Lovely hello to all the beautiful ladies,
I have another Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick for you – in the shade “Matte Magenta.” Recently, I gifted the Clinique lipstick set to myself. 😉 So, it’s the turn of Matte Magenta to be reviewed. 😀 I got this set of 5 lipsticks for USD 25. These lipsticks are just a little bit smaller than the original packaging (the original lipstick weighs 0.14 oz and ones from the gift set are 0.12 oz each) and considering this, it was a pretty good deal. And who uses a full lipstick before it expires, so a smaller bullet does no harm. 😉
Long-wearing formula keeps its just-applied look for hours. Non-drying, non-feathering. Full coverage, velvety, soft matte finish.
Shade: Matte Magenta
Colour Group: Pinks
My Experience with Clinique Matte Magenta 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 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 know the shades.
The texture of the lipstick is great. It is very smooth and goes on lips effortlessly. No dragging on 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 Magenta” is not as pigmented as crimson. It comes out a little sheer on the lips and I need at least two swipes to cover my pigmented lips. On layering it more, it tends to settle in my lip lines which does not look flattering. 🙁
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 slight shine to it. Also being matte, it is wise to exfoliate well prior to the application as it would highlight chapped areas. The lipstick is not moisturizing or hydrating on its own, but I did not feel any need of lip balm while the lipstick was on. The lipstick does not have any scent.
Staying power is good, but less than crimson. With little snacking and drinking, it stayed on for around 4 hours on me without any primer or lip liner underneath. However, the shade loses its intensity after around 3 hours and does fade away gradually leaving a light stain behind.
I am okay with the stain as least it doesn’t leave my lips bare. It fades evenly and is not patchy. With normal meal, it stayed as a stain until I removed it using a make-up remover. It does not transfer much, very little. However, when drinking any hot drink (tea/coffee), it transferred more and there were obvious marks on the cups. 🙁
Matte Magenta is a blue-based pink which is really bright and would brighten your face instantly. It is barbie pink kind of shade but not over the top. This shade would look good on light to medium skin tones. This is one of those shades which I will reach to most, in the spring-summer.
Pros of Clinique Matte Magenta Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick:
- Pretty barbie pink 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.
- Leaves a pretty stain behind, won’t leave your lips bare.
- Chic packaging.
- Fragrance free.
Cons of Clinique Matte Magenta Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick:
- Settles into lip lines.
- Prior exfoliation is necessary.
- Staying power is average.
Would I Repurchase Clinique Matte Magenta Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick?
I liked this shade, but I guess, I won’t be repurchasing this. Moreover, there is a new launch every other day. 😛 I would try them instead. 😉 If you are a matte lover, I would definitely recommend these lipsticks to you.
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