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Brand: Clinique / Type: Lipstick / Suitable for: Lip / Skin type: All skin types / What it does: smoothens, texturizes

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      15.08.2013 22:06
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      Lovely lipstick, if you can keep it on your lips

      I am a self-confessed Clinique Freak. It's entirely my mum's fault, as she got me into it when I was a teenager. I only own one Long Last Lipstick, and that is thanks to mum too. She bought colour 76 Plum Matte for herself, but decided the colour didn't suit her ruddy complexion. Luckily it goes rather well with my alabaster skin tone, so it became mine!

      The case is very elegant and made from a silver coloured metal. It is very robust and can take a fair bit of abuse being carried around in handbags and such like. No cracked cases here!

      This is one of the few lipsticks that can be applied straight from the stick successfully. I find most lipsticks are better applied with a brush, but Long Last just glides on evenly and smoothly. The colour is deep it has a real luxury feel. Some lipsticks feel quite drying on the lips, but this feels soft and moisturising.

      But (there's always a but!), it does transfer off your lips quite easily onto food, drinking vessels, and if you're not careful, your hands. It still looks perfect on the lips, with no gaps or smudges, but it just isn't nice to leave behind lipstick marks on your coffee cup. Blotting eliminates this, but then some of the luxuriousness is lost. The best plan is just to avoid eating and drinking while wearing it!

      Sadly Plum Matte is no longer available, but there are 19 shades to suit most skin tones. It costs £17 on the Clinique website and at Clinique counters, which does make it a pricey option considering that you wouldn't want to wear it to go out for dinner or drinks. Still a nice product though if you just want to look and feel good. And of course, like all Clinique products, it is allergy tested, so no nasty reactions to worry about.

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      16.05.2012 16:21
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      A lovely lipstick but it won't last all day

      I am not a big lipstick lover as I often find that they can dry my lips out or they need to be constantly reapplied and touched up throughout the day, so I often prefer to use a lipgloss or a tinted lipbalm instead of a lipstick. However, I do have a couple of lipsticks which I like to use quite regularly and this is one of them!

      === Shades ===

      I have the Clinique long last lipstick in the shade "Bamboo Pink" which is a soft neutral and natural looking pink colour. I like this shade as it is very easy to wear with my usual natural makeup and it does not look too dramatic or bold for day time wear. I think Bamboo Pink would definitely suit anyone who is on the paler side and worries that brighter colours can look a bit out of place next to their pale skin. I would recommend this colour but there are 20 shades to choose from in total, so there should be plenty for every taste and colouring. It is a good range including pale pinks, brighter pinks, reds, browns, corals etc including the new limited edition Runway Coral shade. There are swatches on the Clinique website, but I don't think the colours look very true to life as the swatch of Bamboo Pink does not really look the same as my lipstick, so I think it is worth trying them in person at a counter if at all possible, as you could be disappointed otherwise if the colour is not what you were expecting.

      === Wear ===

      I apply this lipstick straight from the bullet rather than with a lip brush. It applies very smoothly and has a creamy texture. This is one of the things I love most about this lipstick. It feels quite rich and pleasant on the lips compared to a lot of other lipsticks which can feel harsh and drying.

      The colour looks sheer on the lips, so it is not too heavy looking. It does not really look wet or glossy and has more of a matte finish, which looks nice, natural and not too made up. You can easily change the finish by putting clear lipgloss or balm over the top if you want to get a different look with this lipstick. I have found that this can look really nice (I often do it with Clinique Superbalm, Carmex or Burts Bees on top) and doing this doesn't dilute or remove the colour.

      Clinique's product description promises that this lipstick "keeps its just-applied look for hours and hours. Won't feather, creep, stain, or dry out." I agree it definitely doesn't feather, creep, stain or dry out. It wears very evenly and my lips feel in good condition throughout and I don't suffer any dryness. As for the longevity, I would say it is quite good but not amazing. Considering the lipstick is called "Long Last" I was expecting the lasting power of it to be exceptional so maybe my hopes were too high! It lasts nicely for a good 4 or 5 hours but you can't just put it on in the morning and expect it to still be there in the evening. It will generally require 1 or 2 top ups during the day. It does completely disappear if you eat and drink a lot. To be fair it is only a lipstick and not a lip stain so you can't really expect miracles, but I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed that it doesn't last as long as I originally hoped.

      As it is not as long lasting as I thought it would be, it is very easy to remove with makeup remover and doesn't leave any staining on the lips.

      In conclusion, I do love this lipstick for its lovely natural colour and smoothness, but I have to take off a star as it does not last a long as I hoped.

      This lipstick costs £16.

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      05.08.2011 21:40
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      I love it!

      I purchased Clinique Long Last Lipstick last year when I was going to a wedding and wanted a nice lipstick which would last. I have sensitive skin and tend to stick to brands which are kinder to it, and ones I have used before. Clinique is great for sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic.

      The lipstick comes in a metallic twist dispenser with a ridged lid, it looks nice, but in practice I find it can get warm and cause the lipstick to be a bit soft - it's OK if you keep it in a cool place but my bathroom tends to be quite warm. It looks nice, though - very elegant.

      There's a huge range of colours, suitable for all skin tones, I went for Heather Moon which is a rosy pink colour which matches my pale skin / dark hair. The colours are all quite complimentary and there aren't too many 'high fashion' shades such as over vibrant pinks, etc. I purchased my Clinique Long Last from the House of Fraser in Leeds however they are freely available in departmental stores with a Clinique concession such as Boots, Selfidges and Harvey Nichols, and online in places such as StrawberryNET. I paid £16 which is a non sale price, I rarely see them on sale, however. The lipstick is boxed when sold and would make a lovely gift with other Clinique products.

      The lipstick applies very well - it's creamy which is nice, as some long lasting lipsticks can be slightly drying. It's advertised as non feather - I use a lip liner anyway to define the lips, but you don't have to due to the non feather quality (it won't bleed, basically - not a problem with lighter colours but awful for deep reds!). Even though it's creamy and non drying, it doesn't transfer too much on glasses, cups and cheeks, ideal for weddings!

      The lipstick for me lasted maybe five hours from the initial morning application to the re-application, which I don't think is too bad at all. I find they never last as long as they advertise however I'm happy with this lipstick.

      Overall, it's a lovely smooth lipstick which lasts ages and is well worth the money.

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      04.07.2011 11:54
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      A high price product for a cheap end result

      As you are probably aware from my reviews, I am rather fond of my makeup. My excuse is that I trained as a makeup artist, so its' really my duty to try nearly every item out there, wouldn't you agree?
      I have a few favourite brands that I use all the time, however I will and have tried most brands on the market from the top end brands to the cheaper brands.
      The only thing that I don't really spend a great deal on is lipsticks as I usually just stick to a gloss. I have a Bobbi Brown one that goes with everything.
      I ended up buying this one due to my eternal search for a soft nude lip colour. I am not a fan of bright colours and I spotted my friend wearing a shade that had the perfect mix of natural with a hint of colour. I asked where she had bought it and she replied Clinique. So off I went to buy my new lippy.

      Packaging -

      This is where you see the difference in price. The lip stick is housed in a lovely sliver colour tube that is bevelled in shape and feels a bit heavier than your average lipstick.
      When you pull the top of the lipstick off you will see the sliver coloured inner holder that holds the lipstick. I have to admit that it looks fabulous and is definitely a lipstick that stands up to others in the looks stakes but it needs to perform to be included in my makeup bag.

      What it claims to do -

      Well, it's a "long last" lipstick although it doesn't say how long. I wonder why? Hmmmm.
      It claims that it will stay put for hours without any bleeding over the lip line. It won't feather which is really the same thing as bleeding in my book.


      Did it stand up to its claims? -

      I do usually apply my lipstick with a lip brush and when I wiped the brush across the lipstick I was surprised at how soft the lipstick was and I only needed to wipe across the lipstick once to get enough of the lipstick on the brush.
      When I applied the lipstick to my lips it was incredibly soft and felt quite thick in consistency. This meant that I was able to move the lipstick on my lips quite easily to blend it in. The downside was that I could really feel that I was wearing it which I didn't really like especially when I accidently licked my lips and could really taste the lipstick.

      The appearance of the lipstick was lovely and had a very slight gloss look to the lipstick when applied and is much more flattering than a matte variety.
      Because it is a high quality brand the pigmentation of colour is high and you do get an exact match to the indicator on the bottom of the lipstick case.

      As far as living up to its claims it did and it didn't. I noticed that the lipstick came off easily when I drank my coffee and left a rather impressive "My lips woz ere" effect.
      It did last quite a while about 3 hours however by this time I had had another coffee and there was not much of the original colour left, more of a faint trace and bearing in mind that my colour is very neutral this wasn't too noticeable but I would imagine if you had a stronger colour on then it would fade quite a bit from the original colour applied.

      It didn't bleed or feather so it did live up to its claim in that respect although again I do think that this was down to the fact that this colour was neutral and would again be more noticeable with a stronger colour.
      Would I buy it again? In all honesty No I wouldn't. I think that there are so many brands on the market now and the cheaper priced brands are really catching up with their more expensive sisters in the quality, price and availability.

      Available from Clinique online and also larger department stores. Price is £16.00

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        29.06.2011 20:27
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        An investment

        I am not a regular lipstick wearer, but I received this Long Last product as part of a promotional pack not long ago. Ironically, long lasting lip colour is not an issue for me, but I decided to try this out anyway.

        I wear glosses during the day, but do sometimes resort to a bit of colour for evening events. Most often I prefer neutral or pink-based shades, but it was a somewhat vampish red I received as part of my kit. I do not particularly like the idea of bright lips, so used the lipstick first by applying a slick of lip gloss as usual, and then used a slim brush to dab a small amount of colour on top. Just like the High Impact Clinique lipstick I was also given, this product was creamy and glided on perfectly. It also seemed to absorb into my lips rather than sit on top, lending my lips a beautiful even coverage.

        The tube feels of very good quality, and looks very glamorous with its chrome finish and band design. The screw mechanism allows you to dispense the lipstick easily if you wish to apply it straight from the tube, and given that it is very thick, I can imagine it lasting a good long time.

        I did notice that the Long Last remained adhered to my lips as the evening progressed, even when my gloss became lost to glass rims and cutlery. However, I realised that as my gloss and the lipstick became separated the lipstick became slightly cracked, allowing the natural colour of my lips to appear in fine lines in some parts. I cannot say that the colour remained as intense as on first application for the duration of the evening, either. It did become more muted after a few hours, but I will say that even by morning and following a vigorous rubbing with a cleansing pad the bright red was still detectable.

        This is a very good quality product, but you would expect this given the retail price of the lipstick. I very much doubt I would purchase another Long Last lipstick should my current one ever run out, but I enjoy experimenting with it, and if you are looking for a nice product that will stay put, this may be an investment you will appreciate.

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        30.05.2011 22:05

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        Long lasting wear, non-dry lipstick

        I've gone through a heap of lipsticks and still own many, however, I recently invested in Clinique's long last lipstick range and I am left very impressed. I am now the proud owner of 2 shades (17 and 27) and will happily be purchasing more. I normally find lipsticks dry out, leave dry residue, or even just wear off completely but the Clinique long last range actually does live up to the name. Naturally of course, lipsticks will wear off as you drink, eat, etc, but the colour is still very evident and the thing I really love about this lipstick, it doesn't dry out! It goes on very smoothly, not too heavy, glossy, or matte-ish. Normally long last lipsticks are very matte-like, but it has a smooth, (slightly) moist texture. The range is very pink-ish neutral colouring and would love to see Clinique too brigher and bolder colours, but for now I would definitely recommend this to fellow lipstick lovers.

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        25.05.2011 20:13

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        probably wont buy due to cost and prefer gloss

        I don't very often wear lipstick, normally I prefer a gloss, but I got this with a Clinique gift pack and thought it would make a good change. It was a light pink, so nothing to bold. However, for a light colour it was more noticeable than I would have expected, but I did like the appearance of it. I often find lipsticks can be very drying, but this one was not, it was very creamy and nice to apply, it did glide on. For someone who doesnt use lip stick too much, it was easy to apply and you couldnt really go wrong, although maybe with a darker or brighter colour it would be a little trickier. It did last very well, much longer than your average lippie, which i find some last ten minutes and they are off. This had a bold and even colour which did stay on.

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        19.05.2011 15:15
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        Good for those that like full-on colour and coverage

        I don't often wear lipstick, but sometimes it's nice just to add a slick to look a bit more 'polished' when I'm dressed up - but even then I tend to stick to neutral nude colours. That's why I was attracted to this Clinique lipstick. I chose the shade 'Blushing Nude' which is a slightly rosey nude colour, just a little bit darker and pinker than my natural colour. I think this compliments my fair skin and blonde colouring; however it's available in over 20 different shades so there's sure to be one to suit every taste and skintone.

        This lipstick costs £15 for a 4g tube, which is a standard lipstick size. You can buy it from the Clinique website, or from Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser or other department or cosmetic stores, as well as online from the likes of Amazon. It comes in a nice silver metallic 'bullet' container which has an understated yet classy appearance, and seems to withstand the knocks inside my makeup bag and handbag OK.

        Clinique's claims for this lipstick are as follows: 'Longest-wearing creamy-matte formula. Keeps its just-applied look for hours and hours. Won't feather, creep, stain, or dry out. Opaque coverage. Colour stays true without caking or drying. Gives lips a smooth texture and comfortable feel.'

        And did it live up to the claims?! It certainly has a smooth texture and glides on easily, with even coverage and a nice amount of colour. It has the usual tapered end which makes applying the lipstick easy, even when you haven't got a mirror to hand. However if you used a lip brush and even lined the lips with lipliner first, I'm sure the results would be even better (I'm too lazy to do this so can't comment!) Like all Clinique products, it is hypoallergenic and fragrance free, so good for those with sensitive skin.

        Once on, it feels quite thick - you can tell it's there, if that makes sense. It's not the lightest lipstick in the world, but I suppose this is because of its longlasting properties. It just makes it feel a bit uncomfortable for me, as I prefer a sheer product. However I have to say, it does last much longer than most lipsticks I've used. It needed a touchup after a few hours, but has good staying power even after eating and drinking, whereas I usually need to touch my lips up every hour or two. Yet it didn't dry my lips out, and still looked even and not patchy.

        I'm quite torn on this lipstick and whether I would buy it again. If you prefer the sheer look and feel and don't mind touching your lips up, then I wouldn't recommend this. However, it does live up to its name and its claims, so if it's long lasting lips you want, this is the product for you.

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          04.11.2010 11:40
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          Worth Trying - I won't be venturing away from Clinique

          There is one item of makeup that I can't live without and that is Lipstick. As soon as I put it on I feel that my face is transformed and I feel good.

          I have been using Clinique lipsticks for a while now and my favourite is the Long Lasting Lipstick in the colour 'Beauty'. It can be purchased from Debenhams, Boots etc and costs approximately £14.

          The lipstick comes in a silver metal tube which has ridges. It makes it look expensive and is easy to find in my make up bag. I have also found that plastic case lipsticks are easy to break or crack if dropped but because this is metal it is hard wearing.

          The lipstick itself is a creamy texture and goes on easily. I always use a liner first and then fill in with the lipstick. It is a nice matt feel and does last for a while. I wear every day and my lips are never dry.

          There is no smell or funny taste with this lipstick. I recently had to wear a Revlon lipstick for an event and the taste was revolting. You don't notice the Clinique one at all.

          My only criticism is that for a long last lipstick I would like it to last longer. I do have to reapply several times a day.

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          13.02.2009 15:00
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          A great product that does what it promises

          At 16 I attended college and did a two year Beauty Therapy course. During this time you had to complete a period of 200 hours work placement.

          Rather than do my placement in a beauty salon, I was more interested in retail cosmetic sales, and so I was lucky enough to do my work placement moving between the Clinque, Estee Lauder and Christian Dior counters in House of Fraser.

          Working on the Clinique counter in particular opened up a whole new world of cosmetics to me, and gave me great experience of what suits me and what doesn't.

          My favourite shade is called Blushing Nude, which is a very natural colour which would suit all skin types. It goes on easily and feels very comfortable and not slimy (if moisturing) or dry (if matte) like some lipsticks can.

          I use Clinique Long Last Lipstick, because it does what it promises, it lasts!! This isn't the cheapest lipstick you can buy, but you don't have to reapply it every five minutes like you do with cheaper lipsticks.

          This lipstick is also an ideal gift for friends or family as it comes well packaged in a rectangular box sized to fit the lipstick. The lipstick itself is very smart looking, and the case of the lipstick is a very smart silver casing with a ridge running threw it which gives a bumpy effect but is very confortable when you hold it.

          The official blurb from Clinique describes this lipstick as "Longest-wearing creamy-matte formula. Keeps its just-applied look for hours and hours. Won't feather, creep, stain, or dry out. Stays put for hours without staining, feathering, or creeping. Opaque coverage. Colour stays true without caking or drying. Gives lips a smooth texture and comfortable feel."

          Clinique Long Last lip stick currently costs £13.00 for 4g of colour.

          Another plus point with buying any Clinique product is that they often have "Bonus Time". Bonus time is where you buy two Clinique products, (I think one usually has to be skincare) and you are given a box or make up bag full of approximately 8 trial size Clinique products. This is a great way to try before you buy, and to see if a particular product is right for you before you invest in it. Bonus time always contain a lipstick or lipgloss, so if you will get to try another colour or variety as well.

          Clinique counters are widely available in department stores and larger Boots.

          I love this lipstick and think it's great value for money and I would recommend this to anyone.

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            11.07.2008 16:03
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            overall a long lasting lipstick in a variety of shades which keeps lips looking lush

            I worked in house of fraser for a long time working on their linea department when I was a student. Howevre one day I was told to cover the beauty counter as it was under staffed. I was quite excited as always wanted to work on there, they put me on the clinique counter and thats when I fell in love with every clinique piece.
            I tried some out to get a feel of the products and now use the products every day as part of my daily skin care system, and makeup. One of the first things I tried out was a lipstick which was a long lasting one. It costs around £11.50 which is quite pricey but when you and see and feel the quality of clinique makeup you will understand why.
            The lipstick glides on the lips really smoothly and is really moisturising so doesnt dry your lips out. Because I liked it i decided to buy it and the colour lasts all day without the need for re-application, which is fantstic as its easier to apply and is good value for money because you hardly use any, and it lasts a really long time. The lipstick has 4gr of colour so is quite a large lipstick and is worth the money spent on it.
            The shade I bought was called iced ginger, which is slightly orange toned, but looks extremely natural. There are a variety of shades from light pinks, to natural shades and to deep reds. There is a shade for everyone. The packaging is sleek and simple and looks very expenisve in a chrome case with a spiral detailing on it, and comes in a floral clinique box which is also well presented.

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              07.06.2000 19:39
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              Clinique LLS listick is fantastic, the best lipstick in the world it really does shine and really does stay put,there's more colours than you coould possibly count on your average Saturday shopping at the beauty counter (and yep they are better than the obligatory horrific red than the counter girls normally wear - honest !) throughly recommended ! and if all that weren'e enough, it all comes in a dinky little silver tube qhich is kind of ridges which would look really good in any girl's make up bag and makes you feel kind of rich when you use it in public !! (I'm not a snob honestly !) I'm a complete convert and am even wearing it for my Wedding in october. Sarah

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              Clinique Long Last Lipstick / Longest-wearing creamy-matte formula / Keeps its just-applied look for hours and hours / Won't feather / creep / stain / or dry out / Opaque coverage / Colour stays true without caking or drying / Gives lips a smooth texture and comfortable feel / Opaque coverage / ives lips a smooth texture and comfortable feel /