I love this BB cream!! I am fair-skinned with pink undertones and use Shade 01, (the lightest one). The color is a bit too light, but I wear this BB cream as a primer and protectant underneath my foundation, and so I apply this very sparingly. I don't have any problems with it looking "off" because by the time that I blend the small amount that I put on, (it really doesn't take much of this), and put my foundation on, it looks gorgeous! I love the fact that I am protecting my skin from future damage while at the same time helping my foundation to stay on longer throughout the day. I would definitely buy this again because this tube will last me a very long time and it has great benefits. I am oily-skinned and this does not break me out or feel greasy. I highly recommend as a primer and skin protectant! I'm not sure that I would want to wear this by itself, as the coverage is not enough for me like that, but that is not what I bought it for and so that doesn't matter to me.
Yummy deliciousness! Love love love it!!!
Moisturizers -Clinique - Youth Surge SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer
simplething1 12/28/2011 5:22:00 PM
I purchased the formula for combination/oily skin. This product is oil-free, which I love! I have seen so many different moisturizers that are supposed to assist with anti-aging, but they are so greasy feeling and are loaded with oil. It is nice to see a moisturizer that is for anti-aging and that is oil-free! I am 30, with few lines, and am oily-skinned. I am looking for something to help my skin stay younger looking but not make me an oil-slick, either, as I still get breakouts. This moisturizer goes on beautifully, does not make my skin itch or burn (something that other moisturizers tend to do if I do happen to find one that is oil-free), and does not make me feel greasy. I am so happy to have found this as I want to take care of my skin and combat aging, but do not want to load my skin up with an oily, gooey moisturizer and get tons of pimples. A great product and I will continue to use it!
I love love love this! I could wear this everyday! It is so light and feminine. On me it is just a very beautiful floral with just a hint of citrus. I don't get the apple scent so much, and I was kind of afraid to try this because I am not into apple scents, but this just smells great! It smells so expensive and classy. Very nice! I was torn between this one and the "Fresh Blossom" one (in the pink apple-bottle), but decided on this one because I always go for the more floral-y scents, (and the pink one is more floral-y), so I wanted something a bit different. I am glad I went with this one! Timeless!
I know a lot of people really like this fragrance, but I think it smells terrible. It is so strong..and reminds me of pickles? This is just my opinion, but not a very nice scent.
This fragrance truly is a pretty, feminine fragrance, and I do love the smell of it. However, when I wear it I don't really feel the "oomph". It really smells pleasant but nothing that I would call unforgettable.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Color Surge Duo in Strawberry Fudge
simplething1 12/10/2011 5:26:00 PM
About this duo: It has a beautiful goldish, pink color and a beautiful, shimmery bronze color. My review: An absolute must have for me! This duo is always a go-to for me because it looks great any time of year! I love it in the Spring/Summer as well as in the Fall/Winter. It looks great with my coloring which is dark hair, brown eyes, and fair skin. I think it would look good on any skin tone/hair coloring, though, because it is very versatile. I have the Holiday set from last season which has the Strawberry Fudge duo plus a darker brown color, plus the Clinique blush in New Clover, and I wear them all the time! For Spring/Summer I wear it the same as for Fall/Winter, which is by putting the goldy-pink color underneath my brow bone and the pretty bronze color on my lid and up into my crease. However, sometimes for more drama, in the Fall/Winter I will put the darker brown color that came with my set along my lash line and in the crease..in a > shape, after I put on the goldy-pink and bronze colors. This duo is great because it gives a pretty, feminine look without being too made-up or dramatic, although you can definitely get a more dramatic look from it by adding a darker brown like I have discussed. A very pretty day-to-day eyeshadow duo!
Moisturizers -Olay - Total Effects Moisturizing UV Formula
simplething1 12/10/2011 1:02:00 PM
I wanted this to work for me so badly :(. I love Olay's other products, and have used their Olay Complete for Sensitive skin for years and love it. However, this made my face burn and made me have little bumps all over my skin...I guess there is something in it that irritates me. I recently turned 30 so wanted to increase my anti-aging regimen so hoped this would be the answer but sadly no. I would not repurchase..went back to my Olay Complete for Sensitive skin...maybe this might work for others but not for me.
My new HG! I absolutely love this foundation! It has replaced my old HG, Clinique Perfectly Real liquid foundation. I love this for many reasons. For reference, I am 30 years old with normal/oily skin depending on the season on which one of those it is. Right now in the summer it is more oily. I am lucky to have good skin with luckily few fine lines at this point. When I break out I usually break out in my chin area but that isn't too often. :). Teint Miracle is perfect for me. It goes on so smooth and feels so light on. It makes my skin luminous without the dewy/oily look that other foundations that claim to do the same do. Looking "luminous" usually means oily with others, but this just makes me look healthy and younger. In this foundation I am Ivoire 4N, and this color is a perfect match for my light skin tone. It has not broken me out, and it stays on all day. I top it with a powder in the morning and touch-up maybe once a day and it works very well like that for me. I am so glad to have found a foundation that makes me look healthy, luminous, and younger, without making me look greasy or breaking me out. I will be wearing this foundation for as long as it is available, which I hope is forever! This is a great foundation for all ages, in my opinion. Another plus is that there is spf 15 which is very good for my skin.
I love this powder! I have it in Neutral Fair, and it matches my light skin perfectly! I wear this very sparingly over my Lancome Teint Miracle liquid foundation as I love how it gives me a polished finish. I like that it gives a tad more coverage to my foundation without being cakey and masky...in my opinion this powder is perfect as a setting/touch-up powder, but only if used sparingly. I have found that I prefer to put it on with a big fluffy powder brush, as it helps it to go on more smoothly. I will use this powder alone sometimes if I am not wanting to wear much makeup, but prefer it over a foundation because it does not give the coverage that I prefer if worn alone. All in all, a very good quality powder that works great over a foundation as well as alone. I have combo/oily skin and have not had any issues with breakouts from this. A great product, in my opinion!!
This mascara made my eyes itch. I stopped using it. It gets great reviews so it may just be me and my eyes, but I had to edit my review because I stopped using this mascara after my eyes started to itch. I'm sure that for some this may be a great mascara, just not for me. I now use the Maybelline Full n Soft and love it! A much better mascara, in my opinion.
I really wish this product worked for me. I love the color selection and it is an affordable foundation from a brand I trust. It says it is for skin types 2(Dry combination), and 3(oily), and I am a 3, but this foundation just makes me look way too shiny. It says it controls oil where needed, but unfortunately for me it did not. If the oil-control were better I would love this foundation. However, I cannot wear it. I actually had a friend one evening tell me "wow, your face is shiny", and I had actually washed my face and re-applied this foundation only 2 or 3 hours before she said that, and normally with other foundations I don't do that and have never had someone say that to me. If my skin changes as I age I may try this foundation again, but until then I will continue to use my other Clinique foundations that I love..the Perfectly Real liquid, and on days when I want a more matte finish, the Acne Solutions foundation. I have not had any problems with either one of those lovely foundations. :)
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad - Pink Chocolate
simplething1 6/15/2011 1:04:00 PM
I love this eyeshadow. I have so many different eyeshadows, and love all types of colors and brands. However, I can say that this is my all time favorite eyeshadow..my definite HG. :). It has been the eyeshadow set that I have re-purchased many, many times, more so than any other. It is a quad that I can find no fault in any of the colors, and all of them get used up. For a very feminine daytime look, I like to wear the lightest shadow all over the lid and on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. Then I sweep the pretty shimmery pink color on my lids. To finish up the daytime look I take the darkest shimmery brown color and place it in the crease and outer corner and put a little over my eyeliner. It defines my eyes but is not overpowering. For a more dramatic eye or evening look, I again wear the lightest shade all over, then I use the lighter shade of brown on the lids and the darker shimmery brown again in the crease and over eyeliner. Both looks are very pretty. You can even wear the colors individually or wear a couple of the shades together if you want instead of 3 or all together. I really love this eyeshadow and will continue to repurchase. It will always be in my makeup bag as long as Clinique keeps making it :).
Great everyday mascara! I love it! I love the fact that it is designed to be gentle-to-remove by not allowing for much lash loss. It does not feel brittle or clumpy and I feel good about putting this on my eyes. When I want a bit more definition I will just add an extra coat or so. I don't know if it is my only HG because I also love Cover Girl's Lash Blast and also CG Lash Blast Fusion, but I would go ahead and say that all three of these are my HGs! :-). This one gives more of a natural, healthy look that can be built up, whereas the other two give more of a glam look, in my opinion. :). A definite must for my makeup bag for sure!! I remember wearing this in high school everyday, and I will be turning 30 this month and still wear it :). A very dependable mascara.
In my opinion, very very clumpy, even after wiping the brush off with a tissue :(. It looks pretty once it is on, but it takes a lot of work to keep the clumps at bay and to not smudge it. Way too much time to put on mascara... I don't think it should be so hard to work with. There are way better options out there in my opinion. Would not re-buy.