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I own the Clinique butter shine lipstick in two colours - pink-a-boo (a pale pink shimmer) and berry blush (a slightly more natural reddy pink shimmer). It is a premium brand product so is on the more expensive side, but claims to be a moisturising lip colour with the sheen of a gloss and comfort of a lipstick.
It does not really give the look that a lip gloss would - it gives a sheen and there is a touch of sparkle as well, but it does not have the high shine effect that most lip glosses give. It is however very comfortable to wear, not tacky or sticky but very moisturising (it has a buttery feel as the name would suggest). If you do have quite a dry lip I would still recommend a small amount of lip balm under the product, but that is more so that the colour applies evenly, not because extra moisture is needed. It is quite hardwearing too (I wore the berry blush shade on my wedding day and not many touch ups were needed).
The packaging is very sleek, with the clinique logo on an outer pastel printed box and the lipstick itself in a twist up silver case with a nicely designed shape. It does feel expensive in terms of both packaging and the product itself when applied - it is quite obviously a premium product. My only complaint is that it would be nice to have the option of more shades without the shimmery effect for a more natural look.
Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Shade Perfect Plum
I bought this lipstick from my local Clinique Counter. Clinique Counters are available in nearly every high street in stores like Boots, House of Fraser and Debenhams. The counters are staffed by workers who are trained in the Clinique product range. This can be very helpful if you are looking for advice about Clinique products and if you are undecided which products are right for you. Often these counters have free samples available, gift with purchase offers and special value packs.
I had been looking for a new lipstick for a while. I had been given a £10 Debenhams gift voucher for Christmas and decided that I would use it towards buying a new lipstick. I decided on a Clinique lipstick because my last lipstick from Clinique lasted a long time, it was a lovely shade and easy to apply.
I purchased the Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in shade Perfect Plum at a cost of £15. The Lipstick comes in a shiny ridged plastic type case. The case works well at protecting the lipstick and the lipstick twists up the case when you want to apply it and then twists back down the case when you are finished applying it. The lipstick case has a lid which fits securely over the lipstick case. All in all the packaging of the lipstick is fine, it looks good, really very classy and it works well to prevent the actual lipstick from getting damaged.
The lipstick is a really lovely plum colour, it is not a really rich deep plum colour but a much more subtle light plum, almost pink colour. The finish of the lipstick is quite glossy, almost shiny.
The lipstick is not easy to apply, I firstly apply if straight from the lipstick but this does not work well and the lipstick goes on very thick in places and is a bit smudged. The lipstick has a very soft texture, almost like butter. I get much better results when I apply the lipstick with a lip brush. This way I apply just the right amount, it is not smudged and I get lovely results and I don't waste any of this expensive lipstick. I then blot my lips and apply a second coat. Looks great!
This lipstick is quite longlasting and I do not need to reapply it again for another 3 hours. This lipstick is not at all drying, it feels lovely to wear and my lips feel soft and smooth. There is no bleeding of colour at all with this lipstick. The colour looks exactly the same on my top and bottom lips and the colour has not bleed into the outer parts of my lips.
This lipstick has a very soft consistency. I found it very hard to apply and the only way I could apply it evenly was to use a lipstick brush. This lipstick is non drying, it will not dry out your lips because the texture of the lipstick is very soft and very rich in moisture. The colour of the lipstick is fantastic, it is subtle and it has a lovely soft sheen to it. When applied with a lipstick brush this lipstick looks just like exactly what it is - an expensive lipstick from Clinique.
I have a confession - when I have a bad day, I don't reach for a drink, I don't reach for chocolate - I have to try a new lip colour. This was dangerous when I was working and had lunch times and wages to spend browsing the shelves and as a result I have a ridiculous number of lipglosses and lipsticks to use.
I must admit, I usually use a lip gloss rather than a lipstick, as I like a shiny finish to my lips, but I found this butter shine lipstick in my make up bag/sack the other day and thought I would give it a go.
The packaging on this lipstick is just gorgeous, and probably one of the reasons I was sucked into buying the lipstick in the first place. It is a sleek silver metal case which is so smooth and tactile to touch.
The lipstick itself is a standard twist up construction, and the first thing strangely that hits me is the smell - a really nice almost sweet smell - a refreshing change from cheaper brands.
I tend to use the lipstick over a liner, altough this is probably not necessary, and the lipstick does really glide over the lips and seems to moisturise them as it is applied. My lips feel soft and hydrated after using, not dry at all which is the effect that some lipsticks have.
The coverage of the lipstick is excellent, and gives a lovely consistent colour across the lips. There is a wide range of shades (17) and my shade, Rum Kiss, is a plum shade with a tiny bit of sparkle - not enough to shout out OH MY GOD THIS IS GLITTERY just a little bit of shimmer which catches the light.
Clinique promise that this lipstick gives the coverage of a lipstick, but the shine of a gloss, so is the perfect mix. Well, I agree as far as lipstick goes, I haven't found better, but it does not give the pure glossiness of a gloss if you see what I mean.
I must admit that for a non lipstick wearer I LOVE this lipstick. It feels really smooth and luxurious when applied and gives a lovely finish to my lips.
This lipstick retails at £14.50 which I guess is about the norm for a premium brand, and I really do think that in this case, you get what you pay for. Next time you have a bad day, give it a try!
First off, I am not a lipstick fan. Most of the ones I have tried have felt too drying and uncomfortable, so I stuck with tinted lip balms and lip gloss. Two exceptions for me, however, have been Clinique Butter Shine and Mac Slimshine.
I discovered Clinique Butter Shine in an airport Duty Free, not having heard of it before. I was tempted by the wide range of pretty shades, but settled for First Love, a medium sugary pink. On my lips this gel formula lipstick feels, like the name suggests, buttery and smooth, and the colour pay-off is slightly sheer and glossy. My lips look like they have been coated in a luscious pink glaze without the stickiness of lip glosses or the drying feeling of some lipsticks. However, like many moisturising lipsticks, the drawback is that it does not last as long, so stay away from food and drink if you want to keep this on!
The packaging of this lipstick is also quite distinct, being completely silver-coloured and in the shape of bamboo, thus giving it a modern look. The good thing about this is that it stands out from all my black-cased cosmetics so it's easy to find in my vanity drawer!
The lipstick costs £14 from Boots, but is cheaper of course at airport Duty Frees. I would definitely recommend it to gals who like the best of both worlds from their lippie- good colour pay-off but also glossiness and moisture!
Clinique Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick / The creamiest / richest / smoothest lip colour you can imagine / Clinique's revolutionary gel formula delivers the shine of a gloss / the comfort of a lipstick / Drenches lips in moist / lush colour that glides on buttery-soft / feels luxuriously smooth / .