Taking a little break from the Bath and Body Works reviews (a very small one 😛 ), I have a beautiful lipstick for you all. I am a matte lipstick girl, but my super dry lips and harsh winter does not get along very well. So, in this holiday season, I gifted myself some soft matte lipsticks. 😛 Well, honestly, I did not have any particular shade in my mind nor did I have any plan of buying them, but when I spotted this gift set while strolling in Macy’s, I could not control myself from purchasing this. 😉 This set has 5 lipsticks from which Plum, Beauty and Petal are already reviewed on IMBB. Earlier in the day, I had reviewed “Matte Magenta” for you, and now I have the shade “Matte Crimson” up for review 🙂
Long-wearing formula keeps its just-applied look for hours. Non-drying, non-feathering. Full coverage, velvety, soft matte finish.
Shade: Matte Crimson. Vibrant crimson red.
Colour Group: Tawny/Corals.
My Experience with Clinique Matte Crimson Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick:
The original long-last soft matte lipsticks come in silver bullets with simple ribbed design which though looks classy, is pretty boring. But since mine is a part of the holiday pack, the packaging is really cute and exciting. 😉 It comes in a white-colored bullet which has the images of lips all over it – sexy indeed. 😉 But since all the tubes have similar packing, these need to be stored upside down for you to recognize the shade.
The texture of the lipstick is great. It is very smooth and goes on the lips effortlessly; no dragging on the lips as we need to do with some matte lipsticks. Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks are described as long-wearing, non-staining, non-drying and non-feathering, and these claims do hold true.
The shade “Matte Crimson” is really pigmented, but one would need two swipes to fully build the color on the lips. The formula is not drying and even without using any lip balm underneath, my lips did not crave for any moisture till the lipstick was on. It is really smooth and creamy to apply and does have a slight shine to it. The lipstick does not settle in lip lines but being matte, it is wise to exfoliate well prior to the application as it would highlight the chapped areas.
This lipstick is not moisturizing or hydrating on its own, but I did not feel any need to apply a lip balm while the lipstick was on. The lipstick does not have any scent.
Staying power is really good. With little snacking and drinking, it stayed on for around 6-7 hours on me without any primer or lip liner underneath. With a lip primer, the staying power would increase for sure. However, the color loses its intensity after around 4 hours and does fade away with a meal, leaving a light stain behind. With a normal meal, it stayed as a stain until I removed it using a makeup remover, but if you eat something oily, it will disappear from the center of the lips.
It does not transfer much, very little. However, with any hot drinks (tea/coffee), it transferred more and there were obvious marks on the cups. 🙁
The shade is a true red. I do not find it too cool or warm. It is a kind of shade which would instantly brighten my face. It is really a sexy and seductive shade which would surely turn heads in your directions. 😉 It will look good on all skin tones.
Pros of Clinique Matte Crimson Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick:
- Stunning shade.
- Soft matte finish.
- Not drying like typical matte lipsticks.
- Applies smoothly.
- Does not tug or pull during application.
- It is not hydrating but does not dry out the lips.
- Good staying power.
- Does not settle in lip lines.
- Chic packaging.
- Fragrance free.
Cons of Clinique Matte Crimson Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick:
- Prior exfoliation is kind of necessary as it would highlight the chapped areas.
Would I Repurchase Clinique Matte Crimson Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick?
I might, but for now, I have too many reds in my collection. 😛 But I know, this would be my go-to lipstick this winter. 😀 If you are a matte lover, try these out. You won’t be disappointed.
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