Saturday, January 25, 2014

BEAUTY REVIEW: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Oh hey, beauty reviews. Long time, no see, eh? I looked into it and it's actually been since SEPTEMBER that I reviewed anything beauty related and since JULY that I've talked about makeup. Whaaat?! Insanity, I tell you. I'm not here to deliver a full on 5 page review of 20 different products, but I do have a little tiny lifesaver that's been making a regular appearance in my routine.

This college life is taking it's toll on me. Not only am I slacking on the makeup reviews, but I've been slacking on taking care of my skin as well. It's hard to remember 17 different steps when you've been up until 3 am writing (or partying...) and the bed just looks so inviting. The winter wind and air aren't exactly helping things either. So that's where this bad boy comes in.

A few months ago my mom dumped these Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion sample bottles on me since she wasn't going to use them, and I'm not about to tell her that she's giving away one of the best products. This lotion creates the smoothest canvas for makeup application, and absorbs in no time. It's also not greasy, although there may or may not be a slight sheen to it- I can't quite tell but I guess that means that any sheen is pretty insignificant anyway. 

The best thing about this lotion is the velvety texture I've noticed my skin having after just a day or two. I'll go in and out of using it just for the sake of trying other products, and every time I come back to it I notice a difference in how my skin feels. I can't say that there is any change in the appearance of my skin, because this doesn't have any skin tone evening properties. It really is just a lotion, but there's no need for added bells and whistles when a classic product does exactly what it says it will.

The only downside is that I can't tell if it is making me break out or not. My skin goes in and out of being annoying spotty, and there don't seem to be any ingredients that might trigger a reactions, so I'm going to blame it on hormones for now. Don't let that stop you from trying this, because if you have the chance, it's definitely worth it.

Clinique is available at makeup counters in the US in Macy's, Dillards, and Ulta. I'm not sure about international availability, but I'm getting the feeling that I've seen UK bloggers review products before. Check their website for locations.


  1. I'm going to try this, I'm looking for a good moisturiser Electrik Flowers

  2. lovely blog :)

  3. Must try :)

    The Cutielicious

  4. I love Clinique products but my skin is so sensitive, I've opted to only using Neutrogena oil-free products for the moment. I highly recommend them too!
    The Marcy Stop

  5. I used to like products from Clinique too but I've switched it to something else now.

  6. nice post, clinique is great :)

  7. I found your blog randomly today (don't you love when that happens?) and it is so cute! I currently use Clinique foundation, but am new to the line so am always looking for reviews on different products. Thanks for the post, I will have to try the lotion out in the future. :)

    Christie Anne

  8. i have that too.. and i love that it absorbs quickly.. :)

    Animated Confessions

  9. Oh, my friend swears by that lotion and I thought it worked really well when I tried it! The only problem is that I have combination skin, so I usually stick to something lighter. Haha I totally feel you on school taking over.

    By the way, I'm in love with your outfit in the last post. The balance of colors is stunning with that gray scarf and your gray boots. The edgy mix of patterns is perfect as well. And geez, props to you for braving the cold! I refuse to go outside at all in the negatives haha.

  10. Love this product. They have really helped me get through a few all-nighters ;)