Clinique Quickliner for Lips Intense

IMG_6192Good morning everyone!!!

As I mentioned in my most recent Clinique Haul post, I picked up two shades of Clinique’s newly released product: the Quickliner for Lips Intense. I didn’t include my introduction to lip liner in my haul, so I would like to provide a little summary here:

*cue nostalgic piano ballad*

You see, it was 2007, and being in grade 7 I figured I should probably hop on the beauty wagon, and what better time than the present. So I pilfered a few essentials from my mother’s makeup kit (AKA the “Cave of Wonders” as it really does have everything you could ever need), such as a mascara, a lipstick, and some powder foundation. I thought I was all set, and then one day at my grandparents’ house, my darling grandmother hauled out her Avon catalogue. While flipping through the pages, I caught a glimpse of the most beautiful pink shade of lip liner, and for $5.99, I considered it an investment. Well . . . not only was the formula a bit of a letdown but my application of the product was horrendous. I somehow got it into my head that lip liner meant “draw vertical and horizontal lines on your lips and essentially make them look like cross-hatch shading gone wrong.” All I can say is that I really liked math, especially geometry, and it seemed like the logical thing to do. Upon, reflection, the name “LIP liner” should have clued me in, but hey, if they had called it “lip tracer” I think I could have figured it out and not tried to use tracing paper or anything like that.

*cut nostalgic piano ballad*

But I digress. I have been using these liners ever since I got them, and I really like them, so I wanted to give an honest review of them for those of you looking for a lip liner, or those of you who are curious to know what the product is like.


  1. Smooth application
  2. Long lasting
  3. Application over enire lip surfacelips extends wear of lipstick
  4. Non-drying formula
  5. No sharpening needed
  6. Wide selection of shades to match all major categories of lip colours


There are 11 shades, ranging from dark browns to neutrals, to soft pinks and reds, to bolder shades. To air on the safe side, I picked up two: Intense Punch and Intense Cosmos. This way I would have all my berry hues and all my red hues covered.

Intense Punch



Intense Cosmos



Now just look at how fine that tip is!!! I was really happy about this, because some lip liners have wide tips, making application more difficult, especially if, like me, you prefer a thin line just surrounding your lips. However, I have occasionally been using these all over my lips before applying lipstick because it actually helps the lipstick to last longer (see, my cross-hatching mishap was not quite so far off after all).

The no sharpening feature is a huge plus for me because I find most of the sharpenable pencils end up with really pointy tips that can hurt when trying to apply them. Or they break off like a pencil crayon tip would, and you’re left with wasted liner that you can’t really use.

A big thing that I want to mention is that, while this liner has the perk of not needing to be sharpened, it is NON-RETRACTABLE. So when you go to use it, turn the grey part of the case just a little bit, enough to see a tip of liner but nothing more. If you turn out too much, there is no way to get it back into the case, and this will cause the liner to dry out, or *shudders* you might have to break a little piece off to get the lid back on. And with a $20 price tag, though it is much more affordable than other highstreet lip liners, you don’t want to go wasting any.

Left: Intense Cosmos Right: Intense Punch

But, as you can see from my little doodle test, the liner draws a nice smooth line of varying thickness. It also doesn’t break easily or crumble. Plus here you can actually see what the colours look like, though the package colours are pretty accurate. I have worn these liners with a wide variety of red and pink shades, and they do a fabulous job keeping everything in place without being visible under even pale shades.

Have you tried these new liners yet??? What did you think of them???

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Another Autumn 2015 Clinique Haul Bonus Gift!!!

IMG_6193Good morning all!!!

I know I did a post on a Clinique haul and bonus a few weeks back, but lo and behold, I have another!!! This time, I headed down to Sears to see what was new, and I am so happy that I did.

This go-around, I picked up some essentials and a few new products:

Clinique’s Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes, and Lips
Clinique’s Cheek Pop blusher in the shade pink pop
Clinique’s Quickliner for Lips Intense. Top: Intense Punch Bottom: Intense Cosmos

I first tried the Take The Day Off Makeup Remover when it came in a sample size in a previous bonus gift, and I love it. It takes eye and lip makeup off in one clean swoosh, and it is fragrance-free so it won’t irritate skin. As for the Cheek Pop blusher, I did a review of them earlier this year, but I was on the hunt for a lighter pink shade that I could wear with my autumnal berry lips and sultry tawny reds without having my cheeks clashing with my lips. This is a beautiful, soft pink, adding just the right amount of colour. And finally, the lip liners. The last time I used lip liner, I think I was maybe 13 years old and, long story short, I completely misunderstood the purpose and royally mucked it up. So, hoping I’ve matured, I am looking forward to trying these out. I’ve heard that they apply super smoothly, and really help lipstick last longer.

With these purchases, I qualified for Sears’ Clinique bonus, and I thought I would share with you all the goodies that came inside:

All of the beauty treats and, of course, the adorable cosmetic bag
Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer
Long Last Glosswear in Clearly Pink
Calyx Fragrance

This bonus gift also came with Clinique’s High Impact mascara, but if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, then you have probably been subjected to your fair share of me raving about how great it is.

I am really looking forward to trying out the Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, as I have been committing the cardinal makeup sin of sleeping in my mascara lately due to some late night study sessions. Hopefully this eye makeup remover is as good as I have heard, so I can leave it on the edge of my desk and at least spare my eyelashes from the effects of midnight review.

I am also really excited about the Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer. I reviewed the Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer, but I’m interested to see how the overnight moisturizer compares to the other products in the Turnaround range.

So, now, what about you??? Any beauty bonuses to share, or thoughts on these products??? So many of these ones are new to me, so I would love to know what you think of them!!!

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My Top 5 High-End Autumnal Berry Lips

IMG_6128Good morning everyone!!!

With autumn weather in full swing, the berry lips are back, and I could not be happier!!! There is something about a bold lip that just makes me feel super fancy, even if I’ve paired it with some leggings and a sweater. But there are so many lipstick shades out there to choose from, so I thought I would share with you my top five high-end autumnal berry lips. If you like this post, let me know and I will more than happily share my top 5 drugstore autumnal berry lips. So let’s begin!!!

1. Estée Lauder New Pure Colour Lipstick in Fig IMG_6134 I received this lipstick in one of Estée Lauder’s annual Christmas gift sets, and at first I thought it was too dark, so it lived in my lippie collection without seeing the light of day. But then about a year ago, I was rummaging around for a dramatic, sultry red to go with a little black dress, and this lipstick was my saving grace. It is a beautiful, tawny red, it goes on super smoothly, it doesn’t dry out my lips, and it stays on really well throughout the day, with little to no fading. This lipstick has the sample packaging, which is more simplistic than the packaging of a regular Estée Lauder lipstick, but they run at about $34 a-piece, so I’ll take more basic packaging since I still get the gem of a lip colour inside.

2. Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick in Braised Maple IMG_6136 I reviewed this lipstick awhile ago in my post about Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick range, and have since been wearing it as much as I can. It is not as orangey as it looks, and it lasts. Like if I don’t fully remove it at night, the tint is still there in the morning. It is such a lovely colour, and it actually smells like maple, which I think is a nice little feature. Unfortunately for those of you who live outside Canada, this range is a Canadian exclusive, and they sold mighty fast. I’m pretty sure most stores only have one colour left in stock. This one was $28, and at the time I purchased three, so both me and my bank account were worried about not liking them, but I am so glad I got them all at once. Otherwise, they would have been gone, and I have got so much wear out of them.

3. Bite Beauty’s Maple Matte Crème Lipstick in Sugared Maple IMG_6135Yup, another one of Bite Beauty’s maple lipsticks made it into my top 5 highstreet autumnal lipsticks. I just love how long lasting they are, and somehow going around smelling like maple gives all my makeup looks a Canadianesque feel. I rarely used to wear deep purple shades, but this one is so gorgeous on, and is perfect when paired with simple, daytime eye makeup, or some dramatic wing eyeliner for evening wear.

4. Clinique’s Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Plum IMG_6133This was one of the first lipsticks I purchased when Clinique came out with their Long Last Soft Matte range, and I was hooked on it. My mother loved it so much that she went out and got one for herself, and it’s now her everyday lipstick shade. Lots of the other soft matte shades are pretty, but Matte Plum just pops out, and is one of the few shades that I think can be worn in both Autumn and Spring.


5. Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Romanesque IMG_6131I also discussed this lipstick shade in my review post of it but, to summarize, I had wanted this shade for months since I had seen it in Chanel’s Spring 2015 advertisements, and picked it up while in Paris back in August. It is a subtle yet deep shade of purple that is actually very versatile in terms of the looks it can be worn with and the seasons it can be worn in. It may have been released in Spring, but there is nothing stopping me from wearing it year-round. Plus, I find the formula to be very hydrating, which is important as the days get colder and lips are exposed to harsher elements.

So what are your top five high street autumnal lipstick shades??? Have you tried any of these shades before??? What did you think of them???

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Clinique All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette

IMG_5054I featured this little product number already in my recent Clinique haul post, but I have been using it every day since I got it, so I figured it warranted its own review, where I can gush over how lovely it is, and how much I wish it wasn’t a limited edition product.


  1. Super pigmented
  2. Longwear
  3. Crease-resistant
  4. Fade-resistant
  5. Dual-ended sponge applicator included
  6. Mirrored compact, perfect for traveling
  7. Easy to blend and layer
  8. 8 shades for oodles of day and night looks

So, where to begin with my love for this eye shadow palette. . . First of all, the colours are just so pretty. They are super pigmented, so the colours are vibrant, and they are really easy to blend and layer. Also, of the eight colours, four are soft shimmers, three are super shimmers, and one is a matte. This range of shimmer degrees allows for more subtle day looks or more dramatic night looks, or a mix of a little bit of both. This palette was $40, which for some is a bit pricy, but I had wanted to try it for a really long time and, unlike other eyeshadow palettes I have come across, I love ALL of the colours, so all will get used up.

labelled eyeshadow swatches

(Daybreak really is there, even if it doesn’t show up super well on my paper white skin)

IMG_5068The next big thing that stood out about this product for me is the plastic tray that covers the eyeshadows. I think this was just part of the protective packaging, but I actually really like it. It keeps all the eyeshadows in their place so little grains don’t go hopping over into the next pan (yup, I did just give eyeshadow grains sentience). Plus, it also lines the section for the applicator, so that grains from the applicator don’t stick to the compact.

For application, I personally prefer using a brush, but the included sponge applicator is one of the better ones I’ve used. Since it’s dual-ended, each side can be used for two colours. This is how I divided up my applicator usage:

Applicator End 1:

Side 1- Alabaster and Daybreak

Side 2- Moroccan Brown and At Dusk

Applicator End 2:

Side 1- Sahara Sun and Light Shade of Starlight Starbright Duo

Side 2- Jute Brown and Chocolate Bark

Dividing up my applicator usage may have been a bit obsessive and unnecessary, but I found it to be really helpful so that the included applicator could be used with all colours with minimal cross-colour mixing.

This palette is perfect for traveling. It has all essential neutral eyeshadow shades, so you don’t have to pack a whole bunch of individual colours and, with the included applicator, brushes can be left at home. Even better, the net weight of this palette is under 100g, so it can be taken on the plane in your carry-on bag. It is always good to pack a few beauty essentials in your carry-on in case your luggage is lost, and this eyeshadow palette is a must.

I think my only complaint with this product would be the packaging. I love how its all silvery and reflective, but fingerprints stick to it, and it looks a little messy. It is, however, really durable. The other day, my cat was sitting on my bathroom counter watching me do my makeup (yes, this is a normal, everyday occurrence) and she knocked the palette off the counter. Luckily it was closed, but I was still pretty upset and worried that they had broken, but they were all intact.


Now, there is another related Clinique product that deserves a little shout out here: the Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes and Lips. It is by far the best makeup remover I have found to date. One swipe, and all makeup is gone. It takes off the eyeshadows included in this palette so easily, and it comes in travel sizes so, once again, perfect for traveling. As you can see, mine is just over half gone, and I have already purchased a replacement, because I wouldn’t last a day without this.

Have you tried this eyeshadow palette before, or any of the other All About Shadow 8-Pan Palettes??? What did you think of them???

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Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

IMG_5052The last time I used a liquid eyeliner pen, I think I was around 16 and having my wearing-too-much-eyeliner-is-so-cool phase, where the raccoon-eye look is all the rage, and no one tells you that with a thinner line, eyeliner on the top lid can actually be really flattering. I worshipped Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen, and it wasn’t until recently that I noticed just how thick the end is. Like it is really thick, to the point (ha, so punny) that it would have basically been impossible for me to achieve a thin line with it anyways. Since the nearest Clinique counter to me recently brought in the Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen, I figured I might as well give eyeliner pens another go. So far I am loving it!!!


  1. Super fine tip for precise, narrow lines
  2. Smooth, flat brush sides for thicker lines
  3. Clean application in one sweep
  4. 24-hour wear
  5. PERFECT for cat eyes
  6. Comes in two shades, black and dark brown


I cannot sing the praises of this eyeliner pen loud enough. It is just so amazing!!! The best I can do is to rave about how incredible the fine tip is. Like look at that. That is quite literally as to the point (ha, ok, I have to stop with the puns) as it gets. Since getting this pen, I have been wearing eyeliner on my top lids nearly every day, a feat precedented only by the angsty teen years where eyeliner was cool and meant you listened to Fall Out Boy and Paramore and shopped at Hot Topic (which I actually never did). But in all seriousness, for people who don’t want to muck about with liquid eyeliner that comes in the little pots and has to be applied with a brush, or for people who are in a hurry in the mornings and don’t have time for that, this is perfect. It goes on super smooth, and stays on all day with no smudging or fading. Plus, the tip makes it really hard to over do it, and there is no need to worry about stray brush marks messing up the lines. However, this pen is not particularly good for under-eye application; it really is meant for the upper lids.


This picture is just to show how smooth the pen application is. The lines can be super thin to as thick as you think you need. It was a little pricy at $23 but it was so worth it. I am tempted to go back to my local Clinique counter and get it in the dark brown as well, because I think it would make for a more subtle line and more natural look. The only complaint I might have, and I am finding as I read more reviews that other people found this too, is the packaging. It airs on the cheap side, and the super long lid gives the illusion that there is more product inside. Regardless, I think it will last for a fairly long time because, really, how much eyeliner do you need to use on a daily basis??? It is important to note though that neither the black nor brown is waterproof, so if you think you’ll be crying during the day, whether it be at a wedding or a funeral, I would suggest trying another eyeliner.

Have you tried this liquid eyeliner pen??? Did you like it, or is there another one that works better???

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day 🙂 🙂

Clinique Summer 2015 Haul and Bonus Time

Well, Clinique’s bonus time is back at Hudson’s Bay!!! This meant that I stopped in to my nearest Clinique counter to try out some new products and received a lovely little bag of goodies as well. 

IMG_5052The first item I picked up was Clinique’s Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen. I haven’t used one of these in years, but there is no time like the present to try out an eyeliner pen again. It has a really fine tip, which makes creating thin lines super easy. It also comes in dark brown, and that would be great for a more natural look. I have been loving it the past few days, and should have a review of it up sometime this week. 


The other item I picked up was Clinique’s All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette in Wear Everywhere Neutrals. I have been wanting to try this for so long, but I often struggle to justify the purchase of an eyeshadow palette. I get that they are a money saver and are great for traveling, but they usually have colours in them that I just can’t see myself using. This palette is different though. The 8 colours are absolutely gorgeous and are perfect for any neutral daily make up look, or a more toned down night look. I will be using these religiously come back to school time. I will be reviewing this product on this blog as well, so expect swatches of all the colours, and maybe even a few look ideas. 

IMG_5042Because I bought these things, I received this adorable cosmetic bag full of lovely little beauty items. I have amassed quite a collection of these bonus gifts, but I still love getting them, because they are such a neat way to try out products in sample sizes, as well as retain a supply of products you love. For instance, I have never had to buy mascara, because I just live off the sample sized ones that come in these bonuses. 

I won’t go through all of the items in this bonus gift, but there are a few that I wanted to spotlight for how amazing they are.

 IMG_5044The first is the Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in the shade Mightiest Maraschino. When chubby sticks first came out, I didn’t know how to feel about them, and I waited until they put one in a bonus to try it out. I ended up loving it, and so when the lip colour balms started going into the bonuses, I was on board for that. This one has such a rich tawny red colour, and it is chalked full  of mango and shea butters to keep lips hydrated. I don’t really know how to describe the finish: it’s not sheer, but it’s not matte; it’s kind of in between. I wore this on Canada Day and it lasted all day and night, plus it matched the flag rather nicely. 

IMG_5047The next item I want to talk about is the Lash Doubling Mascara. This is not the one I traditionally use (usually the high impact mascara comes with the bonuses), but it works really well, and leaves my eyelashes looking really long and full, without clumping or crumbling off during the day. I have tried this one before, but I am saving up these little ones so that when I go traveling, I can take some in my carry on so that if my luggage goes missing (and it will thanks to Air Canada) at least I’ll have a few make up essentials to see me through. 



The last item I want to feature is the Quickliner for Eyes Intense. This, too, is a new addition to the bonus, but it is rather lovely. I really don’t like eyeliner pencils–in fact I hate them. I find them really painful to apply, they don’t go on smoothly or evenly, and they smudge and fade throughout the day. So, I basically go for any eyeliner that isn’t a pencil and that I don’t have to sharpen. This one has a really silky formula so it goes on smoothly and doesn’t fade. This sample did not come with the smudger end like the regular product does, but it is easy enough to smudge if you want to early on after application. This type of eyeliner also comes in 12 really cool shades, ranging from the traditional black and brown to colours like green and purple and blue and even peridot. 

What Clinique products have you been loving lately??? 

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day 🙂 🙂 

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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Clinique’s Cheek Pop Blush Pop Collection

Clinique Pop Blush PopClinique is welcoming spring early with the release of their new cheek pop blushers!!! I am pretty sure these were released some time in 2014 in other countries, but in Canada we only got them a few weeks ago, and I am already hooked on them. These new blushers come in four shades: ginger pop, plum pop, berry pop, and peach pop. At $24 a pop (no pun intended, though you have to admit it’s witty), I only picked up the two I thought would go best with my complexion: plum pop and ginger pop.

Plum Pop
Plum Pop
Ginger Pop
Ginger Pop

They are so pretty, and beyond wonderful to use, with the most natural looking finish I have come across in a blusher in quite some time. Plus, check out how cute the packaging is!!! I have to admit, the clear packaging and embossed flower lured me in, but the product did not disappoint.

The blushers in the Cheek Pop blush collection have an unbelievably lightweight and silky texture. They go on super smoothly and, while they apply like a powder blush, the finish resembles more that of a cream blush. Loving the satiny finish!!!

Personally, I am addicted to Plum Pop. It is a cool-toned sheer pink that adds a hint of rosy glow and definition to my cheeks, which is much appreciated in the Canadian winter months, where there are more cloudy and rainy days devoid of sun that I care to admit. I also adore Ginger Pop, but it is more of a sheer, earthy nude, which I want to save for the summer when my face needs a little brightening, and the sun isn’t shining as much as I might like.

Once again, Clinique has reminded me why they are my favourite makeup brand.

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Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks

So awhile ago, Clinique released 8 new long last matte lipstick shades, and I have to say, I completely and utterly ADORE them!!! The long last formula offers full, velvety coverage, keeps colour looking fresh, and prevents fading, drying out, and feathering. This, paired with a soft matte finish, is essentially my soulmate in a lipstick. My lipmate, if you will.

While I did not pick up all 8, as certain shades do not look good with my skin tone, I scooped up as many of these babies as I could, and I wanted to share them with you 🙂 🙂

Matte Petal
Matte Petal

Matte Petal is a cool soft pink that is wonderfully subtle and is perfect for every day wear in the springtime, or for evening wear if you’re planning on having more dramatic eye makeup. Personally, I will be wearing this all throughout the spring and summer, but lately I have been wearing it in the winter, because it just brightens things up a little, and it is nice and casual, so it pairs well with a comfy sweater and some jeans on a rainy day here in Canada.



Matte Magenta
Matte Magenta

Matte Magenta is a bright, vibrant fuchsia that is ideal for summer, but it may be too bright for some people. I quite like this shade though, because it makes the lips the focus of the face, so that a lighter eye makeup can be worn, and it can still be an evening lipstick shade, perfect for making a black dress pop.




Matte Crimson
Matte Crimson

Matte Crimson is quite literally that, a vibrant crimson red. I was on the hunt quite a long while for the perfect red lipstick, and I finally found it in Matte Crimson. I had been using Clinique’s Red Red Red, but it was a little on the orange side, and I found that other brands had mostly orange reds, but Matte Crimson is this beautiful rich red with blue undertones so that it comes out more on the pink side if anything. Also, because it is a long last, it doesn’t smear or fade, so it is ideal for dinner parties or date night, because it stays put.


Matte Plum
Matte Plum

Matte Plum is, once again, fairly self-explanatory, but it is a vibrant purple plum. Now I was wary of this, as it definitely looks purple on display at the counter, and it goes on purple, but please trust me when I say that it looks so gorgeous on. Honestly, I wear this shade everywhere, whether I’m grocery shopping, at school, hanging out with friends, or heading out for a nice dinner. It really is a multi-purpose shade, and it doesn’t fade during wear, so there won’t be any unfortunate transitions from rich purple to sad washed out deep pink. I know purple lipstick isn’t for everyone, but I gambled, and I don’t regret it in the least.

The other four shades are Matte Peony (warm vibrant pink), Matte Mandarin (vibrant citrus orange/coral), Matte Beauty (rose), and Matte Suede (light nude). Each of these lipsticks is $19. I plan on picking up Matte Beauty the next time I pass by a Clinique counter, but the other colours just aren’t for me. I seriously encourage you to check them out though, because one of them could be your next ideal shade, and it would be a shame to miss out on it. Check them out soon though, because right now, at least in Canada, Hudson’s Bay has Clinique’s Spring 2015 free gift with purchase going on, which means, if you spend $31 or more, you receive a nice little cosmetic bag of Clinique goodies. I love these, as they are the perfect opportunity to test out new products, as well as score travel sizes of products you know and love, like the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. Plus, the cosmetics cases are amazing for travel, and have the prettiest patterns.

Please let me know in the comments what your favourite Clinique lipstick shades are. Are you loving the new soft matte shades???

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