I’m always talking about my personal anti-hoarding campaign, but I feel like I’ve actually made a lot of progress this year. I want to free up the linen closet I’ve been using to hold skincare and bath products to hold… well, towels and linen. Out of the three shelves in that closet, I’ve already been able to reclaim one! Now I’ve got a fresh batch of empties and the wish that another shelf will be good to go by the end of the year.
Do you have a default skincare brand? With such a varied selection out there, I think a lot of us tend to mix and match brands depending on which particular products catch our fancy. So a company should be pretty darn special and manage to churn out consistently high-quality releases to be able to establish a long term relationship with clients.
For my mom, that brand is Clinique. And while I don’t know her whole story behind it, I know that she loves their toner, fragrance, facial wash, and powder foundation. She even introduced me to the Clarifying Toner. And while I have yet to declare a default brand, I do share the belief that they’ve got a solid lineup of skincare products. Most recently, I did manage to pick up a bottle of Clinique Moisture Surge Supercharged Concentrate (PHP 2,850; USD 39) to try out.
Clinique Moisture Surge Supercharged Concentrate
Quick Specs: 48 ml / 1.6 fl oz ; made in UK
This might sound blasphemous to some, but I don’t have the best of relationships with matte liquid lipstick. I neither like the dry feeling, nor do I appreciate how most of them will go crumbly and re-apply unevenly after meals. In short, comfort is a major factor in lip color, so I’ll only start using a liquid lipstick that feels right even if it isn’t necessarily a flat matte. A perfect example is Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer in Black Licorice Pop (PHP 1,100 ; USD 18.50).
Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour and Primer
Quick Specs: 6 ml / 0.2 fl oz; made in Italy
The Philippine election season has heated up in more ways than one! It has been said that the 2016 election has been the most intense in the modern history of the country. So much drama, and it didn’t even end with the debates and the voting. (In case you’re unaware, there was a Twitter hashtag that trended over the last 24 hours. It concerned the candidates and their family members. It may or may not involve controversial NSFW fictional stuff. Oh my.)
But anyway, the mood struck me to do a full face on voting day. Never mind that it was stifling hot and the line was expected to be at least an hour long! lol
Find out what products I used…
Is it on your beauty bucket list to go out and try all the cult favorites? It’s on mine, because I found so many keepers that way. When I finally got my hands on longtime favorite, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, I was thrilled that it came as part of a 4-piece set that also included a nail polish, an eyeliner, and a lip gloss, all in the same classic burgundy shade. (BTW, the set is called Clinique Black Honey Beauty Gift Set, though I think it was a limited edition release that is no longer being sold.)
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
Clinique Black Honey Beauty Gift Set
Quick Specs: 1.9 g / 0.06 oz ; made in USA