Moisturizers -Clinique -Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

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I wanted to like this, because it seems to have such great reviews, but it just didn't work for me.

I found that it made my skin burn a little when applied, and no matter the amount I used, it didn't absorb well for me, after a few hours it made my face feel very greasy, and after a while, I found my eyes would would start to feel irritated.

I'm almost positive it's due to the dimethicone in this, because I only have that reaction when I use a product containing dimethicone.

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Mascara -Clinique -Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara

on 6/6/2018 12:25:00 PM

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I just came to the end of my trial size tube and all I can say is...meh.

This mascara is ok but doesn't have much going on for the price. I don't prefer the big barrel style brush with spindly applicators. It doesn't do much to smooth out the parts of my lashes that can look sparse or clumped together. It also wasn't very volumizing, it was a very laid back look.

No flaking.

Not memorable and glad to be moving on.

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Liquid -Clinique -Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF 15

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This is one heavy looking foundation!

My mum is a big fan of the original version of this and surprise surprise, when I managed to obtain a sample pot of this (even two!) during a Clinique event in Scotland I was very interested to try this version too.

Maybe that is the main reason behind NEVER being able to obtain a sample to try the foundation on my own first is that majority of the new releases with a 'glow' in the title are really bad looking on my skin (hello Chanel Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow). I have dry skin but without any particular dry patches, wrinkles or pores to hide and I like lightweight, natural looking foundations that I never apply all over and always in the most subtle manner (fingers are my preferred method) as I don't need to cover much. I like Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua, Armani Maestro Glow and on most days I just go out wearing a tinted mineral sunscreen with a tiny bit of powder on top. In short, I like my skin to look natural but perfected.

This product is far from it. It is a thick foundation, colour selection is confusing (I was matched to 4 and...38! I'm 020 in Chanel and Dior, 4 in Armani) and it is pretty matte and heavy looking on the skin even when applied even in a tiny amount and blended out with a wet BB sponge. It does not have any fragrance (Chanel Les Beiges smells like urine...) and the packaging is a squeezable plastic tube so easy to travel with.

I applied it in the morning, and a couple of minutes after application it was heavy, makeup looking, like the pigments were not milled thinly enough and it was sitting on top of the skin, sucking every bit of glow out of it instead of giving it back. It only has spf 15, yet my Kiehl's mineral spf 50 that is not a foundation by any means is thinner in consistency and covers better than this. To cover a tiny red spot on my cheek (it is that time of the month...) I put it on and blended TWICE and in the end I still had to go and spot conceal with Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage that I keep at the back of my makeup drawer for that sort of emergencies. Quite a lot of faff in the morning! using fingers was out fo the question.

In the end I had to stop patting it desperately with my beauty blender (I skipped setting it with powder as it was dry and matte looking already) and went on about my day. Approximately 6-7 hours later I was meeting my husband for a dinner and I looked at myself in the mirror of the restaurant's loos - it needed blotting, gathered in the folds of my nostrils but at least looked less matte and was not completely gone from my chin and cheeks. So I blotted my forehead just in case and my face looked ok. But I have a pretty good skin that does not need much coverage. A nice thing was that my blush was still visible on my cheeks so it holds on to the products put on top quite well.

Thank you for a sample of this Boots, you saved me £28 worth of a bad looking foundation. Now I just have to get rid of this awful new Chanel one...

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

on 6/5/2018 12:05:00 PM

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I love this product. I use it in the morning under my foundation and it soaks into the skin very well and quickly, so I don't have to wait at all to put the foundation on. Best moisturizer I have ever used

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer

on 6/4/2018 7:28:00 PM

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I've recently started using this, although I don't need anti ageing yet, this cream has really helped my acne and redness! I wake up and my face isn't red when I use this. Love it.

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Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique -Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover eye

on 6/4/2018 11:33:00 AM

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Leaves such a greasy residue that you have to clean it off. I don't see the point in removing a makeup remover. Also the top is like a child-safe top on prescription bottles which makes it annoying. I love Clinique products so I expected better.


Cleansers -Clinique -Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

on 6/3/2018 6:21:00 PM

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I hate this cleanser. Yes it does the job reasonably well, and it didn't cause acne. But it made my skin dull and dry. I used to love EL perfectly clean (I like foaming cleansers, I can't help it) but they reformulated it and now it's not as good. I hoped this cheap and cheerful Clinique cleanser would surprise me. Alas it has no beneficial or enlivening ingredients, it's essentially just a humdrum potassium (soap) that is a very unenjoyable experience. I'm now using bare minerals blemish cleanser which doesn't foam, and it's probably not a re-buy either - the search continues - but it has cleared and revitalised my skin to give it back a bloom of health. Plus the Bare minerals one has an invigorating fragrance and plenty of antioxidants. This Clinique cleanser is basic as it gets. Might as well use a drugstore one and probably get better effects. I agree with reviewer beneath me that it also needs a toner after whereas my bare minerals leaves a truly 'clean' feeling afterwards.

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

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Light gel-cream texture, absorbs quickly without stickiness or shine, leaving skin feeling smooth and velvety soft. I have very sensitive, combination dehydrated skin and I find it the right hydration level for me. Works well under make up and doesn't block my pores. The elegant packaging feels luxe on my counter.

So different than the yellow tinted Dramatically Different moisturiser in every way. That was oily, looked like chemicals and blocked every pore I had. Would repurchase if I caught a good deal.

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Sunscreen -Clinique -Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50

on 6/2/2018 7:36:00 PM

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I've been looking for a sunscreen to wear daily for a couple years now. I really wanted a mineral one for my face rather than a chemical, but had been unable to find one for a few years that really satisfied me. I don't wear foundation, so my sunscreen can't have a white cast. I also need the texture to be light and not gritty. I saw this and chose to purchase because of the light tint, which really blends wonderfully. If I have to buy every few months it'll still be affordable as long as the price doesn't go up. I'm about halfway through my bottle and it's been 2 months. I'll be applying more heavily and down my neck and chest in the next few months, so I'll probably get 3 months total out of a bottle. I do still use a more intense sunscreen for major time outside in direct sunlight, but this is a great every day option. I do top with translucent powder to keep skin looking a bit less shiny, up if you're into dewy the finish may be just what you want for a bare face. No breakouts on my sensitive, somewhat acne prone skin. I haven't noticed any issue removing at the end of the day. Overall, my current preference and choice for sunscreen! Love that it's also available at ulta now as well as Sephora, so easy to get for me.

Update: I've finished my bottle and realized looking at photos my freckles are more prominent and I have some new sun spots. My skin is super photosensitive right now because of pregnancy, so I'm switching to something with better protection. I did some research and this has low levels of zinc oxide, which is the broad spectrum spf in this product. Turns out it's not about spf rating like I thought, but about the amount of active ingredients and whether there's enough UVB and UVA protection to prevent spots, freckles, and aging. This did fine for preventing sunburn or a deep tan, but I definitley got some pigmentation both in the form of a tan and also freckles darkening/showing up and spots. I also experienced some dryness around my nostrils and slower healing of a breakout. I'm going to try something else. This might still be my choice for later fall and winter, as it's still a nice product!

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Lip Treatments -Clinique -All About Lips

on 6/2/2018 4:29:00 PM

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I am a former woodwind musician, who had extremely bad callouses on my lips which would crack and bleed almost every day. After getting this product, my lips are full and almost undamaged. I can no longer see any scaring, and my lips rarely bleed anymore. This treatment has prevented my lips from getting further damage, and have returned my lips to normalcy, which I never expected any product could. I use this everyday.

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

on 6/2/2018 12:18:00 PM

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I never had any luck with Clinique face creams and generally I try to avoid buying the brand as it is not particularly ethical. But I cannot lie that this is a superb face cream. Super light but very hydrating. It is perfect for the summer if you don't like heavy, rich creams. Truth is I have been trying for the last year or so to buy 100% natural creams - not cheap either - and haven't realised that they weren't really working on my skin until I bought this in a hurry last week at the airport. I wanted something relatively cheap for my short trip. As soon as I put the cream on and I saw a big difference to my skin in just one day. Would definitely recommend.

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Liquid -Clinique -Anti Blemish Solutions Liquid Make Up

on 6/2/2018 8:59:00 AM

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One of the worst foundations ever
I have oily skin and acneprone skin ,so an anti blemish foundation that was also matte seemed like a good idea
Its awful:
1.it looks cakey and dry
2.it dries immediately as you put in your face
3.does not blend at all
4.looks cakey but has terrible coverage
5.it emphasizes blemishes even more
I tried so many times with different brushes and primers and still look awful
I wouldnot recommend it to anyone

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Mascara -Clinique -High Impact Curling Mascara

on 6/1/2018 10:25:00 AM

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My favourite tubing mascara! I used to buy the Ester Lauder one but this one is more volumising and is totally smudge proof. My eyes look as good at bedtime as they do when I put it on in the morning. This volumises and gives a subtle lift. I still need curlers as my lashes are stick straight but this mascara helps to hold the shape afterwards. This lengthens, lifts and volumises. It never gives me panda eyes and is easy to remove with hot water and a flannel. Need to buy another one now! I will be on my third tube.

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Dramatically Different Moisturizing "Cream"

on 6/1/2018 7:54:00 AM

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such a find this cream. i got it bc my other cream was giving blackheads. i thought.... clinique wont do that.... just spend a little more money... buy it. well.... i have these fine lines on my cheeks when i smile. this cream makes them go away. nothing else seems to. i ran out of the cream.... the fine lines came back. needless to say i ran and got another jar. my skin is very sensitive which is why i like clinique. the cream has no fragrance and is allergy tested. its not overwhlemed with ingredients that can irritate skin. you know what causes skin aging? irritation. creams that irritate are actually aging the skin.... so i stick to the mild stuff. but this cream i found exceptionally effective in smoothing out those fine lines that seemed to be getting deeper!

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Mascara -Clinique -High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara

on 5/31/2018 6:15:00 PM

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Got a sample from Clinique when buying other items and I must say, this mascara is amazing! As stated below it is a little difficult to remove which makes me think I’ve got the waterproof one.. but wow my lashes look incredible, they’re long anyway but this makes it look like I’m wearing false ones. There is a slight bit of smudging when you apply (on upper lid) but easily removed. I intend to buy the proper tube when this has run out.

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