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My readers tell me that I am becoming predictable! I want to break the mold. So here I am – for the first time ever – reviewing a n*de or a MLBB shade for all the lovely ladies who prefer these and shy away from colour. If at the end of the review, I receive less comments, I will definitely correlate it saying – “More people prefer my neon shades”!! LOL!!!
Lets face it, we all do need a couple of MLBB shades – for the times we want to go dramatic with our eyes. The neons just clash way too much. I remember attending a MAC lesson where the 2 looks I covered were “pigment application on eyes” and “defining the pout”. So, by the end of the 2 hours, I had bright purple on my lids and Impassioned on my lips! Trust me, not a good combo!
So, in my search for an MLBB kind of shade, I went to Clinique – known for their natural looking makeup. The colour I chose was Pink Spice. (Though that was not the only colour I picked! Yeah – somebody spank me pls!!)
The Product Details (from the website):
$15 in US / In India @ INR 1300.
The lipstick comes in standard packaging with a silver metallic ribbed case. The case is not hefty and fairly light instead. The lipstick has a normal twist-up mechanism.As is common with most lipstick brands, there is no colour indicator except for the sticker at the bottom of the lippy. Squint,squint and some more squinting needed!
My experience with Clinique Long Last Lipstick – Pink Spice
Color: The colour is more spice than pink with a hint of plum in it – giving it more life. It has a subtle shimmer (not frost). There is no grittiness due to the shimmer. The colour applies as an MLBB shade with a sheen to it. It would work great with dramatic eyes or pronounced cheek colour.
Texture: The texture is creamy and goes on smoothly without any tug or pull. The lipstick is like a MAC satin finish lipstick – which goes on creamy but later tends to suck moisture and make the lips look dry.
Pigmentation: A single swipe deposits 50% color. You do need to build it with a couple more swipes.
Lasting power:How do you make out if an MLBB shade is still on your lips? Since I am new to the world of n*de/MLBB shades, I really need help on this. I had to keep squinting at the mirror! OK! I’m kidding! Considering the Long last claims, the product barely stayed around for 3.5-4hrs and disappeared totally with my meal, leaving behind my dry lips.
Pros of Clinique Long Last Lipstick – Pink Spice
1. A beautiful n*de/MLBBshade – with subtle shimmer.
2. Moderate pigmentation – Need atleast 2-3 swipes to build up the colour sufficiently.
3. Easy to apply from the tube
4. Lipstick applies easily – no tug or pull!
5. Does not settle into the fine lines of the lips
6. There was no feathering or bleeding
7. Decent unique packaging
Cons of Clinique Long Last Lipstick – Pink Spice
1. Clinique products are not easily available in India – except select ShopperStop counters or Clinique outlets (again associated with Shopperstop).
2. Not very long lasting – as its touted to be.
3. Not very hydrating either
Yes, a 3/5 product.
The product isn’t bad – however, it does not deliver on the claims of being longlasting or hydrating. For an MLBB shade its decent. However, MAC Mehr is an MLBB shade for me – I do need more colour on my lips Gals! Can’t help it!
Anxiously awaiting comments on this one.
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