Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

I absolutely love wearing makeup, but there are some days when I just want to look minimal but still well put together. For todays post I am sharing with you all a lovely nude colour from the Clinique Colour Pop collection in Nude Pop.

The Clinique Colour Pop lipsticks offer both intense colour and a primer in one and are perfect for those days when we are pushed for time as you don’t have to apply a primer separately.   Nude Pop is a pearly pink nude with a slight shimmer.

The lipstick does not last all that long, even with the promise of the primer added to it, but that said it was not disappointing. Reapplication was easy and the lipstick glides onto my lips leaving an even colour.

This lipstick is priced at £16.00. If you are looking for a pretty nude to add to your makeup bag then perhaps give this one a try!

Talk to you all soon x

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Clinique Chubby Stick Intense 06 Roomiest Rose Review & Swatch | Lipstick Monday!

 

This colour is gorgeous, don’t you think?! A lovely deep rose that is an absolute joy to wear. I decided to wear this colour today as I wanted something that was easy to wear yet add a little colour to my complexion, and this colour certainly did just that.

I got this Chubby Stick as part of a Bonus Time deal.  I had not used it until today and can’t help but wonder what took me so long. The formula glides on effortlessly and has a balm like texture on the lips.  The Intense Chubby Sticks are available in 8 shades that each deliver full coverage in divinely rich shades.  Lips are immediately moisturised and left with a glossy sheen. Roomiest Rose belongs to the ‘Pinks’ colour group and it looks very flattering on me as it has cool undertones.

I have always been a fan of the Clinique Chubby sticks, but have found that whilst the colours look pretty in the tubes, they don’t show up on the lips. Thats why I am particularly excited to have discovered the Intense collection, as I get all the benefits the Chubby Sticks offer, with the bonus that the colour pay off is excellent too!

I applied this colour before leaving the house for work, and it lasted surprisingly well! I did get some transfer on my coffee cup but it still left a faint stain of the rose colour, and the pencil formula makes for easy reapplication so this was no issue at all.

Application was very easy as the colour feels like it melts onto my lips. It was easy to stick within the lip line, and the colour did not bleed.

You can purchase the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense for £17.00 from Clinique counters nationwide.  I am super excited (albeit my purse is not!) at discovering this fabulous lip product, and can’t wait to pass a Clinique counter where I will be testing out other colours in the range…and maybe even make a purchase (or two!)

If you are looking for a new lipstick that has spring written all over it, then look no further!

Have you tried any of the Clinique Chubby Sticks from the Intense collection? I would love to hear from you if you can recommend any colours for me to try.

Talk to you all soon x

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Clinique Pop Lipstick in Plum Pop 14 – Review | Lipstick Monday!

Clinique Lipstick Plum Pop 14  Review Swatch

Plum Pop. Has Autumn written all over it, don’t you think?! For todays Lipstick Monday post it just had to be this shade.  A beautiful soft creamy plum colour with all the benefits that come with being a Clinique Pop Lipstick.  They really are beautiful, and quite special in that they are formulated with a primer and a rich intense colour.  The lipsticks are very pigmented and very moisturising.

Clinique Pop Plum Pop 14 Lipstick Review Swatch

The swatch below shows how opaque the colour is.  It applies easily and for a dark colour, I do not need to use a lip brush which is a rarity for such an intense shade.

Clinique Pop Plum Pop 14 Lipstick Review Swatch

The only thing stopping me from giving this top marks is the fact that it doesn’t last long.  Such a shame, as it really is a beautiful colour.  I feel that the addition of the primer does not really add much to the lipstick.  A primer after all is supposed to make the lipstick last longer but unfortunately I didn’t find this to be the case.  It had already disappeared an hour after application.

Clinique Pop Plum Pop 14 Lipstick Review Swatch

The packaging is lovely and very tactile. The case is the same shade as the lipstick inside so is perfect for finding the colour you want quickly in your makeup bag!

Clinique Pop Plum Pop 14 Lipstick Review Swatch

Clinique Pop Lipstick is priced at £16 and is available at Clinique counters nationwide.

I hope you all enjoyed todays Lipstick Monday Post.  Autumn means one thing to us makeup lovers and thats plum lipstick so I will be wearing this lots over the coming weeks!

Talk to you all soon x

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Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask – Review

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review

I had my fair share of skin troubles growing up. Thats why I take particular care of my skin now. I am a fan of Clinique – it really suits my skin and leaves it glowing. Don’t get me wrong, it has taken me a long time to find a brand that works for me and Clinique seems to do just that. You can read my everyday skincare routine here.
I particularly love products that you leave on overnight, so was excited to try the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask after reading the promises made by Clinique of a creamy deeply hydrating night mask that helps skin replenish lost moisture and build reserves for the next day. With winter fast approaching this product will become my must have!

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review Swatch

I apply this mask after my three step Clinique skincare routine. The mask applies thick but massages into the skin easily and is absorbed quickly.  It is oil free and does not feel greasy. I also apply this mask to my neck being particularly generous with the amount used here!

If you are passing a Clinique counter, apply some of the cream to the back of your hand and feel how soft it makes it feel after a few minutes.  I’m really impressed with this mask and enjoy using it twice a week for a little pick me up.

This mask works for all skin types.  it comes in a 100ml tube and is priced at £30.00.

Talk to you all soon x

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My Everyday Clinique Skincare Routine

Clinique Skincare Routine

My Clinique Skincare Routine

One thing all us beauty blog readers have in common is we like to spend our money on makeup.  Whether it’s high end expensive splurges or budget buys, we all invest our money in the quest to look the best version of ourselves.  The quality of our skin provides the foundation for our makeup, so I believe in investing time in my skincare routine to make my makeup look the best it can.  Of course I also want to keep those dreaded wrinkles at bay and as we all know, prevention is better than a cure! This is why I have been inspired to share with you all my current skincare routine.

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

I have combination skin.  Dry on my cheeks with an oily T-Zone.  I use the Type 2 Clinique 3 Step Skincare.

I invested in the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush.  This brush is a lot like the Clarisonic Brush. I have used a No7 cleansing brush in the past but found this almost scratched my face and made it feel very uncomfortable. For this reason I was a little concerned about spending such a lot on this brush.  However, I need not have worried! The green bristles are a little denser than the white bristles which are softer.  The green bristles are used on the T-Zone and the white bristles on the softer more sensitive parts of my face.  The brush should be used in circular movements and it switches off after 30 seconds. This brush costs £79.00.

Step 1:

Clinique facial wash

Clinique Liquid Facial Wash

I like to dispense one pump of the Clinique Liquid Facial wash into the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush.  I used the Clinique facial soap bar when I was younger and didn’t get on well with it.  However, this liquid wash does not leave my skin feeling overly tight and removes all visible makeup.  This is priced at £16.00 for a 100ml bottle.

Step 2:

Clinique Step 2 Clarifying Lotion

Clinique Step 2 Clarifying Lotion

I then dispense some of the Clinique Clarifying Lotion onto a cotton wool ball and wipe around my face.  I am always very shocked to see some makeup transfer on the cotton wool.  I didn’t know the Clinique Clarifying Lotion exfoliated as well but there is no doubt it does leave my face looking smoother. This is priced at £16.50 for a 200ml bottle.

Step 3:

Clinique Smart Custom Serum

Clinique Smart Custom Serum

I then apply a pump of the Clinique Smart Custom Serum.  One pump is enough to cover my face and neck.  This stage is crucial as it helps to prepare my face for taking on the moisturiser. This serum targets my problem areas.  This step is fairly new in my routine and I can definitely tell the difference.  The only thing I don’t like about this serum is the packaging.  I like to see how much product I have left as it takes me by surprise when I use the last pump and haven’t bought my next one! This is priced at £48.00 for 30ml.

Step 4:

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

The next step is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +.  This iconic yellow moisturiser has transformed my face and I cannot rate it highly enough! It sinks into my skin and leaves me feeling soft and supple. This is priced at £30.00 for a 125ml with pump bottle.

Step 5:

Clinique All About Eyes- Eye Cream

Clinique All About Eyes- Eye Cream

The final stage in my skincare routine is the Clinique All About Eyes cream.  I noticed I was starting to see fine lines around my eyes and as you can imagine I was straight out to the shops to invest in a pot of prevention! This eye cream is light and moisturising and sinks into my skin easily.  This is priced at £26.00 for a 15ml pot.

So there we have it – my skincare routine post! I would love to hear from you if you use any other products in the Clinique range  that you think I may benefit from!

Talk to you all soon x