Now I am a little bit of a Clinique fan, ever since I tried their Beyond Perfecting foundation last year. What I like about this foundation is that is provides full coverage but doesn't seen to crease or move all day. In fact I've worn it to the gym before and I look almost as good in it when I finish a work out then before. Considering my oily/combination skin can mean that foundation slips off easily, that is no mean feat. It also doesn't settle into fine lines and wrinkles. I honestly think it's the best foundation I have ever used.
Boots Cardiff display
So onto the event. I turned up just before 6 with about 10 to 15 other bloggers and we were given a warm welcome and taken up the staff entrance to the secret areas of Boots - and yes I can confirm there is a pool table there!
We were taken into a room which was set out with lots of different products. The Clinique beauty consultant Laura was really helpful explaining about the new beauty products and some secret releases that I will tell you about shortly.
As bloggers we heard about the new products. Firstly Clinique are bringing out Micellar wipes in May and there is a sheer lip glaze coming out in August called Pop Out. I love Micellar wipes so I am really looking forward to this and sheer lip glazes would be perfect for summer, for a wash of colour.
We had a chance to experiment with the products. One product I tested which looks really good is the Superprimer. Now I like to wear foundation every day, my skin is a little patchy and I have some pigmentation. I also have spots in my 40's - go figure! It can be hard to find foundation that has great coverage, so I was really pleased to try Beyond Perfecting foundation by Clinique last year. It really does stay put, and I genuinely wear this every day. This summer though I am going to Florida. If you have ever been in the summer, you will know just how hot and humid it can get, so I decided to buy the Superprimer for my trip.
On skin the universal Superprimer feels like an extremely light moisturiser and absorbs exceptionally quickly. Clinique do a range of face primers for those suffering with redness to sallowness but the universal one was recommended for me by Laura. This product will provide a key for the foundation to adhere to and should make the foundation last all day. I will report back when I've tried it.
We were given a goody bag with some sample sizes, including a primer (so now I have one for short breaks away), a High Impact mascara and a Chubby Stick lipstick, both products I've used before and can recommend.
Next on my list is the Clinique Sonic System Cleansing Brush - I am hoping it will help with my spots with it's sonic technology it cleans gently but thoroughly.
It was interesting attending this event, often I find events are London based so it was cool having something so local to me. To be able to try out products was great and hear about the new releases too was exciting. Thanks to Clinique at Boots Cardiff for inviting me!
Do you use Clinique products? Would you be interested in trying their skincare or makeup?