Lipstick -Clinique - Chubby Stick - Super Strawberry

on 6/17/2017 2:16:00 PM

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I can see why this is one of Clinique's most popular products. This is a great, simple rosy color that brightens my face up without being obvious.

The color is a nice rose pink and fairly neutral. I could see this working for a range of skintones. It's the kind of color that doesn't stand out, but makes me look healthy and refreshed--I get compliments when I wear this. It's very sheer and not glossy--sort of like a balm with a hint of color rather than a lipstick or lip gloss.

I took off a lippie because it it's slightly drying. I'm ok with that, however, since the color is fantastic. The staying power is so-so (about an hour or so), but that's to be expected given that it's basically a tinted balm.

This is so close to being a HG product. If it had SPF in it or wasn't so drying, this would be a 5/5.

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Sunscreen -Clinique - Sheer City Block SPF 25

on 6/17/2017 9:53:00 AM

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Love the concept of mineral sunscreen with a tint so there's no white cast. But this is drying to my skin even if I wear moisturizer underneath. I can only use it on my T-zone and only in the summer. I also hate the cap - I wish it was a flip-cap because the twist-off doesn't like to twist on, and should be wider so the tube could stand up easier.

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Blush -Clinique - Cheek Pop-Fig Pop

on 6/17/2017 2:12:00 AM

I am really loving these cheek pop blushes. I'm always buying blushes, and my favorites are Tarte and, believe it or not, WnW - they make great blushes. I will do a review on them sometime as well.

The cheek pops of course are pressed in a pretty flower pattern, in a clear plastic case. They are a very creamy powder texture. That's the best way I can describe it. It just feels very decadent and smooth. They give a really stunning look. Not glittery, but a sheen but it looks so natural. These most def. will not give you a cakey or powdery look.

I have this in Fig pop and Cola pop and I love them equally. They are super pigmented, so use a light hand. Because they're so pigmented, the way I apply is to actually use my finger to sort of sweep it on then blend out with a brush. I found that the ELF blush brush works best for me, and I bought 2 that are dedicated for these blushes. The color can be sheared out, so long as I apply lightly, and I can build up the color for a more dramatic look. It has good staying powder - it doesn't fade or disappear on me throughout the day.

Price: $23. A good value given how little is needed. I won't ever have to repurchase.

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Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - All About Eyes

on 6/16/2017 2:23:00 AM

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I've just bought this, used twice a day for 2 days so far. I'm not seeing any visible effects. Packaging is decent, I like the size and the round jar as it's convenient and cute. The product has a gel-cream like consistency and does not sting on application. However, I seem to think that my under eye circles appear a little darker and more puffy than before.. not sure if i'm just paying more attention to the area to "examine" if I am seeing any effect from the eye cream or that the eye cream is the cause of these new observations. I'll keep applying the eye cream and we'll see.. It's $63 in Singapore, quite expensive for a small pot.


Eye Shadow -Clinique - Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes

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Tl;dr. Panda eyes.

I bought a Chubby stick in Massive midnight a couple years ago, when I was into bold eye looks (I spent every single morning blending like 3-4 shadows into smoky eye, for reference, so I was not afraid of hard work). Sadly I never figured it out and forgot about it. I only write this review because last week I found it and tested again.

My experience - a massive nightmare (sorry):

I bought this product as a base for smoky eye, but it is a pain to apply and simply impossible to blend. The stick is too huge for any precise strokes, too small to pick up product with a brush. I believe this product is intended for mono shadow looks. You just have to swipe it all over your lid BUT it drags your skin and applies unevenly. It is not opaque, and I literally could not blend the edges to look decent. A thorough blending with a synthetic brush improves the look from 1/10 to ~ 5/10. Ok, maybe it will look good with shadow on top? No, the shadow sticks exactly over the applied Chubby stick. Probably you can blend it better but why bother if you can just use products that actually work? Also, shimmer doesn't show up on my skin - it's not a downside for me, but good to know.

My another complaint is the format. I really like the idea, but when you use it you always find yourself stopping it from falling off the edge of the table because it ...um... rolls. And that one time when I didn't catch it a large piece of product broke away. I put it into eyeshadow pan but soon it was too dry to use. Also, shiny text on the stick rubbed off even though I hardly used it.

I may sound bitter, but considering the price and all the pain - it's not worth it. I wanted to love it. It just looked so unprofessional and untidy, reminding me of kids face paint, yikes. In addition, Temptalia gave this shade a better grade than the other one, so it could be worse. I think Maybelline Color Tattoo is a notch higher for half the price.

In case you are an unlucky owner like me, Temptalia wrote that the product applied easier after she warmed it over a candle.

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Cleansers -Clinique - Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam

on 6/15/2017 3:00:00 PM

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I really like this cleansing foam. I always use my oil-based cleanser first to remove my makeup, and this just removes all the excess oils on my face. The pump is very practical, as you just need a tiny bit of foam to clean your neck and face, but be sure to wet your face first. I have dry combination skin and will definitely repurchase!

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Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

on 6/15/2017 1:30:00 AM

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I think Clinique really nailed it with their dramatically different moisturizing series. I have both the lotion and gel formula and I love them for different seasons. I typically use the moisturizing lotion in winter and the moisturizing gel during other seasons, where my skin starts to get slightly oilier.

The gel formulation is not as moisturizing as the lotion formula as it is catered more towards people with combo to oily skin like me. Perviously I dreaded applying moisturizer as other formulas always left a tacky feeling that I hated. This formula is perfect for people with oily skin who isn't too fond of regular moisturizers. It leaves absolutely no tacky feeling after application and creates such a smooth canvas for makeup application. I sometimes skip primer when I'm using this moisturizer because it helps my makeup glide on much easier.

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Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion [REFORMULATED]

on 6/14/2017 8:32:00 PM

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I love this lotion but I don't think its right for my face. When I put this on, it is very sticky and feels like it's a little dirty. But overall, the packaging is great.

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Cleansers -Clinique - Facial Soap Extra Mild

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I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. When my brother had really bad acne, using this every night helped him clear it, which is good. My face felt a bit tight after using this, I am not a fan of the shape of the soap, it's not the easiest to hold. This did a poor job at removing my makeup. A huge positive is that it helped to curb break outs.

I've switched over to Aveeno's Moisturizing Bar Soap, which I love much more than this. The Aveeno soap has very gentle ingredients, is a "non soap" meaning it doesn't have harsh surfactants. I love the texture the oatmeal provides, and the shape of the soap makes it easier to either apply directly to my face or lather in my hands. Overall I have a better experience washing my face with Aveeno.

Aveeno's soap bar leaves my face feeling more soft than Clinique, and takes off my makeup very well in the process. I'm so happy the $3 soap legitimately turned out better than the $15 one.

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Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture Surge Face Spray

on 6/13/2017 3:59:00 PM

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I have used moisture/setting sprays from MAC, Herbivore, Marc Jacobs, and Kiehls, but like this one the best. I purchased it at the Duty Free store at the airport (warning: the 4.2 oz bottle does not meet carry on requirements). It's reasonably priced and keeps my skin looking dewy all day. I'm not sure you'd want this if you prefer a matte look.

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Lipstick -Clinique - Almost Lipstick - Black Honey

on 6/13/2017 1:27:00 PM

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I've been wearing this since 1977, and have rarely ever been without a tube of it. Doesn't matter the season or occasion, this is the "Almost Lipstick" that always looks right. It's definitely sheer and not very long lasting but, at least for me, it is a lovely wash of color without going overboard. Yes, it looks like a much deeper color than it ultimately is, and no - it doesn't have all sorts of added ingredients to make it good for my lips. But its dependable and hasn't changed in lo these many years. I love it.

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Liquid -Clinique - Superbalanced Foundation

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First of all, i have combination and sensitive skin. In 2015 i was looking for a great foundation that was right for my skin type and came across with Clinique Superbalanced Makeup, i gave it a try.
I love it so much, it doesn't feel heavy, after a long day of using the foundation i take it off as i am going to bed... and on the next day my skin is soft and the blemishes are reduced. It makes my skin feeling and looking healthy.
The coverage is good, the scent is alright. The only thing i would've change is the packaging, it should have a pump so it would be easy to regulate the quantity of product. At the beginning i would waste a lot of the foundation because of this factor.

TIP:
Girls and guys sometimes you may think your foundation is bad but it isn't try changing your primer. I had a bad primer once that would mess up once i applied my foundation over it, even with the expensive ones it would look cakey and uneven .

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Fragrances -Clinique - Happy Heart

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Happy Heart is a Floral Fruity Perfume
Mandarin
Water Hyacinth
Primrose
Blonde Woods
Smells like Oranges & Flowers...its a Clean Perfume...
Love the Pink Perfume,Cap on the bottle...
















Skincare - Body -Clinique - Deep Comfort hand and cuticle cream

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Performs like an average drugstore cream. Leaves a film, sometimes it's even visible. Not very moisturizing. One lippie for fast absorbtion and another for practical packaging. Not worth the price. I would not repurchase.

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Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - All About Eyes

on 6/12/2017 5:18:00 PM

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I'm not excited about the price, but I did buy it when they had their GWP. I used it for years and have been searching for a new product. With all the money I was wasting on products that didn't work, I figured I would give it another try. I'm glad I did. My eyelids are naturally oily so I was more concerned with the puffiness and dark circles. Simply put, this is my HG eye cream. I have extremely fair skin so even the slightest hint of darkness around my eyes ages me. I actually use a very small amount so it lasts a long time for me. I also use castor oil in my eyelashes and eyebrows so I get an additional moisture boost. I would prefer a pump as I'm very vigilant about germs. I just turned 42 and people are surprised by how young I look.

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