New Bits from Clinique | Fall 2015

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Recently, Clinique introduced new skincare and colour launches for Fall 2015. I got the chance to try several products from the make-up range and I can’t wait for you to read more about them.

The product that I was most excited about was the Clinique Just Browsing Brush-On Styling Mousse. It’s a limited edition in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. There are 4 shades in total and I have it in 02 Light Brownwhich is a bit light for me and I’m currently looking for a darker shade. The texture is quite unique, I haven’t tried a similar eyebrow product, it’s like gel-mousse indeed, so it’s a bit thicker than the other eyebrow gels. Also, the formula doesn’t contain fibres, it actually has a combination of silicone film formers to keep the brow hairs in place and to provide a water-resistant wear. I’ve seen so many mixed reviews on this product and I can understand why this happens. If you have thin eyebrows, you’re going to love this, as it really thickens the brows and makes them look amazing. If you have a bit bigger eyebrows like I do, you need to use a light touch to make them look neat or you can just wipe off the excess before application. The tiny brush makes it easy to control the amount of product used to make the brows natural-looking but also defined and tamed. The mousse stays in place all day, it doesn’t smudge or flake and it’s 100% fragrance-free.

It’s quite interesting how the famous Clinique Chubby make-up family now has Skinny friends. Clinique Skinny Stick Eyeliners don’t require sharpening, they are slim, retractable pencils with a precise tip. I believe there are 4 shades available in the Nordic countries and I have Skinny Jeans* which is a deep, almost navy blue colour that makes my dark eyes really pop. I love how the packaging correlates to the shade within and how lightweight they are, perfect for travelling! The formula is slightly on the drier side but it’s very soft, so it glides on pretty smoothly without pulling. It really creates a very thin and precise line and I’m very impressed by how long it stays in place without smudging. The colour payoff isn’t very intense but you can build it up for a more dramatic look. For me, personally, it has the perfect pigmentation because most of the time, I prefer a softer and more natural look with a matte finish and that’s what I get from this eye pencil.
These eyeliners are ophthalmologist tested, 100% fragrance-free and safe for people with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers like me.

collagemascaraaAnd…I saved the best for the last. I fell in love with the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara the second I opened the tube and saw the brush. It’s exactly the type of brush I like, plastic with a lot of bristles to really separate the lashes and coat each and every tiny hair, there are over 250 bristles on this wand!
The shades in Scandinavia are 4 and I have 01 Jumbo Jet* which is really black and sadly, it’s the only shade available in Norway, as the other 3 are exclusively sold in Denmark and Sweden.
I wish the camera could capture better the way my lashes actually look, in real life they are much more fluttery and voluminous. This mascara doesn’t flake or smudge even after hours of wear and it actually requires a bit of an effort to remove at the end of the day. With one coat of this product, I get pretty and separated lashes with a look appropriate for every day and with two, they get bold, thick and incredibly black.

Have you tried any products from this new Clinique range?

 

*PR Samples

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