So, I have just revamped my make-up bag with a selection of Clinique products I am loving right now. I have been looking to invest in a good tinted moisturiser with SPF. Clinique kept popping up in other people’s reviews so I went down to Debenhams where I found they had a great offer on, buy 2 products and get a make-up bag with selected samples of some of their best-selling products! It felt too good to be true. I picked the Moisture Surge Tinted moisturiser and the 09 Beach Pop Matte Lipstick.
Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer – £24
This is a lovely and light tinted moisturiser. It keeps my face feeling hydrated all day. It offers a very light coverage that can be built on with concealer and powder for a fuller coverage. I have dry and acne prone skin and this seems to have really helped my breakouts! I also love that it has SPF15 in which is so important to include in your daily routine not just in the Summer months. Comes in 5 Shades but Clinique does seem to be for the fairer skin colours. Particularly, if you’re like me and even the lightest shades of most drugstore brands make you look orange, this is a great product to blend to your natural colour.
Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer – £16.50
Colour- 09 Beach Pop
Second to be judged, this lovely matte lipstick is a great Autumn/Winter Shade it’s not too bold but looks great day and night. Its smooth and silky to apply I assume down to the dual primer in it which I love. It doesn’t dry out your lips which I find some matte lipsticks can do. The staying power is probably not the longest but who doesn’t love a girly trip to the loos to reapply make up (and have a gossip)!
A must have for Day/Night in Autumn/Winter.
Next up is my little collection of freebies, which I am very pleased with. It’s nice to try some other products out before making the plunge and buying the full-size versions.
Moisture Surge Moisturizer- £34
I have mixed feelings about this product. I have seen so many bloggers/influencers raving about how good this moisturizer is and so I was really looking forward to trying it. If you normally use a cream moisturizer this gel formula takes some getting used to. It is really soft to the touch and leaves a dewy glow throughout the day. If you prefer a matte finish this is not the product for you. If you have very dry skin and want a glow this is a great moisturizer. If you are not fond of splurging on moisturizer then I am not sure this is worth the price tag.
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +- £30
I love this moisturizer it is £4 cheaper than moisture surge and it is a creamy texture. It gives a less dewy glow throughout the day, better for matte make up but still leaves skin soft and plenty moisturized. I will be buying the full-size version.
Rinse off foaming Cleanser Mousse- £17
This was an interesting cleanser. It foams up when you lather on and wash with water. Once you rinse this off your face it feels dry but not in a bad way just not soft or moisturised. It gives a great base to start the day getting rid of excess oil, dirt and make-up. I have been trying to use this morning and night and it has made a huge difference to my acne.
Pep-start Eye Cream- £22
This is short and sweet I am not keen on this eye cream it wasn’t the most moisturizing and I didn’t really notice much of a difference when I did or did not use it. I think there are other products in the market that make a much better eye cream particularly for the price tag.
High Impact Mascara- £18
This is a good mascara for volume more so than lengthening. It is a lovely dark black and easy to apply. I have barely ever smudged it or felt it wasn’t lasting throughout the day. It looked natural and not clumpy. It was easy to build for a more dramatic evening look. Great purchase especially for the price.
01 Nude Pop Lipstick- £16.50
This is a good everyday lipstick but the colour is very nude and has a slight gloss. It didn’t have much staying power. The other colours are better though so it isn’t the lipstick just this shade I wasn’t a fan of.
Shortly after posting my Clinique purchases my boyfriend’s Mum gave me some Clinique products she’s had for ages and never used. So, I got to try even more products, what a win!
7 Day Scrub Cream- £21
This is one of the nicest exfoliating scrubs I have ever used. Because I have dry and acne prone skin I tend to only exfoliate once/twice a week. This is so gentle and leaves your skin feeling super soft. As I do not use this that often I think buying the full-size tube would last a long time and make a good investment.
Lipstick Dual Shade
As you can tell from the packaging this is an old design lipstick and I do not know why they haven’t brought this back the colour is divine and has a slight shine. It is going to be my go to Christmas shade.
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Also keep an eye out in department stores for offers or sites like Feel Unique.