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Clinique Long Last Lipstick
Member Name: mrshez
Clinique Long Last Lipstick
Advantages: Excellent colour match
Disadvantages: Feels thick on the lips, Didn't live up to the long lasting claims
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.
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
Summary: A high price product for a cheap end result