Clinique Almost Lipstick for Spring 2012 Review, Swatches, Photos
Now might be a good time to set aside some cash for ALL of the new Clinique Almost Lipsticks. Yes, ALL.
At $15 each they are an absolute essential and affordable haul. You NEED these.
Inspired by cult favorite Black Honey, Clinique has introduced several new shades of Almost Lipstick. I knew I was going to love these before every trying them and surprise, surprise, I was right. I adore these. They will easily become a staple product in my beauty arsenal and a daily part of my makeup regime. I can see myself toting around a shade or two everywhere I go because they are such a practical beauty product that not only makes my makeup touch up easy but also imparts moisture to my lips as well as the most flattering shade of MLBB (my lips but better) lip color.
That’s the key here, MLBB. Every single shade of these new Almost Lipsticks is a universally flattering shade of color that enhances the tone of your natural lip color and creates a beautiful, natural sheen of color that’s never over done and always just, just, just RIGHT!
Out of the eight shades there wasn’t a single color that didn’t completely suit me. Clinique couldn’t have launched these at a better time as we are not only headed into Spring and wanting a lightweight lip product but they are also perfect for dry, chapped Winter lips.
The formula applies as smooth as butter on lips and glides on beautifully well. It’s pretty much fool proof application here because even on dry lips you still get a perfect, hydrating finish. Almost Lipstick is about subtly. The finish is a sheer wash of color that’s looks fresh and extremely natural. They have a hint of shine with a dewy fine finish that keeps lips nice and moist throughout the wear. I can probably get around three to four hours of wear time from these before they fade away.
The joy is definitely the sheer formula as it somehow, someway allows your natural lip color to come through while enhancing it and creating a perfect custom fit shade that flatters all skin tones.
- Luscious Honey
- Lovely Honey
- Spicy Honey
- Flirty Honey
- Shy Honey
- Black Honey
- Chic Honey
- Tender Honey
Some of the shades that stand out for me personally were Tender Honey, Spicy Honey, Lovely Honey, and Flirty Honey.
Overall, The new Clinque Almost Lipstick Collection for Spring 2012 is definitely a winner. These are a buttery smooth lippie with just the right hint of color to give lips a fresh, natural look that’s undeniably flattering! My swatches aren’t really great so next week I’ll have some lip swatches up of these guys!
Very Muse Approved for purchase.
You NEED these.
I’m seriously considering a back up purchase of my favorite shades!
Get them now at www.clinique.com or head to your favorite counter for a little swatch! I bet you fall as deeply in love as I have.
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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