Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick

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I have not tried a matte lipstick for quite sometime; I am all about creamy or glossy lipsticks so I was curious to see how the Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick by Clinique would pan out. Any make up junkie will agree that one of the downsides of wearing creamy or gloss lipstick is that it leaves a trail wherever you go. Mugs, glasses and food all fall victim to the lippie stain and you also end up with a horrible lipstick rim round your lips. Clinique have developed a long-wearing matte lipstick which redefines what being matte is. This is a new creamy matte formula that is moist, comfortable, non-drying and stain-free. It contains Porous Silica in order to set colour, Beeswax for duration and Special Polymer to protect lips from moisture loss.

According to tests that Clinique have run, 60% of the colour and cover from the lipstick was retained after hours of rigorous wear. Panelists drank coffee, talked, ate - without experiencing any creeping, flaking, or feathering. Impressive statistics right? So I decided to take this lipstick on a road test.

I wore this lipstick all day and after drinking two drinks (by straw) and eating a large selection of Dim Sum dishes the lipstick had faded a little around the middle but there was still enough colour left to avoid the lipstick rim. All I needed was a slight touch up and I was as good as new. I am really impressed with this lipstick not because of its staying power but because it feels great on and is easy to apply.

The Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is available in eight different shades and is priced at £18.00. It is available to buy the Clinique website and from Clinique counters nationwide.

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