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Can great skin be created? Clinique says YES!


Women wear makeup because they want to give the illusion that they have flawless skin—because they don’t. My guess is you just haven’t found a skincare routine that fits your busy lifestyle and picky skin type. Seriously, anyone can be jaded just finding the perfect facial wash! However if you were to choose between makeup-enhanced flawless skin or just natural flawless skin, which would you pick?


It seems that Clinique has found a way to make the decision easier. They just created a new skin care system that caters specifically to oily, combination, or dry skin types



Just 3 products, 3 minutes, twice a day—it’s that easy. Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize. Three simple actions, morning and night. Yet when custom-fit to your specific needs, this dermatologist-developed system reveals your skin’s best version of itself: clear, radiant, glowing.

Step 1: Facial Soap
Bar or Liquid. This non-drying formula cleans gently, thoroughly. To cleanse, lather Clinique Facial Soap over face. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with Clarifying Lotion.

Step 2: Clarifying Lotion
The difference-maker. Exfoliates to bring brighter, smoother skin to the surface. A gentle tingle tells you it’s working. Apply Clarifying Lotion with a cotton ball after cleansing with Clinique Facial soap. Sweep gently over face and neck, avoiding eye area and lips. Available in five different strengths, one for every skin type.

Step 3: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or Gel
Softens, smooths. Maintains skin’s optimal moisture balance. Apply Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or Gel over face and throat all over, or just where needed. Oilier skins may need to apply lotion or gel only on drier areas, like the eyes and neck.


Clinique introduced this 3-step system in this event that involved four stations and a lot of fun and relaxation! In Station 1, the attendees went through a skin consultation. My guess was right: I have combination oily skin. It means that my face is oily on the t-zone but isn’t overly oily on the cheeks. Station 2 involved an arm and hand massage (using the new Turnaround Body Smoothing Cream) and a facial (with the Turnaround Instant Facial)! I also got to try the Clinique 3-step skin care products. Verdict? The products felt cool and soothing on my face. After the facial, I got up feeling refreshed and with a face that feels super smooth.

Next stop, Station 3! I also got to try Clinique’s makeup line for the first time. The texture is really good, by the way. The Superfit Liquid Foundation felt like nothing on my face and they weren’t kidding when they said that it’s sweat proof. I practically ran all the way to Ortigas from Rustan’s Makati and the makeup stayed put. Awesome no? I got a sample of the foundation. My only complaint with it is that the MUA picked a color that I felt was too dark for me (I’m acidic to boot). Oh well, at least I have something to use when I get a tan or something.


Station 4 was where we got our makeup and skin care loot. Here’s what’s in it:

Yay! Thanks to Clinique for giving us bloggers the chance to try their products. I recommend that you guys try the cult fave makeup remover, Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover and Cleansing Milk. My favorites from the loot bag is the High Impact Mascara and High Impact SPF 15 Lipstick in 19 Extreme Pink. Love.

Oh, here are other pics for kicks:

I really have a thing for centerpieces!


Gray and Blue

FOTD: Sea green eyes and nude pink lips