It's makeup Monday!
I partnered up with Clinique for a special 2part beauty post. Today, it's all about getting the perfect summer lip shade, but let me take it back to a couple of weeks ago. I went to one of my local malls to visit the Clinique counter at Macy's and to get a full skincare and makeup consultation. I must admit that I have never actually received a skincare consultation before. I keep trying to think back to years ago and nothing pops into my mind. These consultations by the way are free for everyone with no purchases necessary. You even get to leave with a sample of your favorite product from the consultation. I met with Jessica and she seriously opened up my eyes so much and really helped with my specific skincare needs. My problem areas are mostly small dark spots that have formed from pimple scars. I always tend to get them in the same areas, around my mouth specifically on the left side. She explained to me that this is the most hormonal area on a woman's face, which is why so many of us tend to break out in those same spots. Makes total sense! She applied Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System, which by the way is the very first set of skincare products that I ever used years back. She also introduced me to other products that I didn't know about like their Revitalizing Instant Facial (amazing!) and Turnaround Treatment Oil. I ended up leaving with a sample of their dark spot corrector. Here's an interesting fact that I honestly never thought about. Jessica told me, "In order for a dark spot corrector to work, you need to make sure that you are applying SPF to those areas first. If you don't and you head out into the sun, those spots will continue to be discolored." I will go into more detail on all of the skincare products on the second part of this post, but I just wanted to fill you in a little bit now. If you have never gotten a consultation before, I definitely think that it's worth your time. After we discussed skincare and all products were applied, we moved on to makeup!