BWA Beauty Review: Clinique Classics

It seems that not a day passes without a new beauty product hitting the market, often with much fanfare and promises aplenty.

Online beauty and skincare e-tailer Activeskin sure knows a thing or two about the industry (they are one of Australia’s largest websites, stocking over 60 brands and a whopping 5000 products after all!) The company recently invited me to review their store and some of their leading ranges (how could I say no?) however, with so many products to choose from deciding WHAT to review was actually the hard part!

To simplify, I decided to skip the gimmicks, instead taking a browse through Activeskin’s extensive Clinique range. I settled on three of Clinique’s “classics” that I had used before but was keen to try again.

This is what I looked at:

Clinique Moisture Surge available through

Clinique Moisture Surge

I remembered using this product some years ago, and was glad to be giving it another try. The Clinique Moisture Surge is a very lightweight, gel-style moisturizer that packs a lot of hydration. The product feels very light and velvety on the skin, with no oily feel whatsoever. It’s possible to use this product two ways: as a regular moisturizer, or as an intensive masque. Both work great for my skin, which is quite dry. As a masque you can simply apply a heavier layer onto the face, let it absorb as much as possible, then dab the excess off with a tissue.  This would be a great option for anyone with sensitive skin or those that need hydration without oily-heaviness.

Clinique High Impact Mascara – available through

Clinique High Impact Mascara

I absolutely love this mascara, and I first used it some years ago also as a mini which came in a Clinique Gift Pack. I remember the day the little mini ran out, and I was quite devastated! What I love about this mascara is it is BLACK – really black. I have no idea how Clinique achieves this degree of pigmentation (and why every other mascara-maker isn’t doing the same), but in my opinion it is a lot more intense than other black mascaras on the market today. It achieves great length and definition across the lashes and it’s definitely not clumpy. This is a classic mascara, without fuss which I would recommend to everyone.

An oldie but a goodie – Clinique All About Eyes available through

All About Eyes

I’m a firm believer in eye-creams and don’t ever leave the house or apply makeup without using a good quality eye cream first. For a mid-priced option that will last around a year (in my experience), All About Eyes has stuck around on the Clinique best-seller list for a reason. First of all, like most of the Clinique range, it’s lightweight and not at all greasy. It provides a great base for makeup – just enough moisture to soften lines yet not so much that makeup goes sliding!  It revitalizes the skin around the eyes and gives a smooth, refreshed appearance. I found All About Eyes was a lifesaver for freshening up before after work events, as I could re-apply the product for an instant refresher before topping up my eye makeup.

SO – be sure to hop over to if you are looking for any beauty product – chances are they’ll have it! (They actually have a great beauty blog too which is worth a read – after you’ve finished reading BWA of course!)

What are your favourite Clinique products? Are you a 3-Step beauty kinda girl or do you have other secrets? Let us know in the comments below and earn dollars to spend on rewards!


  • Reply lovelyloves Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I like a skin routine. I haven’t used the moisture surge for awhile now

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Monday 22nd September, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Huge fan of this mascara! Easy to remove,long, thick lashes, gorgeous forrest-green tube and easy on sensitive eyes!

  • Reply godsaur Wednesday 17th September, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    loving it!

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 12th September, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Would love to try some Clinique products…shame it’s so expensive.

  • Reply yslyenom Thursday 11th September, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I love Clinique Repairwear range. 3 step if I don’t have much time and have to go out.

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Monday 8th September, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I love Clinique’s eye cream- its a must have from their collection! (along with their body lotion, it’s always in my bag)

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 8th September, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Clinique have some fantastic products that’s for sure!

  • Reply Whatthe Sunday 7th September, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I have much more than 3 steps to help me look normal!

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 6th September, 2014 at 1:04 am

    Clinique’s High Impact Mascara is a favourite of mine with its long lasting non smudging stay on all night long ability.

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