HSBC-Clinique-Arya Event

As I've mentioned in my previous post, I went to Clinique-Arya Event by HSBC. It was a private event and H went with me. It was such a hoooottt day that I was so grateful H still accompanied me. :)

We went to the ArthaLand pavilion and the event started with HSBC's market update. To summarize the update, the market is starting to improve, even though it still hasn't gone up to what we want,  not to forget about elections coming up, HSBC is still confident that the market will continue improving in months to come.

Arya Residences is a new concept in the real estate industry. They boast of being the first "green" residential condo to rise in Bonifaco Global City. They believe in three things, sustainable living, energy savings and affordability. The tag line fits the profile of Arya, Live Well. Live Right.

We were able to check out the showroom and my heart flew out of the window when I saw the interiors of each room. The rooms were really big. Even their one bedroom unit was spacious! They also have two bedrooms and two bedroom executive, which is a bigger family unit.

The first thing I did when I got to the event was to check out the products beautifully set up on their sales table.

My first products of Clinique were actually their skin care. I liked their skin care because I've never had any allergic reaction to it nor did I get any break outs. I remember my mom would give me some of her Clinique supplies for me to use.

I eventually ended up using Clinique Happy. I think I was in highschool when Clinique Happy was the most famous scent!

makeup love!


Now on to the workshop:

In Clinique, they believe that great skin can be achieved by three simple steps. Cleanse, Exfoliate, Moisturize. Cleanse the skin with a mild formula cleanser like their Liquid Facial Soap. Exfoliate twice a day, using Clinique's Mild Clarifying Lotion.


Super Moisture Foundation for dry skin

First step is to check the skin type. Are you oily, combination, dry? And try on different shades of foundation in the jawline. Whichever shade disappears on the skin, that's the perfect shade for you. Blend blend blend the foundation upto the jawline.

Powder Rubdown Technique

Set the foundation with powder. Clinique has a Powder Rubdown Technique. Use a loose powder, put some on hands, rub it in your hands and gently pat on face. After this, whisk excess with powder brush.


Apply concealer and conceal unwanted darkness or blemishes. It instantly lifts the look.

For undereye concealing, prep it first by applying eye cream. Try Clinique's All About Eyes Rich. This reduces puffiness and fine lines. Simply dab a bit of cream and pat onto the underye area. Then use a concealer brush or your ring finger. Warm your finger and apply concealer. Try All About Eyes Concealer. Do it in a inner-to-outer motion.

Eye Makeup

Try Quick Eyes Cream Shadow

You can use cream shadow but blend fast as it dries up fast. Simply blend with ring finger and choose a shade close to the lid color for a natural look. Pat the eyeshadow with finger.


Try Cream Shaper for Eyes pencil for a creamy with a hint of shimmer liner. For a natural look, wear a thin line. For more drama, make it thicker. For droopy eyes, wing it to lift the eyes and the wwhole look. And make eyes bigger, tightline!


In Clinique, wiggling the wand does the trick! It deposits more product to the lashes, making it look thicker! Try Lash Power Curling Mascara. It curls the lashes and the brush lets you reach even the inner lashes.


Fill in the eyebrows to frame the face. No need to shape if the natural eyebrow already looks nice. Just fill in the gaps.


For a youthful glow, find the apples of your cheeks and deposit the blush there. To go for a sunkissed look, bring the blush inside. From the nose, put two fingers and desposit product in.


For a more natural look especially this summer, opt for lipgloss. Try Vitamin C Smoothie Lipcolor. It's loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.


To set the entire look and to give water to the skin, moisturize it after makeup. Try Clinique Moisturize Surge. Pat it on the face after makeup. It cools the face and hydrates it. (You can also use Moisture Surge before makeup or mix it with foundation for a tinted moisturizer.)

After the workshop, I went ahead and asked the perfect foundation and its shade for me. Given that I am acidic, I have combination skin, i sweat a lot and I'm warm tone. I was advised to use Clinique Superfit Foundation. It gives full coverage but is light weight.

Shades from L-R:
Cream Beige
Super Neutral
Rose Beige

From the shades that were swatched, I was a Cream Beige. I could also use Neutral (not in photo but is a shade darker than Super Neutral) but use a lighter powder to set the makeup.

To my surprise, I won one of Clinique's raffle!

my goodies!

taken after the event

peek inside my lootbag

Clinique Moisture Surge Facial Sheet Mask

Clinique Superfit Makeup in Neutral

I was looking forward to this!

My first Clinique foundation

Clinique Youth Surge Night

Excited to try this!

I was told it can also be used as a moisturizer 
during the day, just like Moisture Surge.

We were also given:

Eco bag from Arya

I'm definitely looking forward to trying the products that I got from the event. Will definitely review it and blog about it again! :)

Before I forget:

Top: unlabeled Gift from my mom
Jeans: Guess
Sandals: Otto

The event was wonderful. I learned a lot. And my husband, he brought his PSP with him, so while I was busy watching and learning from the workshop, he was also busy playing his PSP game. Haha! Smart smart move! :)