Clinique Tutorial

Clinique isn’t one of the first brands that comes to mind when I think of makeup products. However, I have loved a lot of their skincare in the past and would always line up my purchases with their gift bag dates. I’ve accumulated a lot of eyeshadow duos, blush samples, and lipsticks so I figured why not create a look limiting myself to using those items? I haven’t spent much time trying Clinique makeup and this would be a great way to do it!
I don’t have a Clinique eyeshadow primer, so I decided to use my favorite Milani primer instead. I know exactly how this primer works and wears throughout the day, making it a great control for testing new products.
I have a ton of Clinique eyeshadow duos in my collection to choose from, but the color selection in this All About Shadow quad was just calling my name. Since we only have four eyeshadows to choose from, blending will be key in creating a seamless look!

The shade called French Roast will go in the crease. I’m first applying it with a loose-bristled blending brush to lightly place the color down and then I went in with a more dense brush to really pack the shadow into the outer third of the eye, diffusing the excess color into the crease. After the shadow was in place, I went in with a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to help blur the edges even more.
Now, I’m going into the Foxier shade and putting that over the rest of my eyelid. I packed it on with my finger first to get the most intense pigmentation before blending it in the crease with a small shader brush. This is such a unique shade and adds just the right amount of depth to the eyes.
The eyes looked a little unbalanced, so I decided to take some of that French Roast shade and smudge that underneath the lower lashes. I don’t like to make it too dark under the lower lashes for my specific eye shape, but it does make a big difference having some of the lid color in that area to tie everything together.
I’m taking the bright white shade in the quad and using that to highlight the brow bone and very inner corner of the eye. This shade does have a tiny amount of shimmer to it which makes it super intense and extra brightening. I also decided to put some of this shade on the inner part of the eyelid to add some dimension and brighten up the Foxier color just a little bit. 
The deepest shade in the palette is what I’m using as eyeliner. I applied it on both the upper and lower lash lines with an angled eyeliner brush. This is a very rich color and didn’t take much work to put it in place. If you want it to last even longer throughout the day, apply it on top of a matching pencil liner.
Finishing up by curling the lashes, adding some mascara, and we’re done with the eyes. I have used a few Clinique mascaras in the past, none of which have ever lived up to my standards. I’m currently using my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara that I absolutely love!
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
To finish the face, I used the Clinique blush in the shade Sunset Glow and their Pop lipstick in the shade Punch Pop. I remember using this blush a long time ago and I had completely forgotten how beautiful this shade is. The formula was super easy to work with too! Clinique lip products have always been impressive and this new Colour + Primer formula is no exception. It is so smooth and creamy with insane pigment that felt super lightweight and luxurious.
This was such a fun tutorial! I’m so happy with the way the final look turned out and it definitely opened my eyes to the quality that Clinique makeup has to offer. I don’t normally wear darker colors on the inner half of my lid, but I love how this combo is adding more the eyes. And the bright lip color is so fun for Summer!

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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