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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On My Radar: New Products from Clinique (And Freebies)


Clinique isn't exactly what I'd call "affordable", however they do run lots of nice GWP deals at various retailers and on their own website quite frequently, so there's always a nice deal right around the corner if you don't like what's currently being offered. That said, I just wanted to take a sec to share with you some brand new products that are now on my radar!


Thanks to reader @jessfedup for the tip that the new limited edition Crayola for Clinique Chubby Sticks collection is now available on the Clinique website here. How cute are these??

There are four different options:



NOTE: If you're planning an order, right now they're offering your choice of 4 free minis (2 makeup items and 2 skincare items) with any $35 order, no code required, and free shipping at $50. And if you're spending at least $35, you can also enter code WINK to receive a free Quickliner For Eyes Intense Mini in Intense Ebony and a free Chubby Stick Mini in Super Strawberry. So that's six free minis with your $35 order. Alternatively, you can enter code COMPLETE to receive free shipping on any order. You can't stack codes on the Clinique website but if you're spending at least $35, you'll still get the four free minis plus free shipping if you use COMPLETE at checkout. Or just free shipping if you spend under $35, of course.


Last night when I was looking through the New Arrivals on the Ulta site, I was shocked to see these new Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops. I had no idea Clinique was coming out with these, did you? They retail for $33 for 0.34 oz. and come in 12 shades. So many brands are coming out with their version of the Cover FX drops right now, it's hard to decide which ones to try!

For reference, the Cover FX Custom Color Drops retail for $44 each for 0.5 oz. To break that down, you're paying $88 per ounce for the Cover FX version, and about $97 per ounce for the Clinique version. So the Cover FX version is actually more economical, but I know that some of you don't care for the Cover FX formula, so I wanted to be sure you knew about this new Clinique version. I seem to have very good luck with Clinique face makeup, so I'm curious about these. But of course if you're looking for a more economical alternative, the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix-In Pigment Makeup Drops are $7 each for 0.5 oz. and the NYX Total Control Drop Foundation is $13.99 for 0.43 oz. Although I do want to mention that the NYX foundation doesn't specify that you should mix the formula with another foundation, moisturizer, etc. I'm guessing that you can, but it is described as a stand-alone foundation that you can control in terms of coverage by adding more or less drops. Oh, and The Body Shop has Shade Adjusting Drops for $20 for $0.5 oz. (as of the time of publication, they're on sale for B2G1FREE or B3G2FREE). 

NOTE: If you decide to purchase the new Clinique BIY Pigment Drops at Ulta, right now you will receive a free deluxe sample Moisture Surge with any $30 online Clinique purchase (valid through 1/7/17). And don't forget to add this deluxe freebie to your cart (free with ANY online order; just add to your cart and once you add anything else, it will go from $5 to free).

So let's hear it! What do you think of these new offerings from Clinique? 

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  1. Hey G, remember when you were a kid and all you cared about was getting the box of 64 crayola crayons with the built in sharpener? Times have changed!!

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  2. Gorgeous lip colors. I want them all.

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  3. Those chubby sticks are adorable!!!! I want them now!

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  4. *Random question* Kylie cosmetics is releasing a new palette spring included. Has anyone tried any of her palettes how is it quality wise?

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  5. So the last Clinique foundation I bought made my skin look AMAZING, and then I immediately broke out. I haven't pulled the trigger on the Cover FX drops yet, but might risk the NYX drops. Those Crayola sticks are super adorable, though. Maybe next paycheck...

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    1. I know your disappointment! I had the experience with a Milani foundation. I have never broke out from makeup before and was so bummed when the foundation made my face itch because the color was a perfect match, covered well and you could barely tell it was there!

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  6. I know this doesn't pertain to this post, but the Walgreens by my work (in Cook County, IL---a suburb of Chicago) had the new Wet 'n' Wild display with the new foundations, lip stuff, etc. There was a little booklet on the side that had samples of four of the foundation shades so you can match your shade. There was also a coupon for the foundation as well.

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  7. Well, G., the Crayola chubby sticks are a clever idea and are very cute, but I'm not crazy about the mini super strawberry that I own. Still, I'd be willing to give this a try. At a good deal, of course. Thanks for bringing this to my/our attention.

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    1. I have that one & I never wanted to get more colors. Strawberry is a lovely color but it just doesn't last very long at all! So it seems like a waste of money even though the crayons are super cute!

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  8. I want to buy some drops so badly. Neither Walmart near me carries them. I need to darken up a foundation. I don't want to spend alot of money and it's too hard to buy foundation online (at least for me) it's why I have to darken in the first place. Going to hold off though until I start seeing some reviews of the NYX.

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    1. Angie on Hot and Flashy (youtube) reviewed & liked the NYX drops.

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    2. I bought a bottle last time I went to Walmart. It was so difficult to judge the color. I ended up with way too light. I don't think I'm going to try again because as a foundation alone it wasn't so great. I would like to try the NYX though. Believe it or not, I have never tried anything from that line!

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  9. Trying to be good this year. But I have 5X points at Ulta right now for my anniversary (I had to start a new rewards account last year because someone in another state was using mine...). So I am thinking about what I really NEED. Unfortunately I also have 5X points on Urban Decay so I am kind of fixated on what I WANT rather than what I NEED. (And 5X points on Dermalogica, Pureology, and NYX, L'Oreal, and Maybelline. They really want me to spend $$$.)

    Maybe I will settle for some Clinique Take the Day Off makeup remover since that is one of my favorites and I am low.

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  10. Hi. There's an awesome beauty bag available at Ulta right now for the beauty break. Also, when are you going to post about their upcoming skin care event? It starts on the 8th, right?

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  11. Thank you for informing us about the drops.

    I was over the moon when Cover FX released their drops. Neither drugstore or high end carries a shade that works for me. I always have to tweak them, and these were a god send. Went through 3 bottles since they released. My first bottle I used every last bit up and quickly, but I noticed the other 2 had a different consistency. They ended up being goopy and oily despite shaking them before use. For $44 I expect a consistent product.

    Will try these out, since I love the Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream. Despite the range of shades and the best one for me is a little dark, its my favorite. Hoping these will be similar to that in consistency, formula, and performance.

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  12. As far as mixing, I use the Manic Panic Virgin Dreamtone foundation. Yes it is pure white but it mixes with primer, moisturizer, and foundation like a pro. I have very pale skin with yellow undertones with occasional red splotches (not caused by anything just my weird skin and trust me I've changed every variant including diet to no avail).
    Even several MAC pros had a hard time matching me so now I do it myself with no issues. Highly recommend at $12 a bottle you can't go wrong.

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  13. Since they came out with lip chubbies, maybe eye crayola chubbies will be following soon,in matte shades. Here's hoping!!

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