My blown out, instaflush must-haves <3
Bobbi Brown once said “Nothing makes a woman look prettier than a pop of blush. It’s an instant lift and the quickest way to add a healthy glow to the face.”. I agree with her 101%! For drab days when I wake up late and don’t really have the luxury of time and energy to prettify to the nines, I solely depend on my blush and gloss before heading out the door. Recently, I added 3 steps (and products) in my makeup kit that I think y’all should also give a try since they’re able to not just give me a mini lift but also an even glow on the apples of my cheeks. The best part about it? They won’t take forever and a day to apply.
Days after I got back from Cebu, my skin went on a wild havoc. Mind you – there’s no exaggeration in here. My face broke out to heights unimaginable to me at this day and age when I thought I’d be finally done and over with red, angry pimples and zits
Apparently not with this kind of heat that profusely opens up the pores and just sucks everything right in.
I intended to buy a birthday present for a friend when I found myself lost in the Clinique Rustans Makati counter with their counter advisor Anya. I needed a 3-Step #3 travel size kit when she recommended that I give the Anti-Blemish Solutions a run for its money since it’s more apt for my skin condition. I still had plenty of their Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser so I opted out of the cleanser from this range and got the three products below instead.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Trio (left-right)
Clarifying Lotion (Php 1520)
All-Over Clearing Treatment (Php 1750)
Spot Treatment Gel (Php 1200)
First of all, this range is not exactly the cheapest solution to clear, sensitive skin. I shelled out a total of Php 4470, twice my derma’s usual cocktail price tag but only a third of the usual 9-11 step range. I was crossing my fingers that this will work for me because the last time I changed ranges, this happened.
When you reach a certain age, you get to (hopefully) put acne control to the side and anti-aging to the forefront of your skincare program. While I still breakout once in a while (sigh!), I have pretty much slimmed down my skin care regimen to my non-negotiable basics that I toy around (by changing products ) with every 2-3 months.. They’re comprised of the following “essentials”:
- Oil or water based makeup remover
- Foaming cleanser when I get up, cream cleanser before going to bed
- Oil control toner before going out/to work, alcohol-free toner at night
- Eye cream
- Oil-free, brightening emulsion to keep the freckles and sun spots at bay
- Sunblock before going out/to work, moisturizer before going to bed
- Hydrating mists in during lunch
Taking a cue from Brigitte, I recently added the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (serum, Php 3300 for 30ml and Php 4500 for 50ml) into my skin care regimen and I’m glad to share that I just purchased bottle #2. I wouldn’t be too definite that it will work on its own but it nicely married with my current regimen.
The Clinique 16 Shades of Beige Collection
Love neutrals? I hear you! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come this March 2014 from Clinique. Taking our love for neutrals in mind, say hello to the limited edition eyeshadow palette and nail enamel collection called 16 Shades of Beige. It’s damn gorgeous for words and universally flattering for every complexion. If sexy and sophisticated’s the look you’re gunning for next year, make sure you watch out for this collection!
Apart from the much awaited, limited edition All About Shadow Neutral Territory 2 (Php 4,200) 8-shade eyeshadow palette, the collection boasts 8 equally highly coveted, A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins (Php 820 each) in creamy, warm hues. They’re made of naturally nude shades from light to dark making them luxe touches of elegance on our daily ensemble.
This September 1 to 15, Clinique gives us massive shoppers another opportunity to discover and fall in love with some of their allergy tested, 100% fragrance-free best sellers. All these beauty candies on the house with your single receipt purchase of 4,500 from September 1 to 15, 2013, while supplies last. For purchases at least Php 5,000, you’ll also snag a Clinique tote bag (one per customer). Sweet deal!