A couple of months ago I saw an offer in a local beauty and fragrance store (JT Loyds) that had a current offer that if you bought two skincare or beauty products from Clinique then you would be eligible for their bonus time gift which in my opinion you cannot pass on that offer. I have used Clinique’s products before and also had one of their previous bonus time gifts and I must say it’s great value for your money.
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap 200ml (RRP £8 100ml/ £16 200ml)
This product was the first that I chose being that I have used this product before and absolutely loved it, it “cleanses without stripping protective lipids” preparing your skin ready for the next 2 stages. To apply this product you lather it up in between your hands with a small amount of warm water then massage it into your makeup free face. When I used this it made me face feel quite cool like when using mint products but I do not find this over powering. I usually leave this on my face for a few minutes and then wash away and my skin is feeling incredibly soft and refreshed ready for those next 2 stages. I have also found it to be great for my oily skin usually after using many products it suppresses the oiliness but then a while after it returns but I have not found this when using this product my skin is still fresh in the morning. Due to it being a pump i’ve found it a lot easier to not waste a lot of the product, only one pump is needed so a little bit goes a long way.
Clinique 3 Step Pack (RRP £20)
Liquid Facial Soap 50ml
Clarifying Lotion 100ml
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 30ml
I bought this product as my second skincare product to qualify for the gift and I must say that this 3 step pack has worked absolute wonders for my oily skin. Firstly I have already mentioned the ‘Liquid Face Soap’ above so now onto the ‘Clarifying Lotion’ wow the scent of this is overpowering and it does kind of burn those eyes if you apply it too close but the results are too great to not use it. I have been using it consistently and I am really impressed, some days when I miss the first step I usually just use makeup remover which you would think would remove all of it as I do it thoroughly but one sweep across my face with this lotion and you can see the that it has removed all the excess oil and any remaining makeup, horrible I know but you can really see the results on your makeup pad. After using it for around a month I can say that my face is looking a lot clearer than what it did. As for the ‘Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel’ I cannot stop touching my face after I have applied it, it is incredibly soft and has to be one of my grail moisturisers which leaves your skin feeling great throughout the night. The gel is also lightweight and does not at all leave your skin feeling greasy afterwards which I have found with some moisturizers.
Bonus Time Gift
High Impact Curling Mascara 6ml (Full Size RRP £18)
“Helps coax lashes to a long, bold, upturned look, without a pinch, pull or tug. Smudge, flake, smear-resistant formula holds for up to 24 eye-opening hours. Ophthalmologist tested. Appropriate for contact lens wearers, too.”
I have found this mascara to be great with creating those luscious curly lashes but however have found the formula to be quite wet which is not good as it is constantly sticking to my upper and lower eyelids after I have applied it which to be honest is a pain in the arse. Also then screwing the lid on it seems to ooze out of the top which results in me constantly having to wipe away the excess product from the tube.
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 30ml (RRP £24 100ml)
“The big plus: Our new formula now helps strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier. More moisture stays in. Skin feels soft, springy. Has a healthy-looking glow.”
I am absolutely gutted that I am almost out of this product, I have found it to be quite similar to the ‘Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel’, it leaves my skin feeling incredible. My skin instantly feels hydrated and soft eliminating any pesky dry patches.
All About The Eyes Serum – Depuffing Massage 6ml (RRP 15ml £23/ 100g £153.33)
“This instantly cooling serum refreshes and hydrates puffy eyes with dark circles on contact. Brightens eye area immediately. With caffeine, antioxidants and soothing botanicals. Oil-free, non-irritating. Ophthamologist tested.”
To be honest I have not used this often as I have been using my Benefit It’s Potent! but from what I have used it does instantly refresh and hydrate those puffy eyes, I use it when I wake up in the morning as it makes me feel more awake. As for dark circles and brightening the eye area I cannot really comment on that as of yet because I have not used it long enough.
All About The Eyes – Moisture Surge 15ml (RRP 50ml £34/ 100ml £68)
“Light, comfortable cream/gel plumps skin with hydration for a full 24 hours. Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are washed away. In their place-a sense of supple, firm, vibrant well-being, even through shifts in humidity. One ‘drink’ and skin looks and feels happier, healthier.”
Again this is another product that I have not used a lot of unfortunately, but the cream is lightweight and not sticky. The moisture surge definitely does bring life to my tired eyes.
Almost Lipstick – Black Honey (Full Size RRP £17.50)
“Glossy, sheer, non-staining lip colour. Soothing to the lips. Lips feel moist with a shiny finish.”
This product was mainly was made me want this offer, this shade of lipstick is absolutely perfect for autumn and those winter months. I have used this lipstick one quite a few occasions and it is simply stunning, long lasting and gives those lips a moisture boost instead of leaving them looking dry like some lipsticks.
Clinique Blushing Blush Powder – Aglow 11oz (RRP £36.67 10g)
“Defining moment for cheeks. Silky formula sweeps effortlessly over cheekbones to create a natural look. Fresh, jet-milled colour builds to desired intensity with custom-sculpting brush. Long-wearing. Stays colour-true. Oil-free.”
I love this blush powder its perfect for those nude makeup looks, and is super easy to blend. I have found that it looks great on pale skin and not too overpowering leaving a lovely subtle glow.
Also included in the gift was a makeup bag to keep all your goodies in, since i’ve started blogging I have come overrun with makeup so an extra makeup bag was much needed!
Overall I am extremely impressed with the results of these products and the bonus time gift.
Have you tried Clinique products before? What do you think?
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