Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder review

I’d been purchasing this for years until  I found  a (much better and cheaper) dupe.  Clinique claims that it ”removes excess oil and shine without disturbing makeup. Leaves a matte look to skin. Leaves skin feeling and looking comfortable and fresh.” For official info click HERE.

Well,  on the plus side:

  • it does leave a matte look to skin as claimed                   
  • barely visible if applied alone
  • for dry combination, oily and very oily skin
  • comes in 7 shades

But, on the minus side:

  • matte look doesn’t last long enough
  • it can (and most likely will) dry out your skin during winter
  • slightly visible if applied over make-up

WOULD I REPURCHASE? Not since I found a great dupe – on which some other time!

No7 Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum

I haven’t blogged for a while…life got in the way. Anyhow, here I am with one more product review.
Having hit 30 I decided it’s about time I tried a serum.  I admit it was a painful decision, kinda torn between oh-my-skin-looks-so-good and is-this-a-wrinkle-or-do-I-just-smile-too-much? So I started with a very light serum…

  • it’s packed with silicones which stay on top layers of the skin, making it smooth and soft
  • a great base for make-up
  • contains Retinyl Palmitate, but is it high enough on the ingredients list to actually make a difference I truly can’t say
  • fragrance free
  • after using it for a month very fine lines seem somewhat reduced

Would I repurchase? To be honest, I’m really not sure.

Any recommendations for a good serum are more than welcome!!! 🙂



There were only 5 entrants, each entrant was given a number according to the order they’d entered the giveaway.  To choose the winner I used true random number generator.

CONGRATULATIONS NAOMI, please contact me  (either on Facebook or here), so I could send you the goodies 😉

p.s. I spent 2 hours trying to paste the true random number generator on here, but it wouldn’t recognize the  php format.  So I guess you’ll just have to believe my words…

xxx, snm