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Plump up your Lips!!
Clinique Full Potential Lips
Member Name: sparkle1004
Clinique Full Potential Lips
Advantages: Makes the lips look pretty and fuller
Disadvantages: Doesn't actually 'plump' up the lips
I'm not much of a lipstick wearer but I do like to wear lip glosses. I like to have a bit of colour on my lips and the gloss makes them more eye catching. I don't have particularly full lips and so when I saw the Full Potential Lip Gloss by Clinique, I wanted to give it a go.
What does the product do?
The triple action lip gloss aims to make your lips look lush and full for hours by filling in the fine lines, making the lips look smooth and plump. The product gives the lips a lick of colour, coats them with a high shine with a beautiful pearl finish.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be used in the same way as your usual lip glosses. It is to be applied directly to the lips as often as required. It can be worn alone or it can be applied over the top of your favourite lipstick, although when worn over lipstick it won't have the same plumping effect.
The product comes in a range of different shades which are mainly different shades of pinks and purples. They have really lovely names such as Blackberry Bloom, Cherry Bomb and Sugar Plump. I chose the shade called Sugar Plump and it is a red/pink shade.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a clear plastic tube and you can see the product inside. You can see the colour and the bits of sparkle inside. The lid of the tube is a silver metallic colour and inside the lid is an applicator wand. The end of the spongy applicator is pointed so you can make sure that you apply the gloss accurately. It can be bought for around £14 from stores which has a Clinique stand such as Boots and Debenhams, and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product doesn't have much of an aroma. It just smells a bit glossy if that makes sense and it doesn't have a lovely fruity fragrance as I was expecting. The consistency of the gloss is really thick and tacky. I have used lip plumping products on the lips before and some of them really sting! I was awaiting this sensation with product but if I'm honest I couldn't feel a thing, not even a tingle. This made me question the product right away.
The colour translate in a very sheer way on the lips and you can still see your lips underneath. It is a nice enhancement though. It is speckled with shimmer too so it does make the lips sparkle a bit but only in a classy way. The gloss is quite tacky as you apply it but once on the lips it settles down and it isn't quite so sticky. You do have to expect some stickiness from a gloss however. The gloss does make my lips look really pretty and although I don't think the product is actually plumping up my lips, the gloss itself gives the appearance of my lips being fuller and a few people mentioned that my lips looked lovely while I'm wearing the product. It has good staying powder and it stays on the lips for quite a few hours, even when eating and drinking.
All in all, this is a lovely lip gloss that does make your lips look fuller, even if it doesn't actually make the lips fuller. It gives a sheer and shimmering colour to the lips which is glossy and eye catching. I really like the product and as it stays put, you won't need too many reapplications which means I won't be repurchasing the product anytime soon.
Summary: A pretty lip gloss with sheer coverage and a shimmering finish