Skincare - Face -CLINIQUE -Even Better Brighter Essence Lotion

on 3/4/2019 5:38:00 AM


In the first weeks, honestly it had broken me out but after tolerantly using it for 1 month, it started showing good results on my skin because of the high concentration of vitamin C. It exfoliated my skin and also reduced the redness. Its texture is light. It absorbed into my skin so fast and it is also fragrance-free. It's a good essence but if asking me that is it worth to repurchase, I would say no.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

on 3/4/2019 5:28:00 AM


It broke me out. I got tiny pimples after using this just 1 day. With the hydration, it does works well with this. With the anti-pollution, I haven't seen any good results from it. I also feel sometimes itchy after applying this. Besides hydrating my skin, nothing changes.

Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

on 3/3/2019 7:56:00 AM


Clinique DDML+ balances and hydrates my skin without leaving a greasy residue. This has been a staple for both my husband and I for years. I have tried a lot of moisturizers on the market - a lot of them boast made from natural ingredients and luxury ones too, but I always come back to this. CAD$36 for 4.2oz is a bargain, in my opinion. I have and will continue to repurchase this moisturizer.

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Toners -CLINIQUE -Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion


Can't live without this product. I've been using it religiously for the past 2 years. I stopped using it for a couple months when it ran out, and my skin became super prone to breakouts again. Since I started using it again, I rarely even get one pimple and my skin is so much brighter. Highly highly recommend!!

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Liquid -CLINIQUE -Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup

on 3/2/2019 12:11:00 AM


So glad I decided to purchase the new Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup Foundation.  I've typically found Clinique's foundations to usually be a little lackluster.  The foundations always seem to be just okay, but never anything great.  The Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup applies very easily and works well over most primers and sunscreens.  My skin is very dry, and even more so with the long, cold winter.  I love that even at the end of a twelve hour day, which includes a gym visit, the foundation still looks great.  Recently I've been experiencing that even my favorite foundations to end up looking cracked and flaky by the end of a long day.  I have not had any of these issues with the Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup.

The Even Better Refresh Hydrating and Repairing Makeup Foundation comes in 27 shades, which despite being full coverage, are pretty forgiving.  I do wish that this contained SPF, but to be honest, I'd rather have no SPF in the foundation than a low SPF number like SPF 10 or 15.  It was nice to see that Clinique included a few beneficial ingredients in this foundation.  This includes niacinamide, St. Paul's Wort, a peptide, salicylic acid, vitamin e, lecithin, and more.  The other bonus for this foundation is that this is truly fragrance free so if you have sensitive skin this might be an option.  If you are interested, my video review and swatches can be seen here:

Full Ingredients List:  Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Methyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethyl Urea, PPG-12/Smdi Copolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium Polyaspartate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Isostearate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Micrococcus Lysate, Resveratrol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Salicylic Acid, Caffeine, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Laureth-7, Trehalose, Triethyl Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone Silylate, PEG-8, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methicone, Alumina, Silica, Propylene Glycol Caprylate, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -High Impact Mascara

on 3/1/2019 10:28:00 PM


I usually try a new mascara every time I need one. I think lash paradise and L’Oreal voluminous are the only mascaras I have repurchased recently but I will definitely repurchase this. This is one of the best tubing mascaras I have tried - no smudging, no fall out. It lengthens and separates lashes really perfectly and doesn’t clump much. I love it. It does dry out a little faster than non tubing mascaras, still worth it.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

on 2/25/2019 5:34:00 PM


I got the sample size tube just to try it out and it looks like I'll be getting the full size container. There's not really much to say about the product besides the fact that it moisturizes very well, calms down my forever fussy skin, and does not cost a fortune. For my dryish combo face it's not enough on its own (perhaps in the summertime, when it's humid outside and I need less moisturizer in general) but I love this for layering. I apply the jelly to very wet skin, gently massage it in, and then top with an occlusive. There is no fragrance which is a plus for those who can't tolerate it, I personally don't care but it's nice to know someone's out there watching out for sensitive skin ladies and gents.

Not sure why this doesn't get more love. I used to hate Clinique but they have really stepped up and I now own several products from the brand, including the Moisture Surge Mask and DDML that have both became my HGs.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly


The claims this product makes about anti-pollution are intriguing, so I wanted to try it. It is not enough as a moisturizer for me (even with oily skin), so often I use this after my serum and layer a day or night cream on it depending on the time of day. I wasn't expecting much, but I noticed my skin had this glow shortly after using the product. My skin seemed more uniform and healthy.

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Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

on 2/24/2019 10:24:00 PM


I have been trusting the reviews here for years, as they are the most honest. This is my first review. I received a sample of this in my Sephora Play Box. I have used this line in the past but it’s been a few years. I woke up this morning with painful bumps on my chin (it feels dry and bumpy at the same time but it’s not zits or typical acne??). My entire face is covered in red pimples as well. Please do not use this - my face tolerates everything - Retin A, 12% glycolic acid, salicylic acid, etc. with no issues.
Save your money and your skin. I feel like I have a weird chemical/sunburn.

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Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Liquid Facial Soap - Oily Skin Formula

on 2/24/2019 2:54:00 PM


Clinique puts out great products, particularly in skin care. I've grown up with the brand, as both my Mom and Grandma would share some of their GWP samples with me through the years. As a budget-conscious adult, it wasn't on my list and in general Clinique isn't as flashy as other brands so it was easy to skip over. However, I'm beginning to fall in love again with the brand. I picked this face cleaner up at the Cosmetics Company Store at a great discount. I forgot that I had really enjoyed the "liquid facial soap - mild" better (used samples previously), and this is the oily skin formula. I didn't notice a huge difference, but I felt the mild made my face feel a little more clean (?) --- just personal preference I suppose.

The product lathers up well, and my face never feels dry or tight after using. It has almost no fragrance and I'm a big fan of the pump bottle. The packaging is very sturdy and solid. At regular price I don't think I would repurchase, as in general I don't believe it necessary to spend a lot of money on cleaners that are on your face for so little time. Moisturizers and serums are a different story. However, if I came across another great deal, I'd absolutely pick this up again.

Moisturizers -CLINIQUE -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion [REFORMULATED]

on 2/24/2019 12:19:00 PM


This is good stuff if it doesn't make you break out. Unfortunately, it did make me break out...badly. Noooo thanks. My skin loves Glamglow moisturizer and doesn't freak out my skin.

Lipstick -CLINIQUE -Almost Lipstick - Black Honey

on 2/23/2019 6:52:00 AM


Omfg where has this been all my life. This is my HG! I'm 49 & have been looking for something like this forever. Bought it because someone on here said Arwen in Lord of the Rings wore it & it looked gorgeous on her.

Beautiful perfect mlbb colour that never looks garish & doesn't turn pink on me. Can apply without a mirror in the street & not look like I'm trying to tart myself up cause the packaging is not "in your face" - I got the travel size, £5 on eBay in uk & you get 1.2g while the full size is 1.9g so I got three. I'm stocking up on this :) I find it lasts for hours on me and doesn't dry out my lips which is what I was afraid of. I had it on last night, put some hydromol cream over the top and still had it on this morning. The great thing with this is you can moisturise your lips on top of you want & the colour doesn't slide off. I've never known a lip colour like it. And it brightens my whole face, brings out my blue eyes & makes me look younger :) I hate the heavy feel of lipstick & this is perfect. moisturising without the greasy feel of a balm or gloss & my hair doesn't stick to it in the wind.

Burt's bees red dahlia is a fantastic dupe but the colour doesn't last five minutes - I love it though & have stocked up on these as well in case it's discontinued or they change the colour...sigh.

Try the black honey, it's not dark at all just a beautiful natural looking flush of colour :) love love LOVE IT!!

I'm adding to this review because I'm sick of seeing people downvote this because "it doesn't last long". What do you expect from something called "almost lipstick". To me it deserves a lippie - it's doing what it's supposed to do. Secondly I'm fed up with seeing "it clings to my dry patches". Well why don't you sort out your dry lips properly with a proper moisturising lip care regime instead of trying to cover it up with more chemical laden "lipstick" which will only make matters worse? Look at the ingredients you use on your lips for starters.

I don't care if people hate me for this or I get downvotes either...sigh.

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Scrubs -CLINIQUE -Exfoliating Scrub

on 2/23/2019 3:44:00 AM


This is a great product that does exactly what it says it will - exfoliate. The granules in this are very fine so you get a great scrub. I’ve used other products where the granules are too big and it was not as an effective of a scrub. This one feels like soft sand, but in a good way!

I use this twice a week especially if I notice dry patches or I want a deep clean feeling. It also leaves a tingle sensation after being rinsed off that I personally love. Plus at the price point you can’t go wrong!

It’s a simple, no frills product and one of my favorites. Totally recommend!

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Mascara -CLINIQUE -High Impact Mascara

on 2/23/2019 2:53:00 AM


Perfect mascara for your bottom lashes! This particular mascara has a tubing effect,so it makes removing it easier.Mascaras tend to smudge on me,but this one stays in place.I will usually use it after my Buxom Big Tease mascara to kinda seal the mascara.I do have very short and straight lashes,but this product gives me the length and volume I need to create contrast between my eyeshadow and lashes.Wore it for 8hrs straight and still looked good as new!Not waterproof.

Cleansers -CLINIQUE -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm


The Clinique take off the day cleansing balm is a balm that can take off any beauty related makeup looks, doesn’t matter if it’s only for a daily makeup look or more of a special event look.

I have to admit that I wasn’t really excited to give it a go because I thought that the balm would be very oily/greasy and that’s something I really don’t like on my skin.


- It removes the makeup quickly
- Fragrance-free
- For all skin types
- Easy to remove with water


- Messy
- A bit more expensive

It depends on if you are willing to pay more for a cleansing balm or not. I personally like it a lot, but I would recommend being over a sink when you’re doing it since it can get messy!

Also, it’s so easy to remove with water, and for some reason, it isn’t really oily, if you have the balm on your fingers and your warming it up between your hands then it melts into a liquid, and it’s easy to spread out on your face.

It leaves my face moisturized and soft, and it doesn’t try out my face which I enjoy!

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