Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick: Review and Swatches

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Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
New from Clinique is a line of gorgeous lipsticks called the Long Last Soft matte Lipsticks ($19 CAD). These full-coverage matte lipsticks promise to be long-wearing, non-staining, non-feathering and non-drying. To see how well they stand to their claim, click.......
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Packaging:
The Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks come in silver bullets with a simple but classic shiny and matte ribbed design.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Formulation:
All the Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks are very pigmented and have a smooth and velvety texture except for the nude shade (Suede), which felt rather dry and almost silicon-y. The wear varies depending on how dark the shades but there were minimal smudging and bleeding. If you are familiar with the Revlon Matte Lipsticks (reviewed here), you will find that the two are very similar.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
From left to right: Crimson, Mandarin, Suede
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Crimson: This one is a gorgeous true red, such a stunner.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Mandarin: This is a bright orange. It was surprisingly wearable.
I think the matte texture tones down the boldness.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Suede: This was the one that I had a lot of issues with.
Because my lips are fairly pigmented on its own, the nude color wasn't opaque enough to cover everything.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
From left to right: Plum, Magenta, Peony, Petal, Beauty.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Plum: This one is a gorgeous vibrant violet, also surprisingly flattering.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Magenta: This one is a hot Barbie pink, super bold and definitely a head turner.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Peony: This is a warm tone pink. It is so bright that it almost comes across a bit neon!
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Petal: A gorgeous baby pink, this one is definitely one of the most wearable color of the bunch.
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review Swatches
Beauty: This one is a warm rosy pink, very feminine and pretty.
Overall:
With the exception of Suede, all these lipsticks are incredibly pigmented and smooth. The formulation is not at all drying but it's definitely wise to exfoliate the lips before application to ensure the most even finish. I also love the color selection as I am all for bold lips!

Availability:
Clinique is available online and in stores at Sephora, The Bay, Sears, and Clinique.com.
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