Introducing: Clinique Holiday 2012 Gift Sets (with Price List) + Clinique 3 Steps

On November 22, 2012 by Michelle

Hi all!


Just 2  weeks back I was invited to Clinique’s workshop thanks to the ladies from SkincareDB. Photos are taken using iPhone 5 (the cons of using a DSLR is its bulkiness and heaviness).

Cliniques makes us happy! Why? They have something wonderful for everyone this coming Christmas. Their ready to gift boxes makes holiday shopping less stressful and much more colourful. Just pick a gift they will love and Clinique will do the rest.

Happy for Him S$89

Skin Supplies For Men M Shave Aloe Gel

Clinique Happy For Men After Shave Balm and Cologne Spray

Absolute Happy S$125

Clinique Happy Body Wash, body cream, perfume spray and perfume rollerball

Happy & Smooth S$54

Clinique Happy Body Smoother and Perfume Spray

Aromatics Elixir Riches S$109

Aromatics Elixir Scented Candle, Perfume Spray and Body Smoother

Whole Lotta Colour S$48

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin, Super Stawberry, Chunky Cherry, Oversized Orange, Curvy Candy

Power Lashes S$45

All about eyes serum de-puffing eye massage, Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx, Cream Shaper for eyes in Black diamond

Tast of Honey S$48

Almost lipstick in Black Honey, Luscious Honey, Flirty Honey, and Shy Honey

Repairwear Retreat S$148

Repair wear intensive eye cream, Youth Surge SPF15 Age decelerating moisturizer, Youth Surge Night age decelerating night moisturizer, Repairwear laser focus wrinkle & UV Damage corrector

Total Moisture $79

All about eyes rich, Moisture surge intense skin fortifying hydrator, Moisture surge extended thirst relief, Superbalm moisturizing gloss in Grapefruit

Great Skin Home & Away S$158

Very Dry to Combinaton Skin Types:

Liquid facial soap mild, Clarifying lotion 2 with pump, Dramatically different moisturizing lotion

Combination Oily to Oily Skin Types:

Liquid facial soap oily skin forumla, Clarifying lotion 3 with pump, Dramatically different moisturizing gel



Back to the workshop! We were told to strip our face bare and reapply everything start to finish using Clinique products.

First up, we have to determine our skin style. Me, being obvious (if you have been following me on my blog) is dry skin – hence I am Type 1.

At the counter, the consultant would be able to analyse your skin professionally.

Clinique, a name that’s synonymous with effortless yet effective beauty, has created iconic makeup, skincare, and fragrance since 1968. The Clinique experience starts with their dermatologist-developed 3-step skincare system, a simple routine that can keep your skin clear, radiant, and glowing. And that’s just the beginning: You can find your skin’s ideal foundation, experiment fearlessly with color, and realize the luxury of custom-fit skincare. All products are allergy tested and 100 percent fragrance-free—start using Clinique, and discover the difference.

Alright, we now have to remove our makeup. All products shown here are in sequence to what I have used at the workshop.

Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk

Gentle, milky makeup remover easily dissolves even long-wearing face makeup and sunscreens. Tissues off or rinses away with water. Residue-free formula helps maintain moisture barrier, leaves skin soft, comfortable. Ophthalmologist Tested. Ideal for drier skins.

Clarifying Lotion 1

Helps clear away pollution, dulling flakes for smooth, glowing skin. Helps pores look their smallest. Skin accepts moisture better. Grows more resistant to impurities. Stays healthier, younger. Dermatologist-reformulated to be comfortable, non-drying.

I am the only girl in the workshop using Clarifying lotion 1! Even though we are living in a humid weather and most ladies here are of a combination skin type, I am the only oddball with dry skin. In the end, the beauty consultants have to dig for one brand new bottle of Clarifying lotion 1 for me to try.

Not just a toner, this lotion actually helps to go deep into the epidermis and forces all the toxic out and removed all our dead skin- exfoliation. Hence, some people may experience pimples and spots during the first week of use. This is perfectly normal as explained by the Clinique expert. What our skin is doing is purging out all the “toxic” and eventually, our skin will be clear.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

The oil-free moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.

Since I am Type 1, I have to use the lotion in fact. This moisturizer has both a gel and lotion texture. My bottle of lotion is with my friend right now, residing in the icy cold weather of Korea. With the usage of Clinique’s DDML, my friend no longer experience flaky skin! By the way, she has oily combination skin. So that is how she is able to use a lotion, because the weather is too dry and cold.

I have had used the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and Moisture Surge before. If I were to rate which has the highest moisture, I would prefer Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion as it contains oil in it. Moisture Surge is more suitable for oily skin because of it’s gel texture, which unfortunately is not moisturizing enough for me.

Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator S$77

Rich, oil-free cream-gel instantly rehydrates. Skin stays comfortably plumped, even 24 hours after you put it on. Daily use helps fortify and repair skin’s moisture barrier to keep moisture in, environmental irritants out. Better barrier, happier skin.

I would love to try this soon because this Moisture Surge (new!) is meant for dry skin.

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector

Potent serum gives every skin a second chance against lines, wrinkles, sun damage. In 4 weeks, see obvious reduction in lines, wrinkles, improved texture. At 12 weeks, the visible wrinkle-reducing power is remarkably close to a dermatological laser procedure. 63%, to be exact. Different commitment, different results. And yet impressive results guaranteed.

Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream S$70

Potent anti-aging eye cream focuses skin’s energies on repair. Targets the appearance of eye-area lines and wrinkles. Replenishes antioxidants. Strengthens vulnerable skin for a brighter, vibrant, refreshed look. Ophthalmologist Tested. Patent pending.* For all skin types.

Derma White City Block Anti-Pollution SPF 40

Derma White City Block Anti-Pollution SPF 40 provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and prevents dark spots and discolourations with SPF 40/PA +++ protection. It protects skin’s immunity with updated IPF technology and provides improved makeup priming benefits.

Because this is tinted, this acts like a tinted moisturizer / sunscreen / primer, all in one! I think I like this more than a BB cream because this sticks onto my face better and does not glide off easily in our hot and humid climate. Definitely would like to grab this from Clinique in the future.

Even Better Makeup SPF 15

Wear oil-free, dermatologist-developed Even Better Makeup SPF 15 and something amazing happens: Without any makeup, see improved clarity, a more even skin tone, visibly diminished age spots. For all ethnicities. In just 4 to 6 weeks. Broad spectrum SPF helps protect against future darkening. For continued benefits-even after you take it off-partner with Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.


Clinique has a lot of shades for you to choose from.

Totally love the packaging because it is in a squeeze tube plastic bottle. Definitely portable.

This was recommended for people with skin type 2 and 3. Even though I think it is not meant for dry skin like mine, with proper moisturizing of the skin and probably a primer before, we can use this Even Better foundation.

Even Better Concealer

Creamy, stay-put concealer with Vitamin C helps cover dark spots and discolourations. Skin looks brighter, more even-toned. Available in 12 natural-looking shades. Team it with Even Better Makeup SPF 15 for instant perfecting. For continued benefits-even after you take it off-partner with Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector.

This concealer is best for concealing spots or redness but not so for the undereye area in my opinion because of the texture. It is pretty thick and make look cakey on your undereye since our undereye area has the least amount of oil glands.

Blended Face Powder and Brush

Clinique’s signature blended powder. Loose, lightweight texture is right for every type of skin. Sets and perfects makeup, makes pores seem to disappear. Airy, skin-hugging formula delivers a reliably flawless finish.

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad

Four coordinating shades of velvety, shimmery colour to create the looks you want, from natural to dramatic. Creamy, intense shadows build quickly, blend easily for lasting colour. Wear them alone, as duos and trios, or layered together. Ophthalmologist tested.

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm S$26

Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Sixteen natural-looking lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.

So that’s all the steps in achieving the overall look! Unfortunately, I had some type of allergies that day and my skin was just as dry as hay. Nothing stayed on my skin, even with 10 over applications of the moisture lotion on my skin. Luckily, my skin is back to normal now!

Nance here from Clinique has half of her makeup off on the right. She has been using Clinique’s skincare for the past few years and boy, I want her skin! Her only main concern is dark undereye circles. Her regime has been pretty diligent, following Clinique’s 3 steps – Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturize.




Thanks for reading ~


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