The Make Up Menu featuring Clinique…

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As much as I love the pocket friendly price tags drug store beauty brands have to offer, every now and again it’s worth the treat to indulge in a little high end spend. Clinique is a brand that I’ve had just a few encounters with in the past but as I’m now the proud parent of this sleek & shiny face, eye & lip palette it’s given me a worthy opportunity to get acquainted once again with Clinique’s frequently raved about cosmetic range… before I invest in topping up my collection with their individual range of lipsticks, shadows and powders.

Okay, time to tour the palette ladies…
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Superpowder Double Face Powder in 02 Matte Beige: I have to admit, I’m not normally a fan of face powders but after applying my regular No 7 Beautifully Matte foundation the Double Face Powder was the perfect finishing touch to help set my makeup and keep it in place through the day. It has a beautiful velvety type texture, very soft and not at all drying. The ideal lightly dusted top layer to keep your face looking fresh and radiant.

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Soft Pressed Powder Blusher in 20 Mocha Pink: This is a deliciously roasted blush with a just a slight hint of pink to it. A beautiful shade when applied however it didn’t last as long as I hoped it would, of the entire palette range this was definitely the first to fade.
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Color Surge Eye Shadow Quad in 02 Spicy: Such a treat for the eyes… I simply adore these warm autumnal shades that are perfect for adding a soft bronzed glow to my eyes. Although these shades would work well with almost any eye colour I have to say I think it compliments blue or aqua eyes the best (lucky me!) These lasted for such a long time. On applying at 10 am that morning, the colour still looked fresh at 8:30 pm. Beautifully pigmented and long lasting – I’ll definitely be reinvesting in more of Clinque’s shadow range.

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Long Lasting Lipstick in 12 Blushing Nude (soft shine) : Being such a huge fan of my beloved MAC Brave I was shocked at how similar these two shades where in comparison of formula. Both are a warm rich nude tone with a buildable finish that’s not drying or quick to fade. If you’re a fan of MAC Brave, Patisserie or Faux then you’ll love this shade!

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If truth be told there’s very little negative feedback I can give about the formula and longevity of Clinique’s products. Of course being fragrance free and allergy tested they’re ideal for those who have sensitive skin too. However one thing I will say regarding the design of the palette itself is that I’m not in any way a fan of the mini sponges and brush applicators included, if anything I’d prefer to pay a little extra for more product! In my humble opinion, anyone who’s spending  fact I don’t know anyone who regularly uses those miniature tools.

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On the whole I’m extremely impressed with the contents and how long lasting everything was (okay the blush was the only major stumbling block) Would I still recommend Clinique or reinvest? Most definitely. A palette is certainly the ideal gift for Christmas, Birthdays, Mothers Day etc. So if you’re on the hunt for something a little extra special for yourself or someone else why not visit the Clinique website and check out their range of stunning gift options.

 Cheerio chums…

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58 thoughts on “The Make Up Menu featuring Clinique…

  1. that looks like a great palette… I shouldn’t read posts like this you know… I’ve got way to much stuff in my beautycase already and this post is yet another temptation… but old habits die hard 😀 love, Kathleen

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    • Honestly Kay I’m sooooo impressed. I’ve always been a fan of Clinique but this is definitely my fav item of the month me thinks 😀 Oooooh now, you can NEVER have too much makeup huni… is that link tempting you?! lol lol 😉 XXXXX

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    • Why thank you chummy – that’s such a lovely compliment 🙂 so chuffed you like it!!! I have to say I’m reeeeeally impressed with their range – it’s beeeeautiful. The colours are definitely my thing… very subtle yet very autumny 😀 Xxxxx

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    • Carol!!! How are you huni? Hope all well 🙂 Why thank you so much – I have to say it’s definitely my favourite beauty toy this month! Very impressive indeed 😀 hehe Thanks so much for the lovely compliment XXXX

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    • It sure is huni – beautiful neutrals with just a hint of warmth to them. Very nice this time of year! Oooh why thank you so much re the liner, you’re the second person to say that too me – has literally made my day considering it’s definitely something I need to work on a little more 😀 hehe xxx

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  2. That palette is awesome! I love Clinique. I know you have that little purple chubby stick that you really like 🙂 that blush looks so purrrrty on you!! The colors look really wearable. Happy Monday (it’s time to do the dance again) xoxo

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    • Thank you so much Gigi – I’m soooo impressed with Clinique, such beautiful shadows and they last for ages!!! Well worth it! But yes, a whole section of space used up on the sponges that are no use at all *grrr* XXXX

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    • Awwh thank you so so much sweetie – that’s so kind 🙂 It’s a very new brand for me too, I’m also not massively familiar but I have to say the products are beautiful! Highly recommend a splurge 😉 Hope you’re keeping well huni XXXXX

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    • They really are Jo, I’m soooo impressed by their makeup and surprised I don’t see more of it if truth be told! This has really opened my eyes to investing in more of their range! I’ve yet to try their skincare so really looking forward to giving that a go! Hope all well lovely lady 🙂 Good to chat to you XXXXXXX

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