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–Started with skincare in 1968
–World’s first allergy tested, 100% fragrance free, dermatologist developed beauty brand
–Original line was made up of 117 products and 7 of those original products are still available today
–All products are free from parabens, phthalates, and fragrance
–Available at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom

Best Product: Almost Lipstick
Underrated Product: Cheek Pop Blushes

Buy: Take The Day Off Makeup Removers
Pass: Mascaras, Toners/Lotions

Improve: Shade range tones, their shades tend to lean yellow

Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm & Oil
Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
All About Clean Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
Pep-Start Eye Cream
Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer
Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment
High Impact Mascara (review)
Even Better Makeup SPF 15 (review)
Even Better Refresh Hydrating & Repairing Makeup (review)
Almost Lipstick
Cheek Pop Blush
Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
Bottom Lash Mascara
Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Color Balm

To Try
Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (review coming soon)

My Opinion
Clinique has been a go-to brand for so many people because their products tend to work for those with sensitive skin. This is one of the first big, department store brands that I tried. I can remember going to the Clinique counter in Belk and getting a lip gloss when I first started getting interested in makeup. I used to swear by their Moisture Surge moisturizer and their Acne Solutions Clinical Gel, but I’ve since found cheaper alternatives. I love the branding/packaging/marketing behind the Pep-Start line. It is eye catching a great, simple start to skincare for younger guys and gals. I know there are people that are very loyal to Clinique since the brand has been around a long time. Their complexion products tend to lean warm so they don’t always work out for me. They definitely have some great products, but it’s not a brand I seek out or get excited about.


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