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 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)!
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