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      22.06.2012 19:46
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      Does what it says on the tube - a great lipgloss all round if you are prepared to pay for it

      I love all things clinique, and this lip gloss is just another product to add to the list. At £14.50 for a tube, the price may seem a bit steep but I think it is worth it. Unlike a lot of lipglosses I don't find this one sticky at all. Instead it gives a really glossy finish with a smooth feel on your lips which lasts for hours with an SPF on 15. I have trouble with dry and chapped lips too, but I haven't had a problem with this lipgloss making it worse or drying out my lips more.

      There are quite a few shades available suiting any skin colour, from pinks to nudes. The one I use is Knockout Nude. It is a neutral colour, browny pink with a gold kind of shimmer in. I don't think from that description I have done the shade any justice but I love it. Depending on the look I sweep my lips with just the gloss, or put a layer over a matte lipstick for a more 'done' look. The gloss is in a tube with a wand with a small sponge applicator so you can get precise lines.

      The shades are all quite classy but I do prefer the nudes personally. I usually opt for lip balms rather than glosses as I don't like the shiny plastic barbie look, but this gloss is just right. It gives shimmer and gloss without looking as though a young teenager would want to wair it. A bit more sophisticated but still fun.

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      14.06.2011 19:46
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      I have to be harsh and say only two stars from me

      I don't tend to wear lipstick too much as I prefer to go for easy to apply coloured lip glosses and balms, which is why I tend to try a lot of varieties and new products. I often go for Clinique make up due to their consistent good quality, though their prices can be steep they are often worth the money, unfortunately this Clinique Glosswear for Lips is just not my cup of tea.


      The gloss comes in a transparent, plastic tube with a silver lid, it looks and feels like a quality product and is in my opinion. The see through tube enables you to clearly see the colour of the gloss as well as allowing you to see how much of it is left and for 'scraping the barrel'. The gloss also has Clinique embossing in silver with a brief description on the tube. As with most Clinique products this comes in a slightly bigger than the lip gloss card box and a small insert label with instruction and ingredients. There are no protective sleeves included for the gloss, so the silver lid can get slightly worn looking and chipped after carrying around loose in your bag.


      The applicator brush is a firm sponge like pad, oval shaped and diagonal which makes applying the lip gloss to your lips very easy and gives you a good coverage over the lips. This is located in the silver lid which screws back into the plastic tube easily, keeping the gloss safely in the tube. There is no excess gloss or leakages left on the rim of the gloss like some products I have used as it is a pretty air tight container.


      I chose the colour 'Sunset' for my lip gloss from Clinique's huge range, of which there are over fifteen available. This colour is described as a bronze with coppery golden shimmer which goes really well for both during the day wear and at night time. The colour group is in the natural and nudes range and looks lovely with summer bronzed skin. There is a beautiful shimmering effect left on your lips for a good duration of time, about 4 hours or so which I have to commend Clinique for and is a plus point for this lip gloss.


      The glosswear texture I am not so keen on, I found the gloss to be extremely sticky on application so much so I was slightly worried about pulling or ripping my lips. The consistency reminds me a bit of mozzarella as when I pull the applicator want out there is often a small stringy length of lip gloss attached, which is not so attractive and a bit wasteful to be honest. It may be the shimmering colour addition to the gloss that makes it quite thick so I wouldn't totally write this gloss off for that reason. They feel very slightly more moisturised but generally make my lips feel like they can't breathe! Not the most pleasant of feelings.


      The product ingredients contain SPF 15 in all of their colours of Glosswear which means you're lips are protected from sun rays in the summer months. This product quantity comes in a 6ml tube which will set you back £14, that's £23.33 per 10ml of lip gloss which is just too much for this gloss wear in my honest opinion. Available at Boots, Debenhams and all Clinique selling department stores and of course online at Clinique.co.uk.


      I use this sporadically when I find it in an old bag as I begrudge throwing away £14, it wasn't really for me but that may just have been the colour I chose.

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      08.05.2011 09:39
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      A very disappointing lip gloss from Clinique

      If you read my previous review you will be aware that I was one of the many thousands of women who rushed to the newsagents to purchase the April edition of Glamour magazine, particularly as Clinique were offering a variety of their products as a free gift on the covers. Due to the shelves being almost empty I only managed to obtain two copies of the magazine; one of which was accompanied by Clinique's 7 Day Scrub and the other being their Long Last Glosswear SPF15. Whilst I would always use lip glosses in my younger days, more recent years have seen me wearing moisturising lipsticks, but as summer was looming I purposely bought the magazine for the free gift and this review discusses my experience with using the product.

      APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT

      My initial thoughts on the appearance of the product were too girly, as I'm not one for pinks and purples. However, I didn't wish to apply a transparent gloss to my lips, as I always favour a touch of colour, so I was quite excited about trying a product with a slight tint. As my product is a trial size my tube contains 2.3 ml, which is a fairly good amount, particularly as I would only need to use a small amount at any one time. The tube displays the familiar Clinique logo, which is presented in an eye-catching shiny silver text together with a few details of the product. The long lid is plastic, which has been coated with a shiny silver covering and my opinion of this product is that it is marketed at those women who love pinks and anything shiny, which isn't me at all. However, the packaging is neither here nor there as far as I am concerned, as what interests me the most is how effective the gloss is and whether I would be converted after using the trial size.

      WHAT DID I THINK OF THE PRODUCT?

      The version I received is a fairly pale pink, but there is no indication on the tube of its' actual colour, which as far as I am concerned, is a failure on the part of Clinique. I seem to recall the details were provided with the magazine, which was discarded several months ago and if I should want to repurchase I would have absolutely no idea of what colour I require. Unscrewing the lid is an easy task where I am able to witness the wand containing a small padded area on the one end. This was quite a challenge for me, particularly as I've been solely using Boots No 7 lipsticks for as long as I can possibly remember. I applied some of the product to my lips and instantly noticed that it was fairly thick and I needed to dip the wand into the tube on a further two occasions to sufficiently cover my lips. My initial thoughts were yuck, as my lips felt extremely greasy and very sticky. However, I presumed that the gloss would dry within a short space of time, so I waited. Unfortunately, this was not the case and whilst the pale colour was very favourable and tended to throw more focus on my made-up eyes, I did not like the heavy and sticky feeling.

      I found that each time I needed to open my mouth that the sticky product had slightly glued my lips together; something I'm sure my husband would find very favourable! However, it was not a feeling that I particularly liked and I am very surprised at the poor results offered by such an expensive brand of product. A problem I found considerably frustrating was that I had to be extremely quick with replacing and screwing the lid back on, as it tended to shoot back out due to the force of the remaining gloss! Not wanting to give up after only one attempt and due to the fact that I loved the colour, I continued to use the product on many more occasions, but the heavy sticky feeling was horrible and is not something I experience with my lipstick. Whilst Clinique claim that the product will provide lips with a glossy appearance for 8 hours, this is a statement that I simply cannot agree with, as I found the product seemed to vanish when I took a drink and it left a sticky mess on my glass or mug.

      The only good point I can really make about this gloss is that it contains SPF15, so I had the assurance that my lips were fully protected from the sun's harmful rays. However, due to the reasons I have discussed above, I found myself discontinuing using the product and I have reapplied it solely for the purpose of this review to familiarise myself. Whilst my normal Boots No 7 lipstick is easily removed with one sweep I found that this lip gloss needed quite a vigorous rub, particularly as it seemed to have glued itself to my lips in several areas. I have looked on the Clinique website to read their marketing on this product where they advise that the product moisturises lips, which is something I could possibly agree with, particularly as it's so greasy. I have compared my tube with the colour chart on their site and am of the opinion that it is named Milly Pink, which is a very favourable colour and is perfect for the summer months.

      INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION

      I do not believe in copying long lists of ingredients into my reviews, but would confirm that I suffered no adverse reactions when using. The gloss is fragrance free and has been dermatologically tested. The tube can be recycled once empty.

      PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

      I was shocked to learn that a full sized tube of 6 ml will cost £17, which makes my 2.3 ml tube worth over £5! If you are interested in purchasing this product, I would advise that it is available in 18 different shades and can be purchased from any Clinique stockist, which tend to be found in department stores and larger branches of Boots.

      Unfortunately, due to my unpleasant experience with this product, I cannot make any recommendation and as a result, it receives only 1 star from me.

      I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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        02.06.2008 14:10
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        A great, easy to use, natural lipgloss for anyone!

        Just recently I've purchased a couple of products from Clinique that just haven't thrilled either me or my wallet. However there was a reason why I went to buy those items in the first place. This was the reason. My love of this product!

        The Packaging....

        A 7.3g clear plastic tube with a wand and a slanted sponge applicator at the end with silver writing clearly stating what the product is and who it is by on the front. The one I own is actually a small pot with a light green screw on/off lid in the colour 'Raspberry Jam'. To use mine I use one of my own applicators.

        The Product Is....

        Hypoallergenic, fragrance free, contains Vitamin E.

        Using It....

        There is no difference between the lipgloss pot and the one in the tube in the way of texture, colour etc. The only difference is the packaging. (I did ask about this!).

        Application is actually easier if you buy the tube of course but it's ok if you get a pot just make sure you use a decent applicator and it's fine, so that out the way...

        Yes it is fragrance free and no it doesn't irritate the lips at all. It goes on very smooth indeed and does feel a little greasy when applied but not in a pig fat kind of way it's a feeling you can cope with as it isn't heavy and the only reason you can feel it there is because that grease gives a very smooth feeling rather than lips sliding everywhere and all over the place!

        It looks very gooey in my little pot but it really isn't, it goes on sheer. The colour is very natural in any of the colours available as far as I'm aware (I did test a few). It enhances lips and looks very natural but still gives an even coverage and does define shape. I personally have slight fading on some of my outline of my lips and no real bow and even though this is natural it does shape and fill in lips beautifully without having to shove loads on. Applying to much does become a horrible, sticky mess by the way! Think natural when applying this!

        The shine is really sophisticated. Not plastic. Not glittery. Just naturally shiny and therefore suitable for any woman of any age. It lasts about an hour and a half on the lips with eating, drinking smoking etc and doesn't transfer and get sticky everywhere it just simply wears off over time and its not a problem just to reapply it after all.

        To me this isn't just a lipgloss in the conventional sense. Yes of course it is a great lipgloss and whats more lasts ages in the tube (I've had my pot 3 months now and use it alot but hardly made an impression on it and have loads of product left!) but I've also noticed that the overall condition of my lips is generally softer and smoother and no more unsightly, dry skin which I'm very prone to.

        I do advise anyone interested to buy the tube in this one and not the pot. It's jut easier to use in the tube with it's own applicator and easier to stick in your handbag. This is a lipgloss for beginners or dummies. It's just easy to use and no ph'd is required. With this Clinique does the science bit and we he have it easy, we just sploge it on and go! Simple, natural, glossy lips in seconds and no trout pout to boot!

        Available in lots of shades on counters such as Debenhams (where I got mine from) in shades under the headings of nudes, tawnies, pinks and violets there's lots to choose from at around £10.00 per tube. I can't remember if my pot was free through a promotion or I bought it as I got alot from the counter at one go!

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          27.11.2007 17:47
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          Gives lips a neutral shine but is not sticky

          I love lipglosses and am always trying new brands and shades. I also love Clinique products and so had to try one of their lipglosses. The range of colours are pretty natural shades and there did not used to be so many but I know more have been added including a range called "Sheer Shimmers" which as the name suggests gives your lips a hint of shimmer.



          I chose "Air Kiss" which is a very subtle pink that looks great on its own for a natural glossy pout or you can use it to give a little something extra to your lipstick by applying it over the top. It makes your lips look glossy but does not make them feel sticky. I think as it is so natural and quite subtle it is best worn at daytime.

          The lipgloss comes in a 7.3g clear plastic tube like the kind a mascara does. This allows you to see the colour easily when you are looking to see what one you would like and also so you can see how much is left. You get a sponge tip applicator attached to the silver lid

          I know some people do not like the smell and taste of these lipglosses but they do not really bother me. I know Clinique products are meant to be fragrance free but I think this means that they do not add any artificial fragrances to the products. I personally prefer fruity flavours but this is not too bad and does not have that horrible "old make up" smell.

          A great thing about this gloss is also the fact that it contains and SPF of 8. I think this is a good idea as our lips contain no natural preotection and we often forget about them so this allows them to be protected and safe in the sun.

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            25.10.2007 23:46
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            A must for every females bag

            I love writing reviews on Clinique products because i think they are fantastic and want to share how wonderful these products are.

            Another of my favourites is the Clinque Lip Gloss. This lip gloss comes in a 7.3g tube which has a sponge tip applicator for easy application.

            The gloss itself is waterproof and glides on great levaing your lips looking stunning and feeling very moist. It contains SPF 8 so protects your lips and has antioxidants such as Vitamin E in it.

            I have tried about four different colours within the range but tend to stick to the same one as a rule. Clinique are progressing with the colour range, originally there were very few colours to choose from, now they have quite a selection.

            Nudes

            Nudey
            Treasure
            Crystal - this is clear gloss
            Tenderheart - should be a nude but goes on kind of redish
            Sunset -
            Shy Beige - very little tint to the colour

            Tawnies

            Cabana Crush
            Melon Sky
            Sunshine
            Juicy Apple

            Pinks

            Kitten Pink
            RSVPink
            Hula Hottie
            Cosmic PInk
            Air KIss - very very pale
            Whisper
            Kissyfit
            Nude Nectar - my favourite
            Black Honey
            Sweet Dream

            Violets

            Thrilling
            La La Lilac
            Moonberry
            Stellar Plum
            Mystic

            I wear nude nectar all the time and looks great with lip liner or just on its own for the natural look. As i haven't tried all of them because we all have different skin tones and not everything suits every one I can't comment on all the colours but if you are pale skinned then the pinks are certainly a must.

            I feel naked without my lip gloss.. its quite expensive £10 for the tube but well worth the money and if you purchase it during bonus time with another product then you get your free pack which is worth it but then tempts you into buying more products. It last me about a month and thats re applying a coupl of times a day.

            Available from the Clinique website and stocked in all major department stores and pharamcies.

            This little baby should always be in your handbag.

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              09.08.2004 21:06

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              • "not very easy to put on"

              I bought this lip gloss (amongst many other clinique products) while on holiday in Mallorca at a much cheaper price. I am not noramlly into expensive makeup and skin care but my friend kept going on about clinique so i am now converted! The lip gloss was the first item i bought. Colour-sunshine- a nice subtle glossy colour with a hint of sparkle Staying power- once dry it stays on a good while even when drinking (lots as i was on holiday lol) although i dont know about snogging! Ease of application- a sponge applicator was not ideal as i have very small lips a little brush would have been better. were lips hydrated?- they weren't really but that might have been due to the drying effects of the sun Over all- I would recomend this lipgloss as the colour was really nice and it lasted well although i dont think i would have paid British prices for it!

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              everybody needs a lipgloss. seriously. even if you are a die-hard lipstick fan, put some lipgloss over the top of it and you'll have the most beautiful, shiny pout around. anyway. glosswear for lips comes in several formulations..but this op is about the sheer shimmers, although i have tried the normal glosswear and it is basically the same but without the glittery bits. i bought "05 whisper", which is a really light pink colour in the tube. it has bits of...what i can only describe as glitter, although it is much more subtle than glitter! clinique describes it as "micro pearls". what can i say? well, first of all the quality of the product is the best i've ever seen. it really is the perfect texture. its not too runny or too gloopy, its not at all sticky and unlike cheap glosses i've tried it does not run. i used to be forever wiping just below the bottom of my lip because it was sticky! not attractive! the colour in the tube is a very very subtle pink. when its on my lips it is almost clear, apart from the "micro pearls" give it a slight pink sheen which is very pretty. the wand applicator is the perfect size and it gets enough on it to cover one lip. i can see this tube lasting quite a while because you dont need alot to get a good gloss. it wears very well too, i don't have to keep re-applying this as it lasts quite a while (3 hours or so). this colour would look great applied over a dark lipstick to lighten the colour, or just to give new life to an old lipstick. the thing i love most about clinique is that every single product is 100% allergy tested and fragrance free. if you find yourself allergic to something, more often than not its because of the fragrance. i have eczema, and it is SO HARD to find products that don't irritate my lips (and face). i often find that within minutes of applying a cheap lipgloss my lips are red, sore and very itchy. i tried clinique
              as my last hope for lip glosses, because it is quite expensive (£9.50 for one tube) but it is SO worth it. saying that, in my opinion, the expense is justified if you want a long lasting, non-irritating, frangrance free, shiny lipgloss. there are many colours to choose from. it comes packaged in a pretty box. the tube itself is see-though so you know how much you have in. it has the "C" symbol on top of the silver wand, and the clinique logo on the side of the tube.

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                27.09.2001 17:32
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                If you haven't discovered this beauty essential by now - it's time you gave it a try. I stumbled across Clinique glosswear purely by accident. It was one of their free miniatures that they give away now and again when you buy two or more products. The shade they were giving away was 'Air Kiss' - and this is the shade I've been using most, ever since. I am pretty sure that this is their best selling colour and probably the secret weapon of many a celebrity. Air Kiss is such a brilliantly neutral shade. If you wear it on it's own it just brings your natural lip colour to life, but you can also use it over any lipstick colour just to add a little warmth and gloss. The 'Gloss' element is just right too. None of this has-she-or-hasn't-she just dribbled look, which I find a bit slutty. This is a luscious sheen that adds polish, not glare. More good news - it's not sticky! This is one that won't attract stray hair like a magnet, and doesn't make your lips feel all tacky. It's just a bit glupier than normal lipstick. It won't dry your lips out at all either, as it acts like a balm. Another feature that you wouldn't normally think of, is the sunscreen. Your lips have no natural protection from the sun (sun? What sun?) so on those rare occasions when they might be in danger of getting frazzled, this offers an SPF of 8. The packaging is rather nice - see-through at the sides and at the top so you know which colour it is straight away. The product last and lasts so it's probably only a once a year investment. The scent is very subtle so you won't dislike it or eat it all off! I've heard good reviews about most of the colours so you're sure to find one that's perfect for you. I find that having a favourite glosswear is also a great standby when you want some more freebies. At £8.00, it's one of the
                cheapest items from Clinique and always makes a good second product when you need to buy two to get another free set of miniatures, during 'Bonus Time'.

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                  17.07.2001 22:57
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                  I've been using Clinique Glosswear for lips for about 3 or 4 years now and I think it's great! It comes in a cute little green and silver tub with it's own brush, and is small enough to fit into the tiniest of hangbags or pockets. There are tons of shades to choose from and they suit practically all colourings. I have 4 at the moment. Air Kiss: a pale pink shimmery colour; great for spicy up lipsticks and also very pretty and natural on it's own. Honey Bee: a beigey pink colour; very natural on it's own and looks great over pale pink lipstick. A Touch of Silver: a kind of Lilac silver; makes any lipstick sparkle, and make your lips dazzlingly shiny on it's own. Raspberry Jam: a pinkish wine; make a beautiful plummy stain on the lips when worn on it's own, makes any lipsticks look dark and sexy. It's easy to apply, though it needs to be topped up regularly, last fairly well and has a good think texture. The colour you see in the tub is the colour you see on your lips, it does not seem to "disappear" when you apply it. I've heard (from these message boards) that it smells and tastes funny, but I've never had this problems, maybe it's just me!

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                    13.02.2001 03:09

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                    I love these glosswear pots, I have Honeybee (nude), tenderheart (mid pink) and raspeberry jam (plum). These come with a little brush with a lid so they are easily transported. you can use them over your normal lipstick to add gloss and depth or on their own for a slightly more transparent look. I find as I have thinnish lips they make them look fuller and the colours are very flattering (good for work). The only downside is that they do wear off after about 2 hours so you do have to keep applying them and I agree with some past comments in that the taste of them could be better!

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                    I have a pot of Cliniques' Glosswear in "Touch Of Silver." What I like about it is that it contains just the right amount of gloss and the right amount of color. It comes in a wide variety of colors, something to suit everyone. Mine is "Touch Of Silver" which gives you just a hint of a silvery purple. The pot comes with a little brush which is handy because the gloss is quite sticky and you wouldn't want to get it all over your fingers. The color is really light although if you want it to be extra glossy, you just apply more on. The best thing is that it is very moisturising so its' good news for those with dry lips.

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                    10.11.2000 21:19
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                    I am one of those people who prefers lip glosses or glosswear(a mixture between gloss and lipstick) to lipstick. I am especially drawn to those that have a cute and pretty packaging. I was first introduced to the Clinique range about 3 years ago through "Looks" magazine. They recommended this glosswear in "air kiss" which is a pinkish clear gloss. Liking the colour and the fact that it includes a lip brush, and that it is reasonably priced, I decided to give it a try. The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar was that it smelled kind of odd and hence, taste odd, perhaps not as odd as Philosophy’s lip gloss. Smell aside, it did give a nice shine to the lips on its own or over lipstick and the colour is not too bad either. And the colours available in the Glosswear range are terrific. Some of the colours are honey bee, tenderheart and nude nectar, suitable for any colouring. In conclusion, nice colour but odd smell. By the way, the picture shown here is not how the Clinique glosswear looks like. It should be a small pot with a little brush.

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                    07.09.2000 04:38
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                    I don't wear make up that often, but I ALWAYS have a pot of Glosswear in my bag. I have been using it for about 5 years and wouldn't be without it. I hate lipsticks because I find them really drying (even the creamy ones) and I find the colour too strong, but I also hate most lip glosses! I find that lip glosses are usually so shiny that people can't take their eyes of your gob. Clinique Glosswear is different in that it is quite thick, it's more like a lip balm than a gloss. It also contains oils and a factor 8 sunscreen. What I really like about Glosswear is that it is very versatile. If you apply it and blot it you end up with a pretty stain of colour on your lips or you can pile it on if you want it glossy. I buy it in three colours:- Air Kiss (a very light pink), Tenderheart (a suit-everyone browny-pink) and Raspberry Jam (a lovely dark pinky/red colour). They also do it in a dark plummy shade which would really suit dark-skinned women. A lot of coloured lip glosses don't look much when you put them on, but the colour doesn't 'disappear' as soon as you put this stuff on. I think Glosswear costs about £8, but I find that a pot will last me about 6-12 months so it isn't that expensive really.

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