3 Awesome Black Eyeliners!

This Summer I’ve been wearing black eyeliner a little more to define my eyes and I’ve been rockin’ these high end 3 brands. These are all samples I have gotten in my beauty boxes this past year! I have so many sample eyeliners I may never have to buy one again.

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Smashbox Always Sharp Liner – This soft waterproof eyeliner comes in 8 colors and I love that it’s a twist up. It’s very smooth and looks great on my “older” eyes. Price: $21

Clinique Skinny Stick in Shimmering Black – This is the thinnest eyeliner I have ever seen but it works great on my waterline. It is also Ophthalmologist Tested, Allergy Tested. and 100% Fragrance Free. On sale for $17

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper – This black liquid liner is waterproof and transfer-resistant. I love the bold look and it’s so easy to apply. It also comes in Mad Max Brown, Price: $20

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The Clinique x Jonathan Adler Collection = LOVE!

It’s official! My credit card is going to go up in flames this month because of the Clinique x Jonathan Adler collection.

Jonathan Adler created the most beautiful designs that I have seen in forever just for Clinique and of course you all know that I am already a huge Clinique fan already so this just makes me so happy. They are very glamorous and Palm Beachy.

The item that I covet the most is the Clinique + Jonathan Adler: Pop Lip Colour + Primer. The Palm Beach Pop (pictured below) is so pretty and pink for Summer and the case design is just divine! “The domes of Lucite are inspired by my Globo collection—glowing and glamorous. Just like Lip Pop,” says Adler.

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Image Credit: Clinique

The Clinique + Jonathan Ader: Limited Edition Chic Colour Kit is gorgeous too! Oh the decisions to be made. I am such a huge fan of collaborations and limited-edition collections so this is going to be tough to pass up.

Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Review

I am so excited that I got my Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase in the mail today.  This gift is available on the Clinique.com website.

I created a video review of the Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase Bag.

The Clinique Dreaming of Summer Gift with Purchase has 3 levels…

If you spend $28 you get:

  • All About Shadow Quad
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
  • Take the Day Off Makeup Remover
  • High Impact Mascara in Black
  • Pep-Start Eye Cream
  • Exclusive Cosmetics Bag

There are 2 color choices: Sunset Chic and Daytime Pretty. I got the Sunset Chic.

If you spend $50 you also get the Glow-Getters or Moisture Team set.

If you spend $50 you also get a free full size product.

Here is a photo of my Dreaming of Summer Sunset Chic bag.

I am really loving the purple shades in the eyeshadow palette. They are super pigmented and so beautiful!

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Clinique Crayola Limited Edition 4-Pack Review

The Clinique Crayola Limited Edition 4-Pack has been on my wish list for a few weeks and I finally picked it up on sale at Sephora.

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What’s to love?

First up the packaging so so adorable. I’ve been wanting these Clinique Chubby Sticks just because they look like Crayola crayons.

The colors are also very nice too. from left to right I got:

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy (Brown) – Chubby Stick Intense
  • Mauvelous (Raisin) – Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm
  • Melon (Light Orange) – Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm
  • Brick Red (Dark Red) – Chubby Stick Intense

The Intense sticks have more color and the Moisturizing Lip Balm is more sheer and I love them both! They have great pigmentation and feel amazing on my lips.

They are free of Parabens, fragrance, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DPB (dibutyl phthalate), and camphor.

Also be sure to check out my April Beauty Favorites video which has the Clinique Crayola Chubby Sticks.

Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight Review

I received the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight as part of my Spring 2017 Clinique Bonus Time Gift With Purchase from Macy’s and I am really impressed with this product.

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 What’s to love?

I am a huge fan of highlighter sticks and use them daily. I love how they illuminate the my upper cheek area and I often use them down the center of my nose.

The Clinique version is a great addition to my collection. It’s a nice sheer natural beige shade with a pearlescent glow. It is completely fragrance free and non-greasy.

I also love how well this one blends. A tiny bit goes a long way and it matches my fair skin tone perfectly. It also feels very light on my face and has good lasting power. This one feel more like a sheer translucent cream than a heavy cover up.

This is a twist-up Chubby stick that is Made in Belgium.

Full Sized Price: $23

Check out the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in my Clinique Bonus Time YouTube video!

Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub Review

I love the Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel so I decided to try the Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub and I love it!

What’s to love?

I am a huge fan of charcoal masks and I am so glad that Clinique has one that’s a scrub too . This mask has natural bamboo charcoal and kaolin clay plus natural silica beads for an exfoliant.

It has zero scent and the grey formula feels very soft and smooth upon application. To use I just applied all over my face and let dry for 5 minutes. The mask does turn blue as it drys then I massaged it into my face as I removed it  with warm water for the exfoliation part.

I have to say that my face looked amazing when I was done. My pores really shrunk which thrilled me and I had no drying. I think this might be my new favorite mask!

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Price: $28

I also got a Clinique Gift With Purchase from Macy’s with product!

Spring 2017 Clinique Bonus Time Gift With Purchase from Macy’s

Yesterday I picked up the Spring 2017 Clinique Bonus Time Gift With Purchase from Macy’s. The only time I buy Clinique is when there is a gift with purchase because you get such great stuff and I love the pink fruit bag!

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You get the following items with a $28 purchase:

  • The pink fruit Cosmetics bag
  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (this is a favorite for me).
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
  • Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Jumbo Jet
  • CHOICE 1: Spring Pinks is Spring Pinks (Eyeshadow: Like Mink, Blush: Sunset Glow, Long Last Lipstick in Ginger Flower)
  • CHOICE 2: Spring Nudes is – Spring Nudes (Eyeshadow: Morning Java & Ballet Flats, Blush: Sunset Glow, Long Last Lipstick in Watermelon)

I also upgraded the gift by spending $55 to get the:

  • Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Contour in “Curvy Contour”
  • Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Highlight in “Hefty Highlight”

I could have also chosen the:

  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
  • Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer

Clinique Pop Glaze Lipstick Review

Last week I went to the Clinique counter at Dillard’s so that I could get the Clinique Gift With Purchase. In order to get the gift I picked up the Clinique Pop Glaze Lipstick in Fireball Pop for my mom but I ended up stealing it back!

What’s to love?

I really like the square tube on the Color Pop line. The base is a colored transparent plastic and the top is silver with the Clinique logo.

The Clinique Pop Glaze Lipstick comes in 6 shades including Licorice Pop (dark violet), Bubble Gum Pop (medium pink), Sugar Plum Pop (medium violet), Melon Drop Pop (light red/coral) and Sprinkle Pop (dark pink). Second on my wish list is the Sugar Plum Pop.

My mom chose the Fireball Pop which is a darker coral/red but once she got it home the finish didn’t work on her lips. I think the reason was because this is a satin glaze finish which can look a bit transparent and it’s hard to get a good fill on older lips (my mom is 72), she does better with creams.

As you can see below I got fairly nice coverage (I’m 47). This lipstick is definitely transparent (glaze describes it well) but it is very pretty. It’s no where near the pigmentation you get with a cream. Pop Glaze does feel very moisturizing without being sticky and I loved the weightlessness. It does have a built-in primer.

Clinique says that this is an 8 hour wear lipstick but I only got about 4-5 hours. I rarely ever get 8 hours out of any lip product that’s not a matte. I had to reapply after lunch.

Overall I do like this lipstick and I would purchase it in another shade.

Price: $18.50

My March 2017 Dillard’s Clinique Gift With Purchase Unbagging video too!

March 2017 Dillard’s Clinique Gift With Purchase Review

March 3rd is the first day of the Dillard’s Clinique Gift With Purchase. If you spend $28 your get a 7 piece gift and if you spend $55 you can add the repair duo or the contouring team. It’s a “while supplies last” event.

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Here’s what you get!

You get a choice of 2 eyeshadow and lipstick combos. I went for choice #2. In choice #1 you get the Starlight Starbright Eyeshadow Duo and the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop.

The Bag – I really love this bag. It’s got a cute lipstick and lips pattern that’s really pretty.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ – This is a Clinique staple that I don’t actually use everyday but it’s a great product. I will definitely regift this one.

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser – I love this cleanser. It great for removing make-up and it leaves my face fresh and soft.

Clinique Superbalanced™ Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – This is actually a new product. I didn’t realize this when I was doing my video because the packaging is the same as the Superbalance Makeup. You’re also supposed to get a choice of 4 shades with your gift. The woman at the Clinique counter didn’t give me a choice, maybe she was just guessing based on my skin tone but if I get anther gift I’m going to request the Silk Ivory. I got the Silk Canvas with  my gift.

Clinique All About Shadow in Beach Plum – I think this is my favorite item in the gift. I love the Clinique Eyeshadows and the purple in this one is so pretty.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Plum Pop – I really love this lipstick. It feels very soft and creamy and the pigmentation is amazing.

Clinique High Impact Mascara – This is one of my favorite mascaras. It gives me big bold lashes and it never clumps. I also like the samples because they last about a month which is about how long I keep mascara…I’m a big germaphobe!

Overall I think this is a great gift. The eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara make the bag.

I also created a YouTube video of the “unbagging” in my new space! I’ve even got some Stranger Things inspired lights going on.

 

 

My 5 Minute Make-Up Challenge

Oh the trials of getting everyone out the door in the morning. If you’re a mom like me you know that that it’s hard to juggle lunch and homework and the dog and finding your husbands keys. Not to mention getting yourself dressed and ready.

Now that I’m over 40 I rarely leave the house without make-up on. Last year I even insisted on applying lipstick before my husband carted me off to the hospital ER with pneumonia.

So I decided to take the YouTube 5 Minute Make-Up Challenge and I think I did pretty good. I used just 7 products (you can see them listed below) and I actually feel like I can face the grocery store with a smile.

My 7 beauty saves.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment for Dark Circle – My dark circles look like I’ve spent too much time in the Hogwarts dungeons. Luckily the Age Rewind makes them disappear like magic? OK, bad joke.

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection – The Bye Bye Pore Pressed and Blush in this palette evens out my skin and give me some rosy cheeks.

Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor – This is my new favorite lip stick. It glides on and make my lips shiny. It also smells pretty good too.

Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Lots O’Latte  – I love these Chubby Sticks when I’m pressed for time. They glide on and give great color.

The BrowGal Highlighter Pencil – The Brow Gal Highlighter Pencil wakes my eyes up in the morning. Wide awake? Yes!

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara – Thin lashes no more with my Clinique mascara!

Revlon ColorStay Brow Crayon – This Revlon Brow Crayon gives me a little color on my brows.

So there you have it! 4 minutes and 45 seconds later I’m good to roll out the door looking pretty good.