(Preview) Summer in Clinique 2011 Makeup Collection

Summer is near and thank you, Clinique, for reminding us with this fabulous promo photo! The 2011 Clinique Summer Collection looks just as fresh as those lemonade slices surrounding the models’ face.

Clinique Summer 2011 Makeup Collection

Almost Bronzer SPF 15 is a Limited Edition Sheer bronzing duo. The formula allows you to customize and build your look from sun-kissed to suntanned. This is great for year round use!

Clinique Summer 2011 Makeup Collection Almost Bronzer

The duo is long-wearing and oil-free. The best part about it is, it’s perfect for all skin tones! Check out the adorable mini makeup bag that comes with this bronzer. $29.

Clinique Summer 2011 Makeup Collection Mascara

The Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula promises to stay put for 24 hours without a smear or smudge. That’s quite a claim. I can’t wait to test this out as I’m a mascara junkie! “One stroke and these pretty lashes last through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water.” $14.50

Clinique Sun Stick SPF 45 Summer 2011

Clinique Sun SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick is not only great for those harsh sunny days but should be used year round. This stick is made specifically for those fragile areas including eye-area skin, lips, nose, earlobes and even is great for scars. This stick is 100% fragrance free, oil-free, non-acnegenic, PABA free and water/sweat resistant. I think we should all throw one of these sticks in our makeup bags. $18.00

Between the harsh winter and summer days, it seems our lips can never catch a break. That’s why it’s important to keep your lovely pout moisturized. Clinique has created the Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm available in 8 tints including Richer Raisin, Whole Lotta Honey, Mega Melon, Chunky Cherry, Woppin’ Watermelon and Super Strawberry. These sticks are full of mango and shea butters which are great for dry lips. These crayon-esque sticks never need to be sharpened: simply swivel up to reveal more lip colour balm. $15.

This collection is simple yet fun. I think I am ready for a tall glass of lemonade by the pool now. The Summer in Clinique | Bronze 2011 will be available at Clinique counters nationwide and at www.clinique.com in May 2011.

To check out our review of Clinique’s Bottom Lash mascara, click here.

~Amelia Keith, editor of PrettyintheQueenCity.Com