin). I repeat, if you have otherworldly dry skin, this foundation will NOT work for you. It tends to look patchy, dry, and it highlights any texture on the skin. I believed the sponsored hyped reviews on YouTube, and this foundation actually takes a lot of work to manage it. The most redeeming quality of this foundation is how full coverage it is without the thickness.
Also, set it well with translucent powder or it will glide off during the day.
Packaging is glass, doe foot applicator is huge, and some say it's unsanitary but I don't really mind it.
Overall....... Well, it's an okay foundation.

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Treatments (Eye) -CLINIQUE -All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

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I love this simply because it goes on perfectly, not damaging to delicate eye skin and is soo wonderfully cooling and soothing. Too early to tell about wrinkles but it is definitely helpful with puffiness.

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Lip Treatments -CLINIQUE -Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment

on 9/15/2018 7:21:00 PM

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Excellent lip balm for my chronically dry lips. Yes, it's expensive, but works so well, I will repurchase.

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Treatments (Eye) -CLINIQUE -All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage

on 9/15/2018 4:48:00 AM

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Love this product! I put it on in the morning and it works fast to de-puff my under eye area. The product has a roller ball that distributes the product and has a cooling feel to it. I can feel it working on my under eye area. Started using in February and still have the same tube, and I use it daily. Will definitely buy again.


Treatments (Eye) -CLINIQUE -All About Eyes

on 9/15/2018 2:48:00 AM

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Firstly people need to know that there are two version of this product. The gel cream aaand the ”RICH” formula which is basically a moisturizer type of cream. The gel one tends to sink in the under eye area and I wouldn’t recomand it if you have dry skin. I have combination and I chose the gel version, manly because before this eye cream I used another one which was a rich formula and it was too heavy for me, it even gave me white dots under my eye. If you are 15-20 years old and have a normal skin or not dry I say you try a sample of the gel cream. The fact that there are two versions of this eye cream, made people chose the wrong one for them and that’s why it didn’t work for them, I think. And also they dont mention which cream they used in their reviews which can be confusing.

I have been using this cream for almost a week now, mostly twice a day and didnmt notice big changes when it comes to reducing my dark circles or fine lines. It does sink in pretty well but having a sensitive skin I did notice some small side effects which is: a little redness on the lower eyelash line and above the upper eyelash line on the lid. I do feel like my eyes are more brighten in the morning when I first use it, also my eyes are bigger and much open. This might be because of the coffeine that is within the product. However I don’t know if this eye cream will give me long term effects or if it is just something when I’m using it. I will use this few weeks more maybe months just to see if it will make a difference with time. I will come back with a full review on it. Because of the price I would say you should try a sample first. I even read that people say the packing is not right or hygienic. I always use anti bacterial hand gel before I wash my hands aaaand then apply the cream. I see no problem with the jar, I think it’s cute and you always have to be careful with hygiene when you apply creams or make up on your face despite how the packing looks like.


Mascara -CLINIQUE -Naturally Glossy Mascara

on 9/14/2018 3:57:00 AM

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This is honestly an amazing mascara and I’ve tried them all from Chanel, Dior, benefit to Rimmel etc. Admittedly I have decent lashes to start with but this is totally non clumpy, lasts all day and no fake spidery lashes I personally hate - just naturally defined, fanned out and long
Would def purchase again - love it!

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Redness Solutions Daily Relief Moisture Cream

on 9/12/2018 10:02:00 PM

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I am using this in conjunction with the Redness Solutions cleanser. It is a lovely pale green, no real smell. Does not glide on as well as other products, like Moisture Surge, and it takes more product to cover the same area. But it works! In only 2 days there is a visible difference in the redness of my cheeks. My sensitive skin is greatly soothed by this regimen.

I truly did not know how irritating to my skin the regular Clinique 3 step system was until I used this. Perhaps once my skin is calmed down I can try their #1 instead of #2 3-step.

Question to experts: can I layer another product, like Moisture Surge, over this?

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser

on 9/12/2018 9:53:00 PM

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Felt like I was doing an oil wash, it glided on so well, even though it is oil-free. I have always known I have sensitive skin, but until I used this I never realized how much simply washing my face with even a mild cleanser irritated it. It said I should see results in a week of using the Redness cleanser and daily cream. I am seeing results in two days! The redness on my cheeks is greatly faded.

No real smell, silky smooth going on, and rinsed off easily. This is my regular cleanser now. Leaves my skin soft and smooth, and LESS RED.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream

on 9/11/2018 11:17:00 PM

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This review is for my mother Bc she has very dry skin & she normally uses the DdL! But since she has extremely d dry skin & this was anew product so I decided to buy it for her during Clinique bonus gift time!
& I think she likes it very much Bc it's a rich thick cream that works well to quench her always dehydrated skin! The cream has a lot of emoilents in it but I don't thinki I buy it again for her Bc it's package in a jar which is unsanitary!


Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

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Tried a sample of this and was quite surprised! After a not-so-good experience with both DDML and DDMG I was reluctant to give the latest 'Dramatic Moisturizer' variation a spin. However it sinks in fast and leaves zero trace of stickiness behind on my skin. If anything it actually feels refreshing and instantly hydrating. For my specific skin type (oily to combination/normal) it is just the right amount of moisture and I am only using a small amount each time I apply. My t-zone does start to get oily by late afternoon time but this happens with pretty much anything I use and nothing a few sheets of blotting paper can't sort out. Ingredients are for the most part pretty good, the most remarkable being 'Sunflower Seed Cake - one of La Mer's 'Miracle Broth' ingredients.

SPF and make up both glide on fine over this, no piling or anything, but I think the best thing about this for me, living in a fairly polluted city, is the anti-pollution complex. It's reassuring to know that with the combination of SPF and this I am doing some small part in preventing premature skin ageing simply by applying this.

Might just have to stop by at Sephora this weekend and treat myself to the 1.7 oz tube (not as good value as 4.2 oz size but much easier to cut in half and scoop out any product at bottom - near impossible to do with tough plastic packaging of large size where loads of product sits at the bottom sides that pump cannot reach)


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I 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. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing 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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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

on 9/10/2018 6:50:00 PM

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This is a light moisturizer suitable for those with oily skin. The slight tackiness after application dissipates after a while depending on the environment you're in.

The jelly feels good on it skin and didn't produce a lot of shine.

There's not a lot of anti-aging ingredients here and the clear bottle means you have to store it out of sunlight or strong light to keep the actives from degrading.

Not the cheapest but it's one of the better Clinique moisturizer for oily skin.

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 9/10/2018 7:29:00 AM

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I love this stuff! While I usually stick to micellar water for makeup removal, sometimes that isn't quite up to snuff against pesky waterproof mascara or days when I've really indulged in a ~full face. This balm has a pleasant texture, and you don't need very much at all to really get every single fleck of makeup off. No smells, no irritation. I appreciate the fact that I can open my eyes mid-smear to check and see if everything seems like it is sliding off. I am never a big fan of beauty products in pots, it just doesn't feel super clean to me (and, on a personal note, I keep my nail long, so it is a pain to try and avoid ending up with balm crescents under my nails and wasted product), but I understand that this texture wouldn't really suit a pump. All in all, I definitely would recommend this product, and will be buying it again.

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