Friday, September 17, 2010

Clinique Product Reviews

Happy Friday!! Let's all breath a sigh of relief that we made it to Friday evening. This was seriously the longest week of my life. I don't know why, but it just kept dragging. So before I get to my product reviews, I have some good news... My graduation application was accepted!!! So I graduate from UCA December 18th!! Yay yay yay!! I was holding my breath all week while going through the application process. Hoping and praying my advisor hadn't missed anything. So now I feel like I can finally start planning this wedding. :)

Okay, now for the fun stuff! After my night cream debacle I was starting to panic about my dry skin and decided it was time to go old school. So off to the Clinique counter I went! Clinique is where it all started for me... In seventh grade that's where my mom took me to get my first make up lesson and load up on products. I followed the three step skin care system religiously and I loved their eye shadow. My first perfume was Clinique Happy. As I got older, I strayed away from Clinque (lets see how many time I can say "Clinique" in this post! ha.) and tried out other brands. But when it comes to skin care, I always end up coming back. I hadn't used Clinique in a few years so I didn't really even know what they had to offer me when I went in earlier this week.

First up: Clinque Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer for Very Dry to Dry Skin. $42.50

Here's what the website says:
"No matter how well you protect your skin, sun, stress and pollution bring daily damage. Now a potent moisturizer works overnight to deliver a unique complex of eight rapid and delayed-release antioxidants that defuse this free-radical activity. Helps keep skin strong and prevent visible signs of aging."
  • Skin Types: All
  • Concern: De-Aging
The Verdict:
LOVE!!!! Oh my gosh it's like my moisturizer prayers were finally answered! This kept me hydrated all night long. And a little goes a long way with this stuff. My skin already looks healthier and more even toned. I've only been using it for a week, but so far I would give this 5 out of 5 stars in my book. I comes in three different formulas so there's something for everyone here. I also love that it's in a tube and not a jar for sanitary reasons.

Next we have: Clinique All About Eyes Rich $28.50

Here's what the website says:
"Moisture-rich eye cream diminishes the look of undereye circles, shadows, fine lines-instantly and over time. De-puffs, calms with botanicals. Helps boost natural collagen production. Strengthens skin's moisture barrier against common irritants. Ophthalmologist Tested."
  • Skin Types: All
The Verdict: This is another one I love! It hydrates very well and keeps working throughout the day and/or night. I don't really have problems with fine lines yet, but the undereye circles and puffiness definitely gets me. I think this really soothes my undereye area and just all around makes the skin look a little healthier. This is a heavier formula and they offer the original All About Eye Cream for those who don't need the heavy hydration. I will also say, this is probably the one eye cream that I've ever used that didn't make my eyes water. 5 out of 5 stars!

One more product...
Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer $14.00

What the website says:
"Actually "bridges" fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing and minimizing them for an instantly firmer look. Skin-brightening ingredients help counteract shadows, reduce redness, give skin more even tone. Ophthalmologist tested. Long-lasting, buildable."
  • Formula: Liquid Concealer
  • Coverage: Moderate
  • Benefits: Moisturizes / evens skin tone
The Verdict: I really like this concealer. I need some help under my eyes most days and every now and then with some red spots. This buildable formula covers without being cakey. And you can't beat the price. It comes in 8 different shades so there was no problem finding a good color. It really does last all day. I had it on last Saturday for tailgating and the game and I did not once need a touch up under my eyes. That was over 12 hours that it stayed on. It didn't irritate my eyes, so that was a plus. I would say 4 out of 5 stars. And the only reason I'm taking a star off is because I didn't like the packaging. I would have preferred a squeeze tube.

So there you have it! Just a reminder, I do not receive payment for any of my product reviews. So you're getting my 100% truth here.

I hope you all have a great weekend! We're staying pretty low key since the next few weekends will be crazy! Hogs take on the Bulldogs tomorrow at 11 am central time!! Woo Pig!!!!


Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Don't you just LOVE that eye cream? It might just be my new fave product!

Yay for graduation! Congrats!!

Allison said...

Thanks for the product reviews. I love them! And yay for graduation!

Have fun at the game this weekend--I will be the one not wearing red!