A few weeks back on a shopping trip to Lakeside, I stopped by the Clinique counter in House of Fraser. Many of my family and friends speak highly of the Clinique range and have suggested I try their products, so after spending some time with the assistant on the counter, I decided to purchase some products.
I never had the time to purchase the products in store because shortly after I had an appointment but once I had spent some time with the assistant, I had a better understanding of what Clinique products were suited to my skin type and off I went to the Clinique website!
I have combination skin and by around lunchtime I can tend to look a little greasy in my t-zone area although it is less oily than before. Once I explained to the assistant my skin struggles she recommended that I try the 3-step skin care which is made up of 3 separate products that work together to cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin.
3 – step skin care
Step 1 – liquid facial soap
A little goes a long way with this product. I apply a small amount onto the tip of my fingers and work into a lather on my face after rinsing. The product is of a very light consicentcy but works well to get rid of any dirt and grime build up on your face which leaves my skin feeling very fresh and clean.
Step 2 – clarifying lotion
I apply a generous amount onto a cotton pad and sweep all around my face and neck. I go in with this twice as I feel the first time cleans up any residue from the liquid soap and the second time gives me a nice polish. When I first used this product, it had a slight tingling sensation and I worried that it could be a bit harsh, but having used it more frequently my skin has become accustomed to it.
Step 3 -moisturising gel
After any cleanse and tone comes a good moisturiser. I generally tend to use the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturiser because it’s very light but also quite rich on the skin and I prefer this to something heavier on my face. This one from Clinique is ok but I don’t think I’ve fallen in complete love with this product just yet.
I also purchased this foundation after seeing my friend look effortlessly flawless and also taking home a sample from my not so local Clinique store (long story). I initially wanted the Clinique Stay Matte foundation however after seeing the results on this one I was sold.
I haven’t started using the full bottle as I bought this just before I went away and now my skin is looking rather sunkissed and all glowy on its own after some well needed sunshine, I will use this once my skin returns to its natural shade.
As my focus was to purchase the foundation and 3 step skin care, I was pleasantly surprised to have qualified for some extra goodies at the checkout which I wasn’t expecting but turned out to be a nice 1st time experience shopping with Clinique.
I received a primer, a chubby stick, a mascara, a hydrating moisturiser and a scrub which was accompanied by a stunning green bag. Although these are travel size, the complimentary products were greatly appreciated as I put them all to use while away on holiday.
All in all I was pleased with my 1st time purchases from Clinique and I cannot wait to use the foundation properly. I would definitely say from the above purchases, these are good products for my skin type as they do not leave my skin feeling tight or dry. I will keep on at the moisturiser but hey we can’t have everything can we?
Have you tried any Clinique products? If yes, what would you recommend? Thanks for reading x