Friday, April 11, 2014

Clinique Mini Purchase & Gift with Purchase

**all items purchased by me/
gift with purchase

About a month ago, Clinique's gift with purchase happened at Dillards.  I had actually done a pre-sale so all I had to do was run in and pick it up.  I thought it would be a good time to try some other products from the brand as I've only tried about 3-4 things since I started frequenting the department store counters.

To qualify for the gift with purchase, you had to spend $27 or more.  Well, I was running out of one thing and really wanted to try the other so I ended up well over the minimum.
Cheek Pop in 02 Peach Pop and Comforting Cream Cleanser
~This swatched so easily with no building up necessary.  I just saw a video on these today where she said that these apply best with a synthetic brush, which is what I think the majority of my brushes are.  I'll have to play around and see which one works best.  If I were to get a second color...I'd go for Ginger Pop.
~As for the Cream Cleanser, this is what I've been using to break up my foundation/powder/blush.  I actually showed my empty tube in my last Project "Finish This Stuff" update.  I like using this as a makeup remover and feel it is fairly effective.  But I do go in after with a different cleanser and do a thorough cleansing.  Even though technically I'm double-cleansing, I find that my skin isn't stripped doing this (unless I use a second cleanser my skin doesn't like).

Now for the gift with purchase:
Very cute cosmetics bag with a full-size lipstick and then deluxe samples.  You got to pick your "color palette" which basically meant do you want peach shades or pink and a small option for the foundation.  The rest of the items are standard.
Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (4 options; mine is Ivory), .5 fl. oz. tube
A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins (I picked the "peach" option so mine is Really Rio - I do wish the name was on the bottle)
Different Lipstick (peach option means mine is Sugared Grapefruit)
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + (very dry to dry combination skin type), 1 fl. oz. tube
Take the Day Off Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips, 1.7 fl. oz. bottle -- I really like this one!
Lash Doubling Mascara in black, .14 oz tube
~this is 6(!) swipes of Sugared Grapefruit
~2 coats of Really Rio, top coat on middle finger only (definitely recommend topcoat as it helps to smooth out the overall appearance)

Clinique's gift with purchase at Dillards is now over, but at Macy's it's starting now.  It has the same Dramatically Different lotion but the rest of the contents are much different - 2 bags, choice of eyeshadow quad, Moisture Surge moisturizer, Repairwear Laser Focus, mascara/lipstick duo (weird thing to make a duo of).  Again, $27 minimum purchase.  I've not decided if I'll take advantage or not...especially since Lancome's gift with purchase (for Dillards) is starting next week.

Are you a fan of anything Clinique?

**all items purchased by me / gift with purchase
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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