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25 Jun 2014

Humour me here



Right, I am going to ask you to humour me here. I just want you to allow me one more post about those Clinique Soft Matte lipsticks and then I promise to shut up.
So you know that I was sent the last two. Full disclaimer. However, when I was working the Google to see swatches of the other shades in the range there were two that I honed in on/needed immediately.

I therefore toddled off to Sephora/Dubai Mall and got two more: Peony (L) (a vibrant hibiscus pink) and Mandarin (R) (a gorgeous rich orange/coral).

…and these are amazing.

I will say this. If you really want to understand the performance of this range then I would advise going with a brighter colour. With the brighter shades you truly get a sense of the formula: the pigmentation is rich and intense and seems to last a good few hours without causing any lip shrivel.  And they are just so lightweight.

Mug with Mandarin


Mug with Peony


I went out of the house with Peony slapped on my gob and didn’t even realize until I got home that I was in fact dog walking with an inappropriately glam lip. You just forget that they are even there.

In order to balance the argument I will say one thing – as moreish as these are the colours are not special. You can’t argue with the fact that there are countless lipsticks on the market that mimic these colours. It’s to be expected. There are only so many pantones in the world - that and the fact that Clinique want to guarantee profits and have therefore harnessed onto shades that are commercially appealing.

In summary I would say buy these if you fancy the idea of a matte lip but don’t want to slather on a thick, drying formula that will compromise the state of your lips. If that sounds like you then pay the Clinique stand a visit.

And that’s all I will say on the matter. I’ll move on to something else tomorrow I promise J

Thank you for reading! 

40 comments

  1. This fellow lipstick hoarder is salivating!

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    1. haha I advise you to get at least one for your collection :)

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  2. I have the Magenta and Mandarin too, amazing lasting power!

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    1. Hi Andreea - Magenta looks seriously amazing! I *almost* got that one. Next time? :)

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  3. Ahhh love the Peony shade! A light matte lip formula seems right up my street.

    P.s a lipstick hoarder is the best kind of hoarder. xx

    www.beautyclassyfied.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Furnaz - hoarders unite! haha :)

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  4. Mandarin suits you really well! Lovely shades for summer.

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. Thanks Laura! It's a really happy colour :)

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  5. Both look lovely, but I especially love Peony :)

    Victoria | SocialVix

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  6. They both look so lovely on you :) And your hair looks gorgeous! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Peony is so damn pretty on you! I am a BIG fan of such colors!

    TheConscienceFund

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  8. your skin looks amazing. what foundation are you wearing?

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  9. Wow, both are seriously pigmented! I love that Mandarin one, perhaps a more wearable option for an orange-phobe like myself!

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  10. I really need to try these. Both shades are beautiful but I've been really into orange tones lately so I'm partial to the Mandarin one!

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  11. hmmmm, how would you compare the Mandarin one to MAC Lady Danger or Morange?

    Lis x

    www.elisabethrilatt.com

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    1. Definitely more subdued - not as orange as Morange and not as bright at Lady Danger. This is the wearable orange/coral in the same vein as Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange Art Stick :)

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  12. Ooh Mandarin has caught my attention! I must go check them out :)

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  13. Gorgeous colours! Beth xxx

    http://doodleanddaydream.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Looks like I'll be needing Mandarin.

    xx

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  15. Mandarin is soo gorgeous on you!! I think I might just have to go and pick that one up soon!

    Harkirat xx http://thebronzeddiaries.blogspot.ca

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  16. So I'm going to be needing Peony in my life! Lovely post x

    lipstickandsandwiches.blogspot.com

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  17. In lust with Mandarin. Conveniently, it's my birthday on the 27th, so I don't even have to make up an excuse.

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  18. I love Mandarin on you with your hair and skin tone. It looks fab. I love NARS Heat Wave. It looks very similar to it. What lipliners did you wear, if any?

    http://www.citymomloves.com

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  19. Sold!

    I must say, you're more dangerous to my wallet than I am haha

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  20. These are gorgeous! I haven't checked them out yet but I certainly will be. I've recently become very interested in Clinique makeup products so I'll definitely have to check these out. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  21. No its settled. I cant continue living without the Mandarin one!

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  22. Love it Laura!! I also enjoy your balanced and intelligent reviews.

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  23. Great review, I'll have to look into these, I need to invest in a decent lip product!

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  24. oooooh I will be paying Clinique a visit this weekend, these are FAB!!!

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  25. OMG you just sold me on these. They are absolutely gorgeous!
    http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

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  26. These colours look gorgeous and even better if they're not drying which is what i have found so many times with matte lipsticks! Thank you for the tips!

    www.lulabellelifestyle.com

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  27. I love Mandarin, it's so pretty. I think I might need to pick it up.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  28. Peony is such a gorgeous shade, it really suits you!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  29. I love that peony shade!! Rather appropriate for dog walking hehe xx

    https://the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  30. I swear by Clinique's mascara, but I've never tried their lipsticks. Between those hues and your testament to the formula/feel, I think I have to try!

    And, you should always be fabulous. Even when dog-walking. :)

    http://ayoungunprofessional.blogspot.com/

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  31. You NEED the Magenta shade. That is all.

    Nic x

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  32. Especially love the Mandarin on you Laura!
    Hugs xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  33. Oooh! I love the pinky one! I love matte lip colours. x

    Jottings Of Love

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