Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop : Swatch, Review


Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (Product Claims)Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true, keeps lips comfortably moisturized for 8 hours. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.

Price :  US $18.00 (JPY 3200 + tax)



Clinique Lip Pop - Plum Pop

Clinique Lip Pop – Plum Pop


Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop





Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer Review


I love Clinique and I love lipsticks, so naturally the Pop Lip launch had me super excited! The range has 16 shades ranging from pinks, plums and nudes to tawnies and reds. I love the modern, square packaging of the lipstick and the colored bottom half of the tube makes it easy to locate shades. The lipstick is a bit smaller than regular sized lipsticks but contains a good 3.9 g of product.

The lipstick has a lovely smooth texture, glides easily on the lips giving rich, opaque color in a single stroke. The formula is unscented and feels really comfortable on the lips. These have a creamy, satin finish and stay that way throughout the wear time. I wasn’t expecting serious hydration but I was surprised by how soft, hydrated and smooth my lips felt even after nearly 6 hours of application. The wear time of this lipstick is seriously amazing! Its not a matte, drying formula nor does it stain (this shade doesn’t, the brighter shades might) and yet it manages to stay on the lips for hours and hours (6-8 hours)! There is slight fading after meals but it doesn’t need a touch up. I am seriously blown away how good this lipstick feels and wears! I think Clinique got it spot on when they said “luxurious yet weightless formula”!


There is however a slight downside – the color seems to settle into lip lines a few hours after wear. Not majorly, but something you might notice if you look close up. It doesn’t bother me much because its not very obvious but I just thought I should mention it. I also wish Clinique Japan didn’t have such atrocious pricing (all the Estee Lauder brands are quite expensive here)!



Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop


Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop



Overall, I love the super comfortable, rich, opaque, long wearing formula of the Clinique Pop Lip + Primer lipstick and I wish I had picked up another shade from the line. #14 Plum Pop is soft plummy pink shade that is a great everyday shade for my medium complexion. The color doesn’t wash me out and adds a nice wash of pink to the lips that I’m loving this summer! The range has a great lineup of 16 shades so do check out the other shades too if you’re interested in trying out these lipsticks. Recommended!

Rating : 4.75/5



Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop - Swatch

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop – Swatch


Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop


Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (14) Plum Pop





  1. May 13, 2015 / 9:27 am

    This is my kind of shade.. absolutely safe to wear for professional meets ! Loved the cute packaging and pigmentation !

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:21 pm

      This is great for work wear! Looks really polished and would survive a work day!

  2. May 13, 2015 / 9:46 am

    I really wanted to get hold of these lipsticks and now after reading this review cant wait to give it a try!
    PS heard about earthquakes in Japan … Hope you are fine!

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Hey Pankhuri, we're fine. Just felt some shaking in the morning here in Tokyo, no damages.

      • Joo
        May 13, 2015 / 11:02 am

        Oh god.. i was unaware about the earthquake in Japan.. yesterday we also felt around 4 shocks .. don't know whats going on.. feeling scared..

  3. Shwetali
    May 13, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Nice review ankita 🙂
    I wish I could get this but it is too expensive… 🙁

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      I think the pricing in India would be better, these are much pricier here in Japan.

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks! The color is definitely really summery!

  4. Joo
    May 13, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Thanks for reviewing this lipcolor… i saw this clinique lipcolor may be on Pixiwoo youtube channel & since then i was looking for its review…

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:23 pm

      These are really lovely! You should check it out!

      • Joo
        May 14, 2015 / 10:49 am

        any idea when these lipcolors are going to launch in india… really excited to try it..

  5. Aditi
    May 13, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Hi Ankita

    I am silent reader of your blog ! have learnt a lot from u.
    Today I am writing to ask you a question.
    My uncle is visiting US.. Boston to be specific ( for 15 days).. Can u suggest some makeup/ Skin care products things I can ask him to get from there, I would actually like to order stuff online and get it delivered to his US address so that he doesn’t have to look around for stuff.. Thanks is advance

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Are you looking for anything in particular? Its difficult to recommend things off hand!

  6. Aditi
    May 13, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Hi Ankita
    I am a silent reader of your blog .. have learnt so much from ur tutorials

    My Uncle is visiting US (Boston ) for 15 days . Pls suggest some good makeup/ skin care products I can ask him to get from there.. or may be i can order online and get it delivered to his US address.. that would save him from the hassle of looking around stuff

    Thanks in advance


  7. Madhur
    May 13, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Wow this is a gorgeous lipstick with long stay. 🙂 I so want it now. Ankita do you know when or if these lipsticks will be launched in India?

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Shouldnt be too long I think. I've seen an update on Instagram with Masaba Gupta sporting these lipsticks. I think there is some collaboration with her for makeup bags which she's designed for Clinique India.

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      They haven't yet launched in India I think but shouldn't be long now!

  8. ritika
    May 13, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    pretty shade !must have color ….hope everyone is safe…earthquake again 🙁

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Its really sad, hope everyone's okay in India.

  9. May 13, 2015 / 3:27 pm

    Loved everything about this, from packaging to shade and how it looks on you 🙂

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Its a really lovely lipstick! I really liked the packaging too!

  10. May 13, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    Awesome shade! The texture too looks so balmy!

    • May 13, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Its really smooth on the lips 🙂

  11. May 13, 2015 / 5:53 pm

    Again one of the best neck pieces.

  12. May 13, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    this is such a gorgeous shade….suits u alot!

  13. May 13, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    this is such a nice shade for everyday office or otherwise
    suiting u as well

  14. May 13, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    This might be my first luxurious lipstick! I fell in love with the packaging. And also I was thinking of buying a foundation from Clinique. I am around NC40 so what would you suggest??

    • May 13, 2015 / 9:13 pm

      I'm not very familiar with Clinique shades except for the ones I've tried. I'm a little lighter than NC40 though not quite NC37. I had the shade 05 Vanilla from Super Balanced foundation range and it suited me okay though not yellow enough to match NC40. I think you should let the SA help you pick a shade at the counter and check the shade in sunlight to make sure it matches.

  15. May 13, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    Wow.. thanks for reviewing! Hope I can find this in India too 🙂

  16. Rosy
    May 14, 2015 / 1:14 am

    Reminding me of Mac Mehr with clear gloss. Looking very pretty on you.

  17. Rosy
    May 14, 2015 / 1:58 am

    I have just one lipstick from clinique. That is no. 28 So Sweet. Its a beautiful plum shade and has very smooth texture. I love it.

  18. Swapna
    May 14, 2015 / 4:25 am

    Wow thecolor looks great on you !! I guess I have to try these now since I'm a sucker for hydrating lipsticks !! Love your necklace too , can you share where you got it from ?

  19. May 14, 2015 / 8:58 am

    wow..this shade is a perfect plum.definitely going to buy it.
    it is so chic.

  20. Manisha
    May 14, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Nice review, Ankita, and a very cute shade of lipstick. Looks very wearable to me. Oh btw, your necklace is amazing as always 🙂

  21. May 14, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Gorgeous shade! I’ve always dreamed of light pink like this which won’t wash me out. It looks brilliant on you <3

  22. May 14, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    wow ! this is indeed a beautiful shade i’m loving it it’s just …… awesome 🙂

  23. kriti2126
    May 19, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Lovely review Ankita! Really excited abt these. They r coming out in 1st week of June in Delhi.. yay!!

  24. apeksha
    May 20, 2015 / 8:31 am

    Nicely reviewed. The color is beautiful.

  25. apeksha
    May 20, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Your eye makeup looks great here. Going really well that lipstick

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