I used to find myself intimidated by Clinique. The products are expensive, and the clean aesthetic of the packaging - even the counters - can be alienating to those on a budget. However, after meeting the people behind the brand and using their products for a year now, I can say that your skin (and your money) is in very good hands.
May from Clinique invited me to their Rustan's Makati counter last Thursday to introduce me to two of their newest products: the Derma White Bright-C Stick Makeup, a cream foundation in stick form, and the Lash Power Volumizing Mascara. I got the mascara so I will be reviewing that separately (one word - wow). For now, I'll be talking about the Derma White stick makeup and how hands-on the brand is in teaching its clients to maximize the products.
Derma White Bright-C Stick Makeup SPF 15/PA++ is a two-in-one foundation stick that incorporates makeup and brightening benefits in one product. The formula contains a high concentrated infusion of potent Vitamin C and Vitamin E located at the center of the stick to help brighten and soothe damaged skin immediately. The center is surrounded by a lightweight, moisturizing foundation that glides on effortlessly for sheer to moderate buildable coverage and helps camouflage imperfections. Packaged in a convenient portable stick applicator for easy touch-ups, this foundation helps reduce shine immediately and is resistant to hot and humid weather. It wears all day for up to eight hours. Additionally, the formula contains broad spectrum SPF 15/PA++ to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
As promised, the foundation felt light and glided on my skin. As for the brightening effect, check out these photos:
Are you seeing my lashes? That's the new mascara!
How's that for the transformative power of makeup eh? The Derma White foundation had some help though. It was topped off by my other Holy Grail foundation, the Clinique Perfectly Real. The Derma White stick makeup retails for P1,850.
If you're a makeup beginner, Clinique is a good place to start learning the basics. The counter assistants will only be too glad to give you a one-on-one skin consultation and makeup tutorial all for free (you have to set an appointment though). What they do is, they put makeup on half your face and teach you how to apply it on your own. Their prime look is clean, simple, and professional-looking.
Barely there eye look