On a recent trip to a department store, I managed to pick up Clinique‘s Black Tie Violet gift set. This was a steal for $39.50 US. There are several products in the set that are full size and a new one that I can’t wait to destroy… uh, I mean use.
The lovely kit came in this hot pink cosmetic bag with a silver “Clinique” tag. It’s a good size, nice for travel, and since it is nylon, easy to clean. I hate when my make-up bags get dirty.
Now, here is the fun! There are two mascaras in this kit. The first is High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Extreme Black. Oooh. Ahhh. This is a new product (or so I am told) and I haven’t used it yet but I always like volumizing mascara and Clinique rarely disappoints me. The other mascara is Bottom Lash Mascara in Black. It has a teeny brush so you can get the little lashes at the outer and inner corners of your lashes. I’ve always wanted to try it, so now I can! I’m not done! There is also Cream Shaper for Eyes in Mink. Looks like a liner, goes on soft and leaves a deep color. Mink is a nice compliment to the purples in the kit- I will get to that next.
No Clinique set would be complete with an eye shadow palette. This one does not disappoint. It is a quad of Colour Surge Eye Shadows in Deep Purple, Taupe, Crystal Berry, and Soft Pink. You can highlight, define, or have a natural look with these shades. I have no swatches but trust me, they are fun!
Finally, Clinique threw in a face moisturizer- Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. It is a gel and I am happy they have branched out and no longer just give out Dramatically Different! I remember when I would get the free gifts, they had mini bottles and you could never get all the product out, Now, the full size has a pump and the trial sizes are squeeze tubes. Since this is a gel, I can probably use it on my greasy face. I use their Dramatically Different Gel and like it very much. This probably will leave a bigger moisture punch.
Keeping with the moisture theme, there is a Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Woppin’ Watermelon. I have used the Chubby Stick before and I really like them. They leave a nice sheen and great color that can be built on.
This kit would make a great gift and it’s a great price! Check it out!
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO