Cleansers -Clinique -Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam

on 10/26/2017 1:38:00 PM

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I use this product twice a day. I love it and wouldn't go without it. My skin is clear and actually feels clean after every wash.
I did buy this as a set which included Acne Solutions Clarifying lotion and a clearing gel. That was way too much for my skin and did cause some dryness and irritation.
My twice daily skin care is now Clinique AS Cleansing Foam, Regular Clinique Clarifying lotion #4 and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
My skin has never looked better.

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Primer/ Corrector -Clinique -Superprimer Face Primer - Colour Corrects Redness

on 10/24/2017 10:42:00 PM

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So I used this then went out for dinner and drinks with my SIL. While my neck and collarbone had great red blotches (my normal reaction to alcohol) my face had a pinkish flush. Next time I'll coat my neck as well. I didn't notice any obvious smell. It seems thicker and tackier than other primers I've used. I seems to apply fairly smoothly. I normally apply this over moisturizer before going to work. When I use this with foundation, my makeup lasts longer than normal before disappearing.

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Cleansers -Clinique -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 10/24/2017 11:21:00 AM

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I got to say ... this is most likely the best make up remover I ever tried on. I bought it online for € 25 and I have been using it about a week. It's takes off ALL the make up you have on and I can apply in my eyes without worring that it's gonna burn or irritate. This is seriously a good product. Even though it can be expensive (not in my case, I found a good promotion online), it's something that will lasts for a long time and it's worth it, trust me. My skin feels really smooth after applying this product and I have already tried clinique products that caused me really dry skin (and I have sensitive and oily skin). I recommend 100%

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

on 10/24/2017 8:51:00 AM

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I have mature skin that is not terribly dry. I have some discoloration and slackening, but not many wrinkles.

The first thing I want to say is that you MUST try the colors in real life; do not try to guess at a shade from a swatch on a computer screen or by the name. Ivory is a bit darker than Fair. Vanilla and Porcelain Beige are not pale shades, even though the names might suggest that. Some shades are definitely more yellow, and there are a couple of olive/ash shades in there, such as Stone.

This foundation offers pretty significant coverage, and it has a dense texture. It has a fair amount of slip. It has "cones" in the formula. I find myself needing to blot it down so it does not look too heavy. I have not tried mixing it with a moisturizer, but may do that.

It does not have a sparkly finish. If you ever used Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation, you know what I mean by sparkly. It does not make you look like you ran amok with the highlighter. Instead, it has a moist, dewy, non-matte finish, but it is not extremely oily or slick. It is a satiny-dewy finish, not extremely dewy at all. Clinique has never had an uber-slick foundation, even those it has dubbed Dewy or Moisturizing, and this stays true to this trend.

It comes in a plastic bottle with a dispenser tip. You squeeze the bottle. Don't squeeze out a lot unless you REALLY need coverage.

Today, I blotted it down, used a cream blush and no powder. Granted, at my age, I am no longer an oil gusher. But this set well, does not feel slick or oily, and is holding up well.

No fragrance.

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Lotions/ Creams -Clinique -Deep Comfort Body Lotion

on 10/24/2017 1:42:00 AM

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Another Clinique body product that isn't for me. I simply can't apply it. This lotion peels off my skin right upon application. Gave it to a friend, she loves it and has no issues.

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Lotions/ Creams -Clinique -deep comfort body moisture

on 10/24/2017 1:38:00 AM

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My skin can't absorb it, stays sticky forever.


Scrubs -Clinique -7 Day Scrub Cream

on 10/23/2017 6:26:00 AM

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The creamy base allows me to use this on my combination 62-year old skin. I use glycolic acid pretty regularly so this helps the flakes when they appear. But I’d only use it once a week at most and I remove it with a damp microfiber cloth. Clinique was one of the first companies to introduce the whole exfoliating practice well before the other lines. While there are literally dozens upon dozens of other products, I like this because it is unscented: it’s the essential oil components of other products that just kill my skin and leave me blemished and red.

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Mascara -Clinique -High Impact Mascara

on 10/22/2017 9:33:00 AM

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My holy grail. First off, no gimmicks with the brush - it’s a regular normal sized brush. The product itself doesn’t emit the “fumes” that most others do which have always irritated my eyes. It’s lengthening, separates well, doesn’t flake and washes off easily. I’m perfectly content with this for life.

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Mascara -Clinique -High Impact Mascara

on 10/22/2017 8:14:00 AM

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It is a nice mascara. It does not flake, stays on the lashes, is easy to remove and causes no irritation. Same do my MaxFactor or Maybelline ones. Not the best value for your money.

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Primer/ Corrector -Clinique -Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

on 10/22/2017 7:42:00 AM

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This is a product to be used specifically on the areas of your face where your pores look big and visible and it does the job perfectly! I have used this perfector for several years and I apply it after my moisturiser only on the specific areas of my face where I feel my pores are visible and look big, the trick is to apply a small amount and gently tap it in / gently smooth it over - you do not want to wipe all the product off, it fills in your pores sort of like polyfilla and lasts all day. Visible and large pores become tiny pores with this product on. I have extremely sensitive skin and this product has never ever broken me out or resulted in spots/ lumps or bumps, even at the times when I have used it every single day. I am shade NW 20 in MAC and quite often use self tan on my face and I use this in the colour invisible deep, it looks really dark when it first comes out of the tube but once you smooth it over it blends perfectly.
I think it's a real shame that some people have mistaken this product for a regular primer to be used over your entire face and have given it a bad score because that is not what this product is. That's a bit like 20-year-olds giving bad reviews for anti-ageing products meant for 40-year-olds.
Yes the price is quite high but it does last for an incredibly long time and even when you think it's running out you can usually squeeze at least two more weeks worth of use out of the tube. I have tried a few cheaper options from High Street brands but they don't come close to producing the same result.

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Blush -Clinique -Blushing Blush Powder Blush - Smoldering Plum

on 10/21/2017 4:15:00 PM

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Georgous colour. Didn't break me out at all whereas a lot of products do. Finely milled.

Staying power was poor on me.

With the clear travel sized packaging, the lettering flaked and the case came apart. I believe they have changed this now though.

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Eyeliner -Clinique -Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

on 10/21/2017 3:58:00 PM

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My new favorite eye liner. This has everything that I want from an eyeliner. Great color pay off, thin pointy brush , waterproof, easy to use, no need to wash brush after every use, stay on your eye lid all day, not expensive also and has a great package. I dont think I will go back to gel eyeliners. So long gel eyeliners. I used YSL's pen eyeliner a couple of years ago but imo Clinique's is better. You dont have to twist the pen in order to get ink and also brush tip is thinner.

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Liquid -Clinique -Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

on 10/21/2017 3:57:00 PM

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This is the only foundation I use now. I have repurchased several times. I don't like all Clinique foundations. Some of them seem to oxidise on me.

It never breaks me out, when almost everything else does and never irritates my very sensitive skin. I'm naturally very light brown in complexion and it's hard to find foundations that are right and not too orange. The 'neutral' is great for winter for me and 'honey' is great for the rest of the year.

This foundation is a natural, perhaps semi - matte and lasts fairly well.

Pros:

~ doesn't break me out even if I've fallen asleep in it
~ natural colour selection
~ good for sensitive skin (I get red, raised skin from lots of products and find this totally innocuous)
~ buildable
~ lasts quite well. Might reapply once in the evening bearing in mind I use this watered down.
~ some oil control
~ not drying
~ shape of packaging means it fits in a small hand bag
~ one tube lasts me ages and ages.

Cons:
~ might not be matte enough for 'matte purists'
~ Is too heavy looking for my prefernace without being mixed with moisturiser though for me this means it lasts several months. Also my skin is more normal - oily than truly oily and is very clear these days (here's to finding appropriate products and getting out of my teens!)
~can make blocked pores on nose (which occur after I have tried inappropriate skincare / make up products, this not being one of them) stand out more.
~pricey ish but is on the lower side of cost of premium make up and for the quality, for something that doesn't break me out and something that lasts so long it is worth every penny.
~packaging isn't super luxe, especially for the price, though I quite like the simplicity of it.


Mascara -Clinique -High Impact Mascara

on 10/21/2017 2:08:00 PM

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This is quite an average mascara considering the price, it makes my eyelashes look nice and long but it's quite clumpy and tends to flake. My biggest issue with it though is how much it seems to have irritated my eyes, they've been constantly watery since I started using this mascara and if I get any of it in my eyes it causes intense burning. I'm not sure how many others have experienced this but I personally won't be buying it again.

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Cleansers -Clinique -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 10/21/2017 6:39:00 AM

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**Edit:** Ok, I've used this a while longer, and tested it with a pretty good size sampling of all my makeup. I'm bumping it from 3 to 4 lippies, because I've finally figured out how to get the scratchy mascara bits toned down (not eliminated entirely, though). I was melting this between my fingers and then putting it on my face, leaving it on my eye makeup for a minute and then gently working it around until my makeup melted off. I'm still basically doing that, but I leave it on my eye lashes (after kind of pinching them between fingers covered in this stuff, to coat the top and bottom) while I work it around the rest of my face. After 2-3 minutes, I start on my eyes, and it seems to remove the mascara a bit easier that way.

Also, I know I compared this to coconut oil, but this stuff rinses off SO easily. I still follow up with a mild cleanser, to finish getting rid of my makeup and stuff, but this comes off with just water and no scrubbing or anything, and doesn't leave any weird residue on my skin.

Now that I've used it for 4-6 weeks on and off, I'm seriously considering switching to this. (Partly because my Neutrogena makeup remover lotion has started making my eyes sting really bad, and this stuff doesn't cause any irritation with my eyes or skin.) It's a bit on the pricier side, but I think it might be worth it. I didn't think it would last as long as it has, and it won't last as long as the tubes of Neutrogena have for me, but I'll pay a bit more for something that doesn't leave a residue, cause irritation, or force me to scrub at my eyes.**end of edit**

Meh. I said I wouldn't buy this again, but I'm not sure yet. I got a little one from Ulta a few weeks ago and have used it maybe half a dozen times and I just don't love it. It's not terrible, but I'm going to have to use it with other products to see if I like it more. I bought this partially because of the hype and good reviews, and partially because I wanted an all-purpose makeup remover.

The consistency doesn't bother me because I've used coconut oil to remove my makeup pretty often in the past, but if you don't like oils because of how they feel, maybe skip trying this.

What I do like is how well it removes most of my makeup. It actually does pretty well with my face makeup, eye shadow, and eyebrows. Anything that's left over (if anything is left over) is easily removed with micellar water, toner, or cleanser. Which I use depends mostly on how tired I am when I'm taking off my makeup, but I usually use this, then micellar water or cleanser, then toner. If I just had on BB cream and mascara, I might just use this and then toner.

But mascara and eyeliner? Ugh. It does work, kind of, but it takes forever, irritates my eyes really bad (some of that is from the product, some is the way it breaks down my mascara, which I'm getting to), and my mascara comes off in this sharp grainy bits which then scratches a bit all over my eye area. It also doesn't seem to get all of my mascara and the liner on my upper lash line off, so I end up having to use some of my Neutrogena eye makeup remover to get the rest off. I've tried this with two or three mascaras so far, and two liners. Maybe it's just the products I'm using. If I use something else and the results change, I'll come back and edit this review.

I do like that it doesn't seem to dry out my skin or leave it feeling greasy after I wash it off. That's nice. But I feel like for how little product you get, and how much it takes to get your makeup off, it isn't really worth the price. It would be, possibly, if it did a better job with my eye makeup. There's just not enough product (in the full sized or mini jar) for the price and inefficiency for me to justify switching to this.

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