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Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
Today, I am going to review Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Color + Primer in the shade “Sweetheart Pop.” Read on for more details on this particular shade:
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Lightweight liquid lipstick covers lips with lush pigment and a modern matte finish. Wears all day. Moisturizing formula with built-in primer provides a smooth, even glide so lips feel as fresh as they look.
Price and Quantity:
1650 INR for 6 ml.
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My Experience with Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer Sweetheart Pop:
Let’s begin with the packaging of the product. The lipstick comes in regular white and green colored Clinique packaging. The outer carton bears the entire product-related information. The lipstick comes in a clear, rectangular tube. Since this is a matte lip color, the lipstick tube has a matte finish. The see-through tube helps to easily spot the shade from makeup stash. There is a typical squarely shaped metallic screw on cap which closes securely making the lipstick packaging travel friendly.
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There is a soft foam applicator attached to this cap. The applicator wand is small yet very easy to use and helps in precise application without much effort. There is a color-coded sticker at the base of the lipstick tube. The matte plastic tube with a gorgeous metallic cap looks beautiful. Overall, the packaging is nice and travel friendly.
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This range comes in eight different shades from different color families. I opted for “Sweetheart Pop” as this one seemed to be the best wearable shade in the whole collection.
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“Sweetheart Pop” is a bright fuchsia pink color with some berry undertones. This shade is apt for so many skin tones. The color is so vibrant and hence, it definitely is not an everyday shade. This shade is suitable for both daytime and night-time wear. There is absolutely no sheen or shimmer. The brand claims that this is a matte lip color but it is not a true matte. The finish leans towards velvety matte.
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It looks glossy initially and later on sets to a semi-matte finish about half an hour or so into wear. The lipstick is insanely pigmented. One swipe of this lipstick gives an opaque finish to the lips. I do not need a second coat. One coat is good enough for a rich and opaque coverage. It perfectly conceals pigmented lips, so I am quite impressed with the color payoff. There is no significant smell or taste in the lipstick.
The texture of the lipstick is nice, smooth and mousse like. Hence, it glides effortlessly on the lips without any tug or pull. The formula is super easy to glide on dry lips as well. The lipstick does not highlight dry patches of the lips since it is super creamy. It looks even on the lips and never gets patchy.
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The formula is nice and comfortable but is not too lightweight. It feels like a lip cream. The color never settles into the fine lines of the lips. The application is smooth and there are no streaking issues with this lipstick. The lipstick is not transfer proof. In fact, it has a highly transferring formula. It easily transfers to mugs or goblets, but still, I appreciate the longevity of the lip color. The formula is smudgeproof. It does not budge even after heavy meals. The lipstick has a really nourishing formula. It is very moisturizing and keeps my lips hydrated for long. This property of the lipstick makes it a good choice for people with extremely dry lips. Once, I apply the lip color, my lips stay hydrated till the end of the day. I do not even realize the need of a lip balm even after so many hours of application. The formula is not sticky.
What impressed me more was the longevity of this lipstick. It survives 8-9 hours with small sipping breaks. The color stays fresh and intense for about 5-6 hours and then loses its intensity gradually. On the other hand, the lipstick pretty much survives heavy meals as well but the color intensity lowers down. Overall, I love the texture and formula of this lipstick but I am not much impressed with the variety of shades.
Pros of Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer Sweetheart Pop:
- Classy packaging.
- Good applicator.
- Pretty shade.
- No shimmer.
- Velvety matte finish.
- Amazingly pigmented.
- Conceals pigmentation of lips.
- No taste or smell.
- Non-sticky texture.
- Super smooth and creamy formula.
- Glides like a dream.
- Non-drying formula.
- Keeps lips hydrated.
- Does not settle into the fine lines.
- Does not highlight dry patches.
- Nourishing formula.
- Apt for Indian skin tones.
- Long lasting.
- Survives meals as well.
- Smudge-proof finish.
Cons of Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer Sweetheart Pop:
- Shade selection is limited.
- Insanely transferring formula.
- Does not have a super matte finish.
- Takes so long to set to a matte finish.
- A shade that can be easily duped.
Would I Repurchase Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer Sweetheart Pop?
Yes, I would recommend it to people who love matte lip color but have a problem of dry lips.