Product Review: Clinique Even Better

A couple months back, in the midst of a massive brand crush on Clinique, I ordered a jar of the brand’s Even Better moisturizer, said to improve skin tone. And although I still love my Clinique lip glosses and mascara, I am left a little disappointed by the new cream.

It’s not that it’s a poor moisturizer; in fact, it’s a nice lightweight cream that goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave the face greasy. It has a sunscreeny smell that is a little weird but not altogether unpleasant. The problem is that it didn’t deliver on the promise to make my skin “even better.”

I didn’t notice any decrease in the length of time it takes for a blemish to fade on my face, and I haven’t noticed the increased brightness that I was so hoping this moisturizer would deliver. As a plain old moisturizer this one delivers, but as one that claims to noticeably improve the appearance of your skin, I just don’t believe it’s worth the money.

Brand Crush: Clinique

It started a few weeks ago, when I went to the Clinique counter to buy my breast cancer awareness lip glosses and was rewarded with a gift with purchase: an apple-printed cosmetics bag filled with free lipstick, mascara, eye shadows, blush, and skincare products. I’m a sucker for free gifts, and those glosses were perfectly pink, moisturizing, and glossy. They have replaced all others in my purse.

Then, when my face turned scaly when I was plagued by the flu, it was Clinique Dramatically Different Moisture Lotion that soothed and repaired the damage.

The deal was officially sealed this past week, however, when I tried the tiny tube of Lash Doubling Mascara that came in my gift with purchase.

I have a brand crush on Clinique.

The glosses and moisturizer are great, but the mascara is PERFECT. It doesn’t clump, it doesn’t flake off onto my face, and it doesn’t irritate my extra sensitive eyes at all. I’ve been using it for about a week, and I’m loving the natural-but-better effect it is giving me.

My crush is sure to be continued once I open my mail today – I’m expecting a package from Sephora, containing, among other things, a jar of Clinique’s Even Better moisturizer, which is supposed to help even out skin tone. Plus Sephora offered a gift with purchase as well, so I’ll also be getting a Clinique cream blush.

Stay tuned for product reviews.

I’m sure I’ll love ’em.