It’s A Mascara Love Affair

It’s a new mascara love affair going on here. Enter the newest mascara in the Clinique family. While I have to say, my mascara love affair began years ago, with Lancome’s iconic and amazing mascaras that were all to die for. But when formulations changed, and beloved mascaras started disappearing (cough, cough, Aquacils..) well, my loyalty went with it. Next I tried Mac’s mascaras. Sadly, while I loved how they all looked, my eyes just couldn’t handle wearing it. Within minutes of applying, my eyes will water, tear, and sometimes even burn, so alas, I keep looking for a that will give me great lashes, without the fuss and tears.

I was introduced to Clinique’s mascaras when I saw their Mascara Portfolio up on Sephora a while back. And while the little mini tubes of mascaras made me buy, it took awhile for me to get to them to actually try it. And once I did, many of them were dried out. So much for buy and try.

Enter, Clinique’s latest. NEW High Lengths Mascara.
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
The unique comb looks very familiar to a Mac mascara that I tried and couldn’t use so I was cautious. But boy am I glad I did. I have to say this is one of my most fav mascaras to come across in a while.

What makes this really so unique and great is the comb. The curved wand lets you easily comb through the lash with a minimum of clumps and you actually see your lashes get longer and longer in front of your eyes. I mean insanely long. Even better is the inky black color. Super black and looks fantastic. Though this mascara doesn’t give major wow factor in the thickness department, you’ll be so impressed with the length that you really won’t mind. I didn’t. i could easily apply 3 coats without creating a lash clumpy mess, though 2 coats is just fine.

Even better? No reactions, no watery eyes, no tears, no itchy, burning. Just, no nothing.

ELKE’S TIP: Apply this mascara and at the tip of the lashes, hold the wand to ‘curl’ and hold the lashes up. Let the mascara dry for a touch. Let go. You’ve just given a super curl to your lashes as well.

CLINIQUE’S TIP: Use the tip of the wand to get the little comb to define and separate small lashes.

And yes, I think I’m having a mascara love affair…

It’s cocktails, mascara and Clinique.

I got invited to the latest lash launch of Clinique’s newest Mascara, complete with cocktails and a total mascara portfolio….and the bad part? It’s in New York and I’m right now in L.A. Sigh. Clinique is lately going nothing short of fabulous… Seriously. I’ll just console myself with a run through of their mascara’s to date. Hmmm, I wonder what the newest in the line up will be?

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Clinique Superdefense


I gotta say. Clinique is on a ROLL. Honestly? I never was too impressed with their skincare. Too much alcohol in it’s products would dry out my skin like crazy and make it itch and in the end just leave me with little red bumps from the fragrance. Yep, my sensitive skin and Clinique were not a happy couple.
Enter Superdefense. Apply, and viola.
No feel. No stickiness. No feeling like I put on a thick layer of cream. Who wants that especially in the morning? Nope. Apply and it makes your skin feel like you put on a great primer. Super smooth and silky. Plus loving the SPF 25 as well. Put makeup on and my skin is good to go. It feels great, not slick, not greasy, just…… well, perfect.
Yep. This is my new everyday moisturizer + spf. Thank you Clinique! I think we just might have the start of a beautiful friendship after all!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Clinique Defining Liner for Lips

This product falls under the “press sent, I loved, I bought” category. Because if you’re looking for a lip pencil that matches your lip to give you a lip look that ‘s you but better? This is it.

Now I’ve always been a bit of a sceptic on those that sing the praises of Mac’s Spice lip pencil being the best universal color, but I never got it. To me it’s way too orange. And the wet & wild cult fav #666 wine colored lip pencil was a bit too, well, wine for me…

Nope. Clinique’s Defining LIner in Sugar Fig is to die for. The perfect light plummy yet a touch of brown, but not too much, and not too pink or blue.. it’s just the perfect lip tone lip. Throw some gloss over, and I’m out the door. I find myself using this practically every time I want to look a little polished but not too done, yet still natural, which is pretty much like every day…..

Plus the sharpener in the cap convenience is genius…

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You can find in Clinique’s Modern Matte Fall Collection.

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PRODUCT FIND: Clinique Comfort On Call

If you are a skin fanatic, you might want to check out these newest…..


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How To Use

Apply to face and where needed. Ideal for dry, cracked, easily irritated skins and those bothered by wind and extreme cold. Appropriate for people with eczema or sensitive skin.

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PREVAGE® Body Total Transforming Anti-aging Moisturizer, 6.8 oz. / 200 ml
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High performance moisturizer with Idebenone, clinically proven as the most powerful antioxidant* and Tripeptide Complex zeros in on your body’s anti-aging skincare needs.
Over 85% of consumers tested observed a reduction in the look of minor scars, stretch marks and dimpled skin and 67% of consumers also saw a reduction in the appearance of age spots and discolorations.**
It’s definitely not just another moisturizer – you’ll see a difference in just six weeks: Skin looks smoother, firmer, totally transformed.
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