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Clinique Beauty Haul!

Hey guys,

This haul is from a while back but I thought I would share my very first Clinique mini haul with you.

Clinique haul

I had run out of an eye cream and that’s when I came across Clinique’s All About Eyes. It’s a light weight eye cream that borders on being a gel/lotion, since it isn’t that thick. It gets easily absorbed, has a velvety texture and leaves the eye area nourished. Even though I take only three tiny dots for each eye, I feel like this little tub won’t last me long. It’s supposed to help with redness, puffiness, fine lines, dark circles & shadows. Frankly I don’t have redness and rarely any puffiness, but still the product looked attractive and that’s why I bought it. You could say it’s an impulse buy, which I don’t recommend any of you to do 😛

Clinique All About Eyes

It’s a nice product, with a light scent to it. My eye area looks better than before. But is it worth the price I paid?. No, it’s not. I really loved Olay’s Total Effects eye cream which lasted me a really long time and cost only about 59 bucks. I actually bought 2 of these eye creams (since I expected it to be fantastic), the other one for my mom.

Price : AED 160 for a glass tub containing 15ml.

After buying these, I got to know that there is a free goodie bag with purchase of AED 400+. So, I checked for something else and came across Clinique’s Long Last Glosswear 5 Pack Set. The colors looked super gorgeous. These lip glosses come in bottles of 2.3ml each and are travel friendly. Some glosses leave your lips super dry but these ones are really moisturizing. They aren’t super sticky too.

Clinique Long Last Glosswear set

It has good staying power. Even though it boasts 8 hours, I have found it lasts for upto 5 hours on my lips, which is still good. The colors, though they appear intensely pigmented in the tubes, are light and sheer on application. Here are the lip swatches :

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Bare Lips

Clinique Cupid's Bow

Cupid’s Bow – Probably the lightest shade of red. My favorite out of the 5. Gorgeous, non-shimmer and sheer.

Clinique Purple Crush

Purple Crush – A pinkish purple, sheer and with a slight shimmer.

Clinique Love at First Sight

Love at First Sight – A light violet color, shimmer and sheer.

Clinique Happy Heart

Happy ♥ – A pinkish peach color, non- shimmer and sheer.

Clinique Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth – Lightest shade of pink, almost on the verge of being white. Kinda makes me look ghastly IRL. My least favorite out of the 5. Non-shimmer and sheer.

Price : AED 147

Though wearable on it’s own, I feel like their performance is enhanced when coupled with lipsticks of the same shades.

Next, here is the goodie bag I received. The bag itself is a keeper, being super gorgeous, multicolored and really good quality. I adore it!.

Clinique makeup bag

Frankly, I am really impressed with the contents of this bag. There were 5 items –

● Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – This is a cream that delivers intense moisture to dry skin. On application, there is a cooling effect which is such relief. Aptly named ‘thirst relief’, this works like how water works for our body!. The sample came in a 7ml glass container. It has a really gentle & pleasant smell. It has a really lightweight appearance and goes on like a serum on the skin, getting absorbed super fast.

Clinique moisture surge

● Clinique High Impact lipstick in the color 13 Flamenco – I literally died seeing a full sized lipstick in this goodie bag!. Like whatt?!. It came in a classic Clinique green colored tube and since High Impact lipsticks come packaged differently, I can only guess the one I got was originally designed as a test product (You know, to be kept on shelves for testing). Anyways, I am super happy to get one ♥

Clinique Flamenco

Flamenco is an ‘orange’ish red lipstick, even though it looks more on the red side, in the tube. It looks super pretty on application. More layers can be added to get an intense, full coverage look. It goes on a like butter on the lips, giving the look of really moisturised lips.

Clinique Flamenco lip swatch

● Clinique High Impact mascara – Never been more disappointed with any mascara like this before. It literally does nothing to my lashes. Wish I could show you a before & after pic, but both looks the same!.

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● Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Cleanser – A thick, white colored foaming cleanser that takes away all impurities, leaving the skin looking well cared for and soft. It came in a 15ml deluxe sample tube and I was able to get several uses out of it since a little goes a long way. Loved this cleanser!

Foaming cleanser

● Clinique Aromatics in White perfume – A very feminine, floral, musky scent that’s definitely charming. It has good lasting power. Loved this sample too. It came in a small glass spray bottle.

Clinique Aromatics in White

Even though I have mentioned light scents for the skincare products, all Clinique products are 100% Fragrance free. Also, they are Allergy tested.

Everything shown above (including that cute little camel toy, which cost AED 29) were purchased at Abu Dhabi Duty Free.

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Naz ♥

Lip Product Addict Tag!

Hey y’all!

I love lip products so much that when I saw the YouTube tag titled Lip Product Addict tag, I thought it would be fun to do it! l thought adding lip swatches would be a good idea since this is not a video and you will get to understand how these colors look IRL.

Before we start, here is how my lips look naturally, without lipstick :

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Alright, let’s get this started :

Q1 : Fave balm/treatment?

My favorite balm at the moment is the 6 Hour Protection lip balm by Neutrogena!. It is amazingly nourishing and non sticky. I haven’t so far found a better balm than this. So it will be my favorite for a long time!. Read my full review by clicking here!

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Q2 : Best eye catching red?

I had always stayed clear of red color, thinking it’s not a color that I can pull off. However, a friend from US said it would look good on me and to give it a try. In addition she also gifted me a red lipstick from the brand Debbilia. Yep!. That’s so sweet of her!. It’s color 05. I am so in love with it. It’s creamy, extremely pigmented and matte. It is long lasting, contains collagen and Vitamin E too. I always love matte lips. Here are the swatches :

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Q3 : Best luxury and best drugstore?

Best luxury would be M.A.C lipstick. More on that in the answer to Q4.

Best drugstore would be the lipbutter from Revlon. I have found the loveliest nude/everyday look for me!. It’s in the color Sugar Plum. It’s a pinkish brown. Personally, I think this color will suit any skin tone. It’s AED 48. To read an in detail review of this lipbutter and two other shades, click here.

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Q4 : Best MAC lipstick?

I own only one MAC lipstick. I swatched a whole lot before deciding on this color. It’s my favorite and it’s called Craving. It’s a beautiful plum color which is perfect for people with a dark skin tone. It’s an amplified creme finish. It’s price is AED100 currently but at the time I bought it it was AED81.

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Q5 : The most disappointing?

This would definitely be the Joli Rouge lipstick from Clarins. It’s in the color Pink Coral (16). I thought this coral would be a nice color. However, it’s too sheer and has slight shimmer in it. It’s price is AED115.

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13This one is about 10 layers of it, so as to build a color for the sake of this pic!

14I feel like this does nothing for me!

I know the shimmer doesn’t really show in these pix, so here is the cotton pad with which I removed the lipstick. It shows well there :

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Q6 : Liner – yes or no?

A HUGE YES!. I absolutely love liners. I believe it will make any lip color more intense. My favorite lip liner is Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Contouring liner in the color Black Tulip. It is a very pigmented plum/maroon color. It’s price is AED22.

16I have used this so much that the writing on the pencil has faded off!!

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With constant lipstick trials (for the purpose of this post) and removing with a cotton pad really irritated my lips and it really shows in this pic :(.

I would like to show you how I do one of my favorite lips looks. After lining like above, I color in almost all of my lips except the center.

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Next, I fill in Mac’s Craving over the liner and the center part too.

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Compare this pic with the pic from Q4 in which I used only MAC lipstick without the liner. You see the difference?

Q7 : Best gloss?

I am not into gloss much since I love matte looks more. However, very occasionally I do use gloss. My favorite for that purpose is Stila Lip Glaze in Majesty. It’s a plum color and very intense. The tube is very unique. You twist one side and the gloss comes into the brush at the other end and you can apply to your lips with that brush. This is also a gift from a friend in US (Yay!. Love thoughtful gifts ♥).

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This is how the glaze looks when applied on top of the look I created in Q6. It’s over the top crazy looking glossy look right?.  I tone it down by simply folding a tissue, placing it in between my lips and giving a light kiss on it. Here is the resulting look :

23This is also one of my usual lip looks

Q8 : Something extra!

I would like to discuss about my favorite lip scrub here. I scrub my lips about twice a month. My favorite scrub is Creme Brulee lip scrub by Sara Happ. I am half way through the tub now. It contains Grapeseed oil and Jojoba seed oil too. It’s price is AED110.

I have discussed this scrub before in another post. Click here to learn about more ways to take care of your lips with at home DIYs plus I discussed a home made scrub there!

24I tag the following people to do this tag:

1) Abidha of Abidha Ayyoob’s Blog

2) Daania of Serendipity Happens (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

3) Irene of Drab to Fab

4) Priyanka of The Makeup Saga

5) Sally of Canadian Sassy Sally

6) Sara of Blend N Smack (Click here to check out the post she did in response to this tag :))

7) Anyone else reading this post and has a blog :). Do leave a link in the comments below if you do it, so that I can see what your favs are!

Hope you guys do this fun tag 😀

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