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Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick

Clinique Long Lasting Matte Lipstick

Oh my, that’s basically all I have to say about these lipsticks.

These two beauties came into my life last week from Clinique in Dubai and I was more than a little excited to try them. Mainly because of the colour – they are so incredibly vivid in the bullet, but also because I’ve read many a rave review online, including this great one from Nic.

Let me start off my saying that all the things Clinique promise are true. They are full coverage lippies, with an incredibly creamy, velvety texture. They are non-drying, supremely pigmented and they do give a soft matte finish – but not matte as we know it. This is like a moveable matte, a non-cakey, non-yuck-feeling-on-the-lips-kind-of-matte. In a word, the formula is sensational.

I was sent two shades; Magenta Matte and Crimson Matte. Here is Crimson in action;

Clinique Long Lasting Matte Lipstick Crimson Matte

Oh my lord. Is that not the most delicious red you’ve ever seen? It’s so pigmented and creamy I can hardly get over it! And here’s Magenta;

Clinique Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipstick Magenta Matte

Look at my smug face 🙂

I went online to investigate the colour selection (8 in total, ranging from nude to bright red) and came across Ruth’s post about Mandarin Matte. OMG! If there was ever a shade of lipstick that I absolutely, definitely have to buy – it’s this.

They are available now from all Clinique counters in the Middle East or online from their website. I’m planning to pick Mandarin up this week and have a sneaky look at Sephora Formula X polishes while I’m at it… would be rude not to, right?! Anyone know if they are any good?

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  • Reply Stacey

    Wow the crimson is you to a tee-perfection!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

    June 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Formula X nail varnish is awesome, defo my new favourite brand (well, this week anyway!). They are offering free nail painting in Dubai Mall Sephora just now and had mine done last Saturday. They only started to chip yesterday, I plan to stock up! x

    June 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Elisabeth

    Mandarin is the one I’m after too…it screams Summer (and it’s also screaming buy me….buy me! ha!)

    Lis x

    June 23, 2014 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Patricia

    this kind of shades look stunning on you!

    June 23, 2014 at 12:49 am
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