Just a couple of months ago in March was the launch of the Clinique Lip Pop Colour and Primer Lipsticks and boy are they beautiful. Just a year or so before this release Clinique launched their Cheek Pops which turned out to be a great success. It was only right that the Lip Pops followed in their footsteps too.
Admittedly Clinique is not a brand that I was familiar with beforehand and is entirely new to me. I am happy to say that my first impressions are good, although this is just from the cosmetics side of things and I am yet to try their skincare.
The packaging is a little different from the ol' bullet type lipstick packaging. They're rectangular shaped with the colours matching the shade inside which I love. It's easier to pick out a shade without looking at the shade name(which is located at the bottom).
There is an impressive shade range, including a fantastic 16 shades of the lip pops, four of which I have in my possession. There is a shade in many colour groups(nudes, pinks, purples,brights etc. I have Cherry Pop(a dark plummy-red), Beige Pop(a pink toned nude), Nude Pop(a pinky-beige) and Sweet Pop(a flattering, wearable pink).
They're all super smooth, moisturising and buttery on the lips. The formula is seriously dreamy. I can't fault it. They glide onto the lips with ease, smoothing over any lines. The pigmentation is pretty insane as you can see too. Even the lighter nude shades are intensely packed with colour. I can apply the lip pops at around 2 in the afternoon and there will still be a sign of it come 9 at night. Pretty impressive right? That is some lasting power. But I do have to reapply after drinking or eating as it wears off a little and turns into a slight 'stain' on the lips.
The lip pops were described as being a lip colour and primer in one and rightfully so. Out of the four shades I own I have to say my favourite is Beige Pop. It suits my skin down to a tee and goes with any makeup look. I absolutely adore my other shades too although Cherry Pop is a little bit daunting for me as I don't normally opt for darker shades. It's a nice change from the norm though.
I don't think I have been this besotted with a range of lipsticks since MAC. I have Poppy Pop on my list to buy next. You can purchase the Clinique Lip Pop Colour and Primer Lipsticks for £16.50 from Debenhams here. Reasonable? For a high end brand I tend to think so. If you haven't tried out the Lip Pops then I highly suggest you do.
Have you tried the Clinique Lip Pop Colour and Primer Lipsticks?