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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

CLINIQUE Festive Skincare Workshop

Do you know…

– there are more then 20,000 pores on your face?

– an average person smiles 75 times a day?

– you can turn back time on your face with a few easy steps?

Well, I didn’t until I attended CLINIQUE’s Festive Skincare Workshop a few Fridays ago. 🙂

We’re well into chilly and festive December and just as our clothes change to suit the weather and holiday season, so do our skincare and makeup needs.

So a month ago, CLINIQUE organized the ‘Festive Skincare Workshop’ to dispense important knowledge on skincare techniques and products for the holiday season as well as to introduce their Christmas Gift Sets for our lovely ladies and charming gentlemen.

Here we are receiving beauty enlightenment from one of the industry’s most reputable brands.

Each table was given a few makeup brushes, a makeup mirror, a goodie bag, some brochures and mostly importantly…

… a Skin Analysis Sheet to determine our skin type.

We’ve all heard of the groundbreaking CLINIQUE 3-Step system: Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturize.

But do you know that the products used in the three steps are highly dependent on your skin type?

Your skin type may be:

Very Dry to Dry – Skin Type 1

Dry Combination – Skin Type 2

Combination Oily – Skin Type 3

Oily – Skin Type 4

I guess it is pretty easy to determine whether your skin is oily or dry but dry combination and combination oily??? Not an easy feat.

Well, here’s a method. Push your cheeks up gently as shown below. If you spot lines, this means you’re Skin Type 2 – Dry Combination. And if you don’t, you’re Skin Type 3 – Combination Oily.

Once you’ve ascertained your skin type (1, 2, 3 or 4), choose the respective clarifying lotion (1, 2, 3 or 4) and moisturizer – lotion for Skin Type 1 and 2 and gel for 3 and 4.

We were all given the privilege to try the CLINIQUE products and this is Ginevi of fame trying out CLINIQUE’s Clarifying Lotion 2 for Dry Combination.

Are you a fan of ClINIQUE’s famous 3-step regimen?

Well, you’re gonna rejoice at this latest bundled offer.

Great Skin Home & Away Gift Set SGD158

It is available in:

Very Dry to Dry Combination Skin Types Liquid Facial Soap Mild Clarifying Lotion 2 with Pump Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Combination Oily to Oily Skin Types Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula Clarifying Lotion 3 with Pump Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Do you know that we naturally lose 10 cups of water every day. That’s about 2.5 litres! With all that smiling, cringing and frowning, we’re gonna look like dried prunes in no time.

To mitigate the effects of climate change, water loss and aging on our skin, CLINIQUE introduced their Moisture Surge range and Repairwear series to give our skin all the moisture it needs to keep it firm and supple.

Total Moisture SGD79

  1. All About Eyes Rich

  2. Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator

  3. Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

  4. Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Grapefruit

Repairwear Retreat SGD148

  1. Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream

  2. Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer

  3. Youth Surge Night Age Decelerating Night Moisturizer

  4. Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector

Here’s living proof that CLINIQUE products do work.

This is Nance, a CLINIQUE beauty consultant, and she’s been using CLINIQUE products for many years.

Nance removed her makeup with CLINIQUE’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk to reveal her porcelain complexion.

She swears by the products and confidently posed for my camera showing off her makeup-free complexion on the left side of her face.

Left (with makeup) and right (without makeup)

After an hour of enlightening skincare talk, we moved on to our favorite segment of the workshop – makeup!

I went to the workshop with only foundation and blusher on. This was my face before my mini makeover by CLINIQUE’s Marketing Manager Felicia.

Felicia worked her magic with CLINIQUE’s Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in 113 Lemongrass.

Left to right clockwise: Plum Seduction, Lemongrass and Choco-latte.

Brush, sweep, swipe!

And we’re done! Thanks Felicia!

Here’s a close-up of the finished look.

I like that the color wasn’t too intense and dramatic and that it reflected the right amount of green for a natural look that is suitable for everyday.

However, the makeup product that seized my heart that evening was CLINIQUE’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm.

The chubby sticks have just the right combination of color, moisture and ease. The color is buildable allowing the range to start as a tinted balm or become a unique lipstick when layered.

Witness its goodness!

I’ve applied a layer of Chubby Stick on my lower lip and it immediately gave off a soft and velvety look while my upper lip remained dry and chapped.

Whole Lotta Colour SGD48

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Richer Raisin, Super Strawberry, Chunky Cherry, Oversized Orange, Curvy Candy

Do you know that the skin around our eyes is ten times thinner than the skin on our palms?

So apart from the products and tips, we also received a tub of Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream to hydrate our skin and strengthen its moisture barrier.

Thank you CLINIQUE, Felicia and my beautiful fellow bloggers for a great evening of beauty, makeup and joyful laughter!

Finally, do you know the first beauty review ever published on this blog was of a CLINIQUE product? 😛

For further info on CLINIQUE’s stores, products and latest contests, visit their website at and Facebook page at

Your friend, Juliana


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