Keep reading to learn about the about the top 8 skincare and makeup hacks from beauty blogger Mash Elle.
One thing I love about makeup and skincare is I am constantly learning. Even as a self-professed beauty blogger, I am always discovering new tips and tricks on application, product care, trends and more! Every once in a while I love giving myself a little refresher and learning tip from cosmetologists and makeup and skincare experts. Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a customized one-hour Clinique consultation and gained a ton of knowledge on how to better take care of my skin! I simply had to share 8 makeup and skin care hacks I learned with y’all!
1. Learning Can Be Free!
I was so surprised to discover Clinique consultations are absolutely free and have no minimum required product purchase. Wait a minute! Nothing in life is free… right? I questioned how this experience comes with no strings attached and I was informed Clinique is so confident you will fall in love with their products they don’t attach any silly purchase requirements! Now that’s my kind of company! I was pampered with an hour of a one-on-one learning consultation (with NO interruptions from other clients!) and helpful skincare and makeup tips!
2. The #1 Cause of Blemishes is Makeup Residue
If I leave the house, I wear makeup. There is no ifs ands or buts about it. Luckily I’m not a complete hermit – so I do leave the house on most days, therefore I do wear makeup most days! During my consultation, I was informed on how important it is to start your makeup routine with a fresh face. Makeup residue can be lingering from the night before and if it isn’t removed it can cause clogged pores and blemishes. It is, for this reason, it is extremely important to wash your face with a gentle cleanser. I was introduced to Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk which can be used with or without water (how cool!) to dissolve makeup residue. To apply: simply massage over your dry face with fingertips and rinse or tissue off. Next, make sure your eye area is free of mascara, eyeshadow and eyeliner residue by using a makeup remover. Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover is gentle and soothing on your delicate eye area! Now your skin is ready for makeup application!
3. Remove Lipstick with Makeup Remover
Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover can not only be used on your eye area, but also your lips! Besides the occasional lip mask, I hardly ever wash my lips! I guess I never really thought about it. Turns out, washing your lips daily can help to remove dead skin cell buildup (ew), allowing them to retain lip colour from liptsicks and balms!
4. Green Cancels Out Red
Beginning your one-on-one makeup consultation, your Clinique expert pulls out an iPad (fancy, shmancy!) and goes over a short, yet detailed online questionnaire on your skin. This questionnaire is available here in case you don’t have time to book a consultation in store! Clinique has built their company around accommodating a number of skin concerns. My skin concerns are redness and sensitive skin. Both of these concerns were taken into consideration when selecting my personalized 3-Step Skincare System. To help cancel out the unwanted redness in my face, all three Redness Solutions products have a green tint! It’s amazing how quick they neutralize my red areas, helping to even out my skin tone before I even apply makeup!
I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not talking about the cup (or two) of coffee you drink every morning. Turns out caffeine is an ingredient used in eye serums, such as Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. This cooling rollerball helps to massage away bags and puffiness under your eyes! So, you may not need that second cup of joe after all!
6. Get Matched To Your Perfect Foundation Online in 30 Seconds
Clinique offers a quick and easy method to selecting the perfect foundation for your skin type though Skin Care Diagnostics. This program covers skin tone, finish preference, coverage preference and important features you want in a foundation. It’s never been easier to get a foundation that meets all your needs!
7. Bottom Lash Mascara Exists and It’s Amazing
You see that cute little mascara next to foundation? Well it’s a lower lash mascara and you need it in your life! The number of times I’ve smudged mascara all over my cheeks when applying mascara to my lower lash is too high to count. Turns out Clinique has a mascara and not only is it freaking adorable, it also has the tiniest mascara applicator I’ve ever seen. This mascara brush is engineered to target your bottom lashes and avoid your face. Perfection.
8. Fragrance Free Lipstick + Sensitive Skin = Love
As I’ve mentioned before, my skin is a super diva and breaks out at the touch of the wrong product. Luckily, Clinique keeps sensitive skin in mind when formulating products and offers 100% fragrance free and allergy tested lipsticks! To prime my lips, I love Clinique’s SuperBalm Lip Treatment to give them a much needed deep hydration. Afterwards, I apply lipstick. My favourite of the Clinique selection is Fab Pop! I love how this weightless formula applies smoothly and gives a velvet finish. Plus, this lipstick keeps your lips moisturized for 8 hours! Love.
What skin care and makeup hacks can you share?
Thank you to Clinique for sponsoring this post. As usual, all opinions are my own.