Staring this month, Clinique is introducing its Summer Trend 2012 collection.
The warm weather additions include two makeup essentials to help keep your summer look fresh all day.
Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup
If you have oily skin, you know what summer means: makeup that runs or doesn’t last very long. Clinique’s Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup offers long-lasting, buildable coverage without looking or feeling heavy.
The lightweight gel-cream formula did a nice job of covering up my skin sins (a little breakout and redness). I also didn’t see any oil buildup after several hours due to oil-absorbing ingredients like Willow Bark Extract.
In fact, my experience with the foundation seems to match the results of a panel study, which showed that women who tested the foundation while sitting in a room set to 88 degrees Fahrenheit (with 80% humidity) didn’t experience any signs of streaking or fading.
The makeup comes in a clear tub for easy shade identification with 20 shades ranging from very fair to deep. The makeup was already a hit at the Karen Walker fashion show during New York Fashion Week this past February as it helped a diverse range of models achieve a matte complexion.
Superbalanced Powder Bronzer
If you’re looking for a healthy summer glow, Clinique’s Superbalanced Powder Bronzer provides a sun‑kissed look the smart way (without exposure to nasty UV rays).
This all-purpose bronzer delivers a golden glow while boosting your skin’s hydration and controlling oil. Key ingredients include moisturizing Murmur Butter for dry areas. Minerals, such as Calcium and Zinc, remove oil and shine throughout the day.
The Superbalanced Powder Bronzer compact is available in two shades (Bronze 1 and Bronzed 2) and comes in a signature Clinique mini makeup pouch. Each turn of the compact gives you just the right amount of bronzing powder for a natural, not overdone look.
Both of these products are available at Clinique counters across Canada and at www.clinique.ca.
Update: To help you experience the Summer In Clinique program, Clinique is offering a limited-edition Summer Purchase-With-Purchase collection of mini must-haves in a graphic print tote for $43.50 with ANY Clinique purchase during the month of June 2012 at Clinique counters across Canada.
Clinique has also created limited-edition Summer in Clinique flip flops that are free with the purchase of any two Clinique products exclusively at The Bay during the month of July 2012.