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Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie
Member Name: Abski2001
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie
Date: 09/04/11, updated on 18/04/12 (86 review reads)
Advantages: A very moisturising, thick and rich gloss
Disadvantages: Extremely sticky product
This item came in a set so there was no individual packaging for the lip gloss. The gloss itself is a pen like shape with dimensions of approximately 12cm x 1cm. There is a lid which protects the lip gloss applicator and on the opposite end the top of the tube turns enabling the lip gloss to be pushed out onto the applicator brush. I like these slow release make up items, it is a great way of controlling how much of the product is released as well as being able to get every last bit of lip gloss out of the tube, which when you are paying Clinique prices I definitely want my monies worth.
The lip gloss itself is in a plain silver tube, with Clinique written on, the product name and on the rotating end there is a band of colour which identified the lip gloss colour inside. It is a plain, simple and classy looking item. The applicator is a brush that fills with the lip smoothie when you turn the top end; it is a nice thick wad of hairs that gives very good coverage of the lip area as well as an even coating. It is supportive enough to remove excess residue as well, which I find an annoyance on some lip glosses and does not leave surplus amounts on the outer edges of the lips.
The Clinique C lip Smoothie colour I had in this set was called 'Running Latte', which is a beige/brown and bronze tone of lip colour, again this is not a shade I would have chosen first off, but it is a nice informal colour to wear around the office. They have a great choice of shades in this product and I would personally go for something with a bit more colour and vibrancy.
Available colours include;
Raisin The Bar
Pink Me Up
The texture of the lip smoothie is thick and rich and it definitely feels moisturising which is one of the key selling points for this lip gloss, having both Vitamin C and antioxidants in the ingredients list. You can certainly feel that the lip smoothie is doing some good to your lips and I found that it stopped any flaking or cracking on my lips, for this reason it is especially good for use in the winter months when the lips suffer from external factors. The gloss element of this lip smoothie is quite subtle and I have to say it is not the most shimmery product I have used, but this may just be the shade I have. The application and result are almost like a lipstick due to its thickness. I would say one application of the lip smoothie can give full results for about two hours. I tend to reapply my glosses every half hour to an hour out of habit, but the Clinique gloss does seem to have good staying power from my experience, which is a major plus for buying this.
Being a thick and rich product one annoyance with this lip gloss is that it is rather sticky and I find my hair is constantly getting stuck to my lips, which is quite aggravating. This happens with most lip glosses on occasion of course but it is more noticeable with this lip gloss. You also cannot see how much of the product is left in the tube which isn't good for forward buying, but I so think the turning of the top seems to get tougher the closer to the end of the product you are.
The Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie is available from all Clinique counters in department stores for a very reasonable price tag from Clinique £13.50, for this you get 1.5ml of lip gloss which is quite long lasting and as such good value for money, I would definitely purchase this product again but as stated not in this colour!
Summary: A great innovative lip gloss from Clinique