Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review

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It’s about time I start writing more about skincare products! Skincare is a super important part of your makeup routine. That’s why I did a little skincare haul including Clinique, Starskin etc., because I felt like my skin needed something extra.

Skincare Haul including Clinique, Starskin, etc.

Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review ⋆ Beautymone

The Products

The products I’ve bought are: 

  • Starskin 3-Step Advanced Pore Cleaning Expert System
  • Hollywood Skin Eye Pads 
  • Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Hydrating Moisturizer
  • e.l.f. Eye Cream 

Starskin Pore Cleaning Strips

Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review ⋆ Beautymone

Sunset Strips™ is a new-generation 3-step deep pore-cleansing and refining system that methodically removes trapped dirt, excess sebum and impurities on the nose without harsh extraction. Each pack contains three mask strips: A skin-prepping mask loosens trapped dirt and debris; a powerful charcoal mask actively draws out all the excess sebum and pore-clogging impurities; and a soothing Bio-Cellulose mask nourishes and visibly reduces the appearance of pores. Use regularly to reduce the appearance of large and unsightly pores, and promote healthier and clearer skin. Strip, strip, strip your way to a more refined and beautifully smooth nose!

Key Benefits

  • New generation 3-step advanced pore cleansing system.
  • Deeply purifies, absorbs excess oil and blackheads and prevents breakouts.
  • Visibly clearer, cleaner and smoother skin in 35 minutes.
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My thoughts 

My nose pores felt so full and gross, so I really wanted something to clean my pores out and hydrate at the same time. This 3-step method from Starskin sounded perfect. I tried it out and I actually really liked it! It worked very well, made my pores look way cleaner and smoothed the skin. However, you need to take the time to do so because of the 3 steps. This is not something to do quickly in my opinion. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing, I took this time to relax and take care of myself very well. I like these and will repurchase them! 

Hollywood Skin Eye Pads

Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review ⋆ Beautymone

The instant regenerating under-eye patches with Collagen are enriched with a precious collagen complex, vitamins BE + A, vitamin B 5, amino acids and proteins. Supporting the skin to be more tight and smooth.

I bought these pads at Douglas, which is a Dutch makeup store. Please check out your own makeup store to find out if they sell these pads. 

My Thoughts

I’m very busy with my thesis right now, which means a lot of stress and feeling tired all the time. Which makes my eyes poofy and I have bags under my eyes. Moreover, I recently have very dry eyes. So I was looking for something to hydrate and hopefully help me with my bags, I ended up buying the Hollywood Skin Eye Pads. However, I didn’t see much difference afterwards, but my eyes did feel more hydrated. I think it’s worth the money (I think it was around $3 or $4) but I’m not sure if I’m going to repurchase them again. For now I think I’m going to try out some other products as well to see what I like more. 

Clinique Moisturizing Cream

Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review ⋆ Beautymone

What It Is
Our addictively refreshing gel-cream is now enhanced to give your skin the power to rehydrate itself. Delivers an instant moisture boost. Keeps skin almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it did before. Enjoy 72 hours of non-stop hydration, even after washing your face.

What It Does
Advanced hydrator with Auto-Replenishing Technology actually helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself. Then locks in all that moisture for an endlessly plump, dewy, healthy-looking glow.

Proven Results
Testing proves it works non-stop for 72 hours—even after washing your face.
Our enhanced formula gives skin an instant moisture boost. Delivers almost twice as much hydration at the end of the day than it did before.

Key Ingredients / Technology
New Auto-Replenishing Technology with caffeine helps trigger skin’s own rehydration system. Hyaluronic Acid fragments and Activated Aloe Water plump skin with moisture. A super-holding matrix of humectants and polymers help reduce water loss and seal in moisture.

My Thoughts

I’m using this Clinique cream for a while now (see this blog post) and the only thing I can say is that you need this if you want to hydrate your skin properly. This cream is amazing and worth every penny! 

e.l.f. Eye Cream

Skincare Haul Clinique, Starskin etc. | Skincare Review ⋆ Beautymone

Hydrate the eye area and minimize dark circles with this rich formula that nourishes and deeply hydrates the skin with jojoba, vitamin E, and cucumber.

All e.l.f. skincare products are free from Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.

My Thoughts 

As I said before, my eyes are very dry lately so I wanted some products to treat them well and hydrate them. I also bought this e.l.f. eye cream to test out and I’m very pleased with how it works! After using this cream a couple of days, my eyes didn’t hurt from dryness anymore. Also, the redness went away completely. My eyes feel way more hydrated, I love it!

Hope to see you next time loves, 

xoxo Simone


Welcome to Beautymone! I'm Simone, a 24-year-old living in the Netherlands and graduated in Human Resource Management. I'm dog mama to Bailey, love to organize and I'm a true makeup hoarder.

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  1. 5.13.19
    Lozza said:

    These products sounds really good actually! 🙂

    I definitely think I could do with the eye cream!
    I’m really in the mood for a pamper night now!

    Love Lozza xo

    • 5.13.19
      Simone said:

      I would like to say: go for that pamper night! 🙂

  2. 5.13.19

    You know what’s crazy? I’ve never tried any e.l.f. skincare!! I need to really give them a try. Also, I always hear such good things about the Clinique creams so I’m going to have to give that another look the next time I am in Sephora.

    • 5.13.19
      Simone said:

      I never tried e.l.f. skincare before I bought this eye cream. I was a little hesitating if it would be any good but I love it!

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