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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer: A Fabulously Affordable Option to One of My Favorite High-End Lippies of All Time

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Several lipsticks from the new Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer line ($18 each)

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).

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer packaging

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Poppy Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Cherry Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Punch Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Fab Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Grape Pop

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From the left: Poppy Pop, Cherry Pop and Punch Pop

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Fab Pop, Love Pop and Grape Pop


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  1. Amy says:

    I love the formula on these too! I’ve been enjoying Love Pop a lot.

  2. lorraine e r says:

    The only one i wouldn’t want is Fab pop, it’s just not my shade but these sound fantastic !
    The price isn’t bad either, yay!
    Thank you for posting

  3. MizzJ says:

    These look so fun and I love the packaging. The case has that very satisfying click to it.
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  4. I have three of these and I’m seriously impressed by the formula and the finish.
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  5. I’ve wanted to try these since I first laid eyes on these (on the Internet of course :P). These have finally launched in Japan a couple of days ago. I’m hitting the Clinique counter this weekend!
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  6. tirurit says:

    wow this really is a breathtaking launch! A marvelous range of colours (including violets) and at such affordable prices? I AM IN!

    I am really excited about these arriving here and being able to play with them at the store 🙂
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  7. Indya says:

    Oooh Poppy Pop looks interesting! The price isn’t half bad either.

  8. gio says:

    These sound amazing! And the colour are so pretty too. Love Pop and Poppy Pop are just up my alley.
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  9. Agata says:

    I am so glad you like them. I have read only great things about these lipsticks and I saw these at Ulta last weekend and I definitely want one. I couldn’t decide between Wow Pop (which is a hot pink) and Melon Pop (a soft peach). But I am definitely going back to get one!

    My Ulta just brought in a giant Clinique counter and it’s amazing!
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  10. Fancie says:

    LOL I thought I was the only one who only liked the strawberry pop tarts with icing. The rest are an easy skip! But these? Not so easy. The colors look really pretty and the formula sounds really interesting too. A built in smoothing primer? Sounds like something I need lol
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  11. Erin says:

    I’ve been waiting for these to drop near me but my local counter doesn’t have them yet! They seem to be a few months behind on all the releases though except the seasonal stuff.
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  12. Lulle says:

    I was swatching these guys in a store the other day. I started with the lighter color and was thinking “meh”, then I got to Cherry Pop, and boom! I need it!
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  13. Kris says:

    Hi Karen. I have Love, Beige, Fab, and Bare. Bare and Love are my favorites but Sweet and Poppy and maybe Cherry are on my list. Can’t beat the price for the quality. I may just have to make a special trip to swatch them 🙂

  14. Tatiana says:

    I seriously need to find a counter and check these out, especially if they’re unscented. I like the Rouge G line, except for the scent. Just don’t like heavy scent in my makeup. The colors you swatched are pretty. The only one I wouldn’t wear is Fab.

  15. karen I want!I loved your review
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  16. Erin says:

    I actually like that its unscented!! Can’t wait to pick one up!

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  17. Rachel R. says:

    Great shades! I was wondering about the primer component. It’s for smoothing, not long-wear like I’d originally thought. They certainly do look smooth and creamy.

  18. Trude says:

    I’ll have to check these out! I love my Bite Beauty lipsticks, but always looking for more colors and longer wear time. 🙂

  19. Charley says:

    These lipsticks are my faves as are the cheek pop blushes ! Both have amazing pigment and last 👍

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