One of the world’s most popular moisturizers, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (DDML) is my favourite moisturizer ever and the only one I use. They say that a bottle of this distinctively yellow face hydrator is sold every four seconds and I truly believe it. One, because they offer it in basically all of their Gift with Purchases and two, it just works so damn well.
I have known about this product for as long as I can remember (I would come across the little sample jars in my mom’s vanity drawer) but I first started using this product when I was 16 or so when I had an allergic reaction on my face which I thought at the time was acne. Like any other teenager, I freaked out, so my mom took me to the Clinique counter and the sales associate recommended their famous three-step system, which I still use to this day. I don’t use any other face moisturizer and when I do, it’s just not the same as DDML.
So is it cult-worthy? Yes, yes it totally is. And Clinique knows it, so much so that there is an abundance of different sizes and versions you can buy it in. You can get the lotion or the gel (for oily skin types) in either a travel size tube or a jar or a jar with a pump. And the best part? It’s affordable (well relatively, this is not going to be the same price as an Olay cream, but for department store, it’s pretty good); the prices range from about $15-31 CAD.
So why is it so good? Well, according to Clinique’s website:
Hydrated skin doesn’t just look smoother and healthier-it’s better able to function as a barrier against external aggressors. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is the moisture “drink” developed by Clinique dermatologists to maintain skin’s optimal moisture balance. Works to soften, smooth, improve the condition and texture of your skin. Custom-fit to skin type in Very Dry to Dry Combination skin formula.
Apply twice a day to face and throat all over, or where needed. For best results use after Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion.
I think they nailed it on the head when they said it’s a moisture drink for your skin. A few weeks ago I ran out of the product but I wanted to wait to repurchase it because Sears was having bonus time in a week or so. Well, I couldn’t stand it; my face felt so dry and tight, it needed something to drink. So I cracked and bought a bottle (the small one) and man it made such a huge difference. My face felt so moisturized and fresh after I put some on, and I basically vowed then and there that I wouldn’t go a day without it. I have tried other lotions from Clinique and they have some others that are great as well (like the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief), but for the price, DDML can’t be beat.
Have you tried Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion? What were your thoughts? Do you think it’s cult worthy?
So I felt like doing a fun little post today.. that and I couldn’t think of anything else to write about. Well, there were a few things on my mind, but it’s not time to blog about them yet.
I thought I would do a tag post. What is a tag post you ask? Basically it’s questions that other people have answered and then they “tag” you to do it too! I found these questions online and I thought they would be fun to answer. I thought I would start with beauty and then maybe in future posts I could try other tags that have to deal with other topics.
So here goes!
How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice.
What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo) Normal? It does tend to get dry sometimes in the t-zone though.
What is your current facial wash? Clinique Facial Soap.
Do you exfoliate? Yes, with Clinique Clarifying Lotion
What brand do you use? Clinique! I have been using it since I was about 16.
What moisturizer do you use? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Do you have freckles? Nope
Do you use eye cream? Nope! Not yet!
Do you or did you have acne prone skin? No, fortunately.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Nope, never had a problem with acne.
What foundation do you use? Depends on the day and what mood I’m in. I usually switch between Bare Minerals SPF 15 Original foundation and MAC Pro Longwear.
How about concealer? ELF concealer/illuminator
Do you know your undertone colour? Ugh… red? Not sure what this is…
What do you think of fake eyelashes? Love them!! I got extensions so I didn’t have to use them all the time, but I still put them on every once in a while for more oomph!
Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes. Do I? No.
What brand of mascara do you use? Don’t use mascara anymore but when I did I used Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash.
Sephora or MAC? Toughy! It depends what I want. I’ve been really into MAC lately though…
Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No! But I wish I did! Not fair that writers/beauty editors can’t get one!
What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? Foundation brush, powder brush, kabuki brush, eyeshadow brush, eyeliner brush, crease brush, and blush brush.
Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Yes, Urban Decay Primer Potion!
For the face? Hard Candy Sheer Envy
What is your favourite eyeshadow (color or shade)? Neutrals!
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Both. I like liquid more for my upper lashline and pencil for my lower waterline.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Almost never.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? Never used them.
Do you use mineral makeup? Yes! Bare Minerals! Their mineral foundation is great!
What is your favourite lipstick? I have a few and all by MAC: Fashion Mews (limited edition from the Hello Kitty collection), Saint Germain, and Myth.
How about lipgloss? MAC Viva Glam Gaga, the pink one.
What is your favourite blush to use? Not a huge blush fan, but right now I’m using NARS Orgasm.
Do you buy your makeup on eBay? No.
Do you like drugstore makeup? Yes, but it depends on the brand.
Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) I’ve only been to the one in Vegas. Pretty good stuff there and good deals.
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Nah..
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Sometimes and it depends on what product it is.
Name a makeup crime that you hate? Too much blush!
Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Depends on the mood i’m in. Usually I’ll go with a neutral eye and a bright pink lip.
Which celebrity always has great make up? Kim Kardashian.
If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item,what would you use? Does Rosebud Salve count?
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes, lazy Sundays.
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Depends on the day and the lighting.. haha but seriously, everyone is beautiful, makeup just enhances natural beauty.
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? MAC, but I have heard a lot of good things about NARS as well.
What do you think of makeup? It’s fun to play around with. You can be very creative with makeup.