The final matte lipstick I actually felt any affinity for was the Chanel Rouge Attract Velvet and it was pretty to know that so a lot of you discovered the method wearable too. Matte lipsticks are a bit of difficult as a result of they will truly be much less flattering should you don’t have correctly prepped lips, and are all the time probably drying. I don’t know, it have to be one thing that goes into making matte lipsticks, that make all of them really feel the identical means. Slightly dry and a bit of drying.
Just lately, I used to be urged to offer a brand new matte lipstick a go. It was the Clinique Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte lipstick which is, apparently solely bought on-line right here in Malaysia, on Clinique’s web site. I considered fairly an attention-grabbing advertising and marketing tactic, as a result of for probably the most half, shoppers listed below are of the test-before-they-buy mentality and it might be attention-grabbing to see the way it goes down.
I used to be truly given Matte Crimson however as luck would have it, my resident make-up loving pixies have spirited it away and I couldn’t discover it. Lengthy story brief, I made a decision to check out the Clinique on-line retailer and choose up these on-line exclusives whereas I used to be at it. Would you purchase lipstick on-line, sight unseen?
Buying on-line at Clinique.com.my
I believed I’d share briefly my expertise with procuring on the Clinique on-line retailer. It’s comparatively painless and it’s specified by an identical structure to the worldwide web site and the whole lot’s straightforward to identify.
There are eight shades accessible within the new Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte Lipstick and sadly, the swatches aren’t fairly consultant of the particular lipstick. It isn’t stunning however will probably be a problem for anybody who buys a shade anticipating the color they see on the monitor and get one thing else. On-line, Matte Crimson seems like a darker brick crimson. In actuality, which we’ll see under, it’s a reasonably vivid crimson because the identify suggests. Matte Magnificence on-line seems like a blah pink nude, and in actuality, is a delicate pink.
My suggestion due to this fact is to do what I did and go on the market, do a fast search on-line for swatches on magnificence blogs and gauge the colors from there earlier than you make your buy.
After that, add the colors you wish to your bag, and test it out. You can be prompted to enroll earlier than you try and there’s a delivery payment of RM12 (boo!) for purchases under RM250. Above RM250 it’s free delivery. For RM12 I anticipated the product to reach the subsequent day. It didn’t. It turned up three days later. Boo! It’s shipped by courier from DKSH who I imagine handles the web retailer so it isn’t Clinique themselves who’re dealing with it, however their associate. Personally, as a result of let’s face it our market and geographical location is pretty small, it isn’t not possible to have merchandise delivered the subsequent day. Poslaju does it and it doesn’t value RM12. /rant
I occurred to discover a code floating round on-line that I don’t see anyplace on the positioning, so if you’re planning to make a web based buy on the Clinique web site, use the promotional code TTCC which will get you a deluxe pattern of the Take The Day Away Make-up Remover and Moisture Surge CC Cream. I occur to love the CC Cream so it was a really useful code to have. (It was legitimate once I used it, and I’m unsure when it’ll expire).
Your buy will arrive in a sturdy white field, with a Clinique paper band round it. We don’t have many manufacturers regionally who’ve their very own on-line retailer so I feel it’s nice to have the ability to store with confidence on the precise model’s web site, understanding you’re getting the actual deal. I feel it’s an important facility and a optimistic step ahead however in the end nonetheless wants some enchancment within the delivery time and price.
Now, onward to the Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte lipstick which is a web based unique, and my ideas on it.
Clinique Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte Lipstick – Matte Crimson and Matte Magnificence
I fairly like these, if I’m to be sincere, and I stunned myself that I appreciated them.
Though they’re alleged to be matte lipsticks, I discovered the feel fairly creamy they usually do have a delicate cream sheen to them so that they aren’t flat and dry the way in which numerous matte lipsticks are. That’s each and unhealthy factor. Good should you aren’t actually in search of a matte lipstick, however as an alternative need one thing that’s not shiny or shiny. Dangerous if what you actually need is a real matte.
Clinique Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte lipstick Left: Matte Magnificence Proper: Matte Crimson
These are the swatches of the lipstick, in simply 1 swipe. They’re pretty effectively pigmented and I discovered that Matte Crimson was fairly creamy so it slid down my arm with none tugging. Matte Magnificence felt a bit of drier. Additionally, don’t prolong the bullet too far. My Matte Magnificence broke off on the base as a result of I attempted to do a swatch with the bullet prolonged. Dangerous concept. Bah 🙁
That’s as a result of I discovered that I fairly appreciated Matte Magnificence and the way it seemed on me. Matte Magnificence is a pleasant pure trying pink that doesn’t wash me out in any respect which is sort of a feat since numerous pink lipsticks do. Matte Crimson is a straight out vivid crimson lipstick that’s fairly unimaginable.
Matte Magnificence, as you may see, can catch a bit of on lip traces. It truly doesn’t look as unhealthy because it does within the photograph, however be warned that it could seem like this. So, put on a lipbalm beneath should you’re susceptible to dry lips or higher but, don’t get this one and get a shiny, extra moisturising lipstick as an alternative just like the Clinique Chubby Stick Intense (love love love!)
Matte Crimson is extra forgiving in texture and as I’ve talked about above, feels nearly like a creamy lipstick isntead as an alternative of a matte. I didn’t discover both texture too drying though I wouldn’t name these moisturising lipsticks. I don’t thoughts carrying them (and I’m choosy about lipsticks that really feel drying) however I wouldn’t put on them every day.
et voila! Right here’s how they appear on me in a full face shot.
Matte Crimson can be a enjoyable, glamourous lip color whereas Matte Magnificence is one thing you may put on on a regular basis within the day, or should you desire, pair it with heavier eye make-up for the night. With Matte Crimson, it doesn’t matter what your eye make-up is, all you’ll see are the lips! 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The Clinique Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte lipsticks are a brand new vary of creamy, matte lipsticks which in Malaysia are solely accessible from the Clinique on-line retailer. There are eight shades accessible and I’d advise you to have a look at on-line swatches earlier than you make your buy, simply to have a greater concept of how every color seems. I discover the feel of the lipstick pretty creamy and never dry so it’s fairly straightforward to use with out tugging on the lips. Nonetheless, you do need to have pretty effectively maintained lips as it’ll nonetheless intensify flaking lips and contours. Of the two shades I’ve, I discovered the feel of Matte Crimson extra creamy and has a slight sheen, whereas Matte Magnificence was a bit of drier. I didn’t discover both one significantly drying however I wouldn’t put on these on a regular basis, even when I like the colors.
PROS: Texture is sort of creamy and never too drying, Doesn’t tug on lips should you don’t have dry or flaky pores and skin on lips, Color is effectively pigmented and flattering, Inexpensive
CONS: On-line swatches aren’t true to shade, Not really matte in texture for individuals who are in search of a real matte lipstick
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anybody who prefers lipsticks that aren’t too shiny or shiny
Have you ever tried procuring on the Clinique on-line retailer? Would you purchase a lipstick on-line?
I typically purchase make-up on-line sight unseen, however I don’t suppose I’m in a position to converse for almost all as I’m a bit totally different and maybe a bit of extra daring. Additionally, I do are likely to do my analysis fairly extensively earlier than I choose my colors on-line and even then, I’m recognized to make some horrendous errors. As I stated nevertheless, I don’t suppose I’m within the majority right here, so what say you? 🙂
Clinique Lengthy Final Comfortable Matte Lipstick is available in eight shades Worth: RM70 Availability: Completely bought on the Clinique on-line web site (Malaysia)