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Fall in Love With Colour is Clinque’s latest launch for this Spring 2012, it’s a chance for the brand to showcase their makeup products and introduce those key products which suit your skin tone and enhance your natural beauty.
Backing this launch are three exciting products, which will be the key items featured across the launch. I’ve been lucky enough to trial and review these.
This month, Clinique are launching their latest lip product, Almost Lipstick. This is a very moisturising formula which aims to suit all skin tones, making it easy to pick a shade to suit you. There are 7 shades being launched.
I was a bit wary of the very bright shade at first, but I was surprised to find it glides on like a lip balm, and gives a natural sheen to the lips. This shade, 41 Flirty Honey, reminds me a bit of a tinted lip balm like Vaseline Rosy Lips. It is rather pigmented though, so it’s that link between a tinted lip balm (as it’s so moisturising) and a lip stick, as it still provides a nice amount of colour – hence the name Almost Lipstick.
The product glides on easily and is great to apply due to the packaging (I hate putting my fingers in to pots and tins, so unhygienic) and because it’s so moisturising, the colour lasts so long.
It’s the right amount of colour, it can be worn easily during the day as it’s not too much, but also built up for night time.
Quickliner for Eyes Intense
Also released this month is the new Quickliner for Eyes Intense in 6 shades, this is a rich and highly-pigmented eyeliner which doesn’t need to be sharpened. The intense shades are smudge-proof, and the silky formula aims to provide 12 hour wear.
My first thoughts on this was how easy it applied, without giving the flaky look of kohl. It was literally like a pen, it glides on so easily and sets. There is a smudging sponge provided on the end, but you will need to do this quickly as once it’s dried it doesn’t budge!
Despite usually wearing liquid liner, I quite like using this. The small nib makes it really easy to apply, and I’m able to get right in between my eyelashes to really define.
The shade I received is 07 Intense Ivy, a dark, rich black with green undertones. I don’t often wear green on my eyes, so I would probably prefer black, but the shade range with these Quickliners is really impressive.
Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm
The Chubby Sticks have been out for some time now, but continue to be a popular choice for a lip product. This is a “lip balm in a pencil” which, like the Almost Lipstick, I am a fan of! The pencil packaging means you can apply easily and conveniently, and it’s also a lot more hygienic.
Chubby Sticks aim to provide an ideal amount of colour, whilst also moisturising the lips. There are 8 shades currently, and again, don’t require a pencil sharpener.
The shade I received was 02 Whole Lotta Honey, which is a pinky/brown. It’s not a shade I’d usually go for, however, it’s actually a really lovely natural colour which I think I’ll get quite a lot of use from. I have extremely dry lips, so this works so well for me. I like a bit of colour on my lips for day time, but nothing too extreme. This glides on so easily, I can do it without a mirror and the packaging means I can top up any time without any mess or fuss.
L-R: Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey, Almost Lipstick in Flirty Honey & Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Ivy (unsmudged & smudged)
I don’t own many products from Cliniques colour cosmetics lines, so this has given me an idea of what to expect. I’m really pleased with the products, they’re great, easy to wear, easy to apply products. I think these three products are ideal for those who want to enhance their features, without wearing too much. The lip products are both moisturising and pigmented, meaning they can be worn day or night and built up for more colour.
I found the formula of the Quickliner wasn’t like any of the Kohl liners I’ve tried before. It’s creates such a lovely, defined look without leaving eyes looking dark and harsh.
What are your favourite Clinique products? Do you think you’ll purchase anything from the Fall in Love With Colour range?