Clinique Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace Review

by Bhawana on September 29, 2011 · 48 comments

Clinique Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace

Hi everyone!

This is my first review of a Clinique product. I have used Clinique’s 3-step skincare regimen for years, but haven’t used its makeup line a whole lot. I have always associated Clinique with skincare and never really branched out to its makeup line. Every time I think of high-end makeup, only a couple of brands stand out, mainly MAC and a few products from NARS.

Clinique Different Lipstick Raspberry Glace

Some time back, as I was passing by a Clinique counter, I decided to try out a gift set with products that I could compare with MAC. The lip shade in the set was Raspberry Glace, which is one of the colors from Clinique’s “Different” line of lipsticks.

Product Description:

Clinique describes its Different lipsticks as “Different because of its smooth, comfortable feel. Moderate coverage in a remarkable range of shades, from cream to pearl. Every one packed with rich emollients.” Shade available in 20 shades.

Price:

$14.50.

According to Clinique, Raspberry Glace is a midtone blue-pink with a soft shimmer. To me, it looks like a berry shade vibrant pink with fine gold shimmer.

Clinique Lipstick

What I Love about Clinique Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace:

• Raspberry Glace looks really bright and intense in the tube, but is actually quite wearable. It is one of those shades that is neither too sheer nor too bright and can be paired with both Indian and Western wear.
• Different Lipsticks are said to have medium coverage and wearable colors. The last part is especially true since the colors are not completely opaque and go on quite sheer in one swipe.
• This particular shade makes the whole complexion look bright and also makes the teeth look whiter. I prefer to use it with a light hand, just one or two swipes for a very natural bright look.
• The shimmer in the lipstick is fine and not glittery. This slight shimmer gives a slightly frosty look to the lip but nothing too overwhelming. In fact, because of the slightly frosty shimmery sheen it imparts, the color looks different in different lights.
• The consistency is creamy and moisturizing and goes on my lips really smooth. There is no drying feeling at all and I have tried using this lipstick even without a lipbalm.
• There is no discernible taste or flavor which I prefer to weird tastes/smells in lip products.
• Raspberry Glace is a very versatile color. Both my mom and I share this lippie and it looks good on both of us.
• A nice alternative to a bright red or a fuchsia pink lipstick.
• A gorgeous shade for pigmented lips. I tend to stay away from sheer formula of lip products, but Raspberry Glace is totally buildable.

Clinique Raspberry Glace

What I Don’t Love about Clinique Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace:

• The staying power is strictly okay, lasts for about 2-3 hours.
• Even though the frost is not overpowering, I feel it reduces the impact of the pretty color in the tube. If this were a semi-matte formula, the color would have been much prettier on the lips. As gorgeous as it looks in the packaging, it falls way short on the lips.
• With this particular shade, I can’t seem to pull off a lot of eye looks. Everything just looks too bright and the same applies to the cheek colors. With this shade, a very muted blush and a very neutral eye looks the best.
• The packaging is strictly okay. Although, I have nothing to complain about, I feel for $14 or so, the tube should have been classier.
• Not for someone who prefers nudes or natural colors.
• Should look better on people with cool skin tones. I feel with Indian skintones, it just lacks that little bit of warmth. A couple of swipes look very pretty, but if applied with a heavy hand, the color comes off as quite frosty and slightly artificial looking.
• It could be just me, but “Different” is just a very awkward choice of word to describe a line of lipsticks.

Clinique Raspberry Glace Swatch

(This is how it looks on me).

Rating:

3 out of 5.

Will I Repurchase?

Even though Raspberry Glace is a nice color, it’s nothing extraordinary. For a similar price, I would much rather get MAC lipsticks which are my absolute favorite high-end lipsticks for their wonderful texture, smell, pigmentation and staying power. I also believe that I can find great dupes for this particular color in other drugstore brands. I was expecting a Clinique lipstick to blow me away, but unfortunately, it is just a standard decent lipstick. I don’t think I will buy another Clinique lipstick again. Maybe if I find an absolutely fantastic must-have color, I might but not otherwise, disappointed!

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{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Nupur September 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

its such a prtty shade bhwana…n looks good on u …
m defntly picking up some clinique l/s next :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

thx nupur….let me know which shades u buy… :toothygrin:

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Kimi September 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Its a gorgeous shade Bhawana..and your lips are looking so pretty….Great review!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 8:43 pm

thanks kimi :)

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Rati September 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

bhawana I believe that it’s quite a unique shade. it’s gorgeous :preen: :preen: :preen:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 8:42 pm

glad u liked it…it is pretty no doubt lekin the minute u apply more than 2 swipes, it starts looking frosty and unnatural! :toothygrin:

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Rati September 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

haan that could be the case. Bt how cme the pakcging is white.. like i have nt seen any lippy in clinique with this packaging :nababana:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 8:53 pm

its actually a light green color…gift packs mein ye packaging thi…otherwise i think these come in the classic silver metal tubes…

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Rati September 29, 2011 at 8:55 pm

oh yeah you are correct. :))

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Bee September 29, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Bhawana – it suits you a lot – its a nice watermelonish shade no :)

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

thankooo bee…yeah it sort of is! although can be quite bright if u apply it with a heavy hand :)

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Pragnyadeepta September 29, 2011 at 9:09 pm

:thumbsup: great review!~ And the last con just got me giggling! :hihi: :lol2:
And yes,the packaging leaves a lot to be desired. :nono:
And your lips make me J! :green: Perfectly kissable! :dumb: :dumb:
…don’t misunderstand..ok? :|

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:25 pm

ur last comment got me giggling :lol2:
thx for all the sweet words :)

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Pragnyadeepta September 30, 2011 at 1:13 pm

:dumb: :dumb: :dumb: Sachhi?! Good! :D
I guess :|
And it was all my pleasure! O:)

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devi September 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Nice review…quite a pretty shade dear.. :teddy:
I am looking for a nice pink berry shade just lik tis..
Is there any close dupes available in our desi brands?

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

i will keep my eyes open for a dupe devi…maybelline mein hona chahiye..i will check and revert

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Parita September 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

quite a pretty shade bhawana..looks very nice on you :)

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

thx parita!

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Neha S. September 29, 2011 at 10:16 pm

the colour looks like a common ish pink in the swatch but looks soooooooo beautiful on the lips!! :woot: :yahoo:

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Tinkerbell September 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm

lovely lippie shade n beautiful lips bhawana!!! :-* :-* :mirror: :mirror: :mirror: :mirror:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Shivani September 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

nice shade n nice review :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm

thanks shivani

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kaps September 29, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Thats a very pretty shade bhawana :thumbsup:

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Bhawana September 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm
jomol September 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Its a very pretty shade Bhawana and looks super on you…… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: and I agree with teeth whitening part….I too feel some lipsticks make my teeth unusually brighter than others :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :teeth :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

wohi to jomol…this really makes them white :)

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nids September 30, 2011 at 12:31 am

its such a pretty shade n luking gud on u..dont c it tht much frosty, its nice.. :specs: :wink:

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

haan nids not too frosty now but wait till u apply a couple swipes more :toothygrin:

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neha September 30, 2011 at 2:03 am

omg bhawana
perfect lips perfect complexion perfect eyes
starting to get j :green:
how old r u ?

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

thanks neha :)…i am 28

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Vaishnavi September 30, 2011 at 2:52 am

looks great!!

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

:toothygrin:

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bhumika September 30, 2011 at 4:26 am

bhawana ur lips look :inlove:

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

:preen:

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praseena September 30, 2011 at 7:57 am

beautiful lips!

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm

:thanks:

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Sim September 30, 2011 at 10:40 am

ur lips r looking so pretty with this shade……… :wink: :waytogo:

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

thankoooo

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jyo September 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

dint like the swatch much bt they do look wonderful on ur lips bhawana :yahoo: :yahoo: :inlove:

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

:yahoo:

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Aarthi September 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Nice color Bhawana and pretty lips :)

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

thx aarthi :)

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Poo September 30, 2011 at 1:40 pm

omggg.. bhawna.. its looking super-duper awesome on ur lips…and ur lips are jst.. :-* :-* :-* .. mmuuaah.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ..i loved the way u listed the pros and conss..

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Bhawana September 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

pooooo…thank uuuuu :yahoo:

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Jessy October 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I toh have recently picked up clinique long last lipstick (travel exclusive). It comprises of 5 different shades -
pink moon
All Heart
Berry Freeze
Creamy Nude
Blushing nude

I am liking it very much.

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