Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

IMG_5019Well, Clinique has been at it again!!! The Cheek Pop blushers were my biggest beauty obsession back in February when they were FINALLY released in my city, and are my favourite blushers to date. As it happens, there are four new Cheek Pop shades that I will be reviewing soon, but today’s post reviews a diferent kind of pop.

As of a few weeks ago (at least where I live), the brand new Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks were released in 16 vibrant shades. I had heard talk of them, but once I found out my island had them, I immediately dashed out to the nearest Clinique seller and picked up a few shades to show you.

Before I get into the swatches and such, I first want to go over the features and shades of this newest release:


  1. Clinique’s signature rich, full colour and smoothing primer in one little unit
  2. Weightless formula with modern-velvet finish
  3. Nourishing and moisturizing with Shea and Murumuru butters
  4. Classic Long Last formula, keeping true colour for 8 hours
  5. As always, allergy tested, and 100% fragrance free.
  6. Adorable new packaging, with the lipstick colour displayed on the case
  7. Comes in 16 incredible shades!


This spectacular new range has 16 shades that are grouped into four different colour families: nudes, tawnies, pinks, and violets.

Nudes: Nude Pop, Bare Pop, Cola Pop, and Beige Pop

Tawnies: Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Passion Pop, and Cherry Pop

Pinks: Sweet Pop, Punch Pop, Wow Pop, and Fab Pop

Violets: Love Pop, Plum Pop, Berry Pop, and Grape Pop 

The one family name that I might question here, and possibly re-name “Berries” is Tawnies, given Passion Pop and Cherry Pop are some pretty bold reds, befitting the likening to a strawberry shade.

As much as I would have loved to scoop up all 16 shades, I disciplined myself and only let myself pick out three shades that I “absolutely could not live without,” which translates to “I don’t have any shades like this one, and they would be real assets to my lipstick arsenal.” The three shades I picked were Nude Pop, Melon Pop, and Love Pop.

Traditionally, I go for the flashy, bold colours like those in the pinks family, so this go around, I went for more toned-down shades to round out my lipstick collection.

Nude Pop
Melon Pop
Love Pop


Clinique pop swatches

With my obsession over this new kind of pop growing even more rapidly than my obsession for the Cheek Pop blushers, I know my pact with myself won’t hold, and before I know it, I’ll be back at Clinique picking out some more shades.

But it’s not just about the colours (though they are incredible). The formula makes for a light and nourishing texture, and allows for a super long wear time. I have been wearing Nude Pop almost every day, and it needs no touch-ups throughout the day (except yesterday after I tried to elegantly eat a cupcake). However, darker shades like Love Pop are extremely long-wearing, and require no touch-ups at all, not even after eating a cupcake.

Each Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipstick is $21, which I think is an exceptional price given the primer is built in. So if you are looking to add a bit of pop to your summer make-up routines, you will love these.

Have you tried any of these new shades yet??? Which are your favourites???

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