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Clinique Made My Face Fresh!

Written by Bryce

I had a wild Tuesday: running all over NYC for wardrobe, meetings about a million and one things, and finally a scheduled stop at the Clinique & Teen Vogue’s Clinique Fresh Faces Tour mobile beauty studio. I’m sure you’re wondering what a mobile beauty studio is. In this case it’s sort of like a living, breathing beauty diorama of beautiful skin and gorgeous makeup. And heck, I needed it. After all those meetings my makeup was more like a sad, sorry mess than anything else. The Clinique team whisked me upstairs (past a mega line of insanely makeup-hungry girls) to get a full makeover… and guess who else was there? Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen!

Taylor Momsen, Gossip Girl Star with Lynne Greene, Global Brand President of Clinique and Amy Astley, Teen Vogue Editor in Chief Kick-Off The Clinique Fresh Faces Tour at the Union Square West Plaza on September 22, 2009 in New York City.

Starting in New York, Clinique’s one-of-a-kind, “Mobile Beauty Studio” will travel across the country, providing young women with the opportunity to experience makeup application and hair styling by a team of skilled artists as well as have their photo taken by a fashion photographer – perks typically reserved for supermodels and celebrities. At the end of the tour, three young women who embody the spirit of Clinique and Teen Vogue will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime New York experience.

I didn’t sit for the chance to be the next face of Clinique, but I did get my makeup done by a fabulous makeup artist named Emily, who taught me all sorts of tricks about the ability to layer most of Clinique’s color products.  Who knew that a gunmetal color would be super duper as a base for a peacock green eyeshadow?

Bryce Gruber at Clinique Fresh Faces Tour

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Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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