The only thing that could make these new Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primers better is if they actually came with Pop Tarts.
That, and if they were free and summoned fluffy kittens and unicorns.
By the way, if we’re handing out Pop Tarts here, I’ll take a strawberry with frosting, please. The others are a complete and total sham!
But I digress…
These new $18 lippies resemble one of my favorite high-end (much more expensive) lipsticks of all time. Keep reading to find out which one!
The Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primers: Deets you need to know/overview
- These are a brand new line of $18 full-coverage, long-wearing, moderately moisturizing lipsticks with a built-in smoothing primer.
- There are 16 unflavored, unscented shades divided into four color families — nudes, tawnies/corals, pinks, violets.
- They have an interesting finish that I’d characterize as about two-thirds cream, one-third matte. Still a little shiny, but not completely matte. It reminds me of the NARS Satin Lip Pencils.
- Texture-wise, they feel creamy and slightly thick on my lips but aren’t heavy.
- I get five or six hours of wear time from the more intense shades, and four or five hours from the less intense ones.
- Of the six I’ve tried, the vibrant, colorful shades, particularly hot pink Punch Pop, reddish coral Poppy Pop and warm red Cherry Pop impress me the most. One layer of each gives me full, even coverage that stays out of my horizontal lip lines (yay!).
- I’m not crazy about pastel pinkish purple Fab Pop, though. It settles into my lip lines, looks patchy, and I can’t get it to stay where it belongs on my lips.
- For me, the stars of this show are the brights! They totally remind me of Guerlain’s $51 Rouge G line. They look the same and feel the same to me, but they don’t taste or smell the same, so FYI, if you absolutely must have that rosy Guerlain flavor and scent, you won’t find that here.
I still love the Rouge Gs to bits and probably always will, but these Clinique Pop Lips are a fabulously affordable $18 option (versus $51!).
Pop over to your neighborhood Clinique counter or Sephora store to check ’em out (or find them online).