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#BeautyCrush: This IS Summer, by Clinique

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a huge Clinique products fan! I used their 3-steps skin care products in the past but stopped when I discovered Dermalogica.

But after reading many a raving review about their new CC Cream, I decided to do a little research and come up with a list of 3-4 items from Clinique I’d like to try over the Summer.

Funnily enough, I had my work cut-out for me when I stumbled upon their Summer Essentials feature! I shall be sure to get each of these  before I go on holidays!!

Check them out:

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Clinique Summer Essentials (image via Clinique.com)

 

  • Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 25
  • Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes
  • Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
  • Clinique Happy Summer Spray

I am particularly excited to try Clinique‘s famous ‘Chubby Sticks‘ so will be sure to write a post on them soon :).

Now I just gotta wait until I actually do jet off on holidays… another 10 weeks to go!

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#BeautyCrush: Dream BB Creams

The question here isn’t “Have you heard of BB Creams?” but rather “Why aren’t you using them yet??”!!

BB Creams have now been around for a while, yet, some of my Glam Friends aren’t using them? OMG! You NEED to OK? They are the next best thing after hair straighteners & the Ipad!

BB Creams moisturize the skin, even out skin tone, fight wrinkles, imperfections & dullness, they even have an SPF! ALL in 1 single (albeit pretty) tube! They simply ROCK!

Not sure which one to buy or use? Well here is a review of my 3 absolute favorites! (There are thousands out there and I haven’t obviously tried them all BUT if you want more info on BB Creams check out this article from ‘Dailymakeover.com‘ and this review fromhudabeauty.com’)

 

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Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector

This is actually the first one I ever bought and used it for a few weeks. The texture is fab and smooth on very easily. The shade (medium) is a good match to my natural skin tone and evens out the skin very well. It is however a little too ‘greasy’ for my liking but if your skin is normal to dry, this one is perfect for you!  This one also contains an SPF15.

 

 

Loreal nude magicL’Oreal Bare Skin Beautifier

I got this one a year ago at the Doha Airport Duty Free as it hadn’t launched over here in the UAE yet. I liked it immediately  The texture is a little different here… it feels a little ‘rough’ and the ‘grey-ish’ colour is can be off-putting at first BUT when applied, it transforms to match your skin colour, evens out your skin tone and give it a matte finish which I loved! It has an SPF12 which is a little light for the Middle Eastern sun so I would usually wear sunblock on top of it (Min. SPF20). Best for oily skins.

 

Dior Dior Hydra Life BB Cream

And there is my STAR BB Cream! This one is AMAZING! Albeit it is a little more expensive (AED290) BUT it is worth every single dirhams, trust me!

The texture offers more of a ‘full coverage’ than the others. It feels definitely more ‘luxurious’ and just blends perfectly. I am using the medium shade which works well with my skin tone! The best thing is, this BB cream has an SPF30!

A lot of the beauty bloggers have favored this one :)

Now, I can’t wait to try the new CC Creams!!! Will do a post/review of those soon I promise.

 

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