Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Clinique It Girl Post 3


My latest Clinique Post is ready for reading! Sunny Cairns was the perfect backdrop for testing out the new CC Cream (simple living ladies, simple island living)
 Always love to hear what you think :)
Check it out!

UPDATE:
The launch of the amazing CC cream (don’t act like you haven’t heard about it by now!) coincided with a cheeky weekend trip I took to Cairns. CC… Clinique… Cairns… Coincidence? I think not!
My Cairns adventure was a desperate attempt to enjoy just one more sunny day before winter took over. Let me say, it was a gorgeous success! If you haven’t been to Cairns, head on up there and take a short boat ride to bathe in the clear waters and lie on the sandy, warm beaches. Inspired by my island home (My one day residency counts) I wanted to do a guide to minimal make up. I love ‘looking like I woke up like this’ and simple make up looks fresh in hot or cold climes.

Now don’t get confused with CC corn chips, this cream is not going to leave you looking like you’re covered in (delicious) spices! CC stands for Colour Corrector and it is working wonders for uneven skin tone. Tinted moisturiser is my Clinique staple and long-time love (scroll back through the Clinique Facebook feed and you’ll see my gushing It Girl competition entry about it) The moisture surge element is helping chase my skins winter blues away, fix the flaky skin and hide the grey tinge that’s matching the skies. It’s also SPF 30+. That’s not a typo… Australian girls, worry not about sun damage and wrinkles by adding this to your beauty draw. Onto the make up!

After your 3 step cleansing ritual (Don’t neglect now….) if you’re like me and suffer from dark circles grab your Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector and dab a touch on under both eyes.
Follow up with your CC cream! There’s 4 shades to choose from; I gave light a go and found it to be spot on for both me and my friend (I’m cool and share my new beauty products) and we have different skin tones (I’m pink, she’s yellow)! I found a little goes long way so start small and build your layers as needed. It is more of a foundation rather than moisturiser consistency so don’t spread it all over like you’re painting the walls. If you’re patient enough for a brush (I’m lying on a towel in a bikini so I’m not) that’d be your best option.

Next up, a blush in a brown hue or bronzer if you’ve got darker skin (being pale, a blush is enough for me) I apply it from my apples to my lower temple in a ‘C’ shape (This isn’t just because of the product name!), sweeping back and forth. I use my favourite Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Peony Blend because it’s got just a touch of sparkle.
Lastly, apply one or two coats of High Impact Mascara and you’re ready to relax on the beach or wander around the shops pretending you always look this gorgeous.
Sound too easy? It is! And that’s the best part ;)



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