Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Clinique Fall 2010

Clinique Bigger, Brighter Eyes in an Instant Collection for Fall 2010

Quickliner for Eyes Intense (Limited Edition)

  • Intense Black
  • Intense Plum
  • Intense Chocolate
  • Intense Coffee

Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour

  • Guava Good
  • Pear-Fection
  • Running Latte
  • Strawberry Bliss
  • Pome-Greatness
  • Blackberry Nirvana

High Impact Mascara (Limited Edition)

  • Brightening Black

Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duos

  • Beach Plum
  • Like Mink
  • Blackberry Frost

Quick Eyes Cream Shadow

  • Sparkling Nude
  • Truffle
  • Rock Violet
  • Starlit Pink

Instant Lift for Brows

  • Soft Blonde
  • Soft Brown
  • Deep Brown

Airbrush Concealer

  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Medium Fair

Availability: August 2010

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Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Clinique Brandied Bronze Collection

Clinique Brandied Bronze Collection for Summer 2010

Brandied Bronze, Clinique’s newest Summer 2010 colour collection evokes the sexiness of hot summer days and nights. Cheeks of all skin tones are given a healthy glow without exposure to harmful rays while eyes sparkle in shades that are slightly pearlised and inspired by summertime. And, lips are kept moisturised to combat the summer’s harsh heat and dryness. The look is effortless, fun and playful.

Collection Includes…

  • Brandied Bronze Colour Surge Eye Shadow Palette (Limited Edition)
  • Bronze Leaf Different Lipstick (Limited Edition)
  • Sunkissed True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer
  • Chocolate Lustre Cream Shaper
  • Sugared Fig Defining Liner
  • Air Kiss, Bonfire, Fireberry, & Sunset Long Last Glosswear SPF 15
  • Lash Power Mascara

Availability: May 2010

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Monday, November 16th, 2009

Clinique Parisian Red Lipstick
Clinique Parisian Red Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Clinique Parisian Red Lipstick

Clinique Parisian Red Lipstick ($14.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a glossy, just-bitten red with pinky tones. Parisian Red is part of Clinique’s Butter Shine Lipstick line-up, which is described as “wearable color” with sheer to moderate coverage. Parisian Red was a limited edition shade from Clinique’s holiday collection last year, but you can still find Parisian Red at Nordstrom! :) The formula itself is creamy, smooth, and incredibly moisturizing. It does feel like a very glossy lipstick, actually. The color itself is opaque enough to give lips plenty of pop, but they’re not completely opaque. I really love this particular shade of red for the formula itself, because it’s so easy and comfortable to wear.

What about you? Would you wear this red?

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009


Clinique Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream

Clinique Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream ($17.50 for 2.5 fl. oz.) is a rich (and thick!) cream designed to keep hands hydrated for up to twelve-hours and is touted as a “restorative cream” that’s fit for hands and cuticles.

Clinique has created a rich and creamy hand cream that sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave behind any greasy residue. These are pretty much must-have characteristics in any daytime hand cream I keep on my desk (which is where I must keep them, or else I’d never remember to use them ever!). It’s a hand cream that does exactly what it should and without any fuss. It’s scent-free, takes about an oversized pea-sized dollop to get an even application on both hands, and it lasts for hours.

I couldn’t tell you if it lasts twelve hours, but I’d say my hands are significantly less dry throughout the day, and I usually apply it once in the morning and once in the afternoon (if I’m good!). In terms of overall positioning in my hand cream favorites, Clinique comes in as a new favorite, but it’s still edged out of first by Ellen Sirot’s Hand Perfection. However, Hand Perfection is pricier and less accessible, whereas Clinique is more affordable and readily available.

Bottom Line: While Clinique’s new hand cream for the wintertime does seem a bit on the pricier side, but so far the tube has lasted me a month now, and I imagine it’ll take me to February, so three to four months of usage is good enough to justify the price to me. When I come across a hand cream that’s rich in moisture but zero on the grease-factor, I’m all over it, and Clinique wins on both counts!

If you want to know more about how products are evaluated, read out Rating System FAQ! :)

  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For long-lasting moisturized hands, Clinique’s new Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream works well without any frills.

Availability: Clinique, Nordstrom

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Clinique for Spring 2010

Clinique Juiced Up Colour Collection for Spring 2010

Inspired by the fresh, healthy feel of spring, NEW Juiced Up Colour. Spring 2010 collection offers a scrumptious selection of “good-for-you” eye, lip and cheek shades for a season of delectably modern and extraordinarily wearable looks. Drawing inspiration from Clinique’s latest lip innovation, Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour, the lineup is fruit-inspired, juicy and packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

The focus of the collection is the limited edition Fresh Picked Allover Colour shimmering blush and the Fresh Picked Eye Shadow palettes featuring “fresh picked” shades for cheeks and eyes. And for an extra bit of fun, each individual blush palette and eye shadow palette is beautifully pressed with a yummy berry or pear pattern and packaged in a sleek, contemporary compact. The collection offers a balanced, full-face look: a soft wash of colour on the eyelid, accented by a defined lash line and dressed up brow, rosy cheeks and a glossy, juiced-up lip.

Fresh Picked Allover Colour

This limited edition multi-toned palette is the vibrant highlight of NEW JUICED UP COLOUR collection. Three complimentary fresh-picked shades of softly shimmering blush create sheer, subtle radiance and an allover glow. pressed together beautifully in a delicious fruit-inspired pattern and offered in a modern silvery and white compact.

  • Mixed Berries

Fresh Picked Eye Shadow

Two delicious pairings of softly shimmering eye shadow duos include complimentary hues that offer effortless sheen and subtle luminosity to eyes. Each compact, delicately pressed into a fresh berry or pear design, includes a soft shimmer base shade, along with an accent shade to highlight and contour for a burst of healthy looking, wearable colour.

  • Fresh Picked Berry
  • Fresh Picked Pear

Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour

This gorgeous, colourful lip product is bursting with “good-for-you” ingredients to provide treatment benefits, along with luscious colour to your lips. Six juicy, antioxidant rich shades help improve the appearance of lips instantly. The non-sticky, highly moisturising formula provides stay-true colour, buildable coverage and complete comfort. And the convenient, portable flow-through brush applicator delivers just the right amount of coverage with every use.

  • Pink Me Up
  • Goodness Grapecious
  • Nude-tritious
  • Fig-a-licious
  • Raisin the Bar
  • Rhubarbie

High Lengths Mascara

This lengthening and lifting mascara stretches each and every lash to new lengths, while a unique curved “willow” wand applicator beautifully separates and defines. This curved fine-toothed comb finds the tiniest lashes and brings them out of hiding. Thanks to an infusion of lash-loving ingredients, lashes are kept soft, supple, beautifully conditioned and allover healthy looking. Eyes are left looking noticeably wider and fully energised. NEW High Lengths Mascara is also ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive eyes.

  • Black

Instant Lift for Brows

Perfect brows and an instant “eye lift” all in one dual-ended applicator. This multi-functional beauty tool provides an easy way to groom eyebrows while simultaneously creating a more eye-opening, youthful appearance. The dual-ended pencil contains a brow filler and one end to fill-in, even-out and create perfectly defined, natural-looking brows. The brow bone highlighter gives brows a lifted look – opening up and brightening the face instantly. packed full of vitamins and natural botanicals, NEW Instant Lift for Brows is a simple way to look years younger without the fuss.

  • Soft Blonde
  • Soft Brown
  • Deep Brown

Eye Defining Liquid Liner

An ultra-comfortable, luxurious, easy-to-apply gel eyeliner provides true high itensity colour in just one stroke. Featuring a precision pin-point tip for controlled application to create a thin or thick line around the eye, so you can go natural or dramatic – the choice is yours.

  • Black

Powder Brush

This luxurious brush made of natural hair is the ideal tool for applying this season’s Fresh Picked Allover Colour. The large dome allows for easy application of powder for a smooth, flawless look. Unique antibacterial technology protects brush from mold, fungus and bacteria.

Eye Shadow Brush

This natural hair brush is essential for quick and easy eye shadow application with unique antibacterial technology to protect the brush from mold, fungus and bacteria. The perfect partner for Clinique’s Fresh Picked Eye Shadow.

Availability: February 2010

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Clinique Black Tie Violet Collection for Winter 2009

Chic and sophisticated, Clinique’s has it!

Colour Surge Eye Shadow

  • Frosted Blossom
  • Purple Pixie
  • Black Orchid

Cream Shaper for Eyes

  • Starry Plum

Long Last Lipstick

  • Pinkberry

Long Last Glosswear SPF 15

  • Clearly Pink

Quickliner For Lips

  • Raspberry

Blushing Blush Powder Blush

  • Smoldering Plum
  • Iced Lotus

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