Free Beauty Consultations with Clinique You-Time Service
Last week I stopped by the Clinique beauty counter at Lord & Taylor to learn all about their You-Time services, a complimentary skin consultation, with their regional education executive, Marissa Aquino.
Before jumping into the products, Marissa asked me about my skincare concerns and guided me through a skin diagnostic test. My two major concerns are dark/red spots and acne breakouts. You can try the quiz at your local beauty counter, or online here.
It turns out I have Combination Skin and Marissa taught me all about the 3-Step skin care routine which consists of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing.
According to the diagnostic test I am Skin Type 3. To kick off the consultation, Marissa started with the Cleansing Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush which is ideal for the T-zone and other hard to reach areas.
After the cleansing, we used the Clinique Clarifying Lotion which does more than just exfoliate. It removes dead skin and excess oil preventing breakouts and leaving the skin hydrated. Before applying makeup, we ended the skincare routine with the Moisturizing Gel (the yellow bottle).
Because I walk a lot in the city, Marissa also recommended the Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector. And for my dark/red spots, she applied the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum.
After the 3-Step routine, we got into even more fun stuff: makeup! Marissa asked whether I wanted a simple or bold look. Because I had dinner plans that evening, I went with a plum smokey eye and blush, and Marissa recommended a similar hue for my lips. She used the Quickliner for Lips in Plummy followed by the Long Last Glosswear in Stellar Plum.
Marissa was right! They weren't lying when they said the lip gloss was long lasting.
Thanks to the Marissa and the team my skin was hydrated, moisturized, and made up for date-night that same evening.
I'm now applying the 3-Step regimen into my daily beauty routine. In my next post I'll show you how I use these products at home!