Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel REVIEW

Processed with VSCOcam with 4 presetHi everyone! Today’s review is on Clinique’s ‘Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel’, a product that I’ve been using for a while now. It is a gel formula moisturiser that is directed at combination oily to oily skin.

This gel is an oil-free formula that is supposed to soften, smooth + improve the texture + condition of you skin as it contains skin-strengthening ingredients. It is also dermatologist-developed, allergy tested + fragrance free.

This is my second bottle already + I have to say that I think it’s a really good teenage-friendly moisturiser. It’s very light + absorbs quickly whilst providing enough moisture to keep skin healthy and soft. I’ve tried a range of creams + this is hassle-free, easy to get hold of, + whilst it is on the slightly pricier side there is enough to last you a good few months. The pump applicator is also a bonus making it easy to see how much you need. I use about 2 to 3 pumps morning + night.

I would recommend this to teenage skin whatever skin type you have because even with oily skin it is very important to moisturise. If you have very dry skin I would recommend looking at the cream version, although the gel formula could be used in conjunction with a hydrating toner or serum.

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Has anyone tried the Clinique 3 step system and if so, how did you find it? Let me know in the comments below!

AC

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Revlon Matte Balm REVIEW

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Hi everyone! Today I have a quick lipstick review + it is the Revlon Matte Balm. I’ve got mine in the shade 225, ‘Enchanting’ + it’s such a wearable colour that I thought I would make some swatches + give it a quick review.
I chose ‘Enchanted’ because it is such an everyday shade, a pale
dusty-pink nude + because I wanted to try out Revlon’s line of matte lipsticks. I picked this up at my local Boots for £7.99 which is a really decent price.

In my opinion, this lipstick glides on smoothly, leaving an even coverage of colour with a velvety matte finish + after applying it, my lips don’t feel excessively dry. The only thing that I didn’t like so much about this product was that it accentuated dry patches on my lips quite a bit so I would recommend gently exfoliating and moisturising your lips beforehand.

Overal I would recommend this product because the matte formula isn’t too drying, it doesn’t settle in the fine lines of my mouth + because it’s a lovely colour. However, if you don’t like maintaining you lips I think that this may draw attention to any chaps and cracks.

Here are the swatches over bare lips (top) and concealed lips (bottom):

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Have any of you tried this line, and what colours can you recommend? Happy Winter!

AC

Winter Dream Cream

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The days are getting shorter, the nights colder. You may also find that your skin is getting drier. As Winter gets into full swing it’s possible that you might just need that little moisture boost to help fight dry and flaking skin + to protect against those pesky chapped lips.

This orange + white striped pot of dream cream is the ‘Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream’ + it is a multipurpose moisturiser that can be used on the face, cuticles, lips – pretty much all over the body.

On the packaging it is described as a concentrated glycerin moisturiser enriched with vitamins B2, C + E to help hydrate, soothe and smooth rough, scaly + dry skin. It is also suitable for vegans, gluten free, devoid of animal-derived products + not tested on animals.

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The ‘Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream’ is a pale yellow, thick cream that has a consistency almost like a balm. The colour is because the cream contains camphor, which is used to give a cooling effect similar to that of menthol. Only a small amount is needed as, when warmed on the skin, the cream will begin to spread very easily + once applied, it absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft + smooth.

I use this cream either as a night treatment cream when I start seeing the dreaded flakes across my t-zone or as a lip mask before I go to bed. After cleanser, toner + serum, I apply the ‘Yu-be Moisturizing Cream’ in the areas where my skin is flaking, and where it isn’t, I apply my normal moisturiser. When I wake up I am flake free + my skin is super soft, smooth + even a little calmer.

I would highly recommend this product especially if you have dry skin, or if you are prone to it during the colder months. Even if you have combination skin or slightly-moderately oily skin, the cream can be mixed with a hydrating toner or serum to make the consistency more liquid + diluted. As a warning note though, some people may find the camphor smell quite overwhelming, however it does fade in a matter of minutes. Also – less is more!

 

Let me know if you’ve tried this cream and what you’ve used it for! Happy Winter everyone!

AC