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Clinique Bonus

Ready to give your makeup bag a makeover for spring? Why not refresh your look and get some freebies at the same time?

From now through March 28, when you buy $25 in Clinique products, you’ll receive as a free gift, the Clinique Bonus (while supplies last).

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Don’t know what to buy to get the gift? Here are a few of our favorite products.

What Clinique products are in your makeup bag?

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bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation

Leave it to bareMinerals to take a fan-favorite product (the Original SPF 15 Foundation) and up the ante. The new Ready SPF 20 Foundation comes with a portable compact and skin-loving sea minerals (time released for all-day hydration).

The rubberized black compact isn’t slippery and makes it easy to take your foundation with you to apply anywhere. The pressed powder also helps reduce product loss — no more spilling it down the sink! It’s created using a cold-pressed method so it doesn’t loose beneficial elements of sea minerals and antioxidants that would normally be pushed out due to the heat and fillers used in other types of foundation.

Want to learn more about this new product? Check out the video below.

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Dior: Brand We Love

From runway-inspired cosmetics to technologically-advanced skincare, Dior is a trendsetter in the world of beauty. Their reputation for luxurious and quality products sets them apart.

New to Dior? Take a cue from our customers and check out these favorites.

Shop the picks: Dior Diorskin Airflash, Dior Addict Lipstick, Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara, Dior 5-Couleur Lift Eyeshadow Palette, Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 

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Already a fan? Which Dior product is your favorite?

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Twilight & Turquoise: Inspiration for the Newest Bobbi Brown Collection

Bobbi Brown’s latest collection, Desert Twilight, was inspired by end-of-day light in the desert and rich southwestern turquoise. The lovely palette transitions effortlessly from summer to fall and creates a flattering, light-catching look.

We love the Bronzer/Blush Duo with its warm and tawny glow. The new limited edition nail polishes, aptly named Turquoise and Twilight, make your manicure the perfect season-spanning accessory. The Desert Twilight Eye Palette contains 8 shades that complement most skintones. Feeling bold? The Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon will add a bright pop of color to your look.

To learn more about the inspiration behind this limited-edition collection from Bobbi herself, check out this video.

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What is your favorite piece in this collection? 

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Summer Vacation: Beauty Travel Essentials

Gearing up for summer vacation? Don’t forget to pack your beauty must-haves! To ensure a smooth and worry-free vacation, make sure you’re prepared for any cosmetic concern.

Keep hydrated: The dry cabin air in planes wreaks havoc on our skin. If you’re taking a quick trip, moisturize before and after your journey. If it’s a long flight, moisturize while you’re up in the air!

Products to tryClinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Philosophy Hope Springs Eternal Hydrating Mist, Bobbi Brown Lip Balm

Stay fresh: Riding in a plane, train or automobile for a while? Make sure you arrive to your destination in fabulous form by primping during the trip.

Products to try: MAC Travel Wipes, Supersmile Quikee

Protect against the elements: Shield your skin from harmful UV rays with a nourishing sunscreen. Don’t forget about your tresses either! After a day of soaking up the sun, deep condition and detangle your mane to keep it healthy.

Products to try: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream, Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair After-Sun Mask

Pack travel-size favorites: Your skin-care regiment doesn’t get a vacation! Bring your favorite products with you to keep your beauty routine just that — routine.

Products to try: Tweezerman Mini Brow Rescue Kit, David Yurman Fragrance Essence Collection, Frederic Fekkai FiniSheer Hold Hairspray Travel Size, The Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Cream, Origins Travel Size Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash

Looking for more? Shop all beauty here.

What can’t you leave home without? Tell us in the comments! 

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Serums: Your Skin’s Secret Weapon

Are you fighting off skin problems? Serums are the secret weapon you’ve been longing for. These nutrient-rich products do battle against a bevy of troubles ranging from dark spots to aging. Find the one that is right for you and kick those issues to the curb. But don’t take our word for it — here are some of our top-rated products with testimonials from users.

Shop the picks: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex, Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Guerlain Abeille Royale Youth Serum, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator 

Protip: Serums do their best work after a thorough cleansing from a Clarisonic.

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Do you use a serum? Tell us about your experience in the comments! 

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Bronzers: Get a Sun-Kissed Glow

One of our favorite beauty products to use for summer? Bronzers. They give you a healthy glow, add a touch of delicate shimmer and create face-flattering contour.

Products to try: 1. Lancome Star Bronzer Long Lasting Bronzing Powder Natural Glow 2. Too Faced Peach Leopard Bronzer 3. Guerlain Terra Soleia Tan Enhancing Bronzer Face Decollete

Tool: 4. MAC 150 Large Powder Brush (it’s less dense than a bronzer brush so it won’t pick up as much product)

Application: Sweep the bronzer across your hairline, temples, cheekbones and jawline. Dust a tiny bit over your nose, collarbone and (if your are wearing your hair up or pulled back) over the tops of your ears. Doing this will give you that lightly kissed-by-the-sun look. If you choose a product that has added shimmer you can even sweep it across your shoulders when you wear something strapless for an added touch of light-catching shine.

Products to try: MAC Bronzing Powder, Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star, Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder

Tools: Studio Gear #15 Angled Bronzer Brush, Dior Backstage Cheek Brush, MAC #109 Small Contour Brush

Application:

  1. Starting with your bronzer brush and bronzer, suck in your cheeks as hard as you can and make a “fishy” face. Apply your bronzer in the hollow area this creates. Guide your brush upwards along the curve of the hollow. It should be similar to the line and angle of your jaw.
  2. Now, get your blush and blush brush. Give yourself a big smile in the mirror and apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks (the apple is where your cheeks poof out the most when you smile) and then sweep it up towards your temple.  Next, without adding any additional blush to your brush, blend it in with your bronzer to smooth harsh lines. If you move your brush in small circles, you will achieve a natural-looking blend.
  3. Lastly, get your powder brush and highlight color. Dust a small bit (a little goes a long way) right below the eye and onto the cheek bone. If you smile again your cheekbones are easy to find — it’s the flat part above the apple. Pull the brush out towards the temple, and you are finished. Just like that, you have a contoured and defined cheek!

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How do you wear your bronzer? Tell us in the comments! 

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