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Friday, August 31, 2012

Clinique Clarifying Lotion #3 Review (updated after 1 month usage)

Hi! I just received my package w/c is the item I'll be reviewing here. I bought it from for P400/60ml bottle. It's from a travel set. I just wanted to try it out first before I buy the whole set especially the big bottle with pump 😉
I've been wanting to try it out so I grabbed the chance to try this small bottle for an affordable price just to try if it works for me. Also please be guided that before I bought this I tried the Skincare test from Clinique's website and I got the result of the skin type 3 which is for Combination Oily Skin. I get oily on my t-zone within the day 😔

Just so you know before I use this Clinique I'm using Avon Anew 360 White Clarifying Cleanser, Avon Anew 360 White Intensive Correcting Serum, Avon Anew 360 White Protective Day Cream SPF20 PA++ and Avon Anew 360 White Vitalizing Night Cream or I could simply say I've been using the Avon Anew 360 White skincare 😁

So, when I started using the Clinique Clarifying Lotion #3 I used Cetaphil as my facial wash in the morning then after I use my Avon Anew 360 White skincare. I'll try to use the Avon Anew 360 White Cleanser alternately.

What: Clinique Clarifying Lotion #3 for Combination Oily Skin (Step 2 of the 3-Step Skincare)

Description from Clinique's website:
Helps clear away pollution, excess oil, dulling flakes for clear, glowing skin. Helps block a blemish. Purifies pores to look cleaner, smaller. Skin grows stronger, stays clearer, healthier. Dermatologist-reformulated to be comfortable, non-drying.

What I can say about it is that it does remove dirt given that I just woke up and washed my face. It does
smell like a mild alcohol (Casino Alcohol? 😁) or medicine but I can live with that. It does not sting at all. I don't know if it's because it's not new or what but I don't know when it was bought or manufactured but I hope it still works as it's indicated on the bottle its shelflife is 24mos.

So now I'll put it to test and wait until tonight if I still get oily in the afternoon. I'll keep you posted. 😚

So, an update on 1 day of using the lotion: I still get oily in the afternoon same as before I use the CCL#3 but the big pimple bump on my right chin has decreased and is not painful when I touched it this morning so that's a good thing about this CCL and this when I put my makeup on it was not flaky as before.

So, here's my update after 1month use of CCL#3: I am happy to use this as I don't get cakey/flakey when I put my powder foundation as before I used this I always get dry patches when I put my powder foundation on. I don't get more big pimples but I do get small/tiny pimples 1s a week I think but it doesn't bother me that much as ling as it's tiny. Also if you notice on the picture some pimple marks have slightly faded but I do have this red bump on my nose because I picked on it last night. 😁 My pimples on my rright temples are not reappearing like before when I used this. I still do get oily in the middle of the day/afternoon so I wanted to try the whole set if it works better.

So, I just bought my 1st big bottle of the CCL#3 yesterday Sept. 30, 2012 at Rustan's ATC for P1,900 w/ free samples of Liquid Soap Mild(30ml) for Type2 skin and DDML(15ml). I had my skin tested by the SA and she asked what time did I put my moistrizer, I said an hour before I arrived at the store and she also touched my face to check if it's oily then she recommended CCL#2 because se said that my fae isn't that oily and it's just moisture but I said I don't like that it looks oily. I still chose the CCL#3 but she advised me that it might dry my face on the long run. So she just gave me free samples of the Liquid soap in Mild for Type 2 skin and DDML. There's no sample available of the DDMG but she said it's okay because if my skin gets dry, the DDML will give/add moisture. But she said that if my face still feels oily from the DDML then I could try the DDMG. So far after 1st use of the liquid soap and DDML I can say I like it because it really has no smell even clinical smell! But, I really don't like the look/feel of shiny even if it's not because of oil so I guess I'll try the DDMG in the future but maybe I'll try the small tube first. But maybe it's okay to use DDML before I put my makeup so it goes on smooth. Sorry for the long post but I like to give all the details. 😊 I'll post another review when I used up all the CCL#3 in 400ml I bought. So, til the next review!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Holy Grail Eyeliner: elite INTENSITY eyeliner (smudgeproof)

Hi All!

I want to share with you this eyeliner I consider my HG eyeliner because this is truly smudgeproof & waterproof! I usually scratch my eyes but this eyeliner stays put! Sadly, this makeup line of elite is already discontinued and I can't find any store who sells this product. Good thing I haven't used it up yet. Hope I can find a black version of this from other brands if not with the same brand.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Maybelline Products :)

Products used:
- Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick in Radiance
- Smashbox Halo in Medium
- Maybelline Eye Studio Intense Chic in 02 Vivid Plums
- Maybelline Expert Eyes Soft Khol Eye Pencil in Black
- Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Waterproof
- Maybelline Watershine Diamonds in 102 Pink Diamonds
- Sophie Blush On in Pink Delight

Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick in Radiance

What it says:
An innovation for combination to oily skin
Clear smooth Bb Stick covers blemishes, pores, and imperfections, absorbs excess oil, and controls shine for up to 12 hours with its powder finish. It's your bye-bye stick for a clear difference.

Available in 2 shades:
- Fresh
- Radiance

Price: P249.00

What I say:
For a 10g stick I think it's affordable and I got mine with a discount from Sundance :) I tried it as soon as I got home and I used my Etude Lip Shape Puff to spread it. It does cover blemishes to a medium coverage depending on your application and does dry to a powder finish. Though I haven't tested it for a day but I'm loving it. I prefer the BB stick than the liquid version. Also this is not heavy on face unlike other stick foundations I've tried.