I’m so glad that I subscribed to get updates from Latest In Beauty as when I saw the e-mail ping through to let me know that Jane Cunningham (British Beauty Blogger) had collaborated with Latest In Beauty again and this time it was with the iconic and coveted brand Clinique I knew that it would only be a matter of days before it would be sold out – and I was right!
If you missed out, I would head over to the LIB website and add your e-mail address to their subscribers list, and the very next collaboration they do as well as their regular (wonderful!) beauty boxes you will receive an e-mail letting you know exactly when you can snap one up on line to try it out yourself.
Luckily I managed to secure my beauty box so I could test it all out and share my thoughts with you, I have tried so many Clinique products over the years I really love the brand. In fact my beauty therapy tutor when I was studying a few years ago, loved Clinique so much she gave up her successful teaching career to become a therapist for Clinique as she saw the positive results that the products gave her skin.
What I love about the LIB/BBB Clinique beauty box is that all the products while sample size are a generous size and perfect timing for any summer holidays that are on the cards too. Not only are the five generous sample sizes but you also get two full sized makeup products, and for £18.50 with free postage that is great value.
If you are a Clinique connoisseur or a total newbie to the iconic brand this is the perfect way to try some hand picked products highly rated by the British Beauty Blogger Jane Cunningham beautifully presented in the lovely Latest In Beauty Boxes.
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap – Mild 30ml – Sample Size
First out of the box was the Liquid Facial Soap and far from what you would imaging from a conventional soap based cleanser, it doesn’t dry out your skin at all but leaves the skin feeling very soft and smooth after use. Perfect for my sensitive skin as it is a very mild formula and cleanses the skin without stripping it at all.
You just take a little of the liquid soap and apply to the face, remember to avoid the eye area as it will sting the eyes if you get any into them, and simply wash all the makeup, grease and grime off your face. All that’s left is very clean smooth skin, it feels lovely and I defy you not to love how clean and silky this makes your skin feel!
Clinique Happy Perfume – 4ml Sample Size
I have been a big fan of Clinique Happy for over 16 years and the good thing about loving this perfume is that my OH always knows if he is stuck for a birthday or Christmas gift to give me he just heads to the Clinique counter to get my favourite Happy perfume!
So when I saw this handbag sized Clinique Happy perfume I was over the moon, granted it won’t last too long but if you are unsure if you will like it or not if trying it out for the first time, this will allow you to be able to give it a really good test to see if if is the right perfume for you.
Citrus scents mixed with beautiful floral scents makes this a lovely Summery fragrance that although diminutive is just the size to add to your handbag, clutch or even your pocket on a day or night out.
Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids Lashes & Lips – 30ml
This has such a cult following and I can see why, it is ultra efficient yet mild at removing every scrap of make-up even the more stubborn mascaras and stay-put lipsticks. As with all the Clinique products it is 100% fragrance free, allergy tested, suitable for all skin types and also is suitable for contact lens wearers too.
All you need to do is shake the bottle to mix the liquid and oil layers and then use on a cotton pad to gently sweep over your eyes and lips to remove every trace. I really liked the efficiency of this remover as it takes everything off including stubborn mascara and eye liner, without leaving any greasiness or film at all on the skin.
Clinique High Impact Mascara – Full Sized
At £17.50 alone the whole box only cost £1.00 more than this fabulous mascara!! A brilliant mascara which gives high volume and an intense black colour and is one of Clinique’s best sellers.
What I really liked about this mascara was that it has a silky texture which glides on very easily with no clumps at all, you can use it on the top and bottom lashes and build it up for a more intense look. It is so tricky to find a great mascara which you stay true to and can return to buy time after time, but I have to say that this High Impact Mascara from Clinique is a total winner in the search for a go-to mascara.
It feels really silky smooth when you apply it, the wand is easy to hold and use and the results look bold and black, and I like the fact that you can build it up gradually for a more intense look as well. I will certainly be adding this to my must have cosmetics in my makeup bag.
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – 15 ml Sample Size
Jane Cunningham chose this to add the LIB box for it’s versatility for upcoming holidays. With Summer holidays on everyone’s lips it’s time to get everything packed and ready and the last thing you want to do is return from the sun with parched, peeling skin!
Moisture Surge does what it says, it offers a super-hit of hydration to your skin when you need it most, perfect when you are on holiday and your skin is adapting to changing temperatures and climates. In fact I will make this my number one staple for adding to my kit when I am flying overseas, the skin is so dehydrated after a flight and this would add much needed moisture without stickiness.
Moisture Surge is a gel formula made for extended thirst relief and once applied it absorbs very quickly leaving no trace at all on the skin. Not only does this super-hydrator offer intense moisture but it has also been formulated to plump up the skin making fine lines and wrinkles less prominent.
When you think of hydrating products that give excellent results quite often thick heavy creams come to mind, but with this Moisture Surge from Clinique you get a very light gel formula which is ideal for the Summer months but I can already see from it’s use would be great for the colder months as well. The beauty of this gel is the fact it offers outstanding results while remaining traceless, and suitable for all skin types as well.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+ – 15 ml Sample Size
This is the yellow moisturiser that everyone recognises from the Clinique range and probably the first Clinique product I ever tried out. The best selling moisturiser from Clinique has had an update (Lotion+) to help penetrate faster into dry skin and also to strengthen to barrier of the skin as well. It has a pastel yellow colour and is a medium textured lotion, 100% fragrance free as they all are and is suitable for very dry to dry combination skin.
If you haven’t tried this super-moisturiser out it really is worth giving it a road test for it’s performance and results. Even though you receive a sample size in this LIB/BBB box it has lasted really well as you only need a small amount each time, once you apply the lotion it absorbs into the skin really fast, leaving no residue whatsoever just a smooth, silky feel to the skin and the perfect canvas to apply makeup.
What a winner this moisturiser is, a really effective moisturiser which leaves a traceless finish, cost effective as you only need a little each time and ideal post cosmetic application, I am a total convert!
Clinique Chubby Stick – Plumped Up Pink – Full Sized
I haven’t tried out any of Clinique’s Chubby Sticks as I tend to opt for lip gloss instead but I have to say that the pretty semi-sheer finish and the subtle shade is so wearable and lasting that I would definitely go out to buy another. At £17.00 each, again what great value to try out one of Clinique’s best selling products and a full sized one too.
Unlike many pencil lip colours Clinique have formulated their Chubby Sticks to be moisturising with Vitamin E, there is no dryness at all when you apply it and it leaves the lips feeling smooth and soft. The Chubby Stick has almost a creamy feel to it when you apply it and leaves a semi-sheer finish to the lips, the shade is so pretty and perfect for the Summer, and after a quick look at the website I was thrilled to see that there are 18 colours to choose from in the range!
What I really like about this Chubby Stick is that it’s a multi-tasking lip essential, it gives a very lovely finish which you can add to for a stronger, bolder colour, while moisturising your lips with the balm so very useful even if you have dryer lips. I would highly recommend to give this a try if you haven’t used it before and I can see why it has such a following, super hydrating with gorgeous colour that is a doddle to apply – perfect!
£10 Discount Voucher & Complimentary Clinique Service & Free Treat
Also included in the box were two cards giving you a £10.00 off a £40.00 minimum shop online with Clinique and also an invitation card to go to a Clinique counter for a consultation with a free treat included at the end. Useful if you want to buy one of the products that were included in the box or any of the other Clinique favourites, I haven’t chosen what to get yet but I will certainly take advantage of the offers and use them.
I thoroughly enjoyed testing out this beauty box and love that it has given me some new products which I would probably not have gone out to buy myself, not because I don’t like the brand but because I may not have chosen those particular products so it’s been a great way to discover some brilliant hard working products.
The collaboration on this box between Jane Cunningham and LIB is another really stand out one, and I’m so happy I was able to get hold of this beauty box and try it out, the value in the box is outstanding (as always) and the fact that Jane had hand picked her favourites from all that Clinique has to offer gave me confidence that the selection would be nothing short of fabulous, it really is another brilliant collaboration.