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I love clinique make up but find it very pricey. Whenever it is a special occasion and I'm asked if I would like a present I always ask for Clinique. It is fantastic quality and does make me feel as though I am treating myself.
I have this lip stick although Clinique call it 'lip colour'. It comes in a shiny metal stick which -unlike the picture- mine doesn't have the engraved rings round it. It looks very sleek and a lot nicer than the other brands of lip stick that I have.
The colour I have is a lovely pale brown which I wasn't sure about at first but suits my pale skin tone beautifully.
Applying it is easy, it comes onto my lips easily without having to press on and I don't have to keep going over and over them, usually just one sweeping motion is enough and it looks fine! It is slightly shaped but after a few uses it soon goes quite rounded but I don't find this a problem, it is still easy to apply.
It looks good, it isn't very in your face but more subtle which is what I like.
It's staying power isn't fantastic but I haven't found a brand which is able to make it stay on for much more than half an hour. I do have to touch this up a bit.
I do think that it looks nice and it goes well with the other clinique products. I like how it looks and it lasts a long time- I have had mine over a year and wear it rather regularly but it is still going strong which is great as I know it was expensive so it is good to know this will last. I am very pleased with it and highly recommend.
I love this lipstick! I love make up so have tried just about everything going, but as far as lipsticks are concerned this really rates high. I have a bright red colour ('Red-y to wear' I think) and I love it. It goes on well, doesn't bleed at all and feels really creamy. Some lipsticks either fell sticky or can really dry out your lips but this one is neither. The colour glides on really well, and although it does look slightly better with a lipliner, it is not a must, so the lipstick is great on its own espceially if you are in a rush, or don't have a steady hand for lipliner. I have put it on before a night out and it has lasted until I have got home, despite eating and drinking and anything else! The colour range is really classy too, so you fell glamourous and expensive when wearing this lipstick, and the colour options are really good and there is something for everybody.
I bought this lipstick as I wanted a good quality lipstick that didn't break the bank.
This Clinique lipstick is moisturising, long lasting and contains SPF 15 sun protection to protect your lips throughout the day.
The shade that I wear is toasted rose; I prefer pinker shades to reds and find that this shade suits my lips quite well. There is a wide range of shades available, though I would advise anyone buying online to check the shade in store first as they are a little bit darker than they appear online.
The lipstick goes on smooth and there is a nice creamy feel, it makes your lips feel moisturised without feeling greasy.
The big advantage with this lipstick is the fact that it lasts so long, I don't know if it quite makes the 8 hours advertised but it's great for a night out as it means you don't have to keep reapplying.
The price for a 3.8g tube is around £16, which is quite reasonable for the Clinique brand and the fact that it is so long lasting means that your tube tends to last that bit longer as well.
Overall it's a great lipstick and I look forward to trying out the other shades.
I'm choosing to write about Clinique High Impact Lip Colour lipstick, This comes in 1 shades and the range is mainly pinks, reds and orangy colours, I would prefer the range to be 1 different colours rather than 1 shades of pink or red, however when I purchased mine I choose the sassy spice shade which is a red colour, it's the deepest red shade they do in the Clinique High Impact Lip Colour range, I like to wear red lipstick with pale skin and dark eyes as I think it looks brilliant.
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour lip stick can be purchased in classy high street shops such as house of frasher, This is where I bought mine a few months ago around July time, this was a whooping £16. That day I clearly had to much money to waste and normally i'd pay about £2 for a lip stick, but this isn't like the normal lip sticks I buy, this has built in SPF-15 which protects your skin from the sun, so this is very moisturizig and doesn't dry on your lips, you don't have to keep re applying as the colour and moisture is long lasting, it's supposed to last around 8 hours, when wearing it apply day approximately 10-12 hours I apply it 2 or 3 times just to make sure.
I would recommend this for summer when sun bathing and still be able to look good, also they have great Autumn shades and they can match lots of outfits, also the moisturizing affect it has is great to stop your lips getting chapped in the winter too, however be aware when buying, the shades are not quite the same as the picture's show on their websites, so it's best to go and get a tester from in store first.
I think I must have a bit of an addiction to beauty related freebies with magazines and this was one I was definitely looking forward to trying. Glamour magazine a couple of months ago were giving away Clinique freebies and I have to admit I was one of those people that hunted high and low for all the samples and I managed to bag myself all of them!
I was really looking forward to trying out the High Impact Lip Colour and lots of times I have swatched them at the Clinique counters but I couldn't ever justify to myself buying a lipstick at the price of near on £15 just because.
The packaging with the freebie lipsticks I believe was slightly different to the standard packaging as the tube was the "Clinique green" with a silver band around. This was a full sized sample and I have been using it for a good few months now so I could really get a feel for the product. The colour Glamour were giving away was number 17 in Rosette which I believe is a colour from their permanent line so it is available to buy.
Clinique describe this colour as being "golden rose" which I think is just right. I was a little wary of trying this at first as I felt it seemed more of a "mature" colour but after using it for a good few weeks I think that this colour is just about perfect for anyone no matter the age or skin tone. The lipstick itself has a satin frost finish and has tiny specks of gold which makes it not totally matte colour but not an over the top shimmer either. The formulation itself I think is quite creamy and the colour that comes out is almost identical to that in the tube which I find to be unusual. It also has an SPF of 15 which is great for some extra added sun protection. I would say its quite a medium coverage and its not as sheer as I'm used to but it is still a lovely natural colour. I haven't at any point found the lipstick to be in any way drying and the staying power is excellent. I find that it usually stays on anywhere between 4-6 hours even with eating and drinking.
I would really love to try out some more colours from this range particularly "After Party" and "Cider Berry". I think that if you have the money to treat yourself to a higher end lipstick I would definitely recommend these.
This is my first lipstick review; I am more of a gloss girl but having been shopping in John Lewis during one of the Clinique Bonus time I managed to get hold of one of these High Impact Lip Colour sticks and decided to try it out.
As this was a sample of the product it comes in a slightly less appealing compartment to the silver full priced version being Clinique's classic pale green colour in a plastic tube. The tube has a silver band around the middle where the lid slides off and clicks back on again. The lipstick sits protected in here with a turn able base to adjust the amount of lipstick that comes out of the base.
The lipstick has the usual cylindrical profile with a shaped end that is cut at a 120 degree angle to make application easier and to give fuller strokes on use. I found the lipstick to be surprisingly firm during application; as it looks very moisture rich and soft at a glance. I worry that lipsticks will simply snap or completely lose they shape after a while but this does neither. Although it feels firm to the touch it spreads onto your lips beautifully and evenly, leaving a nice layer of the colour over your lips, that is neither too heavy or clogged nor thin and translucent.
This lipstick like most of Clinique's recent products contains SPF15 in its ingredients to protect your lips from outside elements such as the sun, as well as harsh winds and temperatures. The lipstick comes in a multitude of colours including;
In a Nutshell
My colour is named Extreme Pink, which because it was a sample I did not actually pick. I really like the shade, it is not in fact as bright as the title suggests and gives off a lovely rosey pink glow to your lips. I have tended to add some Vaseline over the top once I have applied the lipstick to enhance the shininess and protect the colour more. The lipstick does feel very moisturising on my lips and doesn't go dry or crackly during wear. Clinique state that this lipstick will last up to 8 hours wear; it is obviously not at its optimum after a few hours of daywear but as a whole does last well. I would say I top it up after about four hours but this is my personal preference to get that fresh and vibrant colour.
The full sized and full priced lipstick contains 3.8g of lipstick; my sample has approximately half of that amount and has been very long lasting. At £16 full price it would have to be really! This is available at Clinique stocking department stores and online too.
Overally I really like this lipstick, it is vibrant, light feeling and moisturising and I am certainly going to be buying another shade once this has gone.
One of the things I like about this Clinique High Impact Lip Colour is the fact that it lasts a long time as you get a good amount of coveridge when using it, this is a good thing as it retails for around the £14.99 mark so while it is not the most expensive lipstick on the cosmetics shelves it is not exactly the cheapest either.
The lipstick provides factor 15 sun protection for your lips which is good to know if we do ever get some summer sunshine and also has a moisturising effect on my lips when I apply it. The packaging is quite stylish and in line with the fact that this is positioned as a premium brand, it comes in a silver metallic case with a ridged pattern on the body of the tube.
It is very easy to apply and goes onto my lips smoothly, a single coat really does give my lips extra body and plumpness, it also lasts a long time on, the packaging says eight hours and one application usually does the whole night for me without the need to top it up as it binds onto your lips really well and does not come off easily. In all there are about twenty different shades I reckon, I have three in total Cider Berry, Nearly Violet and Red-Y to Wear which give a good range of reds and pinks to wear depending on what look I'm going for.
All of the colours are rich and vibrant and and it is easy to find a colour that will suit you and the look you are after. To be honest I cannot really find anything to fault with these other than wishing they were not quite so expensive.
I had a Sassy Spice Clinique High Impact Lipstick given as a part of a birthday gift. I don't usually use lipstick, but thought I may as well give this one a try. I was pleasantly surprised, it was smooth and silky to apply and it didn't make my lips feel sticky. It lasted for about 6 hours before I needed to reapply, which isn't quite the 8 hours that Clinique claim, but then again was drinking and eating during this time, so I think 6 hours is acceptable. It has moisturing properties and it did make my lips feel lovely after wearing it.
I also like that this lipstick has a SPF 15 incorporated into it, which I think is great and as far as I know is the only lipstick in the Clinique range that does this, more than that you will have difficulty finding a cheaper version that includes SPF. In terms of the price I think that £16 is a little on the pricey side for a lipstick even though it was a great lipstick, I don't think I will spend that to buy a new one. However, you can find more expensive lipsticks that don't have as many features as this one and not having to reapply it everytime you have a drink probably makes it last longer than others.
You can get this lipstick in loads of different shades;
Sassy spice, Pure posh, In a nutshell, Extreme pink, Rose Spectrum, Toasted rose, Cider berry, Nearly violet, After party, Red-Y-to wear, Plum nude, Peach pop, Metallic sand, Nude beach, Honey blush, Rossette, Go fig, Citrus rose and Very currant
So there is plenty to choose from for everyone.
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour is one of my favorite brands of lipstick, its not often that I buy a lipstick and find that I do now tend to stick to certain brands. This one will cost you £16 from the Clinique site if you buy online, I usually buy online as I live rural and the nearest town to me is 14 miles away so the convenience of getting things delivered to my door is good for me. Although I dfo have to pay extra for postage, but it saves me on bus fares and diesel if I have to drive the car to town to shop.
This can also be bought at Boots for £15
The price may seem a little steep for a lipstick, but as it is long lasting ion the lips this doesn't have to be applied a lot and wears very wel during the day or evening out.
it can be worn at any time and comes in a classic silver tube which you twist raise the lipstick and apply.
The lipstick goes on smoothly and not too thick and feels soft and silky not sticky like some other lipsticks I have used in the past.
It also has moisurising properties so your lips don't dry up when using this and the range of colours it comes in are enough to suit every persons taste and skin tone.
There is Sassy spice, Pure posh, In a nutshell, Extreme pink, Rose Spectrum, Toasted rose, Cider berry, Nearly violet, After party, Red-Y-to wear, Plum nude, Peach pop, Metallic sand, Nude beach, Honey blush, Rossette, Go fig, Citrus rose and Very currant.
As you can see there is something to suit everybody.
I tend to stick to the darker colours as the pink doesn't suit my skin tone and I usually buy the Sassy spice and the Toasted rose , but every one has their own favourite.
All in all this is a great stylish looking lipstick at a very good price from a very good brand name. It lasts and can be popped into your make-up bag to take out with you on an evening.
You don't have to touch up often and it moisurises the lips.
10 out of 10 from me.
I am not a huge fan of lipstick in general and usually prefer to wear a gloss but for a recent wedding I decided to invest in a lip stick for a change to give myself a little bit more of a sophisticated look. I did already have a few lip sticks in the house but I'd been really good so I decided to treat myself and popped down to my local clinique counter.
After trying on a few different kinds I settled on a high impact lip colour in a cider berry colour. I wanted one that was going to be glossy and young on my lips as opposed to looking caked on and dry and this one seemed to fit the brief the best. The colour was shiny but not too outrageous and a lovely redy pink colour.
It has a lovely creamy consistency to it and feels really rich and moisturising when it is on my lips and not dry and cakey as some other lip sticks have felt when I have tried them in the past. It also just glides on and I don't need to keep applying to get an even finish from it. I also really like the fact that the lipstick has an spf of 15 in it and it was the only one at the counter to offer this.
This has to be the longest lasting lipstick that I have ever tried. In the past when I have worn lip sticks I have had to continually reapply as it would rub off on glasses, tissues etc r simply fade away. The high impact lipstick lasts for absolutely ages and when drinking it leaves only the tiniest imprint on the glass meaning that I don't have to rush to the bathroom to apply it again.
It isn't the cheapest lipstick but it isn't the most expensive one either and there are loads of designer ones costing more and not being as good as this. It costs £16 but because it needs to be reapplied so little it doesn't work out as expensive as a cheaper one that you will use more and need to replace more often. It also comes in wide variety of colours but most of these are in the pinks and coral family so its probably not the lip stick for you if you are wanting an unusual colour.
~High Impact lipstick with a price to match!~
Amongst the range of Clinique make up products I have used are the Clinique High Impact Lipsticks which come nicely presented in smart and stylish silver toned cases that hold a good amount of lip colour within an easy to use case. The texture and tone of the lipsticks in the range do vary a little depending on whether you opt for a shimmer, pearly or nude shade with a certain amount of variation in the longevity of the colours when in wear, that I feel does seem to depend on your skin type and texture. These are not cheap £2 a pop lipsticks meaning that they need to out perform cheaper products in order to show their worth!
~Product performance and ease of use~
Clinique say that these lipsticks can stay put for up to 8 hours, which is longer than I have found them to be able to remain looking in tip top shape without a need for a touch up application. With some of the shades I have tried I have found a slightly longer 'stay perfect' time than with other shades and they have never remained box fresh for the full 8 hours, although to be fair most of the colours I have used have been able to stay put for a number of hours before they needed re-applying.
The lipstick cases that these come in are rather nice and they are also easy to use, which makes for a product that is a pleasure to have in your make up bag. The silver toned cases look sleek and modern with a smart understated look and the Clinique name is clearly shown on them, so that if you are a label lover often seen out on the town topping up your lippy, those around you will certainly know you are a Clinique kinda girl! The amount of product that is contained within the case is 3.8g and the lipsticks do look to be of a reasonably generous size that will last some time even with regular wear.
For a fuller effect with this range I have used the lipsticks alongside a lip liner product, as this can help to extend the wear time and help to stop the lipstick from bleeding when worn with a clear gloss over the top. I have also tried using these lipsticks with a lip plumper product worn on top and feel that the lip plumper was still able to set to work even though there was a layer of lipstick already in place prior to application.
~A range of colours to suit ~
I have found that some of the colours in the range are a little too pink toned for my own tastes although I can recommend the soft and lightish nude beige shade called 'In a Nutshell' for wear with a light tan and a barely there make up look as it gives a softly made up look with a slight gold shimmer that is effective for day wear. Another shade that I have used to good effect is the warm and spicy 'Sassy Spice' shade, which has a light shimmer effect as well as a bold dash of colour that goes with the products 'High Impact' branding.
I have used this shade both on its own and with a top up coating of clear gloss for evening wear and found that it still manages to stay put for a few hours even with the gloss on top although it can bleed a little if you haven't prepared your make up base properly prior to application. When wearing this shade you do notice tell tale lipstick marks on cups and glasses after drinking from them and this can result in a slightly faded look which will need a top up of the product.
~Price and rating~
The price of these lip colours is not at the cheaper end of the spectrum, although there are more expensive and less reliable lipsticks on sale which I feel makes these a fair buy at the mid to luxury end of the cosmetic market. The good thing about Clinique products is that they are made to suit a wide range if skin types and are put together using good quality ingredients that should not cause a reaction on your skin. These lipsticks also have an SPF of 15 making them a good choice for wear on sunny days as they offer a light level of protection. I haven't had any issues when using this range and I have found them to be reasonably good at helping me create a varied make up look.
The only real down side for many will be the price of these as they do sell for £16 each these days which isn't cheap by any means. Of course in many ways you are paying for the smart silver case, the well known name and branding with these lipsticks, although you do get a nice lipstick for your money. The lipsticks are made using good ingredients, although there are many cheaper brands which can give a similar effect for a little less. Over all these are a nice range of lip colours with a varied selection of shades on sale that will suit a wide range of ages and tastes (at a slightly higher price than many other products). With that in mind I feel they ought to get a fair 3 star rating as the £16 you pay to buy just one of the lovely lipsticks does put them out of reach for a number of make up wearers.
For Christmas most of my presents seem to be makeup and perfume as I do not often spoil myself through the year my partner decides at special occasions he will do it for me. This Christmas I received a lot of clinique products and one of these being this high impact lip colour I have it in sunset glow as this is a more natural pinky lip colour but there are many different shades and I am sure a shade to suit everybody.
The lipstick comes in a silver tube with bands around it to make it look stylish. It has a twist function on the bottom of it so that when you twist more of the lipstick comes out the top of the cylinder. It is a little bigger than most lipsticks I have but the bigger holder makes it comfy to sit in the hand while I apply it and looks good if you are carrying it around in your handbag.
The stick itself has a slight curve to it so from the beginning of application it can curve with your lips for easy application. If you continue to apply at a slight angle hen it keeps it curve all the way down the stick and makes for an easier application.
It glides on very easily and it only needs the slightest touch on the lips for it to transfer. Once on your lips the lip stick feels very soft and light so much so you forget it is there . Upon inspection in the mirror it gives a very subtle colour but a big effect. It sits nicely and last for ages evenly and slowly fades towards the end of the day.
It claims to last around 8 hours but I find it last 4 at the most. It can be kept longer by applying lip gloss on the top of it but this only prolongs it by an hour maximum. This is still really good compared to al my other lipsticks and it keeps my lips soft and moist all the time the lipstick is on and for a few hours after too.
It also has special spf 15 which helps protect your lips from the sun which I have no idea if it really works but my lips do remain soft for some time after I wear the lip stick and they are very prone to chapping as soon as the weather gets too hot or too cold.
Yet again Clinique have done it made a brilliant product with lasting effects that is well worth the pricey tag it carries. It cost between £15-£16 but to be honest with the results you get and the time it lasts it pays for itself and I would recommend it to anyone.
Clinique High Impact Lip Colour is available in all larger departmental stores, Boots with a Clinique concession, and online It costs between £17.50 - £21 depending on where you purchase it, so it is certainly at the higher end of the lipstick prices for the average shopper and one of the more expensive brands available on the high street.
The lipstick is a full sized 3.8g presented in a silver metallic twist tube with click on lid (not sure what the silver metal actually is - steel?). The bonus to this is that it stays quite cool and keeps the lipstick from melting in the tube on hot days for longer (in my opinion, as opposed to plastic cases which I find can get a bit 'sweaty' and affect the lipstick).
It's available in a range of colours, mainly soft pinks but there are some bolder reds and oranges available too, I have Extreme Pink which is a bit inappropriately named as I'd say it was more of a rich medium pink to suit my olive colouring.
The lipstick has the added bonus of an SPF15, which means when you are using it you are protecting your lips from the sun and stopping them from becoming chapped or dry. It also makes the lipstick suitable for use on holiday, too.
The High Impact Lip Colour applies evenly and smoothly - it's almost a creme in the way it goes on, and though it isn't a matte lipstick per se it isn't as sparkly as some of my cheaper lipsticks. It does feel and look a bit more expensive and it gives my lips a lovely rosy glow.
Apparently the colour is supposed to stay on for 8 hours - well, with cups of tea, kissing, nibbling my pen, eating, it doesn't really last that long other than a faint hint of colour. As with any lipstick it does need reapplication when you nip to the loo during the day. But it does stay in place for a few hours so it's still great for a party or special occasion.
It is an expensive lipstick if you compare it against the £10 of most other high street lipsticks. But not only does it look great the lipstick also seems to be of a higher quality - creamy rather than greasy and waxy, with a good even colour coverage and that all important SPF15. I do recommend it, I wish it was more like £15, but overall it's worth the money as it will last you a good year or more if you treat it well. Treat yourself!
I own very few lipsticks, as I am resolutely a lip gloss girl. I like how glosses are able to moisturise your lips and well as make them look attractive, and I have rarely found the same in lipsticks. I would also say that I limit significant lip colour to night time events, as I prefer more subtle make up during the day. When I do go for some colour at light however, it is most often a muted nude or pink-based shade.
Just before Christmas I received a promotional pack of products that contained one of the High Impact shades, Nude Beach. As the name suggests, this is a nude-based colour that is verging on beige/brown. I have used the lipstick perhaps four times, although I do not apply it straight from the tube, instead I prefer to use a slim brush to dab colour onto my already moisturised lips. I have found that this technique tends to even out the colour and ensure it stays in place for longer.
The High Impact range is designed to provide lasting colour, although this is a bit more difficult to judge with paler shades, and especially so when you further dilute the colour as described above. One of the most pleasant things about the product for me was that it felt much more moisturising than many other lipsticks I have used. Most feel very stiff and dry on application, and tend to flake easily. High Impact felt more oily however, but not in a bad way. Mixed with a lightweight gloss Nude Beach blended well and did not merely 'sit' on my lips, but seemed to fix so that even as my gloss adhered to drinking receptacles the lipstick remained in position.
As I do not use lipstick overly much, I can appreciate other factors such as the packaging: the tube the product comes in radiated glamour with its bright chrome bands and pleasing weight. The lid glides off without any fuss, and the lipstick itself does not feel as though it would snap easily even of your twisted it all out and applied some force (not that I would try this!)
This is not a cheap lipstick, and probably not one I would instinctively have chosen had I not received the sample, but I would certainly consider purchasing it again if my own Nude Beach ever runs out. There are a number of other shades available in the range, some of them being:
- Citrus Rose
- Very Currant
- Cider Berry
- Rose Spectrum
- Plum Nude
I will say that if you are looking for a classic shade, Nude Beach is a very good choice even though I do not know much about the others. It is creamy and rich, and understated enough that you could wear it to work. Overall this product impressed me very much, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Clinique is a great brand - as a more "high class" brand, its products are generally considered to be of an exquisite quality. This is, unfortunately, sometimes reflected in the price but luckily I had saved a lot of points on my Boots card and felt like splashing out. My local Boots is fairly small so there wasn't a huge amount of variety in the colours but I checked the Clinique website and there are absolutely loads of shades so I'm sure everybody would be able to find a shade to suit them. I purchased it in the "Peach Pop" shade.
The lipstick comes in a very aesthetically pleasing silver tube with little dents in. Obviously its only a lipstick so fairly small but it is very pretty.
I believe that the RRP is around £15 but as I said I had saved up around ten pounds on my Boots Advantage Card so got it for around five pounds. I absolutely love this product so I feel like the money I spent was definitely worth it. I'm not sure I would buy it if I hadn't had the points on my card but that's mainly because I don't have much money and nothing to do with the quality of the product.
The lipstick is smooth and comes out looking lovely. The shade I use really suits my skin tone and looks glossy. I feel like my lips also are softer since using this. Another thing I like about the product is that it has an SPF of 15 so if you're out all day you know your lips are also being protected. It seems to last a long time too, so that's another advantage.
I think this is a great product. Lovely colours, looks great, nice packaging. It is a little pricey but you do get what you pay for and this is a wonderful product.
High on colour, long on comfort. Dressed-up colour wears beautifully for 8 hours and lips enjoy every minute. In highly moisturising shades that continually smooth, soften and comfort. Perfect for all skin types.