Over the last few months one brand in particular that has impressed me with their new releases is Clinique. Clinique always came across as a very heavy skincare focused brand to me although recently I think they have totally upped their makeup game. A couple of products that had my heart crying out was the Lip Pop and Primer lipstick range and the Cheek pop blushes. I picked up one of each and appropriately went for the same shade in Melon Pop, think summery coral-y pink.
Back a few months ago I got my hands on the Melon Pop lipstick from their newly released Lip Pop range. It is safe to say there was a lot of hype surrounding this range and there was no way I was not going to pick up one of these gorgeous lipsticks. Firstly, a hallelujah for lipstick packaging that shows you what shade it is without having to look for a tiny label on the bottom. The mirror top with the pop of colour to the bottom definitely looks the part sitting on my dressing table. The shade Melon Pop is the the perfect Summer shade, a peachy coral-y colour that has much more intensity than a pale pink but isn’t too in your face. The formula is perfect as you would imagine. Super moisturising and comfortable on the lips. As said by Ruth Crilly, it is the perfect lipstick for those dabbling in lipstick for the first time and it couldn’t be truer. The lipstick has a perfect glide-on texture that doesn’t stick to dry or rough patches. Although if I had a criticism it would be the lasting power. This shade in particular isn’t the most long lasting, it’s the lasting power you would expect from a creamy lipstick similarly to some of the Mac cremesheen shades. Although I have heard that the darker shades in the range are pretty impressive in longevity so that may be my excuse to try out another one from the range!
Onto my more recent purchase, the Melon Pop Cheek Pop blush. These blushes were launched last year although Clinique added another few shades to the mix this year. Melon Pop was a new addition to the bunch and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The packaging is super simple but with a clear casing it shows off the beauty that is the embossed flower design that is truly beautiful. Who said pretty packaging ever lured me in? Never! Like the lipstick, the shade is light and summery. When added to the cheeks it adds a subtle glow to the cheeks and creates a healthy natural flushed look. This blush is one that can be applied with a heavy hand as the texture is super fine and has a buildable colour. The texture is beautiful, it doesn’t feel powdery and blends in beautifully on the skin. I think I may need another one of those…
Have you tried Clinique makeup?