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The Clinique Smart Custom Serum is smarter than you! For some reason I keep singing that opening line to Kelis’s ‘My Milkshakes Bring all the Boys to the Yard” ha-ha! Random, but true. Anyway, back to my beauty review. I am uber impressed with Clinique’s newest addition to the family, the Smart Custom Serum. There are also a few other Clinique all-time faves I have chosen to review – including: CC Cream, the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion and some chubby sticks. Yes, that’s what they are called. Those clever, clever (and naughty!) marketing people! I hope you enjoy my review and please let me know if you have any feedback or recommendations.

Clinique Smart Custom Serum: This product is suitable for all skin-types and should be used for a min. of 12 weeks to see noticeable results. I’ve read numerous reviews of the product and customers are also raving about it! This serum is essentially redesigning your appearance and addresses a variety of skin concerns. It’s great for smoothing out an uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles and radiance (my fave benefit!). I am all about the glow and love how nourishing my skin feels after only a few weeks of use. This serum is designed to be worn twice a day, so under your make-up and primer is fine. I have noticed my make-up does not get that dull look in the cheeks by mid-afternoon. I am loving this product and can’t wait to see my skin look even better!

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+: If you love glowly skin like me, this is another goodie! A great day and night moisturiser for your face and neck. It’s not too thick, but still boosts your skin with the moisture hit it craves. The product is ideal for very dry, dry and combination skin. It is fragrance free and allergy tested, so ideal for twice daily use.

Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector: BB, CC, DD… I say good-good! This Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream is SPF 30 and extremely hydrating. This light tinted cream will give you a good weekend or gym coverage, or even a work face (if you are braver than me!). It’s also got a slight glow/sheen to it in the light, which keeps you looking fresh-faced and clean.

Chubby Stick (Cheek Colour Balm – 01 Apple): Sayyyy what?! I will admit this is a funny one (small things amuse small minds, hey?!). Introducing my new FAVE blush, the Chubby Stick in Apple. This feels like silk gliding over your skin, leaving you with a beautiful sheen of colour. I love that it’s halfway between a powder and a liquid, blending easily with my foundation. The Apple 01 colour is actually great for pale and tanned skin, a it’s a very natural warm-bronze – a great daytime look. I highly recommend this product. If you are a little nervous about not using your traditional powder, try a tester on the back of your hand. You will instantly feel the difference and see the beautiful and even colour.

#smartwomen #Clinique #SISJ

SJ xxx

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  1. Taurean
    October 31, 2014

    I really haven’t used Clinique before. I’ve been meaning to use the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ for a while but keep getting sidetracked with other creams. Must check some of the above out ASAP. Love the post. T x

    • Sarah Jane Young
      October 31, 2014

      Thank you, Taurean! Yes, Clinique have really wonderful skincare (that works!). Give them a go, good luck and let me know your thoughts. SJ x

  2. Zoey
    November 23, 2015

    Hi Sarah,

    i LOVE your review , especially about Clinique Smart Custom Serum 🙂
    FYI, i just have that serum since last night and i was confused between use the serum first or moisturize first ?
    Thank you.

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