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A Fruit Smoothie For Your Lips!!
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie
Member Name: sparkle1004
Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie
Advantages: Conditions the lips and adds a splash of colour
Disadvantages: The price and the fact that there is no fragrance or taste of fruit
I have been largely unimpressed by many of Clinique's products over the years but one thing that continues to impress me, is the quality of their lip products. They usually live up to all of their promises, give long lasting results and are of a high quality so when I bought the Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour (I know, what a mouthful!) I naturally had rather high hopes.
What does the product do?
The product promises to grant the three lip wishes of all us lovely ladies. It promises to smother our lips with a beautiful colour, hydrate them with an intense moisture and to coat them with a shiny gloss. Not only all that, but it promises to nourish our lips with vitamins and to protect them with antioxidants.
There are a nice variety of shades to choose from, each one with a fantastically delicious name. For the chocolate lovers there is Running Latte and to keep the purple princesses happy, there is Pomegreatness, Absolute Acai and Berry Boost. For the rebellious reds there is Guava Good and those who prefer to be pretty in pink can choose between Fig-a-licious or the one that I own, Pink me up. And that's just to name a few.
How does the product work?
The product nourishes the lips with Vitamin C. This vitamin also strengthens the skin on the lips and promotes the production of collagen meaning that your lips should become fuller and plumper. The antioxidants within the product help to fight against the free radicals which are lurking in our lips due to exposure to the sun and pollutants in the air. Their presence means that our lips won't age prematurely and that they will look younger for longer.
How do you use the product?
The product does not come in the usual packaging that you would expect from a lip gloss and so you use it a little differently. The gloss comes in the form of a pen and you twist the end until it clicks which means the product has been released.
At the other side is a brush onto which the gloss is automatically dispensed when you click the pen and then you paint the product onto the lips. It can be used alone, over lip stick or over a balm and it can be applied as many times as you wish during the day.
Packaging and price
The product looks a little bit like a silver version of YSL's Touch Eclat. The pen has a silver lid and a band of colour around the base of the product to represent the shade you have bought. When you remove the metallic silver lid, you will see the smooth brush that is used to apply the product. The base of the pen twists in order to release the product.
The product is not very cheap but it is on par with the price of the lip glosses in a similar brand category. For each lovely shade that you buy, it will cost you around £14 for 1.5ml of the product which seems like a teeny tiny amount but the product is long lasting as you only use a little bit each time. The product can be bought from all department stores which have a Clinique counter and from online websites. I bought mine from the airport for a pre holiday treat!
One of my favourite things about this product is that the colour coverage is almost sheer. I don't like wearing block colours on my lips as I don't feel that I can pull off the look so I was delighted when I tested this product to see that it gives a lick of colour without being too over powering. Through Pink me up, you can still see my lips but there is also a lovely splash of pink created by the gloss.
The gloss itself is fairly thick and although it not the stickiest of glosses that I have tried, all products of this type with come with a certain tackiness. It isn't usually a problem but when outdoors, strands of my hair can stick to my lips which can be frustrating. This is a universal problem with glosses however.
I love the packaging for this product. It looks expensive and it is fun to use. The brush is super soft on the lips and makes precise application easy. The click mechanism never dispenses too much gloss for my liking so there is no wastage or too much gloss being brushed onto my lips.
I was a little disappointed to find that this gloss doesn't really have a scent. As most of the glosses have been named after types of fruit, I was expecting a sweet and sugary delight when I breathed in but there isn't really anything there. On the upside, there is no offensive smell either. To add to this, there is no taste to the product either which I was also disappointed about but then again this does stop me from licking the product off again.
The product is fairly long lasting on my lips and I find reapplication is only really necessary after drinking and eating. The colour looks beautiful, the amount of shine is just right and the gloss doesn't irritate or dry out my lips at all. When the product has been removed, my lips still look moisturised so it seems to work like a balm on my lips and they seem to be in a better condition than before I applied the product.
All in all, this is a gorgeous product for those who like a splash of colour in their gloss. It looks after the lips and leaves them in a better condition and is a long lasting product. There are enough shades available to keep everyone happy and I am excited about trying another one. It's a pity that there is no fruity fragrance or taste but then this will be an advantage to some people. This is a great product if you fancy splashing out on a lip gloss.
Summary: A lip gloss which is enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants to condition and protect your lips