Friday, 9 May 2014

Clicking with Clinique

One of the first premium brands I ever used when my passion for beauty things started many moons ago was Clinique, more specifically their 3-step skin care system and their mascaras. Unfortunately the skin care products didn't seem to do anything for my skin at the time, and I soon found other mascara favorites so except for fragrances it's been a loooong time since I bought anything from Clinique - that is at least up until a few weeks ago. This season Clinique has launched some beautiful makeup which is why I found myself a sunny morning at the Clinique counter in Boots planning on treating myself to one of their gorgeous Cheek Pop Blushes, but you know what they say about best laid plans so instead I ended up trying (and buying... how did THAT happen?!) a few other products and here's a sneak peak at what I bought - more detailed reviews will follow.

I was never really interested in BB Creams but I'm much more curious about CCs and DDs - feel as if I'm talking about bra sizes here.., so when the extremely helpful assistant suggested that I try the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Colour Corrector (£28) I jumped at the chance. The CC cream is intended to increase radiance while it also adds intense hydration, the color correction evens out your skin tone and it has a built in SPF30, which is always an extra bonus. The cream feels very light on the skin and so far I'm very impressed with the color it gives and the wear.
Another product I had wanted to try ever since it was released is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara (£12) and since at the moment I have quite a few volumising mascaras with monster brushes that work fine for the upper lashes but almost always make a mess when I apply on the bottom lashes I have a great excuse for getting it. I haven't tried the mascara yet but I'm very excited to see if it lives up to its excellent reputation. I quite unexpectedly ended up with a couple of chubby sticks as well; to all beauty junkies joy there are so many lovely lip crayons in all price ranges and colors available on the high street to choose from, and I have tried quite a lot of them but never the original Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balm (£17) which of course is a gap in my chubby stick knowledge that I had to fix, so when I saw the beautiful shade Mighty Mimosa I just had to get it even though it is a bit more expensive than other great lip crayons. The formula seems lovely and nourishing and the color Mighty Mimosa is a beautiful sheer light peachy pink, just perfect for a natural summer look (a color swatch is available here on my Instagram). It's not just pretty colors that are sure to draw me in, anything that's slightly unusual automatically catches my eyes which is what happened with the Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes (£17) in Whopping Willow. I've tried this formula before and know that it's easy to work with and wears very well throughout the day, but even if I hadn't tried it before I would have bought it anyway because of the unusual color. Whopping Willow is a light golden straw green (have a look at a swatch on my Instagram) and since I've got a bit of a tan at the moment it is perfect for highlighting my eyes. I didn't get the Cheek Pop Blush that I originally was after, but instead I've rediscovered Clinique and since we've definitely clicked there will be many other opportunities to get that!

54 comments:

  1. I have the bottom lash mascara and it really is a handy little thing isn't it.

    I can remember when I received my first 'proper' pay check going to Debenhams and literally buying the full make up range from Clinque!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. It seems brilliant and I'm really surprised that we don't see more of these bottom lash mascaras on the market. Look forward to trying it :o). Xx

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  2. Just repurchased the bottom lash mascara!! It is just the best,

    Laura xx

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Well you can't get better feedback than that - sounds like it's just as wonderful as I had hoped :o) Xx

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  3. Really want to try clinique products..
    Nice post

    My recent one:http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2014/05/bourjois-radiance-reveal-healthy-mix-foundation.html?m=1

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  4. Love the sound of the CC cream, and I'm so tempted to try their bottom lash mascara. Such a good price as well. I currently love their 8 shades of beige eyeshadow palette, months after it's release. The quality is amazing.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Great recommendation, I was looking at a purple palette but didn't get it since I wasn't sure about the formula :o) Xx

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  5. My story is exactly the same. My beauty journey began with Clinique and then somehow I drifted away. The new products look great.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. It's fun to rediscover a brand isn't it :o) Xx

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    1. There are so many gorgeous products to choose from this season :o) Xx

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  7. I would love to try the CC cream, but first (meaning tomorrow) I will buy the Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer.
    http://www.beautybellenotes.com/

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    1. Oooh, that sounds interesting too - I hope you'll do a review of it :o) Xx

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  8. great picks!:) I love Clinique cosmetics and the bottom lash mascara looks amazing!♥

    www.Lorietta.cz

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    1. It seems wonderful and I'm so excited to try it :o) Xx

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  9. great picks, i love Clinique cosmetics and their skin care line too. Been using it for years. great review though.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much, that's so lovely of you :o) Xx

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    1. Well so far so good - it feels amazing on the skin :o) Xx

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    1. I'm so looking forward to the Cheek Pop Blush, the colors are just beautiful :o) Xx

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  12. I can't wait to hear about the bottom lash mascara!! I started with Clinique as well and faded away but I definitely think I need to revisit. The CC cream looks pretty amazing

    whatsarahknows

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  13. I very like cosmetics Clinique ;)

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  14. Never tried any product from Clinique, but I really want to.
    xx,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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    1. They have lots of gorgeous products in lovely spring and summer colors this year :o) Xx

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  15. I really want to try a CC cream to see what it's like! My mum loves their chubby sticks for eyes. <3

    Tara x

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    1. I just love the format - it's quick and easy to use :o) Xx

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  16. I want to use their three steps skincare ! Have heard gr8 reviews about that one!

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    1. For some reason it doesn't seem to work for my skin, but it's definitely worth trying! :o) Xx

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  17. I've also rediscovered Clinique and really love their take the day off balm, moisture surge intense, moisture surge overnight mask, dramatically different lotion + and their pore refining solution. I want to try out some of their makeup and the cheek pops are top on my list.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  18. I've wanted to try their bottom lash mascara for quite some time but just can't seem to pull the trigger. I'm afraid that since it's not waterproof, it will smudge. Maybe I should just take a chance. Let us know how it works out...

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    1. Will do - fingers crossed it's as great as I think it is :o) Xx

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  19. I've just got my mitts on some chubby sticks and I am in love <3 I want to try the eye versions too xx

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    1. It doesn't get any easier to apply eye shadow than that :o) Xx

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  20. I absolutely LOVE Clinique - that blush looks gorgeous!

    Phoebe xxx

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  21. I'm Clinique obsessed right now... they're bringing out so many amazing releases! xxx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Completely agree - I'm so excited about what they're produced lately :o) Xx

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    1. They're brilliant and easy to work with :o) Xx

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  23. I love the lip crayons - gorgeous colours!!

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Me too, it'll be so much fun to try the "Original" :o) Xx

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  24. Not a particular fan of the chubby's for lips but the eye ones are lovely. The bottom last mascara .. I swear by it!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Ahhh, it'll be very interesting to try it :o) Xx

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  25. I like the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I really want to try the shadow sticks. They seem really nice. I agree about the skin care; it never did anything for my skin either. xoxo Lauren

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    1. I'm glad I've got over my skepticism towards Clinique and I'm so happy with all the products I bought :o) Xx

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  26. I've been loving Clinique lately too! Their Chubby Sticks (both for eyes and lips) are great and I've been obsessed with the Cheek Pops :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I can't wait to get my paws on some of them, the shades are gorgeous :o) Xx

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  27. Clinque I didn't realise that there CC cream had a built in SPF of 35. I use just the moisturiser at night but given my allergy to sun this would be a much better bet Lucy x

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    1. It's a really lovely cream and definitely worth trying :o) Xx

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