Clinique Haul

Clinique have currently got some great products on the go, some new and some classic. After a recent splurge there, I thought I’d share with you some of the great products I copped that I’m really excited about. 

Firstly, their High Impact Curling Mascara in Black

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After a recent post about my favourite mascaras a friend told me Clinique mascara was her favourite. I had never tried any Clinique makeup before, but now I have tried this mascara I think I am a convert. I just tried it without curling my eyelashes and the specially designed wand really gripped the natural curve of my lash line so they looked great after one coat. 

The most exciting product of this haul is the Almost Lipstick

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It looks scary but it doesn’t actually appear on the lips as that colour. It is very sheer and is designed to enhance your natural lip colour. To quote clinique “When pure pigment merges with the unique, natural tone of your lips, you’ve met your match” . This product looks different on everyone, so it really gives you your own unique colour. 

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I also got a powder blush in the colour ‘aglow’. It is peach toned so now that my tan is fading it won’t look so good, but the product itself is highly pigmented with a shimmer.

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The pictures do not do justice to the glow. 

If you buy any two Clinique products right now you get all these free, plus some more face goos. Or you can buy them individually at retail price (Mascara: £18, Lipstick: £17.50, Blush: £22) 




The Battle for the Lip Product of the Summer

Two brand new hero lip products have just been released for summer. Dior Addict Fluid Stick (£26) and the Bobbi Brown Art Stick (£19)

In the battle for the hero lip product of the summer it’s Dior vs Bobbi. 

The Dior Addict Fluid Stick applies like a gloss and lasts like a lipstick. 


There is a wide range of fun summery colours and it lasts really well. My favourite is 219 which is a gorgeous nude but they also have this seasons must have orange, a bright pink and purple. 

Then there’s the Bobbi Brown Art Stick.



Chunky pen lipsticks were a big trend last summer and the gimmick was very exciting, but to release this a year later and still want the same hype is a bit naive in my opinion. This liner-meet- lipstick is available in 8 colours exclusively for Selfridges, so yes you have to either buy from the Selfridges website and brave their not so good delivery, or trek to your nearest Selfridges store. I am not sure why this was released now and not in the winter as they are all very wintery dark colours. None are really that fun. The pigment is strong and they have a nice sheer look but I was disappointed. However at £19 they’re not too expensive (relatively). 

So for me the winner is Dior!