Clinique’s On a Roll!

Clinique Make upSo Clinique’s pulled out all the stops this year and brought us some really great products – and that’s without going into their skincare lines. Earlier this spring I showed you the Neutral Territory 2 palette, which is a really handy eyeshadow palette with lots of possibilities. What I’ve been postponing for ages is telling you how much I love their Lash Power Feathering Mascara.

It comes with a big brush – reminiscent of a fluffy feather – and it layers on just right. I’m telling you, my lashes never looked that flirty. Unfortunately, I’ve no before/after shots and my tube is empty, so you’ll have to take my word for it.

I’ll admit, it’s a far cry from my beloved Guerlain Maxi Lash, which should’ve been tossed moons ago, in terms of volume and drama. Nevertheless it layers up to a voluminous look, appropriate for everyday, and it doesn’t smudge. It might flake ever so little during the day, but not nearly as much as other much raved about mascaras that I won’t even mention.

I’m trying very hard to not repurchase this one until after I’ve finished the unopened tubes I’ve got hidden in a drawer, but you know, one of them might just not cut it and then I’ll be off to the store, because this is serious no-drama Lash Power. It didn’t exist until Clinique made it so.

Berry Pop Matte Magenta Peach Pop
L.-R.: Matte Magenta, Peach Pop, Berry Pop.

Another new favourite of mine from the brand is the Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Magenta. It’s a beautiful, vibrant blue-toned pink, that glides on like a balm, but feels less sticky on the lips. Actually, it’s like you’re just wearing a thin veil on the lips, but don’t be decieved, because this baby packs a punch. I also find longevity to be satisfactory, but then I like to reapply lipstick so I could never give you an exact number of hours, and is hydrating. If you’re off to a party and have only got a clutch, then you might as well loose the balm, because you won’t need this if you’re carrying this liitle silver-encased bullet. Hope this launches in Norway soon, because I want to swatch the rest of the line.

I’ve also managed to get my hands on two of their cheek pops – courtesy of a friend – Berry Pop and Peach Pop. I’d originally taken other pictures for this, but I wasn’t at all happy with them. Only I didn’t decide on this until after I’d been using the blushes (and the lipstick) for a couple of days. Even so, the blushes hardly show any signs of wear, and have got their flower pattern intact still. They apply like a dream and can easily be layered or sheered out, whether you’re after a hint of a flush or a bright pop of colour, I can’t see how you could go wrong with these. Oh, and the packaging’s a sturdy, handy see-through acrylic, very minimalist, so great for the busy girl wanting to save some space in her makeupbag or the beautyblogger who don’t know where to put it all – I’m not talking about myself here, I know just where to put it. On my cheeks. Every Day.

What have you tried from Clinique lately?



5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sunny says:

    I haven’t tried those matte lipsticks yet! You know what I was looking at (online) just yesterday? Those new cheek chubbies! I’ll have to look into them, but there is this CORAL that looks kinda great… LOL

  2. Paula says:

    I really want to try those matte lipsticks.

    1. sirilovise says:

      I really like them, but I’m on a lipstick-spending ban until I can get my hands on the new Guerlains – though those aren’t mattes so I might break it for a Clinique should they pop up in my area soon 😉

  3. Tora says:

    The only clinique product I have is the primer you gave me. It really diminishes the wear and tear on my powder during the day, however it might not be a good fit for my skin as I got a lot of acnes despite me not wearing any foundation and being out in the sun all day without any makeup at all.

    1. sirilovise says:

      Awww… Sorry to hear that, especially as I rather enjoy it myself. Got a few suggestions to others you could try, though 😉

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