“Ohhhh, so purty!” I said when I first laid eyes on Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 ($14), Clinique’s latest lipgloss offering. “They’ve got SPF 15? I’ll take ‘em all!”
I fall victim to any beautiful lipgloss colors with combined SPF protection. Check out these little lovelies:
Clinique has given us 18 new shades with this release, varying from sheer to highly pigmented…
- Nudes: Goldspun, Brandy Twist, Knockout Nude, Sunset
- Taupe: Cabana Crush, Juicy Apple, Bonfire, Guavagold
- Pink: Cleary Pink, Fireberry, Bamboo Pink, Air Kiss, Kissyfit
- Violet: Mystic, Whisper, Tenderheart, Stellar Plum, Rock Violet
Product: Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15
Use: As a stand alone gloss or to layer over lipstick
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Designed to last all day long, Long Last Glosswear’s formula contains special “film-formers.” Clinique claims they seal the gloss to your lips for up to eight hours.
I’m guessing the eight-hour estimate applies to robot women who ever eat, drink or smack their lips together. On me, the formula only lasts about four hours … but I can cut Clinique some slack here. They deserve it because in every other way these glosses impressed me.
Last night, I applied two layers of Sunset before heading to the gym. Four hours later, after guzzling lots of water and then eating dinner back at home, very little Glosswear (just a stain) remained on my lips.
Honestly, though, I’m not bugged at all. Clinique did a great job with these colors. They’re flirty, fun and the addition of SPF protection more than makes up for their inability to last a full eight hours. I don’t mind having to reapply a beautiful lipgloss a couple of times throughout the day.
Long wear formulas are often very drying, but Long Last Glosswear actually seems to moisturize my lips just as well as Clinique Superbalm does. If you like your glosses sticky, then you have yet another reason to take a closer look at these. They aren’t as goopy as MAC Lipglass, but they’re stickier than Clinique’s Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine.
With a $14 price tag, Glosswear SPF really impressed the heck out of me. These are top quality glosses for the money, and, with added sun protection, these deserve an A+. I can’t wait to rock every one of the new colors at the beach this year!
Happy Hump Day, girls! I hope it’s sunny and beautiful in your neck of the woods. How has your day been? I hope you’re feeling rested and happy.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,