I finally bought myself my very own Clinique City Block Sheer. Unfortunately, it was a bad amazon purchase because the tube I received was outdated. I knew something was wrong when it did not glide on my skin like the one Mom got from Look Good..Feel Better. Instead it was like rubbing wet clay into my skin.
I called Clinique
[Not a bad hold time and took
only one transfer to get me to the right person]
What I had was over three years old. Same as this site indicated.
I contacted the amazon seller right away with my experience and findings and received a prompt refund even though she “stands behind her products 100%.”
… and i supposed there *was* a market for perfectly good but outdated high end makeup. The return address was an apt in the Bronx.
Good news, though! I had a free tube of City Block.
Now I just needed to find something to cut it with.
Heh. To hydrate and make it more malleable.
Enter Ponds Rejuveness!
This trial size that I picked up for one dollar (USD) blends easily with City Block a bit at a time in the palm of my hand as I need it.
BUT WHY Clinique City Block Sheer?
Quite honestly I think it is the very first yellow-based anything I have had on my face. I’ve known for years to best counter redness I would need to use a yellow-based foundation or primer. Thing is, at the super-stores that I shop, nothing screams out YELLOW-BASED
and you kind of have to guess?
or go to a counter girl in a department store?
Aint’ Nobody Got Time For That!
So City Block Sheer it was and I was amazed that something so light could brighten up my face so much! I mean this was called “sheer” and it was flatteringly covering redness and evening out my skin tone.
It felt nice going on my face, like a lotion. You could just zip it on in the dark if you had to because it’s light, like face cream and blends well regardless of haphazard application. Trust me.
Inside the cute Lemon Aid is my other yellow product. Funny, it took me a while to put it on my eye lids because I bought it as a vat of yellow paste to be used liberally everywhere as needed because MORE IS BETTER and all of the other amazon reviews were putting this miracle product everywhere BUT their eyelids.
It works WONDERS on the eyelids and really does give me an improved alert look. It plays nice with the city Block Sheer so I wear it all the time.
Lemon Aid DOES NOT however work well with under eye circles. It just looks obviously yellow and wrong.
Right now, this is my trifecta. These three bring my palate to base and I am so damn excited to be finally experiencing this freedom that this is ALL I am wearing. But I know I need to start adding more color than the tinted lip balm I felt safe buying.
I used to use a dark blusher just under the brow with a brush. It used to work. My goal is to not look or feel made up.
Do you have any tried and true tips for me to add a little more color to my face?