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.
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.
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.
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.
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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