NEW BEAUTY BUYS!

I had the pleasure of attending the Nordstrom Cosmetics 2012 Beauty Getaway at Pentagon City Mall on Saturday March 17.  The cosmetic trunk show took started bright and early at 8am and guests were invited to pre-schedule beauty makeover appointments with their choice cosmetic line (MAC, Clinique, Lancôme, and etc.).  For those that got to the event early enough received stylish neon tote bags.  Before customers made their way to the cosmetic counters to shop there was a cosmetic extravaganza runway show where there was a showcase of new beauty arrivals. Runway Beauty Day  I was interested in attending the cosmetic trend show after

Clinique even better

purchasing the Clinique Even Better Clinical dark spot corrector, a week before the event.  I have mentioned before my life has been crazy lately, and slightly stressful trying to adjust to my move back to Maryland from New York City.  And like many others I tend to get acne breakouts and scarring when I’m stressed out so after reading reviews and researching products I wanted to try out the dark spot corrector by Clinique.  My skin goes through ups and downs every so often and I felt this product would work best for my sensitive skin because it is fragrance free and many reviews stated it helped to prevent breakouts. After beginning usage of the dark spot corrector I immediately noticed I had less breakouts, this solidified my decision to attend the cosmetic trend show and see what other products I could get my hands on.  But anyways my complete review will be based on how long it last, past skin complexion to current skin complexion and overall rating from 1-5 with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.

Review:

How long the 1fl. oz. (basically 2tbsp) bottle will last-

The bottle lasted me about a month, but I will say that the first few days of use I was slightly wasteful. A little goes a long way with this product, literally two squirts will be enough to cover your entire face.

Skin complexion-

I do believe my skin complexion has evened out more than usual and I definitely have a little glow.  My break outs a minimal and if I do have a break out after I apply the spot corrector it goes away much faster than usual.

Rating from 1-5-

I give this product a 3.5 because though the spots are fading I expected a faster spot correction.  For example I thought once the bottle was finished my skin would have a way more even tone.  But I do believe it helps prevent breakouts, and slow evens skin tone.  I believe if the bottle was bigger and last longer it would have better results.

Needless to say I chose to have make an appointment with Clinique at Nordstrom’s Cosmetic Trend Show.  I also picked up a few other products while at the cosmetic counter, the Even Better SPF 20 and the Perfectly Real Foundation.  I chose to purchase the Even Better SPF because ever since I got sunburn for the first time in Jamaica (I didn’t know black people could get sunburn) and then I read that it is recommended that you wear SPF everyday I figured it was a must have.  I chose the Perfectly Real Foundation because I needed more foundation and I didn’t like my MAC foundation anymore.  I learned a lot about new beauty products and had a ball getting my beauty makeover.  I will probably purchase a few more products in the future.  Below are photos from my day attending Nordstrom Beauty Getaway Cosmetics Trend Show 2012 I hope you enjoy and leave comments.

Make overs and cosmetic/beauty show
Make overs and beauty show
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