If you've seen my everyday makeup routine (if not watch it here!), you'll know that a large part of my makeup collection comes from Clinique. <3 Their products are high quality, last all day, and are also good for your skin. How can you not love that?
Well yeah, Clinique products are more expensive than your drugstore beauty buys, so that IS something to NOT love. Sometimes it can be hard to justify spending 5x the price on a higher end brand. But if you shop Clinique like I do, you can get a whole lot more beauty for your buck!
A couple of times a year, Clinique offers awesome gifts with purchase! Typically, you get a cute little bag with smaller sizes of skin care and makeup. Most recently, you only had to spend $27 to receive this bonus, and if you spend more (I think like $50), you get an even nicer gift (usually full size items).
One of my favorite daily products from Clinique is their beyond perfecting foundation and concealer. It is light with great coverage, so I can avoid the cakey look that often comes with typical liquid foundation (I'm so so pale you guys). Well, lucky for me, this product just so happens to be $27! One of these compacts typically lasts me about 9-10 months (depends on whether my skin is with or against me) so once I start to get low I keep an eye out on my Clinique emails (yes sometimes you do want to get newsletters!) and when it is free gift time, I go ahead and buy!
Something else to look out for is that different stores that sell Clinique (Nordstrom, Macys, Sephora) will often hold their own independent gift times, so if the Clinique website is not offering this bonus, you should definitely check out these other sites to see if they are offering any goodies. I actually got the gift above through the promotion at Macy's!
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- Marie Claire, September 2016