Liquid Facial Soap Mild
"Step 1 in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System. Gentle, effective cleansing for dry combination skins. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable."
I have been collecting various samples of cleansers, toners and moisturisers for my trip at the end of the year so I don't have to carry full packets of anything and I can just throw away everything on my way back to save weight and space in my bags. This is a generous amount, and will most likely carry me through the whole way. This is the one I was using before I ran out and started using samples from my bellabox but I will buy it again if I ever run out of free samples to use because it is a great simple and effective facial cleanser!
All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage and Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
"Instantly cooling serum refreshes and hydrates puffy, tired-looking eyes on contact. Gentle massaging action helps reduce undereye congestion. Lightweight, oil-free, non-irritating."
"A life-changer for dry skins-plumped, strong and supple. With our rich, oil-free cream-gel, skin stays comfortable plumped, even 24 hours after you put it on. Used faithfully, skin feels more supple, less susceptible to outside influences."
You definitely feel the immediate cooling of the eye massage, but I am pretty sure this is because of the metal ball roll-on applicator pressing on your skin. Nevertheless, this is really smooth and soft eye cream that you can conveniently roll-on instead of having to dab on with your fingers.
The moisture surge skin hydrator is a relatively new product from Clinique that I have yet to try. I don't think it will replace my age defence moisturiser but I think it would be a good thing to try if you have problematic dry skin, using after your 3-step.
Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
"In one smooth, unfussy layer you get hydration- and lots of it- for a healthy protective barrier. Daily SPF. Plus just enough sheer, seamless coverage to make little imperfections disappear. Nothing more, nothing less. Just perfect."
I was a bit disappointed to find out recently that Clinique does not stock their BB cream range in Australia. This is the closest thing they offer to us so I was glad to get a sample in this pack to be able to try it out. The shade I got in the gift pack was 3-neutral, and I am certain it is a little too dark for me but still wearable, especially to try it out.
It is definitely very moisturising and leaves a dewey effect on the skin. I have quite a few blemishes and acne scars which this cream does not cover like a BB cream might. Then again, I am comparing this to what I would expect from a foundation which probably isn't fair. If you have nice skin and are looking for something with some sun protection and don't want to go all out with foundation and other make-up then this would be a great choice to try.
Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream
"Treat hands to 12-hour hydration, soothing comfort, rich, restorative cream strengthens skin's moisture barrier against environmental stressors. Even boosts skins ability to retain moisture- so hands look and feel smoother. Conditions nails and cuticles."
Surprisingly, I have never used hand creams before. This has gone straight into my locker at work. It is great to rub into my hands after a few hours of dealing cards and pushing stacks, when my hands feel a little worn out. It doesn't have a fancy smell, which I think would be nice, but it is non-irritant and gentle to smell and touch.
Blushing Blush Powder Blush
I laughed at the name of this blush. I got shade 14, Iced Lotus, a pretty, pale, soft pink shade that is easy to apply. It is very slightly shimmery. I find it very girly and I think it would be great used with a natural look, brushed on the apples of your cheeks, paired with extra long, thick, black lashes.
High Impact Mascara and Dual-Ended High Impact Lip Colour/Long Last Glosswear
Mascara: 11 Brightening Black
Lipgloss: 12 Kissyfit
Lipstick: 17 Rosette
I am not too much of a fan of Kissyfit yet, but I hope that with some experimentation it will grow on me because I do like its easy application and long-lasting qualities. I love the colour of the lipstick Rosette as it is slightly sheer with a golden shimmer, nice and red without being too loud. Very versatile! I am already ploughing through my little sample of this lip colour.
Last but not least I got these two cute cosmetic bags! These are always handy to have lying around to take on sleepovers or weekends away. I often use them when I am in a performance to separate and carry my stage make-up to and from the theatre so I don't forget anything!
What are your favourite Clinique products? Have you taken advantage of any deals similar to this at department stores recently?