Clinique Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Cream – Review

downloadI literally bought this eye cream on a whim. Initially I went to the shop to repurchase my Bobbi Brown (BB) EXTRA Eye Cream but the sales assistant was busy. Whilst waiting I browsed the Clinique counter and came across this new eye cream.

In this review I’m going to compare my experience with Cliniques eye cream with the BB Extra Eye cream. A 15ml pot cost of the Clinique eye cream costs £32, which is £12 cheaper than the Bobbi Brown one.

Formula: There are some decent moisturising ingredients in this product but I was shocked to see Rosemary Leaf Extract which is a fragrance, even though Clinique is meant to be 100% fragrance free! One thing to note is that the BB eye cream also contains fragrance… why companies would add fragrance to eye creams is beyond me, really. This eye cream claims to boost natural collagen and help skin look and feel smooth and firmer.

Texture: This cream initially feels quite thick when you scoop it out of the pot. I use less than a pea size for both eyes. I apply this by dotting the product under my eyes and taking it up to my temple and orbital bone, avoiding the eyelash and eyelid area. To absorb I use a light patting motion, immediately I noticed that this absorbs much quicker than the BB eye cream and it doesn’t leave an oily feeling afterwards.

Effects: Overnight my eye area looked moisturised but less so than my BB eye cream.

Overall verdict: This is a nice eye cream but I don’t think I’m going to repurchase it. It isn’t as moisturising as my Bobbi Brown one. It also contain fragrance which I am in the process of phasing out in my skincare routine. I didn’t noticed any difference in my fine lines.

I think I’m going to go for the Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado next so look out for a review soon. If you have any suggestions on fragrance-free  THICK eye creams comment below and let me know 🙂

Jay x

Beauty Wishlist – February

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There’s a lot of beauty related items that I really want at the moment but creating a wishlist really allows you to visualise and differentiate between what you want and what you need. I’ve managed to whittle my wishlist down to 10 things I want to buy in the next few weeks.

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1) Paulas Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

2) Paulas Choice 10% AHA Weekly Resurfacing Treatment

3) Narciso Rodriguez For Her EDT

4) Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

5) L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara

6) Etude HouseDarling + Syn-Ake Bio-Cellulose Mask Sheet

7) Clinique Superdefence SPF 20 Age Defence Eye Cream

8) Laneige Water Sleeping Pack

9) Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

10) Annie’s Way Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid Brighting Jelly Mask

Whats on your beauty wishlist? Comment below and let me know.

Jay x

Burnt Orange Eyeshadow look – Tutorial

I rocked this eye look to the Common show in London in December, if you don’t know who Common is YouTube him now, GO! (No wait…read this post first haha!) Anyway I’m no make-up artist but I’m rather please with how this look turned out and it was quite easy to do.

I first primed my eyelids with MAC Prep + Prime Eye in Medium. I’m not sure whether this product is still available. It doesn’t really prime my eyelids in any way but it neutralises the discolouration, you could easily just use concealer if you have this same issue. I then used Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the eyelid

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For the orange colour I blended “Rule” by MAC into the crease and blended out and above the crease line. This is really important if you, like me, have small eyes that are spaced quite close together.

Afterwards I used the Barry M Dazzle Dust in “Bronze” all over the eyelid. This is one of my all time favourite pigments to use as it is so flattering on all skin tones and it costs next to nothing.

Afterwards for the warm brown colour, I used “Embark” by MAC in the outer V of my eye and packed on the colour on in layers whilst blending into the Bronze pigment, I used a bit of Rule again afterwards to blend the three colours into each other.

As a final touch to the eyeshadows I took Rule and blended it lightly under my eyes and then used Embark on top. You want to focus this towards the outer corner and make sure it meets with the edge of the eyeshadow on the lid, blend in for a smouldering, winged look. I then took a bit of the bronze pigment and placed it on the inner third to open up the eye.

To finish the look I lined my waterline with Clinique Kohl Shaper (Black Kohl) and wing-lined the top with Urban Decays Liquid Liner in Perversion. For my eyebrows I used the MAC Eyebrow Pencil in “Spiked” and after two coats of Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara on the top and bottom lashes the look was done!

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