The Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Hydrator is a moisturizer that I started using 10 years ago. Back then it was just called Moisture Surge, and I remember my mom getting it for me once or twice a year and I loved it. It was the only moisturizer that didn’t break me out and felt comfortable on my skin. When I got to grad school, I was looking for a less expensive alternative, and came across this similar gel crème from Garnier called Moisture Rescue (for Dry Skin). I was struck by the similarity of both the product and the name, and I used it for a few years as my main moisturizer before I branched out into Korean skincare. Recently I’ve been seeing the Clinique Moisture Surge all over, and I thought it would be interesting to compare these two products head-to-head. Keep reading to see how the Garnier Moisture Rescue for Dry Skin (at around 8 dollars at the drugstore) compares to the cult-favorite Clinique Moisture Surge!
I find the summer so distracting in terms of wardrobe because many of the items I’m drawn to, I can’t wear to work. For those precious warm evenings and weekends, this outfit is one of my favorites. It’s so good for when I don’t feel like wearing shorts, and is pretty, light and feminine.
I’ve been really into makeup recently, and loving all the products I picked up in the Sephora sale a few months back. I love glow-y makeup all year round, but especially in the warmer months. The new foundation I’m using (It cosmetics cc cream) is literally the best foundation I’ve ever used, and I’m loving different blush and highlighter combinations to top it off. I’ve also been keeping my eye makeup in place with my new favorite eyeshadow primer from Milani. Keep reading for details on the new makeup items I’ve been using every day and am obsessed with!