dramatically different moisturizing lotion


Here’s a list of my favorite make up products by category! These are all tried and true after years of experimentation 💋

- Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Get the gel instead of the lotion if you have oily skin

- Primer: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm for Men. Don’t question, just try it

- Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way or Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24Hr. Honestly can’t choose between them. Apply both with a damp beauty blender

- Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape. If you’re on a budget, Maybelliene Fit Me is actually worth while

- Cream contour: Clinique Chubby Sticks. Blend out beautifully

- Powder (extra coverage): MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finish Natural

- Powder (no coverage/for baking): Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder. NOT the secret brightener be careful

- Bronzer: Buxom’s Hot Escapes Bronzers if you want shimmer and Benefit’s Hoola if you don’t

- Contour: NARS Contour Duos. Color to get depends on your skin tone!

- Blush: NARS Blushes cannot be beat. Orgasm is an all time classic and looks amazing on everyone. I also LOVE the Lorac Unzipped Cheek Palette but it’s gone so you’d have to find it on eBay or something

- Highlight: Best highlight of all time is Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop

- Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter

- Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion

- Eyeshadow: best brand for eyeshadow IMO is Anastasia Beverly Hills or Lorac. Great first palette is the Lorac pro

- Eyeliner: Stila Liquid Eyeliner NO DEBATE THE END

- Mascara: Maybelliene Clump Crusher (get water resistant to hold your curl)

- Eyelash curler: best eyelash curler of all time is from Shu Uemura which they stopped selling at Sephora but you can order it online

- Fake eyelashes: Absolutely love the Kiss brand’s Blooming line because they’re multilayered and have such a thin band and so many different styles

- Filling in: Anastasia Brow Wiz no debate

- Setting: Anastasia Brow Gel and if you’re really gonna rub them off, NYX waterproofing gel on top of that

- Maintenance: Tweezerman. Spend the money. No other tweezers are worth your time

- Balm: only chapstick I truly believe works (and doesn’t make them worse in the long run) is Burts Bees

- Lipliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On

- Lipstick: Too Faced’s La Crème line and Melted line

- Lipgloss: BUXOM!!!!! They are so unreal amazing perfect everything I’ve ever wanted. Also love the Urban Decay Naked glosses

Hope this helps anyone who’s looking for some new bomb ass make up products that won’t waste your time or your $$$!

anonymous asked:

What products do you use, mom?? :)

  1.  oil based cleanser - “take the day off oil cleanser” by clinique. ( only at night)
  2. water based cleanser - “acne triple clear deep action foaming scrub” by clean & clear (with a knock-off clarisonic )
  3. exfoliator - “black sugar wash off mask” by skinfood, “enzyme cleansing gel” by mario badescu, and “pumpkin enzyme mask” by peter thomas roth (they’re all exfoliators i like but i only exfoliate at night on monday, wednesday and friday since it’s so harsh)
  4. toner - “original which hazel pore perfecting toner “ by dickensens
  5. essence - “ facial spray with aloe, herbs, and rose water” by mario badescu ( pretty sure that’s not an essence but ? I'm confused and do it anyways lmao)
  6. serum - “brilliant future age defense & renew serum” by bare minerals
  7. sheet mask - “moisture bomb sheet mask” by garnier (only at night)
  8. eye cream - “brilliant future age defense and renew eye cream” by bare minerals, and/or “retinol correxion eye cream” by roc
  9. moisturizer - “dramatically different moisturizing lotion +” by clinique, or “anti-wrinkle night cream” by neutrogena
  10. sunscreen - “youth code dark spot  spf 30 day cream “ by l’oreal paris (only in the morning)

yeahh i’m kinda bendin the rules but whatever. and the products i use are subject to change since i’m going to ulta soon

Basic Skincare

Ok so, I’m not a professional or anything but I did do a lot of research when I was trying to figure out my skincare routine and as far as I know, most of this information is scientifically sound. If anyone wants sources, I will happily link to some but this is all stuff I’ve learned over 2-ish years, so I’m not going to source anything unless asked to. I hope that’s ok. A lot of this information is readily available through google. This is obviously a very basic routine/advice. It may work for you or you may have to tailor some of it to suit your specific needs – everyone is different!


Ok, if you wear sunscreen or makeup on a daily basis, a regular cleanser is not going to cut it! Physical sunscreen (zinc, titanium dioxide) especially bonds to the skin, so it needs something a little more heavy duty to remove. I would recommend an oil-based makeup remover or cleansing oil as a pre-cleansing step. I use Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil. Oil breaks up oil, which is why it does such a good job of removing makeup, and why most makeup removers feel oily. The second step to your routine should be a foaming cleanser. A lot of people with oily or acne-prone skin tend to gravitate toward cleansers that dry out their skin, like ones with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. The problem with this is that a cleanser shouldn’t stay on your skin longer than the 20 seconds it takes you to wash your face, which means those ingredients don’t have time to be effective. You’re getting all the dryness from them but none of the benefits. The ideal cleanser is unmedicated and sulfate free. Sulfates are a highly stripping cleansing agent that is present in most cleansers. The best drugstore cleanser I’ve found is the Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, which is sulfate free and has a lot of ingredients that increase moisture in the skin. I’d advise saving money on your cleanser and spending it on other areas of your skincare routine because any benefits they claim to have are going to get washed down the drain before they have a chance to work on your skin! I cleanse in the morning (foaming cleanser) and at night (oil cleanser + foaming cleanser), but some people only need to cleanse at night. 


A big misconception when it comes to moisturizing is that only those with very dry skin need to do it. A lot of people can get away with not moisturizing, but everyone can benefit from it. If you have a problem with excessive oiliness, it may be because your skin is dehydrated and overcompensating with rebound oil. A common sign that your skin is dehydrated is that the oil seems to sit on top of dry, tight skin, rather than plumping your skin and making it look dewy. I used to think I had very oily skin but once I finally introduced a moisturizer and stopped excessively cleansing, I found that it’s more on the normal side. The reason moisturizer is effective is because it traps water in your skin, so moisturizing immediately after washing your face or getting out of the shower, when you’re still slightly damp, is the optimal time to do it. If you find that you can’t use moisturizers without breaking out, it may be because you’re sensitive to fatty alcohols. Ingredients like cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, and stearyl alcohol are very effective at moisturizing but can lead to clogged pores or acne in people who are sensitive to them. The best moisturizer I’ve found that doesn’t have fatty alcohols is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, but a good drugstore option is Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel. If you don’t have problems with acne in general, you should be fine to use products that contain fatty alcohols. If your skin is particularly dry, you can always top your moisturizer with a layer of petroleum jelly. A lot of people think petroleum jelly is clogging because it’s so heavy, but the molecules are actually too large to penetrate your pores, so even a thin layer acts a seal to keep in moisture. It’s also inert, meaning it won’t react with other products and isn’t likely to cause a reaction in your skin, so it’s a great option for those with sensitive skin.


Sun damage is the #1 thing responsible for premature aging. You’ve probably noticed that people with darker skin tend not to age as quickly as those with lighter skin – that’s because darker skin has a natural SPF. People really underestimate the damage that a sunburn or tan can do – any change in skin tone, whether to red or tan, signifies irreversible damage to your DNA, so sunscreen is really important. Sunscreen comes in two varieties, chemical (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, etc.) and physical (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide). Chemical sunscreen absorbs UVA and UVB rays. It loses its effectiveness after about two hours of sun exposure and needs to be reapplied. Physical sunscreen, on the other hand, deflects UVA and UVB rays, so as long as it’s on your skin and you don’t rub or sweat it off, you’ll have sun protection. I recommend physical over chemical sunscreen just because no one wants to be reapplying sunscreen over their makeup, and because you’re less likely to get a negative reaction from it since it sits on your skin rather than absorbing into it like chemical sunscreen. Zinc is also a calming ingredient (it’s used in diaper rash cream), so it can reduce the appearance of acne and hyperpigmentation. If you’re trying to reduce hyperpigmentation, you should really be wearing sunscreen every day since hyperpigmentation darkens/gets redder with sun exposure. When purchasing a sunscreen, look for ones formulated for babies since those are most often physical. I personally use Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid. You may think you’re getting sun protection from the SPF in your makeup, and while that’s better than wearing none, the amount you’d have to use to get adequate protection is way more foundation than anyone is wearing. A separate sunscreen under your makeup is recommended.

anonymous asked:

can you recommend any moisturizer for oily yet dehydrated skin?

Thats me! 

I love love love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (not the lotion one). It sinks in super fast so it doesnt make you any more oilier and makes your skin feel so smooth and hydrated. Great base for under makeup!


The writer, actress, and editor tells us her take on beauty and confidence on behalf of Clinique’s #FaceForward campaign.

Here’s the thing about Tavi Gevinson: She just puts it out there. And, quite often, she gets exactly what she wants back. How does she do this? Well, besides being insanely articulate, she exudes a confidence and vision that genuinely inspires others. People of all ages have felt moved by Gevinson’s work—be it her truthful point of view on style, feminism, or growing up. As a face of Clinique’s new Face Forward campaign, the unstoppable young woman sat down to talk with The Sephora Glossy about staying true to yourself, being in control of your look, and making your dreams come true. KELLEY HOFFMAN

How does it feel to be part of Clinique’s new campaign?

It feels good to be part of a beauty and skin care campaign that I feel reflects the role beauty basically plays in my own life and daily routine. For me, fashion was a lot about self-expression—and beauty is really about being comfortable and taking care of myself. I like experimenting sometimes, but usually keep it pretty simple. And Clinique products are really perfect for that.

I know you recently turned 19. What advice do you have for your future self?

Well, I really hope I won’t need advice. If we’re going back in time there’s lots of things I could say. I just think it’s good to remember your talismans. The things that bring you back to your self. And what you really care about. Sometimes for me it’s like a movie or a friend relationship. I don’t have a very clear picture of the future but I think it’s good to remember to come back to those things.

What are your favorite Clinique products and why?

Well, I use the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ pretty religiously and throughout the day. I also really like the Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup foundation. It layers on top of the lotion really nicely. They make my skin look really good and clear.

Do you have a favorite cleanser?

I use the Facial Soap and there’s also Take The Day Off Makeup Remover.

Do you have a philosophy or mantra regarding your skincare routine?

Just to not be lazy and gross. It’s so tempting every night to go to sleep without taking it off, but I know that doesn’t do me any favors. I think it’s also just that I feel a lot more refreshed and ready to face the world when my skin is not dry. Or when it’s protected. Or when it can be more of a canvas for more creative makeup.

Do you think that’s a powerful feeling to have your complexion in the place you want it to be?

For me, I like being in control of how I look and the image I’m projecting. Sometimes I don’t—I go through phases where I don’t look in a mirror, where I wear the same thing every day because I feel really focused on a project or I just don’t want to be thinking about it. Right now, the thing that makes me really excited every morning is the outfit I’m going to wear, and how I’m going to present myself outside, and how I’m going to feel walking down the street. You dress like the person you want to be and then you actually become that. I feel that with makeup and hair.

Are you drawn to Clinique’s aesthetics?

I like anything that basically looks like it would be the makeup on the vanity of a film still. It’s so classic. The yellow lotion is so iconic. On my simpler days, I’m trying to capture a vibe that’s, like, ‘90s Clinique ads or fresh-faced happy people in turtlenecks. I just love the way these things look on my dresser. It’s honestly very pretty.

What are your beauty basics?

Really just skin stuff. Not being dried out, and then also evening the tone. And you know, concealing things, but I’m usually just too lazy and I feel worse if it looks like I’ve concealed something—I’d rather just be, like, “there’s a pimple there.”

This campaign is about inspiring people to achieve what they want in the world—and you’re someone who seems to really do that. What are your tips for getting things done?

To-do lists. I have two kinds of to-do lists. I have long-term goals and then I have every day ones of what I’m going to do. So, every day I can take something from the long-term list and try to break it down and add it to the short term. If Twitter’s the first thing I look at in the morning, I don’t feel like doing anything. I’ve learned that I can’t wake up, reach for my phone, turn off my alarm, and stay on my phone. I think those things are motivation suckers for me or they make me insecure about whatever I’m trying to do or they make me think about some nebulous audience, or critical voice, and so I just think it’s important that you make a safe space where you can be productive and where you can trust your instincts. That is my living room or an office space or it can just be in a library if I feel protected enough. So, taking your needs seriously.

I know it’s easy to say, “I’m not going to check my phone,” and then fall back into old routines. What advice would you give to help someone really break the habit?

Turn it on airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi off. That’s for writing. I think it’s just that I know how miserable—I’d rather just get all my stuff done and then get to really relax, instead of having one foot in each place. It’s not fun—I don’t like to be on iChat while I’m doing work. Get your work done and then you can actually relax instead of getting your work done really slowly while kind of enjoying the conversation.

It really is just more logical when you put it that way. Why did you decide to become part of this campaign?

Well, I already used a lot of Clinique’s products, and it felt like an organic thing for me in that way, and I also just like being part of something that’s about skincare and feeling motivated and confident instead of necessarily about fixing your flaws. Which I think a lot of the language around beauty products can feel that way. I like that when we did the video shoot I was getting questions about staying inspired and stuff like that and I don’t think that feeling like a confident or strong or self-assured young woman is mutually exclusive with all the ways in which I also want to take care of my skin or the way I look or experiment with makeup.

What are your top confidence boosters?

I just think about the people I admire and how they also probably have self-doubt, and it’s just part of the ebbs and flows, but it’s not the truth. I think it’s just trusting that time passes and everything that’s up comes down and everything that’s down comes up. I just try to remember it’s temporary, and that it’s probably in my head, because I’m not, like, a murderer.



The Sephora Glossy peeks inside America’s makeup bag.

We’ve always believed you can tell a lot about a girl by what’s in her purse. Which got us wondering—what can you tell about a state by what’s in its beauty bag? We dove into the numbers, state by state, to see what you are buying in 2014, and found out tons. Like who’s staying up all night, who’s manic about manicures, and who (really) likes their stems silky. Come and check yourself out, America. MELISSA LANE

The Golden State likes it natural. Organic products or ones with largely natural ingredients dotted its bestseller list like dandelions on a lawn with items such as Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, Josie Maran Argan Oil, and Bite Agave Lip Mask.

No self-tanners made tropical Hawaii’s list of bestsellers, though two bronzers did, including NARS in Laguna and—wait for it—Benefit’s Hoola.

The state that invented the modern-day computer may be honing in on a new calculation: the complexion-perfection equation. Nearly a fourth of its list fell in this category with products such as bareMinerals Original Foundation; Benefit The Porefessional; and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.

According to NAILS Magazine, this Great Plains state has fewer nail technicians than anywhere else in the country (33 as of 2012 compared to California’s whopping 84,699), but that doesn’t mean manicures have gone the way of the buffalo there: The Formula X System nail kit was higher on South Dakota’s list than any other state’s.

Batting your lashes may play more of a role in Southern charm than any of us realized. Mississippi had no less than seven mascaras on its bestseller list, including Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Buxom Blackest Lash, and Lancôme Hypnôse Dramatic Mascara.

Oklahoma took to the prairie flower colors of the Tria Hair Removal Laser more than anyone else: It made their list twice, in Peony and Fuchsia. 

None of us were surprised to see racy product names such as Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, NARS Blush in Orgasm, and all three Urban Decay Naked palettes light up Nevada’s list like its Las Vegas strip.

The Constitution State is classically preppy down to its moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was one of its favorites.

Home to the city that never sleeps, New York goes through a lot of Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and SEPHORA COLLECTION Multitasker Brush #45. Go figure.


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

I heard a lot of good things about this lotion in the past, but somehow I just could never wrap my mind around spending $35 on moisturizer. But a while ago Clinique had a promotion where you buy the moisturizer and you get a free cleanser and lotion with it, plus it was promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, so I caved, seeing as it was a bit better of a deal. I really truly love this moisturizer, it’s light and it isn’t oily so it doesn’t clog up pores. Unfortunately I brought this with me last summer when I went on a course with the military and I haven’t been able to find it since :( I know it is somewhere in my kit, I just don’t have the energy to drag it all out and search. Lately I’ve been using the original Olay moisturizer for sensitive skin, which is about half the price and works just about as well. I still miss my Clinique though. I use this all over my face, usually after I get out of the shower or after I have cleansed.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Clinique at The Bay $35

badonkadonk88  asked:

What are some good moisturizers for oily skin?

  • Murad Oil Control Mattifying Lotion ($40) 
  • Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer ($12)
  • Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion ($6) 
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel ($25)
  • Vanicream Lite Lotion for Sensitive Skin ($10) 
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($15) 
  • Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid ($6)
  • Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer ($9)
  • Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 ($10)
  • Cetaphil Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($10) 


ennovyxo  asked:

What is a good, affordable moisturizer to put on before putting on makeup?

You want more of a light weight moisturizer something that will sink in quickly and not make your foundation slip and slide through out the day :)

Try moisturizers like

  • Clean & Clear Oil Free Dual Action Moisturizer (also good for those with oily prone skin)
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
  • Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 
  • Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion (sold at Target)

anonymous asked:

Are there any dupes for Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel?

I found the Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion to be pretty much identical in texture. It’s around $6 at Target but you can buy it on Amazon as well :)