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Share Your Favorite Clinique Experience | Be My Date for the Clinique Real Women Party!

10/27/2011Shen Gee

But first let me share mine!

Listing down my favorite Clinique products are easy. Everything. I love their 3-Step Program (I'm in the number 3), their Moisture Surge and Acne Blemish Solution Clarifying Moisturizer. I still find it fascinating that Clinique is one of the brands that have made re-think my thoughts on moisturizers and it's the first that doesn't insist on selling numerous products. It actually believes that you only need to use those that your skin needs.

I grew up in household that consisted many women and I would usually see atop their vanities Clarifying Lotions, Dramatically Different Moisturizers and Moisture Surge. I would also see lipsticks in green seek tubes, compact powders and of course, the popular Clinique Happy scent. My cousin use to hoard Clinique Happy and would only use this perfume even when going to school!

As for me, I admit I was a late bloomer. So late in fact that it was only a few years ago that I got re-acquainted with the brand and actually tried a whole collection for myself. Thanks to a beautfiul enabler, Nikki of Askmewhats, I finally visited Clinique and did a personal skin consultation. Then, I purchased my very own Moisture Surge and Liquid Facial Soap. Before beauty blogging, my experience with Clinique only consisted f me sneaking to my mom's vanity and borrowing her Clarifying Lotion and makeup remover! I can't believe that I now have a vanity filled with Clinique products!

As for their makeup, I am a such a big fan. There is always something very comforting with Clinique cosmetics as it is a skin care first and then, a makeup. With Clinique, their makeup seem to have dual purpose, caring for your skin then making it beautiful in an instant. 

During the Clinique Party we held last August, I was introduced to their Superbalance Makeup and their DermaWhite makeup products.

I first bought the Derma White Bright C Liquid Makeup. You know I've got this weird obsession for liquid foundations. I can't seem to go out of the house without applying it. I wanted to try this out because Mira, the brand manager fro Clinique Philippines, told me that it resembles the matte finish Superfit Foundation has with the benefits of Vitamin C. I love Vit C and I love them on my skin care. She said, that being part of the Derma White line, this liquid foundation also helps with lightening the skin. Not as potent as the whitening skin care but at least your skin is aided with this foundation. I was sold!

The scent was the first thing I noticed, reminded me of concentrated Vitamin C. Then the super  liquid-y texture of it. Using a thin foundation brush, this provides a coverage in between medium and heavy. I noticed that the foundation feels light against my skin. As if I wasn't wearing any foundation at all. 

Derma White Bright-C Liquid made it to the top of my favorite Clinique products because:
  • It provides medium to heavy coverage enough to hide blemishes and fine lines.
  • lightweight feel of the foudation makes me think I'm not wearing any foundation at all
  • Smooth even application.
  • It has whitening properties which helps speed up whitening or lightening process of the skin.
  • Cancels out redness effectively.
  • Provides a matte finish quite similar to their dscontinued Superfit Foundation.
  • Stays on for good few hours and even with my extreme oiliness, my skin looks dewy instead.

Next was a special gift, the Clinique Superbalance Powder Makeup.

Clinique Superbalance Powder Makeup with SPF 15 Mineral-Rich Formula

It quite stole the spotlight, the Superbalanced Powder Makeup. It's the most amazing mineral makeup out there if I may say so. Goodbye to "Swirl, Tap & Buff." This powder encased in a grinding compact is super handy for me. I just tun the knob and the right amount of product comes out with no worries of making too much of a mess. What's best is that it provides a flawless finish, ideal for oily skin like mine.

What's to love with Clinique Superbalance Powder Makeup:
  • The convenient packaging of the grinding or shaver case with a decent brush and a good size mirror.
  • Provides an even flawless application.
  • Can be used alone as an alternative to liquid or cream foundation forms (but doesn't entirely cover blemishes)
  • Ideal for most skin types (even for those with dry skin. Although flaking might become visible with use)
  • Creates a smooth finish even without the buffing usually required with mineral makeup.
  • Ideal for touch-ups as it feels lightweight.
  • Doesn't cause any breakouts
  • Tames redness around my nose and chin area.
  • Amazing texture!
The Results

When used at the same time Clinique's Derma White Bright-C Liquid Makeup and Superbalance Powder Makeup gives me that sort of matte with a slight dewy look. I love the results and many have complimented me with it I shocked beyond words given how bad my skin is right now.

I've very picky when it comes to foundations. I tend to be a bit of a brand snob even. That's just because my skin reacts to foudnation quickly. I tend to breakout with products that are in the lower price range. And I sincrely envy girls who can get away with local cosmetic brands. But I know many women who suffers with a skin like mine. 

My advise is, always ensure that you give your skin the best. I know several friends who opt not to use makeup at all because past experiences with makeup have failed them and did damage to their skin. I'm happy that with some attestation from yours truly, they are now contemplating on using makeup but getting only those that have been known to care for the skin as well. One of their choices, of course, is Clinique, given that is a skin care first before it is a makeup.

Here's something that I know you'll be so excited about!

Now it's your turn to share your Clinique experiences and you could have the chance to become my date for the Clinique Real Women Party on November 5, 2011*.

Write about your favorite Clinique product/experience on the comment section below. Please include your email so I can easily reach you! One entry per contestant.

Send in your mobile number to shensaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com with subject head "Joining Clinique Real Women Party, Contact me if I Win"

Before joining, please be sure that you are available on November 5. I don't want to go there alone! :)

Deadline of entries are on November 3, 2011 (11:59pm)

The chosen one who will attend the Clinique Real Women Party with will be announced on November 4, 12noon or earlier and details of the event will be announced via blog post, twitter, and facebook. So be sure to follow and subscribe!

Addendum: To be fair and unbiased, I will ask the BF to choose the best comment of all those who joined. :) Believe me, nobody is more unbiased that the BF who is so analytical in everything. :)

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*This event is only open to Metro Manila residents who can make it to the Clinique Real Women Party on November 5, 2011. Winner will be announced and will be informed as soon as possible. I will be giving an ample amount of time for your response. If you no response for at least an hour, I will choose another winner. I hope you understand this. :)

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