Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur

Interestingly, I haven’t heard much about Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream – I saw a ton of ads flash by, and a whole slew of posts, but I feel like none of it was really noteworthy (as in, the product kind of fell flat.)

I just saw a post about this new moisturizer that’s being added to the “Pep-Start” lineup – Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur.  The claim for this guy is that it both hydrates and acts as an imperfection blurring primer of sorts, smoothing skin and keeping oil at bay.  The finish is matte, softening pores, but apparently it is also designed to hydrate throughout the day.  With “Pep-Start” in the name, I thought maybe it would be eye-opening…but then I guess the eye cream should be doing that.

sephora.com photo

sephora.com photo

I’m curious to see how this one does.  Much that I love the idea of “blurring,” I generally steer clear – I feel like too many formulas have pore clogging ingredients that can even affect the skin around the eyes.  Not a fan!  

Who knows…maybe it will surprise.  The company says it will work on all skin types – oily to sensitive to dry and beyond.  We shall see!

Beauty Fail – Circle Glitter

So…

I came across this and, funny it may be, there are people who might give it a whirl (don’t look at me, I’m not one of them!  I did, however, see photos online of several ladies sporting the…er…idea.)

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Unless you plan to hit up a disco, or you happen to be an ultra famous pop star…I’m going to go ahead and say skip it!

A good eye cream and corrective concealer can make a world of difference…without the bombardment of finger-pointing or camera snapping!

 

Clinique Pep-Start

So I’m not sure if I totally buy that you can look more wide awake in three seconds (I love that it says three, as opposed to five, or two, or fifteen, by the way.)  But…Clinique is a long-standing and well-backed brand, with many cult products among the ranks, so perhaps this Pep Start Eye Cream will hold up to it’s claims…

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This newbie aims to hydrate, refresh, brighten, and all around add some “pep” to your peepers.  The tip is a pop-up, cool-touch, de-puffing ball designed to be swiped in circular motions around the eyes.  Very wax-on / wax-off (if you get the Karate Kid reference. 😉 ) 

Interestingly, the five reviews on the site currently have averaged three of five stars – it sounds like consumers are not keen on the packaging (preferring a steel ball for real “cooling”), but others thought it worked well and quickly.  

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Winter 2015 / 2016 – Garnier

There are TONS of new products hitting mass market stores right now – I have seen some of these myself already.  In addition to the below, I also saw new haircare from Garnier – strengthening shampoo and conditioner, as well as a color treatment which I saw a photo of recently.  So more is definitely coming!

The below photos are all from BudgetBeautyBlog, so I am attributing them there – I always seem to forget my camera so many thanks for sharing your images online!  As I mentioned, I have only seen some of these products (such as the Micellar Water) so far, but they are rolling in steadily.  Some of what I am seeing reminds me of existing products in the existing Garner lineups, so I’m curious about how these are different.

The newbies, under the SkinActive umbrella, are:

  • Clearly Brighter Overnight Leave-On Peel
  • Clearly Brighter Dark Spot Corrector
  • Moisture Rescue Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion 
  • Micella Cleansing Water (2 formulas)
  • Clean Purifying Cleansing Wipes
  • Clean Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser and Mask
  • Clean Shine Control Cleansing Gel
  • Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer
  • Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream
  • Miracle Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel Cream

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