Think luscious lips…long sexy lashes…flawless skin with a burst of colour on your cheeks.
A photographer. An incredibly talented make up artist. Bubbly & strawberries. Smiles all round. The full red carpet treatment!
You wouldn’t be faulted for thinking a model is being primed for a major photoshoot…except the models were lucky Grazia Magazine readers who won the opportunity to experience a morning of beauty with Clinique & Grazia!
I made my way to the Clinique counter at Edgars Sandton City & was welcomed by Clinique consultants and Clinique & Grazia representatives.
I waited in anticipation whilst mingling with the other winners, surrounded by a myriad of colour whilst sipping on sweet sparkling beverages & snacking on strawberries.
Before long I was asked to take a seat at the cosmetics counter for my beauty experience to commence!
I felt like a kid in a candy store…and the lighting, atmosphere & pops of colour further enhanced that excitement!
My consultant, the gorgeous Sipho cleansed my face using the Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk, which left my skin feeling smooth & soft. An apt name as I felt like Id taken the day off with all this pampering! This cleanser is great on all skin types & what’s best is that it’s residual free.
The Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion further added to my skin feeling smooth & supple. This is a lovely winter product as it keeps the skin moisturized all day & can be used under a night cream for very dry skin needing extra pampering.
Sipho chatted with me, informing me on every product he was using & also answered all the questions I had for him…I had many 😉
He proceeded to prime my skin for the foundation application, using the Superprimer, followed by the Even Better Makeup liquid foundation with sunscreen. The foundation felt incredible on my skin, light & natural, which I loved instantly. It’s on my list of “Must Haves”.
The Clinique Blushes left my cheekbones glowing but still lovely for a day time look.
The Extreme Volume Mascara gave my lashes a longer more dramatic look. Highly recommended!
My look ended with a Quickliner and two pops of pink for my lips. As someone who’s been afraid of colour on my lips as I’ve never quite found a colour to suit my skin tone, I threw caution to the wind & we combined the Nude Pop & Cherry Pop lipsticks to give me a colour that looked delectable 🙂
Voila! I looked my look – I couldn’t believe the transformation! Shows what great make up & expert application can do for ones look!
I finished off my experience by chatting to Sipho about contouring & we played with the Chubby Stick Sculpting Countour & Sculpting Highlight. If you want to perfect the look & Countour like a pro, you have got to try these! My “Must Haves” list grows longer by the day 🙂
We were all treated to stunning goodie bags & magazines, courtesy of our hosts for the morning. The products inside…one word – fabulous…just as the beauty experience…
I learnt not to be afraid of colour but rather embrace it & use it to further enhance my features & my confidence! Make up can be fun, sexy and expressive – make it your best friend!
Until next time…people will stare, make it worth their while!
Nadia xo xo
Pic credit Clinique