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Review: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector

C: this was an accidental, panic purchase a while ago… I wanted my dramatically different moisturising gel, and there was a free gift if you bought two items. So obviously I HAD to have the free gift! The lady at the counter helped me pick this out, and even though I have a few pore related issues (as in they are gigantic) I just shoved this in my stash and didn’t even try it for ages!

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“Look smooth and virtually flawless with pores that appear more than 50% smaller-instantly. Natural-looking matte finish lasts up to 8 hours. Resists sweat, humidity. In two skin tone shades or Invisible Bright for subtle brightening.”

So do I agree with Cliniques claims? All you do with this is apply it like a primer before your foundation (or alone if you don’t wear foundation). You only need a tiny amount for your whole face, which is good really as it is £20 for 15ml (available here).

I then have to say that it really does smooth your skin and make pores appear smaller. I have absolutely no idea how, its quite strange really. It provides a good base to apply make up, so your foundation doesn’t slip around over it/fall off your face. I am not entirely sure whether it is sweat resistant, as I try to ensure that I avoid sweating at all costs but as I am going to be heavily pregnant over summer I am sure I will be able to report back on that one!

So Cliniques product lives up to it’s impressive claims but… for some reason I just don’t love this product. I have no idea why, I just forget to use it. However, if you fancy trying this, I would say it is similar to Benefits Porefessional (and similar in price really!), so if you enjoy that you will more than likely love this too!

Anyone else tried this from Clinique? What were your thoughts? #twolittleowls

The Lust List: Annie’s Part 3

A: Following my Pixi Lust List and MAC Lust List, I thought I’d better show you my Nars Lust List. I found this one a little harder to put together because I pretty much need all of the Nars products in my life and I don’t own any at the moment – disasterous.


Matte Mulitple: Exumas

“Vibrant pops and sensual sun-kissed modern matte hues for lips and cheeks. Used dry it delivers a burst of high-impact color; used wet, color melts into skin with an imperceptibly smooth, sheer finish.”

I’m a sucker for a multi-use product, especially if it’s matte. The colours available in this are amazing and look really pigmented, and I really like the fact that this can be used either wet or dry to give a different finish. This is £30 from the Nars website, for a duo product that’s not too bad and the size looks good value for money too.


Instant Line & Pore Perfector

“The ultimate in form and function for targeted, effortless application. This artist essential instantly smoothes fine lines and reduces large pores to immediately create a smooth even surface for foundation and makeup application. “

If this does what it says on the tin, then I’m sold. I have huge pores, but I try to avoid products like this because they just get in my skin and clog my pores even more – vicious circle! BUT, this is a lust list, which implies that I would have lots of dollar to buy these things, meaning I would buy this if I could because it might just work wonders! It’s priced at £20 – pretty resonable for a high-end primer type product. You can find it here if you’re as tempted as I am.


Orgasm Illuminator

Light the skin from within. A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. Deceptively sheer, decidedly luminous.”

A cult classic. I’m still desperatly seeking the perfect ‘dewey look’ product, and this looks pretty promising – £22.50 and available here.


Trio Eyeshadow Delphes

“A trio of harmonious, color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, all Trio Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly.”

Okay, I need this. I am a total eyeshadow convert, and although I don’t wear a lot, these colours are perfect for me. Pallettes are perfect because you can use the colours alone, as a duo or as a trio. These are sparkling sheer peach, matte dove grey and frosted sage. Beautiful, and £33 available here.

What are your Nars lusts? Are you lucky enough to have any of these? #twolittleowls

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