Clinique: A hit and a miss…

Hey everyone! I hope you all are having a great summer so far! I’ve mostly been working and completing two summer courses, so I’m clearly having a fun-filled one!

Anyways, I wanted to talk about a brand that I just love: Clinique. So I’ve always been a huge fan, because of their hypoallergenic qualities and it’s what my Mom usually uses on her face. I’ve just always been exposed to it. I’ve managed to try a boat load of their products between my Mom and I and I’d like to share some of the products that have worked for me and some that just missed the mark.

Hit: Eyeshadow Quads

I always run into the problem where shadow quads are literally just the same color in different shades. Like I want something unique and different, but can still make something cohesive. Clinque does this pretty well. If I want to go for a simple neutral look for work or school I can do that, but it also gives me some options for a going out look. My absolute favorite quad is one that I have pictured below.

 

**Note all of these shades are just part of other duos, so I’m listing what those duos are. Top left-Sand dunes; top right- morning java; bottom left- limited edition gold shade (not part of a duo); and bottom right shade- on safari

That gold shade is my life. Like it’s just perfect. It looks like I haven’t used the darker shades a lot, but really it doesn’t take much of them to show up! I frequently turn to this quad for a smokey going out look whenever I hit the bar with my friends, but I’ll swipe on that gold shade for a ready day look. It might be hard to tell but the safari shade has little gold flakes in it so it matches so well with that gold shade!

Miss: Lip Chubby Sticks

Okay so no lie I own like five of these and still wear them from time to time, but I do have some problems with them. I have some swatches below.

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From left to right: 03 Fuller Fig; 02 Whole Lotta Honey; 09 Heaping Hazelnut; (from the intense line): 06 Roomiest Rose

All cute colors, but I cannot seem to make them last on my lips for more than a few hours. I still wear them if I’m running a quick errand, but I do find that if I wear them I have to take them with me to reapply.

What products by Clinque were hits and misses for you? Let me know!

 

One Product I’m Loving Right Now

Hey guys! So I haven’t done a makeup post in a while. Just to get something out there for you all, I’m going to talk about my absolute favorite concealer at the moment.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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This is probably no surprise to anyone that I’m basically obsessed with the concealer. It is so blendable and it gives me just an overall good finish on my skin. Concealers are ones that I tend to splurge on, just because I haven’t found one that has been like amazing from the drugstore (if you know of one, please comment below and I’ll check it out!). I do tend to use a lot of concealer, and this has lasted me a long time. I’m about to cry because it is almost out and I have no idea whether I should get another one or try something new…decisions decisions!