About the Blog & Blogger

Welcome to My Darling Clementine! As you may have guessed, my name is Clementine. I’m a 22-year-old cosmetics industry professional and beauty product enthusiast from Toronto, Canada.

As this blog would indicate, one of my main interests is cosmetics, with my particular weaknesses being bold lipstick and neutral eyeshadow. (I have been known to experiment with neutral lipstick and colourful eyeshadow. It’s all good stuff, right?)

I love makeup because it allows me to express myself, and it’s the easiest way to completely change up what I’m projecting to the world on a daily basis. I also love developing a set of skills, researching new products, and experiencing new formulas and colours. My love for cosmetics is multifaceted, and that’s why I started this blog – to develop and share my passion with other people who care about all the different shades of purple lipstick just as much as I do.

Additionally, I’m interested in pop culture (which is essentially what my degree was in!), reading, natural history museums, and cancelled cult TV shows. Some things I like: spicy food, grey sweaters, a really good cocktail, Harry Styles, feminist analyses of pop culture, dinosaurs, and boots with heels. I’m also a bit of a crazy cat lady, but aren’t we all?

In addition to my voracious consumption of every beauty blog, video, and forum I come across, I am also formally trained in cosmetics and skincare. I have been working with the most amazing cosmetics sales team since May 2014, and have training on the principles of skincare and cosmetics, as well as extensive brand knowledge of La Roche-Posay, Vichy, Avène, Lancôme, Stila, and more. Working in cosmetics is a dream come true for me; it is challenging but rewarding, and something I’m truly passionate about.

I started this blog in the fall of 2014 when I realized that instead of wishing for the smart, genuine, and engaging beauty blog of my dreams, I could make it! I strive to always be authentic in tone and content, to be proud of every post I publish, and to uphold my values. I genuinely adore cosmetics and I hope that this blog will allow me to share my thoughts and ideas with people who love makeup as much as me!

From this blog’s birth in October 2014 up until April 2015, I was studying abroad in Glasgow, Scotland – thus, I have reviews of some UK beauty products, and certain prices are indicated in GBP as well as CAD. However, unless otherwise specified, all prices are in CAD.

My first post is essentially my mission statement, if such things interest you.