June 6, 2016

Clinique Extends Its Pep-Start Skincare Collection

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Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer ($29.50) and the upcoming Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser arrive for Summer 2016 and join Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream.

Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is not yet available but Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer is at Sephora.com. This moisturizer apparently not only acts as to hydrate skin but also acts as a primer of sorts for makeup. It was created with all skin types in mind and provides lightweight hydration while it instantly blurs imperfections and smooths skin while controlling oil. It sets to a matte finish but still promises to keep skin moist and hydrated throughout the day so fine lines and pores are softened and smoothed.

I wasn’t a fond fan of Pep-Start Eye Cream. I thought it was very nicely moisturizing but the many promises it made such as depuffing eyes just wasn’t happening for me. I’m hoping the new Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer might work for me but I’m always skeptical of matte finish products created with dry skin in mind. They just never quite work out. The formula kind of sounds like L’Oreal Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream which I happen to like so, maybe I’ll enjoy Clinique’s formula as well!

What do you think?

P.S. How was your weekend? Mine was exhausting. I truly hate Mondays with a passion!


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  • Lauren

    Hi Muse!
    I went to a vib rouge event yesterday and was able to pick this up. (They had a few bits out for preview and early purchase.) So far, so good. I have combination skin and I feel like it’s very lightly hydrating and it does kinda blur the look of pores on my cheeks. Matte definitely isn’t right, it’s more like a velvet finish. I couldn’t stop touching my face. It was so soft!

    • Isabella Muse

      Anything good Lauren? I didn’t go, was too busy with other weekend plans! Sounds interesting! 😀

      • Lauren

        Pfft no lol. The best part was the free apple juice. They had a small selection of the new ud vice lipsticks and the sephora favorites summer crush set, both of which launched that day anyway. They also had a new smashbox makeup academy palette. Looked nice, but not for me. I really only went for the clinique moisturizer. You didn’t miss out 🙂

        • Isabella Muse

          ha! OMG I feel so much better now that I missed it thanks! 😀

          • Courtney

            So true! You totally didn’t miss out. There were no more than maybe a handful of new products that were unreleased to the general public, as Lauren mentioned above. I was sadly underwhelmed. I at least thought theyd have all hundred shades of the UD lipsticks.. they did not. Just 10 to test out and purchase.

          • Isabella Muse

            that’s corny! what a let down!

  • Jay

    I love Clinique moisturizers! And the price is just right. I’m at the end of my last deluxe sample of the Moisture Surge Extended Relief, and my skin is still dry from the winter. Interesting that this is being touted as a primer as well. The jar is pretty too haha. It reminds me of the new-ish Neutrogena gel moisturizer.