Liquid -CLINIQUE -Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

on 7/14/2018 11:47:00 PM

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First off, im very surprised this doesnt have an overall better rating. But for those disappointed perhaps this may help. (Please note prior to this i used glo minerals, tom ford, sisley, dior...i spare no expense when it comes to my makeup base, and in fact usually never even think to try clinique as generally i think of it as "ehh")

THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLY SKINLIKE AND NATURAL . Its almost on par with tom ford's traceless perfecting but with more coverage. However there are a few pointers i would suggest to get that flawless look.

1. Moisturize!!! I use an antioxidant face oil. But just make sure skin is well prepped.

2. #55 sephora brush to apply. Even though you may be looking for more coverage as i am to cover hyperpigmenration, a fluffy brush meant for buffing is best even if the brush is made for sheer coverage. In fact the thicker the base youre working with the more sheer you want the brush coverage to be, and vice versa, in order to get a flawless rather than cakey result. This covers a lot so you wont likely need too many layers, but layer if you need more.

3. Dot the areas if your face that need most coverage, then take buffing brush (i loooove sephora's cult favorite #55!!!) And stipple on the the areas you dotted the product and blend by buffing or continuing to stipple outward from the center of the product.

Voila!! Flawless. Also if you have hyperpigmentation try a shade that is slightly more W (golden) or rosier if gold is too yellow rather than your true color to counter balance the grey look of the pigmentation showing through. Covers better and also doesnt require as much product. Likewise if you suffer from redness do that opposite and look for something with more neutral or olive undertones to counter balance thw pink/red hues.

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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It isn't very often I wear heavy makeup but when I do, this is one of the best things in my collection to remove it with at the end of the night. I find it doesn't leave a film on my skin or break me out in any way. I've always been a sucker for Clinique's packaging and this one sits pretty on my bathroom shelf. It is quite a basic formulation, nothing too complex, plus it benefits from the addition of Tocopherol (Vit E) as a bonus. Will re-purchase.

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'm constantly trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample/trial sizes from 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: ‘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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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer in Golden Glow

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I thought this would be an interesting product to try since I have been liking some of the other turnaround products. It is a lightweight lotion that I find, when worn over a generous layer of dramatically different moisturizing lotion, helps to seal in moisture and add a little luminosity. It claims to not leave any shine, but I think it leaves a lot of shine. There are several beneficial ingredients in it that I easily recognize, such as green tea extract, a peptide, sodium hyaluronate and vitamins A & C. Although I personally wouldn’t use this as my only moisturizer, my skin is dry and I get the best results layering several light layers of moisturizers and this is enough as a second layer to keep my skin feeling hydrated.
I decided to get it in both the rosy glow and golden glow to see if there was any difference between the two shades. Well, I honestly can’t tell any difference between the two unless I look at myself close up in a well lit magnifying mirror. It has tiny sparkly bits in it like a highlighter or luminizing product: the golden glow looks gold and the rosy glow looks pink. I guess the golden would help to mildly counteract redness and the rosy help give a little color to dull or pale skin. I do have a little bit of a tan right now so perhaps this winter I might see more of a difference when it has faded. I regret not saving the boxes to see if the ingredient listing matches what is on the Clinique website and if there is any variance between the two. Although I don’t think this is a must have product, I feel this is a good product to use in place of a primer as it has dimethicone listed second in the ingredients but isn’t as heavy as typical primers.
Disclaimer: I am posting this same review under both shades as I currently see no distinguishing difference between the two. I have emailed Clinique to ask for advice and will update these reviews with any helpful info they give.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer in Rosy Glow

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I thought this would be an interesting product to try since I have been liking some of the other turnaround products. It is a lightweight lotion that I find, when worn over a generous layer of dramatically different moisturizing lotion, helps to seal in moisture and add a little luminosity. It claims to not leave any shine, but I think it leaves a lot of shine. There are several beneficial ingredients in it that I easily recognize, such as green tea extract, a peptide, sodium hyaluronate and vitamins A & C. Although I personally wouldn’t use this as my only moisturizer, my skin is dry and I get the best results layering several light layers of moisturizers and this is enough as a second layer to keep my skin feeling hydrated.
I decided to get it in both the rosy glow and golden glow to see if there was any difference between the two shades. Well, I honestly can’t tell any difference between the two unless I look at myself close up in a well lit magnifying mirror. It has tiny sparkly bits in it like a highlighter or luminizing product: the golden glow looks gold and the rosy glow looks pink. I guess the golden would help to mildly counteract redness and the rosy help give a little color to dull or pale skin. I do have a little bit of a tan right now so perhaps this winter I might see more of a difference when it has faded. I regret not saving the boxes to see if the ingredient listing matches what is on the Clinique website and if there is any variance between the two. Although I don’t think this is a must have product, I feel this is a good product to use in place of a primer as it has dimethicone listed second in the ingredients but isn’t as heavy as typical primers.
Disclaimer: I am posting this same review under both shades as I currently see no distinguishing difference between the two. I have emailed Clinique to ask for advice and will update these reviews with any helpful info they give.


Masks -CLINIQUE - Turnaround Revitalizing Instant Facial

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My skin is really starting to do some unpleasant things as I enter menopause, looking dull, uneven and feeling rough. I am hesitant to try more intensive targeted skin treatments (like retinol) so I’m starting with aha/bha products. I still need to do my homework and research the ingredients in this product, but do see salicylic acid which my skin does very well with. If I use just simple moisturizers aimed at my dry skin type then I start to get skin that feels sort of like an orange peel.
This mask helps to remove dead skin cell buildup and it has a little bit of scrub in it as well. It leaves my skin glowing, fresh and smooth. I use it only once or twice a week so I don’t overdo things and have added other turnaround products to my routine as well, as recommended by Clinique to “maintain results”. My skin has exhibited signs of sensitivity in the past and I am happy to say this hasn’t caused me any problems.
I’ll probably repurchase this, I could really use some help and plan to continue to include some form of a mild, exfoliating mask in my skin care routine. It’s expensive and I have no idea how long one tube will last, but I do spread it on thin and really like the results I’m getting. My skin has been looking great and feels way softer than it has in years!

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -Lash Power Mascara

on 7/12/2018 9:19:00 AM

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My eye lashes are quite short and top of that my eyes are quite tiny too, so all other so-called "water proof" mascaras smudged on my eyes making me look like panda. . . Until I met this one. This one never smudges, flakes or comes off after a good cry. I also like the smaller brush so I can reach all the tiny lashes my eyes have. The most reliable mascara so far.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge Face Spray

on 7/11/2018 9:54:00 PM

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I have a couple of face mists, both high end and drug store, and i find myself constantly coming back to this.

I think it's because you are literally paying for what it is, a face mist that provides some sort of moisture balance for your skin, and not pretending to be anything else. Using this over my powdery face sets it and makes it look natural and non-cakey. I don't think they advertise this product as sans fragrance, but there is a smell to it, and the smell just reminds me of a hydration product that works.

If you've never smelled the product before, i urge you to go try, it's just.. unique.

I would buy this again the moment i finish my current bottle, i'm already reaching 1/4 mark.

All in all, i think this Moisture Surge line really, really works.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

on 7/11/2018 5:28:00 AM

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The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was one of the very first skincare products I ever used. Ii didn't know what I didn't know, but this was kind of dreadful as it would just sit on top of my skin for a long time. This was a groundbreaking product when it came out in the 60's and paved the way for more cosmetics companies. Since it's original formula they have reformulated this product but did not make enough changes for me to recommend this or even use it myself. My video review can be seen here:




Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

on 7/11/2018 5:14:00 AM

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The CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is far and away much better than the original Yellow Moisturizing Lotion, which is still not quite state of the art, but at least the first few ingredients aren't just water, petroleum, and mineral oil. This Gel Version sinks into skin much better, which is probably why Clinique states that this gel version is more geared toward those with oily skin. My more detailed review video can be seen here:




Mascara -CLINIQUE -High Impact Mascara

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I used to like this mascara, but the past two tubes I brought home were a clumpy mess. Maybe there's been a formula change? This used to hold curl and volumize well, but not anymore.

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -High Impact Extreme Volume

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I'm on my second tube of this mascara. It's a light, thin, slightly liquid-y formula, and it does a great job separating my lashes. Any smudges clean up easily. Doesn't have a strong smell, and doesn't irritate my eyes.


Eye Makeup Remover -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick

on 7/10/2018 12:29:00 PM

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I'm a fan of Clinique's TTDO Balm (in the wide pot), so I wanted to try the stick form. Works great (no surprise). Swipe, wait and/or rub in, then wipe/rinse off. I'll probably use this for stubborn lippies also. It's not precise enough for correcting makeup mistakes IMHO, I'd just start over or use this at the end of the day. I'm not sure much is gained by putting TTDO into stick form, other than perhaps packability, but I'm finding it handy for makeup removal in small areas (for me, undereye especially) that I missed in the shower.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge Intense

on 7/10/2018 6:53:00 AM

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Cons :

Way too many silicones
greasy
I could feel this on my face
After a couple months of use was causing clogged pores
Just awful......

Update - this is good during the winter months, my skin seems to like it when it's cold plus makeup glides nicely over it, the silicones do still frustrate me but until I find something better I'll continue to use it...just for reference I have quite dry rosacea prone skin that can still get a bit oily in the afternoon (I blot once per day).

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Toners -CLINIQUE -Clarifying Lotion #2

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I purchased this ‘Clarifying Lotion’ alongside various other Clinique products.
It states it’s a ‘Clarifying Lotion’ WTF does that even mean?! Cut the bull crap Clinique, it’s a very harsh toner that is riddled with alcohol. The scent is unbearably potent, it stings your eyes, it’s that strong.
All this product did was strip my skin. It did NOT clean pores, did NOT exfoliate and did NOT improve my skin.
I’ll tell ya what it DID do, take my hard earned cash!

For the record, because I’m an idiot, I purchased the Clarifying Toner 1.0 non-alcohol version and it did absolutely nothing.
Rose water is now my HG toner.

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Lip Gloss -CLINIQUE -Pop Splash

on 7/9/2018 6:03:00 AM

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I got this in 12 Rosewater Pop shade. The color is very light. For comparison, Burt's Bees tinted lip balms for example either give the same amount of color or a little bit more. It has a shimmery look. I'm generally not a fan of lip glosses but when I wear one, I prefer that to have a more wet look than shimmery. These are personal taste of course.

The good side is that it's really hydrating and lightweight on the lips. Probably because it's lightweight it doesn't stay on the lips for too long. Personally I think the best use of this gloss is like a base and applying another lipstick/lipgloss on top of it. Or you can put it on top of your matte lipstick to make it brighter and change its color a little. For that it's great but if I could find the color in Burt's Bees tinted lip balms for example, I would go with Burt's Bees which is also cheaper.

Clinique generally goes with milder ingredients compare to the most equally popular and internationally available brands so it's less likely to irritate skin and in fact this caused no irritation for me. If it wasn't for that I would give 3 stars.

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