Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff

Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff

Hello guys,

So as I told you guys I got two Clinique lippies in a make-up kit gifted  by a relative of mine. There were two shades in there: Pink glamour and buff. I have earlier reviewed the pink glamour one . This is the second one from the kit. I loved how they kept very two different shades in the kit. One being very dark and stunning, they have kept the other one very mild and subtle, you can basically call it a nude one. They packaging was very dull so they have innovated a bit and changed the packaging into a silver glamorous one and the y have innovated a bit on the shades and the range is called Clinique color surge butter shine lipsticks.

Clinique Color  Surge Lipstick Buff



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My experience with Clinique color surge lipstick – Buff:

I pretty much loved the pink glamour from this range. It was a fabulously stunning shade. Now talking about this one, it is packed in a light aqua packaging which has nothing to do with creativity, just a plain one that’s it. The material that they have used is pretty good and it does not break , as everyone fears that as some of the lipsticks develop cracks on the packaging easily. It a turn round and open lipstick and it is pretty convenient to carry as well. I had really high expectation from this one as had a good experience with the previous one. I opened it up to see what shade was that and it was a very decent mild nude shade and when I swiped it on my hand it looked really pretty and fresh. I love such nude colors so liked this one as well. But the smell is really sad, it is like how a typical lipstick smells, very artificial.

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This kind of a shade may be suitable only for day wear,  if you apply this at night, it wont be noticeable. The color does not come out like pink glamour, I swiped the lipstick at least 5 times on my lips and finally the actual color showed up on my lips. So  the product usage is more. It did glide smoothly on my lips and the shade did not even settle up in fine lines. The shade is not completely matte and when I actually saw the lipstick I thought it was matte. It has a glossy finish which I personally did not like because it does not look natural on the lips, it looks very artificial and shiny. And it makes my skin look darker I don’t know why, I think because the shade is too nude. It survived glasses of water but half of the color had gone off after I had my dinner but I was expecting it to stay longer. I think that happened because pink glamour was too dark and this was a lighter one so did not stay that long. Overall, it is nor a good one neither that bad, it comes into an okay category. But honestly speaking we have far better nude lipsticks from the other brands which are totally worth the price.

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Pros of Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff:

-East to carry.
-Convenient packaging and does not break.
-Not available separately but online stores do sell them.
-Creamy texture so glides on smoothly onto the lips.
-Lasted for like 3 hours and while sipping water it does not go off at all.
-Decent shade for people who do not like those brighter ones.

Clinique Color Surge Lipstick - Buff swatches

Cons of Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff:

-Price higher for the product if compared to the quality.
-Dull and boring packaging.
-The shade has a glossy finish which does not look natural, looks very artificial.
-Makes my face look darker.
-Needed to swipe 5 times at least for the colour to pop up perfectly.

Will I repurchase/recommend Clinique color surge lipstick-Buff?

No, neither will I repurchase or recommend as it did not live up to the expectations that pink glamour created and there are more better nude shade available in the market which give a very natural look which most of us like.

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23 thoughts on “Clinique Color Surge Lipstick – Buff

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* loads Radhika *woot* *hifive* yeah the shade is good but due to that glossy finish my skin looks a bit dark that reality at times *headbang* working on my fairness lol rofl

  1. may be its only the lips i am seeing, because in the pics it looks beautiful on you, but i would agree that at this price, something better is expected *smug*

    1. Really Swati *woot* *woot* you guys are sooo motivating *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou* sooo much *pompom* yes definitely the quality is good no doubt but i wish it was a little better *shy*

    1. Yes Melissa a total day wear *pompom* *haan ji* and *thankyou* *thankyou* very much… glad you liked the swatches *happydance* lol i applied it once at night and went for dinner… and checked it in the washroom’s mirror and i couldn’t see it only *hihi* *hihi*

  2. u knw wht…i read ur comment n burst out laughing..can vry well imagine the confused look u wld hav had…whn u lukd in the mirror…wheres my lippy gone…hehe rofl rofl rofl

    1. awwwww *thankyou* *thankyou* soooo much *happy dance* *puchhi* that’s such a cute comment *pompom* i hate that cut on my lips.. i was small when i was doing overacting and i fell down and got this mark *cry* *cry* *headbang*

      1. aww no worries dear it doesnt shows up infact i noticed it after u mentioned so chill *jalwa* *jalwa* u rock *jai ho* *jai ho*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* very much *pompom* yes it had a nice colour but i feel i have used better ones *happydance*

  3. The color look good *woot* *woot* but I’m not picking it! *duel*
    and the lips swatches are so cute *clap* *puchhi*

    1. Yesss Mansi there are better matte ones in the same shade *pompom* *pompom* and *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* very very much *puchhi* *puchhi*

  4. it looks nice on your lips saloni but i agree it’s a very regular kinda shade..i think clinique does best with its skincare. have never been a fan of their makeup except may be their gel liners… good review. 🙂

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou* soooo much Rati di *puchhi* yes exactly they do an amzing job with the skincare stuff.. make-up is so so… the pink glamour has set great expectation bars that this one did not reach too.. *nababana* *nababana* and yes very normal shade.. nothing happening *shy*

    1. *thankyou* *thankyou* very much *happydance* *hifive* glad you liked it *happy dance* yeah yaa its a very ordinary shade *haan ji* *haan ji*

  5. Packaging boring che and the same shade may be available for a lesser price with a different brand… nice review Saloni *clap*

    1. Yes definitely we have soo many lipsticks better than this one *happy dance* *happy dance* and yaaa man packaging toh full on boring che *headbang* *headbang*

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