I think it’s true for many women when we admit that our obsession with makeup began when purchasing our very first lipstick. Since then, a lot has changed in the way of trends in colour and even lipstick application. In recent years, we have seen a surge in the matte liquid lipstick phenomenon which doesn’t seem to be losing momentum any time soon. But, as much as matte lipsticks have headlined trend articles both online and in magazines, it’s safe to say that fellow bloggers and editors have had their fare share of dodgy imitations land on their desks. Most recently, however, an unexpected package arrived at my doorstep and in childlike anticipation I ripped the box open to find an array of beautiful lipsticks all a part of the new Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour +Primer Collection.
So Clinique say that matte is the new black, and while there are several matte lipstick brands on the market, most have a tendency to leave lips looking and feeling parched with slight cracks and peeling as the day wears on. Many cosmetics brands have noticed this and more and more have come out with formulas that encourage a comfortable, long-lasting wear throughout the day, and now so does Clinique. Meet the new Clinique Pop™ Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer and Clinique Pop™ Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer each available in 8 shades.
So what’s there to love? The two new formulas each come with a built-in primer. The Clinique Pop™ Matte Lip Colour + Primer is packaged in the form of a typical lipstick. It’s a lightweight creamy texture that glides onto the lips beautifully without tugging or pulling the sensitive flesh. The 8 shades available at the moment are very much bold and bright berry shades each offering up to 8 hours of comfort and perfect for warm summer nights or a burst colour during the day.
But, I am especially in love with the Clinique Pop™ Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer. I enjoy seeing different brands’ take on the liquid lipstick so you could imagine my excitement when I discovered Clinique would be releasing their very own. They describe its finish as “morden matte”, clearly steering away from the traditional dry textures we’ve come to know and love. These liquid lipsticks are lightweight but quite creamy when it comes to application. Also the fact that they have been formulated with a built-in primer means they glide onto lips with incredible smoothness. I will, however, say that they definitely aren’t transfer-proof so you may have to resort to touching up during the day if you so happened to devour a meaty sub at lunch. Also the applicator! It’s doe foot so you can use the pointy end to carefully calve out your cupids bow and the corners of your mouth, and just like the lipsticks, the 8 shades available in this formula are once again bright and berry-full.
Both the Clinique Pop™ Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer and Clinique Pop™ Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer just arrived in-store this October each retailing for a cool R295.
Do you think you’ll be getting your hands on any of these shades? Let me know down below!