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clinique almost lipstick

This spring Clinique are going for a natural look with a variety of products that compliment each other. There are a selection of new products in the Almost Spring collection and a few not so new products. The re-promotes are the Naturally Glossy Mascara which I’ve talked about here, the Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser, which I talked about here, There are the Blushwear Cream Sticks, which I’ve not tried, three of which are permanent shades and there’s a Black Honey variant which is a new Limited Edition. Then there are the things that I have to show you today.

Almost Lipstick. These are new according to the press release I have but are they? I have a vague memory of these existing in the past?  There are 8 shades available, I reviewed Black Honey here and I have five more to show you. These lie somewhere between a lipstick and a lipgloss… not quite as glossy as a lipgloss, but sheer, smooth and intended to be sheer so they’ll look different on everyone. I’ve done a few hand swatches here but they aren’t terribly useful because of the sheerness but just in case they are useful to anyone here you go.

L-R – Lovely Honey, Shy Honey, Luscious Honey, Chic Honey and Tender Honey. (The same order as the photo at the top there).

clinique almost lipstick

What will be moderately more useful are the following lip swatches…but of course, since they are sheer and since they we all have different coloured lips… it’s only going to be a guide. Here goes anyway.

Clinique The New Black Fall Trend 2011
Clinique The New Black Fall Trend 2011
Clinique The New Black Fall Trend 2011
Clinique The New Black Fall Trend 2011
Clinique The New Black Fall Trend 2011

These are lovely. Really lovely. I find them to be very moisturising and I must say the wear is exceptional. Chic Honey lasted me through two slices of Tiger Bread, a yum yum and two cups of coffee without needing a top up. I was truly amazed. Of all the shades, my favourites are Luscious and Black Honey.

I find them not altogether unlike the Chubby sticks but the Chubby Sticks have more pigment, the finish is similar though. £16 each and lovely. Having just had a horrible cold my lips are v. dry, but these are really helping so they are all I wear at the moment.

Finally are the Quickliner for Eyes Intense. These aren’t new, and I’ve reviewed two of them here.  In total there are six shades and I was sent Intense Black. £13.50

If black black liner is your thing then you need to check this out. I love these liners. They don’t budge. I don’t like heavy black liner around my eye, but I do like it on my waterline and these last well and really pack a punch. They don’t smudge or budge one in place which makes then really impressive. The following pics show the liner drawn, and then smudged the best I could with the smudger on the end of the pencil.

Clinique quickliner intense

You can see that although the line is faded, it’s not actually smudged really, and this works well for me as this is my preferred way to wear it. Of course, if you want a true true black, this is perfect. Below, it’s on my lid, and “smudged”.

Clinique quickliner intense

So there are some lovely things in this collection. The liners are highly recommended. I love Intense Plum and it’s regularly used by me and the black is great.

According to the press release I have this is due out on 1st February but I have heard tell that people have been able to purchase already.

0 responses to “Clinique Almost Lipstick & Quickliner for Eyes Intense”

  1. missy_ellie_uk says:

    The Quickliners look great, always looking for a liner that doesn’t smudge too much on me!

    Ellie x

  2. Claire says:

    Thank you for the swatches of the lipsticks, they look pretty dark in the tube so I probably would have skipped them had I seen them on the counter but now I’ll have to go check these out. Lovely Honey and Shy Honey look especially pretty.

  3. Strawberry Blonde says:

    Ohhh love Clinique’s moisturising lipsticks so will check these out. Also liking the sound of the liner… anything with ‘quick’ in the name always appeals to me! 😉

    Nic x

    • Charlie says:

      oh yes these are lovely and moisturising I doubt you’d be disappointed in that aspect at all. And the liner is a must have I reckon!

  4. lovethescents says:

    I’m really liking the swatch of Shy Honey. Thank you for showing them to us!

  5. Summer says:

    The lipsticks are lovely, I feel like they would be perfect for me – not quite a lipstick but not really a lipgloss either. x

  6. Mari says:

    Hey Charlie, your comment section looks new! I likie! Oh, these lipsticks are way too light for me! Might as well just buy tinted lip balm at the drug store save myself some money… HOWEVER, the luscious honey does look really lovely on you!

    • Charlie says:

      I know right, the comments thing is fab, makes it so much easier to reply to people!

      These are lovely but not for everyone, I suppose the sheerness is partly why they are called Almost lipsticks!

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