Clinique *Gift with Purchase* Haul
Hello! It's been kind of a rough day on my end. Called in sick to work... because when I woke up today I could barely speak! My voice was very gravely & rough- not exactly ideal for anchoring a newscast. Things definitely went downhill from the day before in terms of how I sounded, but throughout the day, the pain has begun to die down in my throat. I've had a pretty bad headache today paired with classic "cold" symptoms- fever, runny nose, lots of sneezing. I don't sound great, but I think my voice will be good enough to anchor tomorrow :) Thanks for the get well wishes! I'm looking forward to the weekend when my parents will come down for a visit. You can probably expect an Em's World video on that! :)
Enough talk about my cold! This past Saturday I stopped by the Clinique counter at my local Macy's- where a Gift with Purchase was offered for purchases of $21 or more (or something close to that). I really haven't tried hardly anything from Clinique, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to test out a handful of items for a good price.
What I bought:
-Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (oil free) in 02 Stay Neutral
-Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Fireberry. (both are shown on the right side of the picture).
I can always use an oil-control powder when it comes to reducing shine under those bright lights on the news desk. Definitely liking it so far- it doesn't appear cakey and keeps shine to a minimum. And the gloss is a unique berry shade with a golden undertone (subtle shimmer). It really does last a LONG time for a lip gloss!
What I got for free:
-Large cosmetic bag
-Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
-Even Better Skin Tone Correction Moisturizer SPF 20
-Colour Surge Eyeshadow duo in Strawberry Fudge
-High Lengths Mascara (curved comb-style rubber brush mascara)
-Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace
There were 2 kits to choose from in the gift sets- the only difference was the eye & lip color. I haven't tried the skincare items long enough to know how well they work for me, but both the Dramatically Different moisturizer and the Even Better moisturizer appear to be very rich and hydrating. I wasn't overly impressed with the eyeshadow- it wasn't all that pigmented, though the pinkish shade in the duo is really pretty- with a gold undertone. I've only used the High Lengths mascara once so far- and it didn't make my lashes look huge, but it did provide some nice definition. I didn't really like how the comb was curved because it made it harder to apply on my left eye for some reason. The lipstick is a pretty berry tone that's not too thick & heavy. I really like it for a bright pop of color!
Swatches from left to right: Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Strawberry Fudge, Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace, and Long Last Glosswear in Fireberry.
Just thought I'd show some fun springtime makeup to brighten-up my otherwise sick & gloomy day! Hope we can all round out the work week on a high note! :D