Cleansers -Clinique -Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

on 6/23/2018 6:29:00 PM

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I really like this exfoliator, it cleans nicely without stripping or causing irritation, it’s a foaming exfoliating scrub and the beads are very gentle yet effective for getting rid of dead skin cells and impurities/makeup.
This smoothes my skin and I feel it works really well for my acne prone sensitive skin that’s very oily.


Mascara -Clinique -Lash Power Mascara

on 6/23/2018 1:58:00 PM

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So, I have very, very, oily eyelids and under eyes. Becuase of this I can't wear conventional or even waterproof mascaras because they just end up in a puddle under my eyes about an hour or so after I apply them. And then I found TUBING MASCARAS! There really isn't special about Clinique Lash Power if you don't have the kind of panda-eye issues that I have. However, it's the best, readily available tubing mascara that I have found.

Tubing mascaras are really just mascaras that dry into a solid on your lashes and only come off when you pull them off with a warm washcloth. If your eye area pretty much manufactures its own eye-makeup remover these are a godsend.

There are a few different tubing mascaras on the market but they are rarely marketed that way. Blinc was the first and most obvious one that I started out with. I liked it but I found it didn't really lengthen or thicken at all and the tube would dry out and get chunky within a month. Then, I found Imju Fiberwig and I fell absolutely, head-over-heels in love with it. I won't get into why it was so great since you can't find it in Canada anymore (which I suspect is because it contains some chemicals which have been banned here).

I hadn't realized that Lash Power was a tubing mascara until I started casually chatting with a Clinique rep at Nordstrom one day. (Btw, I had directly asked a couple of reps at Sephora about this and they had absolutely no idea). This mascara definitely stays alllll day long until you pull it off with a warm washcloth. I have even taken a dip in a pool and it stayed on for the most part. When it has come off (usually due to me rubbing my eyes too much during allergy season) it just balls up and falls right off.

I wouldn't say this offers a lot of length or thickness but it does more than Blinc did in that department I have also found there are some tricks to making this mascara work well. Basically, most tubing mascaras dry out fast, get chunky and become unusable. Most are not cheap so I have found the following tricks helpful:

-You have to really screw the tube top back on tightly so no air gets in. It's even better if you store this in a small ziplock bag.
-It's best to wipe this mascara wand off every time you use this and before you put it back in the tube.
-I also usually use a lash separator to take care of any chunks that end up on my lashes.

Overall, if you can easily wear conventional mascaras without much trouble I probably wouldn't bother much with this one. It's a bit of work to get it to perform well and even with the tips above the tube dries out and you have to replace it often. But, if you have oily eyelids or need something that will wear a really long time (eg. for a wedding) I would definitely check this out. I find that it performs better than any tubing mascara that I can still get in North America!

Pros:
-very long wearing
-no smudging or smearing at all
-totally waterproof

Cons:
-not much length or thickness
-tube dries out quickly
-some work to make it perform well



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Cleansers -Clinique -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 6/23/2018 4:42:00 AM

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Decent non-fragrant cleansing balm that effortlessly removes my waterproof sunblock. I find that warm water isn't sufficient to remove the slight film it leaves behind on my skin, but a quick wipe down with a wet washcloth does the trick. Wouldn't repurchase since it breaks me out even after double cleansing. I guess my skin just doesn't agree with safflower oil.

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

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I’ve used Clinique on & off over the last 30+ years... Although I loved the feel and smell of the DDML, I never stuck with it because Clinique wasn’t keeping up with the advances in skin care and I thought it foolish to have to layer products to get the moisturization I needed. Over the years I have learned otherwise, there is absolutely nothing out there that I can use on its own.
Decided to give this recent reformulation a try - sprung for the tiny travel size - and I have to admit it’s a lot better than the old version which didn’t do anything for me. Sure, it’s still got mineral oil and petroleum in it, but I’ve found all these years petroleum is an excellent moisturizer. I still like the way it feels and smells (you gotta admit it has a distinct smell but a very faint one), so I got a big bottle and have been using it for about a month now. I still need to layer something over it, but it sinks into my skin and hasn’t meshed poorly with my choices in a second layering product. As I’m currently on the Clinique bandwagon and it will most possibly be another short lived ride, I will continue to use it throughout the summer. I do like how it feels on my skin, especially after a day of being outside in the heat or on skin that has seen a little too much sun. My opinion will probably change once winter gets here, but there’s a cream version of this now...

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Moisturizers -Clinique -Anti-Blemish Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment

on 6/22/2018 3:47:00 PM

After seeing quite a few rave reviews about it I bought it and was really excited to use it for my acne but unfortunately it didn't do anything for it. The moisturizer is light weight and absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving my skin greasy. I found that it gave me the right amount of hydration but if your skin is dry you might need to use something else on top of it. It didn't break me out more than I would have without it but it didn't lessen my acne nor did it make any pimples disappear more quickly. Overall I would consider it okay as a moisturizer but not a great acne treatment for me.


Moisturizers -Clinique -Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

on 6/22/2018 2:43:00 AM

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An excellent firm and elegant hydrating gel that will not leave any sticky residue on the skin.
It contains some very good actives that until now have been available only in some higher price-range Estee Lauder products (Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract and Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract are typical Re-Nutriv actives.)

This gel is suitable for all skin types. The oilier skin-types will appreciate its freshness and will be able to use it alone, while those with dyer skin can use it before an additional moisturizer, more like a hydrating boost.

The gel is clear without additional colourants and contains no fragrance. The only oil is a water soluble silicone wax (Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane) that will hydrate without leaving an oily residue on the skin. It will also provide a faltering and very natural finish on the skin.

Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sucrose, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Sorbitol, Sodium Polyaspartate, Ppg-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol

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Cleansers -Clinique -Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

on 6/21/2018 5:27:00 PM

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I've been testing this with my Clinique Take It All Off Duo and it has rinsed the mascara very quick and easy. Loved it.


Mascara -Clinique -Lash Power Mascara

on 6/21/2018 1:38:00 AM

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Pros: cute little wand

Cons: liquidy, clumps, flakes

Terrible, just terrible! 'Covergirl's Peacock Flare Waterproof' mascara stays on despite it being a less expensive product (not a fan of the wand) as does 'Covergirl's Professional Waterproof' mascara (smudges the slightest). I think I'm going to stick with what works and stop wasting money trying to find something better when the only improvement would be the wand regarding the formula that works best on my eyes (no budging, smudging, or fudging).


Lipstick -Clinique -Marimekko Clinique Lipstick Nude Pop #01

Low staying power, nice sheen of shine. I got one then my sister gave me this is af a wedding gift and baby shower gift she got m almost Lipstick the Blackberry shade one.


Lipstick -Clinique -Long Last Lipstick Butterscotch

Ya the good staying power. No it's not drying like WEt "N" Wild or/and Jordana cheap brands. Eve Loreal is half dry half moisturizing


Blush -Clinique -Nude Pop

on 6/20/2018 11:18:00 AM

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Had to ask someone to buy it for me since it’s not available in my country. So happy with my purchase. I agree with the other reviews that said it is hard to get from the pan, but the color, once applied, is super gorgeous! Exactly what I was hoping for—mostly nude with just a hint of color. Definitely recommend. <3

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Eyeliner -Clinique -Quickliner for Eyes Intense Aubergine

on 6/20/2018 9:00:00 AM

I absolutely adore this eyeliner. It´s a gorgeous dark purple-black colour and it lasts all day. I've used it pretty much every day for the past month and it hasn't irritated my eyes. I find it a little difficult to draw a really thin line and I don't like the fact that you can't retract it (who thought that was a good idea?). Apart from that, I love everything about this eyeliner.


BB Cream -Clinique -Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

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Spoiler alert: this CC cream is not for oily skin types! I have dry skin so it works good. Definitely hydrating as its says, works great over a layer of the moisture surge hydrating product of your choice. Typical foundation tube packaging, the opening is a bit too large so a lot comes out if you’re not careful. But applyig this a little heavy isn’t a bad thing because it does fade a bit throughout the day and I often rely on my foundations alone for SPF. It spreads a bit difficult and I always reach for a brush to blend this product out, it noticably accumulates in my eyebrows and hairline and looks better buffed a bit. I have no problems with wear and my dry skin doesn’t feel dehydrated at the end of the day so yep, it’s hydrating. I think it does fade a bit and it does not play well with my face powder (currently using bare minerals which darkens when applied over this),
I got mine at Ulta who doesn’t carry the shade “very light” so I got the shade “light” and, as I have been getting a little sun in the past few weeks, this shade works. I find it to lean cool with an obvious pink undertone, in my opinion it needs to be a bit more neutral if it’s going to work for “a range of skin tones and undertones”. At the time I am making this review there are some models on Clinique’s website with before and after pictures, and for one of the light examples her skin tone is obviously yellow. On her after photo her yellow skin tone is still obvious around her hair line and on her neck. So I’m going to strongly suggest those who know their skin tone is warm/yellow to test the shade out.
I don’t plan on repurchasing unless it’s to try out the very light shade as I think there are better bb/cc creams out there right now that apply, wear and look better. But compared to Clinique’s age defense BB cream it’s an improvement.

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Eye Shadow -Clinique -Color Surge in Blue Lagoon (Super Shimmer)

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My all time forever since I was a teen definition of 80’s blue eyeshadow favorite shade of eyeshadow eva.
As of the time of my review, Clinique calls this just “Lagoon” and it is a soft shimmer. Other than the obvious shrinking of the packaging and size of the pan, it still seems to be the same stuff. I guess... one pan of this literally lasts me a decade and I just recently obtained what is my 4th pan. My signature look is swiping Clinique’s french vanilla from lash to brow and then I use this only to line my eyes (with a flat brush) because I have blue eyes and any more than just a little looks all kinds of wrong. I never have any issues with it fading or shifting unless I rub my eyes. It’s pricey for an eyeshadow but I’ve yet to find the same shade that wears as well.

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Concealers -Clinique -Airbrush Concealer

on 6/18/2018 11:40:00 PM

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I got recommended this by a friend. It worked well for her. But to me it is kinda mediocre. I like its consistency, it's the right amount of fluid and cream. Easy to blend. Nice shades of colors, easy to match. However doesnt brighten up the undereye, leaves creases below the eyes and does not conceal well.

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