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My Everyday Prep Start Routine with Clinique

I have to be honest, I’m one of those girls who started late in taking care of my own skin and now that I’m going to turn 30 I’ve realized how important it is especially when it comes to makeup. I’m not a big fan of putting too much makeup on, not because I don’t like it – sometimes I do especially if it’s a special event – but because I really don’t know more than applying a basic and natural make-up like I do everyday.

Have any of you experienced that the makeup sometimes does not last, or when you apply it it does not stick to your face? Well it has happened to me and this is because I didn’t used to prepare my skin before makeup. One of my best friends is a professional makeup artist and she always tells me how important it is, so thanks to her I started to pay more attention to the products that help to prepare the skin.

Today I want to show you a product that I recently discovered from Clinique of their new Prep-Start collection that I love because I noticed the difference in how my skin looks after applying my daily routine makeup. Usually I suffer from dry skin, but since I started using this product I notice my skin is softer and lines of expressions have disappeared.

What I like the most is that it is super easy to apply with 3 simple steps before applying the makeup:

Step#1: 2 in 1 Cleanse & scrub for a smooth finish and daily glow. Natural papaya plus bamboo beads creates the smooth skin. It’s gentle enough for all skins to use twice a day. By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this 2-in-1 formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow.


Step# 2: Hydroblur: definitely my new favorite filter!! Yes, goodbye Instagram and Snapchat filters because now I have my new personalized filter in real life. This cream moisturizes while softly blurring the look of imperfections. Leaves skin soft, with a velvety finish. Controls oil for up to 8 hours. Smooths the way for makeup.


Step #3: Eyes Cream: a pep rush for eyes. Just 3 seconds to look wide awake, refreshed. Hydrates, brightens, perks you up. It’s cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh. Smooths the way for makeup, too.

Step#4: Make up on: after doing the first 3 steps you will definitely see the difference of how your makeup looks.

I would also like to share 3 of my new favourite lipsticks colours from Clinique: Lava Pop 02– the perfect red for day and night, Cocoa Pop 01– my everyday lipstick that I love because give my makeup look a more natural look with this nude color, Peace Pop 08– my new favourite color for the night. All 3 colours are perfect but what I like about them is that it does not dry the lips and they last a lot.

I hope you liked this post! Thanks for reading.



Look details:

Top: Zara

Hat: Forever 21

Shorts: Mango


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  1. TEndre que aeguir tus pasos. A minedad con 38 anos no uso ningun tipo de cremas para mi rostro.
    Thanks por el tip!

  2. Thomas Falkenstedt says on October 22, 2017

    I’m somewhat like you. I began way too late and my knowledge is limited, but I’m quite good at applying a natural makeup nowadays and a heavier one for photo shoots. As for Clinique I’ve always thought them to be worth every penny as their products are amazing and if there’s one thing I’ll definitely try out it is the Hydroblur as I want a filter of my own too, haha. 🙂
    Thomas xx

  3. Massiel says on October 18, 2017

    Clinique is one of my all time favorite beauty brands, it never disappoints me. I started using the pep-start eye cream last year and I love it, I always have it on my bag because after a few hour in front of the computer my eyes start looking very tired, and this always saves me.

    I have the same problem with makeup and didn’t know it was related to how you prepare the skin, I guess I need to pay more attention to that… :/

    Thanks for sharing, I’m a big fan of your trips 🙂

  4. Manda Lee says on October 18, 2017

    Marcy, I love that you’ve introduced me to Cliniques pep- start line. I really love all different skin care products and love experimenting with them but, if I’m being honest, I’m not always so sure what I should be pairing together. I love that this is like here it is….A, B, C, then makeup and on your way! My mama on the go life style definitely needs this! Also, I love your outfit! It’s incredibly beautiful as are those beautiful Clinique lip shades!

    Manda |

  5. I love their Prep-Start collection so much. I’ve been always a huge fan of Clinique, I just love the quality of their products as well as the final result. And recently I’ve got a chance to try their Pop Liquid Matte lip colours. I have mine in a shade Ripe Pop and it’s fantastic! You did such a great review, I think everyone should try something from Clinique!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  6. OMG!! The best products.

    I don’t like wearing makeup – and I know with what we do, its expected. I love skin that supports makeup, not is covered. & its all the product we use.

    Thanks for sharing!

    J. x

  7. I loved reading this post! I just turned 26, and I am really trying to find products that work for my skin! Like you, I also rarely wear make up. If anything, its the no make up, make up look.
    I love that Clinique makes their new Prep-Start collection simple. Having a three step process is perfect.

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jacqueline says on October 17, 2017

    I love Clinique! I’m the same way. I started late on the train of being good about having a routine for skincare. I currently have their foundation too which is doing alright for myself skin. Love the lip colors!

  9. michelle says on October 17, 2017

    I started with skincare as a teen which is why my face is holding up pretty well for my 40s. It is so important because you can’t always fix the damage but you can so easily prevent it. This
    Clinique set sounds amazing – those are the basics that everyone needs! And I need that lava lip in my life! It’s the perfect sheer red.

  10. No day is complete without a good skincare routine. I love that Clinique’s products work well for young skin as well as aging skin. Based on your experience, they seem to transform your complexion! It is so convenient that their cleanser also doubles as an exfoliate. I will definitely need to check out these products.

    ~xo Sheree

  11. Vanessa says on October 15, 2017

    Me encanta Clinique, sin duda una marca lider en productos de belleza. Los primers son excelentes para preparar la piel y hacer que nuestro maquillaje dure mas y esta opcion de Clinique me parece perfecta, asi que voy a darme una vuelta por el mall para probarlos, sobre todo ese lipstick Cocoa Pop!
    Gracias Marcy! y sigue disfrutando de paradisiacos lugares.

  12. Open Kloset By Karina says on October 15, 2017

    Hey Darling,
    Hows you?
    Love Qlinique products so much and I don’t like to much make up too:)
    I will check these products because Sounds so interesting:) I will turn 27 and I have to start to take care my skin…
    Happy Week
    Love Open Kloset By Karina

  13. Clinique is the best right?!
    I started late as well and now my skin is much better than before! And ones make up looks so much better and lasts longer than before.
    I will have to find that pep start moisturizer! It sounds amazing!

  14. Christine Kong says on October 12, 2017

    I’ve tried primers before, but never heard of a three step prep for putting on makeup. These items by Clinque sound amazing. I really want to try that Hydroblur. I need that filter in my life! Haha. I also want to try that eye prep because as a mom, I could definitely use anything and everything to help my tired eyes. Thanks for letting me know!! xoxo, Christine

  15. Kamen Kamenov says on October 11, 2017

    I have to say I am a big fan of clinique my darling. And some of the products are new for me… cliniques skincare is simply next level and always a brand i reach for when my skin is in a need of moisturizer.

  16. Clinique es de mis marcas favoritas y el eyecream es definitivo mi preferido amo como desinflama las bolsas del ojo después de una noche de fiesta

  17. Yokasta Furcal Diaz says on October 3, 2017

    No soy de maquillarme mucho pero estoy de acuerdo de la importancia del cuidado, antes y después del maquillaje. Esos labiales están divinos.

  18. Luisanna from My Outfit RD says on October 3, 2017

    Exelente Marcy. Es totalmente cierto que debemos cuidar nuestra piel y prepararla para cuando vamos a ponernos makeup.

  19. Style Everywhere says on October 3, 2017

    Que interesante post. No conocía esos productos de Clinique, aunque suelo usar esa marca. Yo también empecé tarde a darle importancia al cuidado de la piel pero ahora lo hago infalible. Gracias por tu consejo, los probaré 😉

  20. Pinnahana says on October 3, 2017

    Me encantan todos estos productos que nos enseñas, la verdad es que me gustaría mimar mi piel mucho más de lo que lo hago, así que me apunto todas!

    Muchas gracias ❤️

  21. Me ha encantado leerte, me a pasado mucho de lo que explicas, estas recomendaciones se ven buenísimas!

  22. Yoleidy Sánchez says on October 2, 2017

    Yo confieso, con vergüenza, que no se me da muy bien eso de cuidarme la piel. Gracias por los tips, querida.
    Un beso
    Yoleidy Sánchez

  23. Gabriela collado says on October 2, 2017

    Amo los productos clinique y estas recomendaciones son de lo más genial!!!

  24. sientemimoda says on October 2, 2017

    un gran post no había probado estos productos pero los apunto y cuidar la piel es fundamental para que luzca bonita con o sin maquillaje un besin

  25. El Rincón de Rachel says on October 2, 2017

    Preparar la piel antes de maquillarla es un paso fundamental para que nuestro look quede impecable. Personalmente he probado muchos productos de esta marca y me gusta bastante pero estos en concreto no los conocía, así que tomo nota de todo, preciosa. Besitos!

  26. David Rodriguez says on September 30, 2017

    Hola guapa, es super necesario cuidarse la piel! Me alegro que te hayas dado cuenta!
    Por cierto estas ideal!

  27. I know firsthand how amazing Clinique skincare is. Their moisturizer has been nothing short of amazing for my dry skin. I generally don’t have too much trouble with my makeup lasting, but that Hydroblur has me curious. It sounds like a dream!

  28. Mariann Yip says on September 25, 2017

    I started to invest in my skincare and makeup routine more as I got older as well. I am a huge fan of Clinique because their products do wonder for my skin. I need to look into their pep start line as i have yet to try it!

  29. I love Clinique! They’re skincare has been really great for acne-prone, sensitive skin like mine’s. I haven’t tried their hydroblur moisturizer yet. Sounds amazing. Will definitely check it out!

    xo, Jo