• Andrea Hartoyo

Review: How Clinique Saved My Lips

Updated: Mar 22, 2020

After the Christmas holidays, not only I was faced with the holiday weight I had to lose (the Christmas feast was unreal y'all), I was also faced with lips drier than the Saharan desert.

I never really invested time or money into lip care, because my logic was as long as I moist it (nasty habit, I know), it'll be fine. You'd think 9 years living in the dry and cold Canada and another year in the windy Netherlands taught me a lesson about lip care. Alas, it did not until this moment; My lips were peeling like the Basilisk's skin in the second Harry Potter movie.

This prompted me to do my research on lip care. I did a quick research and stumbled upon Clinique's Pout Restoring Night Mask. I read the reviews and it seemed convincing, so I decided to cough up the €21 from Douglas and bought it.

My first impression was that the product was a bit overpriced, considering the size. That being said, the packaging was cute and I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. I got home and tried it on after a shower, and after the first time using it, I didn't see much difference. I carried on with my daily activities, but as the hours go by I noticed that my lips felt nicer, plumper almost.

I used it the second time the next day and by the end of the day my lips were CURED. Literally they became super plump, no longer peeled and they felt super nice and as soft as a baby's skin (insert heart emoji). The balm-like structure can be quite weird for some, but for me it felt really nice, and I liked that it was also unscented. Now I use it twice a day, before I apply my lipstick and after my night skincare routine.

If you're unsure about buying it, I can assure you that it's worth every penny I've spent on it. It's been a month since I use it regularly and my lips are no longer dry. When it runs out, I will definitely buy it, as this has become a part of my regular skincare routine. So this is a 9/10 from me!

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