Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Take the Day Off Makeup Removericon ($16.50) is a classic choice for a good makeup remover. It’s excellent for removing stubborn bits of makeup around the eyes and lips. There is also a cleansing milk and cleansing balm version of the same formula.

Moisture Surgeicon ($34.00) feels like a water-based moisturizer; it’s like a gel rather than a cream. It’s very good at moisturizing skin and keeping it moisturized throughout the day. It’s one of their more recent products, but it’s definitely worthy of representing the brand.

Almost Powder Makeup SPF15icon ($22.50) is one of my favorite powder foundations. This is something you can easily keep in your purse for touch-ups to existing foundation (because the powder itself is incredibly finely milled and lightweight) or to put on before going out.

All Over Colouricon ($29.50) is a gorgeous compact, both in the color range, effect, and the appearance. What I like about these compacts as they’re affordable, despite having the cute flower emblazoned into the product. I love the way these work as blushes and subtle highlighters simultaneously.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Clinique’s Blackberry Bloom collection for the holidays has a few stunning products definitely worth a trip over to your local Clinique counter! Particularly lovely is the Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Blackberry Bloom ($29.50) (pictured above), which is a pleasant shade of muted raspberry-mauve. It’s not too warm or cool, making it ideal for all skin tones. It has low level pearl in it; no over the top shimmer, more like a sophisticated sheen. Black Coffee ($14.00) is a rich shade of warm brown with golden flecks in it. I think it would be perfect way to add definition to the crease paired with a nude shade all over the lid. All of the shadows had great texture and consistency; they were smooth, pigmented, and blended easily.

Along with these holiday products, Clinique has come out with Party Red, featuring shades of red and coordinating products for those bold red lips. Both the Butter Shine Lipstick in Parisian Red ($14.00) and Long Last Lipstick in Party Red ($14.00) are excellent choices for your perfect holiday pout. Parisian Red seemed more like a truer red than Party Red, which is just a little subdued and has more of a frost finish to it. If I had to pick one, Parisian Red is the one I’d lust over!

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Monday, November 10th, 2008

Cliniqueicon is offering one of the best gifts with purchase (GWP) I’ve ever seen! Normally, I’m not one to indulge just to get a GWP, but I this one is worth it just for the zebra-printed bag. And guess what? You get it with any $25 Clinique purchase–that’s not bad at all! The “value” of the GWP is $65, and all in all, the products inside the bag aren’t bad either. I loved Bamboo Pink glosswear is cute, and eyeshadow/blush compact is nice — colors are pretty universal; both shadows tinged with gold, while the blush is a nice medium pink. You also get mini-versions of their Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser (1.7 oz.), Zero Gravity Repairwear Lift Firming Cream (0.5 oz.), Lash Doubling Mascara (0.14 oz.), Long Last Lipstick in Blush Coral, silver lipstick case, and of course, the bag itself, designed by Trina Turk.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Clinique Holiday 2008 Gift Sets

Happy-To-Go ($30.00)

  • Happy Solid Perfume Pencil in “Wealth of Flowers” .07 oz/2.25 g
  • Happy Solid Perfume Pencil in “Hint of Citrus” .07 oz/2.25 g
  • Happy Solid Perfume Pencil in Happy .07 oz/2.25 g

Kissable Six ($35.00)

  • Dual Ended Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Luscious Lilac & Double Plum
  • Dual Ended Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Strawberry Burst & Peppermint Patty
  • Dual Ended Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Blackberry Bloom & Pink Champagne

Long Last Shine ($25.00)

  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Mystic .08 oz/2.4 ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Guava Gold .08 oz/2.4 ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Air Kiss .08 oz/2.4 ml
  • Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Sunset .08 oz/2.4 ml

Perfectly Happy ($49.50)

  • Happy Perfume Spray 1.7 oz/50 ml
  • Happy Body Cream 2.5 oz/75 ml
  • Happy Perfume Rollarball/Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Whisper

Absolutely Happy ($72.50)

  • Happy Perfume Spray 3.4 oz/100 ml
  • Happy Body Butter 3.4 oz/100 ml
  • Happy Body Wash 3.4 oz/100 ml
  • Happy Perfume Spray .5 oz/15ml

Make It Moisture ($42.00)

  • Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief 1.7 oz/50 ml
  • All About Eyes Rich .21 oz/7 ml
  • Superbalm Lip Treatment .17 oz/5 ml

Great Skin Home and Away ($59.00)

  • Liquid Facial Soap – Mild 6.7 oz/200 ml
  • Clarifying Lotion 2 with Pump 13.5 oz/487 ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump 4.2 oz/125 ml
  • Liquid Facial Soap – Mild 1.0 oz/30 ml
  • Clarifying Lotion 2 2.0 oz/60 ml
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion in Tube 1.0 oz/30 ml

The Luxury Shave ($31.00)

  • M Shave Aloe Gel 1.4 oz/41 ml
  • Face Scrub 3.4 oz/100 ml
  • Post Shave Healer 2.5 oz/75 ml

Super Treat ($25.00)

  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Apricot .17 oz/5 ml
  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant .17 oz/5 ml
  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Ginger .17 oz/5 ml
  • Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Raspberry .17 oz/5 ml

Black Honey Glow ($35.00)

  • Almost Lipstick in Black Honey .06 oz/1.9 g
  • Shimmering Tones Bronzer in Pink Chocolate .31 oz/75 ml
  • High Impact Mascara in Black Honey 4.5 ml/4.1 g

Available November 2008, check your local counter for details.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Party Red | Holiday 2008 | CLINIQUE

  • High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 in Red-y To Wear ($14.00)
  • Different Lipstick in Angel Red ($14.00)
  • Long Last Lipstick in Vintage Wine, Party Red (Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Butter Shine Lipstick in Cranberry Cream, Parisian Red (Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Kissable Dual Ended Full Potential Set in Luscious Lilac, Double Plum, Blackberry Bloom, Pink
  • Champagne, Strawberry Burst, Peppermint Patty (Limited Edition) ($35.00)
  • Defining Liner for Lips in Red-y or Not, Pomegranate ($14.00)
  • Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Sparking Nude, Lucky Penny ($14.50)
  • Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black ($14.50)
  • High Definition Lashes in Black ($14.00)
  • Superfine Liner for Brows in Deep Brown ($12.50)
  • Eye Liner Brush ($16.50)
  • Happy Perfume Spray ($37.50/$49.50)

Available December 2008 at Clinique counters nationwide and at www.clinique.com.

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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The holiday season is all about giving but it’s also a great time to treat yourself to a little something glamorous, right? Well, this season Clinique has your holiday look covered. Blackberry Bloom. Holiday 2008 | CLINIQUE is a wearable and sultry collection that highlights a beautiful glowing face accentuated with a sexy, dramatic eye. For the woman looking to go from the office to a festive soiree it’s the perfect collection to go from daytime to playtime – glamour in an instant!

Blackberry Bloom | Holiday 2008 | CLINIQUE

  • Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Blackberry Bloom (New, Limited Edition Shade) ($29.50)
  • Colour Surge Eyeshadow Super Shimmer in Black Coffee (New), Black Amethyst (New), Black Smoke (New) (All Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Kohl Shaper for Eyes in Black Kohl, Black Amethyst, Black Honey (New, Limited Edition) ($15.50)
  • High Impact Mascara in Black and Black Honey (New, Limited Edition) ($14.00)
  • Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Blackberry Bloom, Voluptuous Violet, Sugarfull (New, Limited Edition) ($17.50)
  • Makeup Brush Set (Limited Edition) ($25.00)
  • Aromatics Elixir Perfume Spray ($50.00)

Available in November 2008 at Clinique counters nationwide and at www.clinique.com.

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