Cleansers -Clinique - Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild
Reservechic 3/6/2013 12:43:00 PM
I have sensitive, combination-to-oily, acne-prone skin. I do use Retin-A on my face on a day-to-day basis. Retin-A is very drying to the skin. Therefore, I decided on a whim to try this cleanser just to see how it would/could work for my skin. This product comes in true lotion form. Also, it has a noticeaby, light cucumber scent to it as well. And, it is designed to only provide a light cleansing to one's face. If you are someone that wears makeup (like I do), you will definitely need to definitely remove your makeup beforehand. I didn't find this cleanser to leave a film on my skin after rinsing it off. Also, it didn't aggravate my skin in any way either. Overall, I think that this is a decent cleanser to use. However, I do prefer cleansers that will provide my skin with more a deeper cleaning than what this one can provide. So, I won't be re-purchasing this cleanser again.
This product really moisturizes the skin for a very long period of time. Because it packs such a moisturizing punch, I prefer to use it mainly when my skin is looking or feeling extra parched, due to my regular usage of Retin-A on it. Also, when the weather is cold out, this moisturizer is truly one of the best that you can use to keep your face from becoming totally dried out. This moisturizer does have a slight scent to it. Some people may find this to be a slight con. But, the scent of this product really isn't a big issue for me at all. As, after application, the slight scent does eventually dissipate. Overall, this moisturizer really is a good product. And, I do plan to re-purchase it in the future.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20
Reservechic 3/6/2013 11:02:00 AM
I am not sure as to how well it aids in correcting one's skintone. As, this is a product that I dont' use all the time on my face. I use it sporadically. I like that it has sun protection in it, which is always a good thing. However, I find that it is not compatible underneath makeup. After wearing it for a while, it starts to make my face look rather shiny. Which is why, I can only wear it on days when I don't plan to wear any makeup. Overall, I think that this is an okay product. It's just not one that I feel is an absolute must-have in my skincare regimen.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - Even better eyes dark circle corrector
Reservechic 3/6/2013 10:53:00 AM
First off, I would like to say that the shadowing that I have around my eyes is not overly bad. However, it is something that does concern me. Which is why, I decided to purchase this product in the first place. I have seen results from use of this product. It did take an extended time for that to happen. I didn't receive immediate results with this product. And, honestly, I didn't expect to. The shadowing that I do have around my eyes didn't happen overnight. Therefore, I do understand that I would have to remain committed to using this product twice a day (as was recommended to me by the Clinique sales associate) in order to achieve best results. I certainly will continue to use this product. It has helped with lightening up the shadowing around my eye area. It also helps to slighly firm up my eye area as well. And, even though it is quite pricey, I will continue to buy it. Overall, it has provided the type of real results that I had been hoping for.
I find the shades offered not to be true-to-skintone. I was actually matched with a shade by one of Clinique's sales associates that was not a perfect match for my skintone. After getting it home and trying out, it actually made my face appear chalky in the areas that I actually took the time to apply it to. Also, after a while, this stuff did crease under my eyes as well as around my mouth. And, when it comes to concealer that it is a big NO-NO for me! The consistency of this product is thick and not easy to blend out. It also has a waxiness to it that I didn't like. It is easy to rub off. Also, it did crease underneath my eyes as well around my mouth. And, I don't even have any visible lining on my face. Which is why, I can't understand how it could crease up in such areas after only a short while. Overall, this is probably one of the worst products I've ever purchased from Clinique!
I live in the South, where it's hot and humid almost all year round. Which is why, I was very excited to try this product when it first launched. I was matched to the shade Golden Neutral. The color match was pretty good. It didn't oxidize badly on my face, like other Clinique foundations that I've used in the past have. Also, I will say that it does provide a pretty good level of oil control to my face. However, by the end of the day, there is shine that I see in the nose and forehead areas. So, for me, it does not provide all day oil control unfortunately. And, that's the main reason why I purchased it in the first place. Even though, I don't think that it's a bad foundation, I don't really feel "wowed" by it enough for me to re-purchase it.
One of the best eyeliners I've ever used!
Loose Powders -Clinique - Blended Face Powder and Brush
Reservechic 3/6/2013 9:42:00 AM
I purchased this in the color "Invisible". I really like using this powder as a setting powder. It does work well at keeping my face matte for a very long period of time. Also, I like that it does come with a retractable brush for easy application whether at home or on the go. And, with the amount that you get, it really does last me for months at a time. The only slight con about this product is that it is a loose powder. And, with loose powders there is a level of messiness involved. However, this will not stop me from continuing to buy this powder in the future.
Treatments (Eye) -Clinique - All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
Reservechic 3/5/2013 6:45:00 PM
This product works pretty okay at providing an instant perk-me-up to one's eyes when needed. There are cheaper products at the drugstore that provide literally the same results as this product. Which is why, I totally recommend (in this case) going with a cheaper alternative instead.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for eyes
Reservechic 3/3/2013 6:13:00 PM
I purchased the color Bountiful Beige. I wanted a very natural looking shade of color for my eyes, which is why I decided to go with this one. And, I am totallly love it! It has incredible staying power, it doesn't irritate my eyes in any way, it is easy to apply, and it is not drying to my eyelids at all. And, the shade Bountiful Beige is perfect for everyday wear, no matter the season!
Years ago, when I first started seeing a dermatologist, I was recommended this cleanser to use. It has never irritated my skin. It is one of the best cleansers that you can use if you have combination/oiy skin. It is works pretty well at keeping my skin oil-free for long periods of time. And, it is a pretty okay makeup remover as well. This cleanser is totally compatible for use with Retin-A (which I plan to use forever). Also, it can be used after getting peels done too. And, you can readily pick it up at any of your local Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, etc, stores. The only thing that I would change about this product is that it has added fragrance to it. Even though it is a very gentle cleanser, I don't feel that fragrance is needed when it comes to a product that you use or put on your face. Since my initial use of this product, I have tried other cleansers on my face. But, this cleanser is one that I do like to come back to time and time again. As, it really performs well for me!
Eye Primer -Wet 'n' Wild - Fergie Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer
Reservechic 1/7/2013 2:56:00 PM
I have tried both high end (Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, MAC, etc.) and lower-end (E.L.F., Revlon, L'Oreal, etc.) eyeshadow primers. Normally, the more expensive primers have out performed the more cheaper priced ones. However, I decided to try this new eye shadow primer out anyways. And, I must say, I really like it alot. I foud it at my local Walgreens for $5.99. It comes with a low cost, but you realy do get your money's worth with this product. It allows for both my high-end and drugstore eyeshadows to last all day without any creasing or hardly any fading. And, it hasn't irritated my eyes in any way at all. It is light-beige in coloring. Upon blending it out, it becomes totally sheer in transparency. Therefore, it is totally wearable for all skintones. A great drugstore find indeed!
Bronzers -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Bronzer w/SPF 15 in Bikini Contest
Reservechic 1/7/2013 1:47:00 PM
This bronzer is of neutral-terracotta color with a slight reddish undertone. It provides a natural looking tan that doesn't scream out FAKE to everyone that sees you! And, it provides SPF 15 sun protection (which is a great plus!) The compact that this bronzer comes in is huge. So, one compact will literally last you months. Also. the texture of the bronzer is of a very fine, silky one. And, the bronzer is easy to blend as well.
A very nice, warm, coppery colored bronzer that never leaves my face looking orangey. It is highy pigmented. So a little does go a very long way with this blush. Also, it does have slight shimmer to it. But, the shimmer is almost totally undetectable after you apply it to your face. This powder contains SPF15 sun protection as well. Therefore, it does have some anti-aging benefits to it. And, it is super cheap (costs less than $4)!
This powder has a very, light beige coloring to it. It provides sun protection (which is always a plus!). It has a very fine, silky texture to it. It wears pretty well on the face without needing hardy any touchups. And it comes in a very big compact with lots of product inside as well. It is too light in tone to be a true bronzer. Instead, I find that it provides a nice little glow to my face instead. And, it is absolutely perfect for use all year round. This is a true gem of a powder that's super affordable to pick up!