Clinique Long Last Lipstick Runway Coral Review & Swatches

You have to wonder how does one go about creating the perfect shade of Coral Lip Colour?

Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral promises to be YOUR perfect shade of coral.

Is it?

Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral was inspired by the makeup look that was created by Global Colour Artist, Jenna Menard, for the Karen Walker Spring 2012 Show. Runway Coral debuted during New York Fashion Week and added a pop of sizzling color to fresh faces for a little bit of fun.

“Karen wanted the models to look youthful and feminine with a sophisticated twist”, explains Jenna Menard. “So I kept the eye very simple, the cheeks healthy, and then went for a strong, vibrant lip. I choose bright coral because it’s less expected than red.”

I’m testing out Sephora Pantone Collection so I I definitely went a little too crazy with my look below as I used Runway Coral on a face full of orange-y peachy shades. I highly recommend taking Jenna’s advice, go natural when wearing this shade as it’s quite bold and vibrant and you don’t want to take away from the wow effect it delivers. A soft eye, subtle blusher, and plenty of lash will be the perfect canvas for Runway Coral.

Jenna does suggest trying it out with a peach blush but going softer on eyes.

The lipstick formula has a smooth glide across lips with a rich, buttery texture that leaves behind a touch of shine and plenty of pigment.

(Lips: Runway Coral)

It’s the most affordable way to get a great lipstick quality formula at an inexpensive price tag.


Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral will be available in May for $15 at Clinique counters or online at

Disclaimer: I’m busy testing several things at once time today so apologies for the photo included in this post. I realize pairing peach blush, eyeshadow, and a coral lip color isn’t a GREAT idea.


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 4/5/12 19:45 moena:

    Gah, that lipstick is GORGEOUS.


  • 4/5/12 19:49 Lucy:

    It does look perfect! I WILL buy this! Thanks for sharing!


  • 4/5/12 20:26 HapaGirl84:

    Gorrrrrrgeous on you, Muse! What a soft, pretty look! :)


  • 4/5/12 20:35 Melinda:

    I like that lip color on you. Yes, a bit much with the eyes and cheeks, LOL!


  • 4/5/12 21:40 Allison:

    This is so pretty! It would probably look awful on my cool skin tone, but it looks so pretty on you Muse!


  • 4/5/12 21:46 Melissa:

    peachy keen – I like they eye color a lot. Have you posted about it yet?


    • 4/9/12 9:15 the Muse:

      mmm I think so melissa…!


  • 4/5/12 22:11 Fey:

    SO PRETTY. I love that juicy shine too!


  • 4/6/12 2:37 Biba:

    Love this shade!


  • 4/6/12 3:14 Carly:

    I’m loving that color! I may just have to pop down to my local Clinique counter and pick it up when it comes out.


  • 4/6/12 12:31 Majick:

    I love your disclaimer! LOL Please add one to my DS pics when/if you post them. Didn’t send yet, have to get them off my phone and I’m at work so… patience is a virtue :-)

    This is a gorgeous shade of coral BTW.


    • 4/6/12 12:37 the Muse:

      lol I HAD to do that b/c I know I’d get a 100 comments about my makeup was SO terribly wrong yada yada ;-D I imagine a hate thread is popping up on MUA at the moment already hahaha!

      Looking forward to it majick ;D!!!!!!!!! happy weekend chick!


      • 4/6/12 15:23 Majick:

        I sent an email with a link to photobucket (includes my cell number in case I did something stupid LOL)

        Tried to send the pics as attachments and the darn email was too big and errored. I can send separate emails with the pics if need be.

        Let me know what you need. I have two emails and the att one may not work after today. I changed it to the home one in this reply. I hope that works. I’m getting a real education today. THis blog stuff is HARD! 😉


  • 4/6/12 23:00 jenn s.:

    Love this coral b/c it looks like it leans a bit more pink than orange (like a 60/40% mix) Would probably pay nice with a light dusting of Tarte’s Glisten blush on my cheeks! It looks terrific on your lips, M!! If you worked at the Clinique counter, you’d be making your commission off of me! :)


    • 4/9/12 16:23 the Muse:

      aw thanks jenn! def full on coral hun, nothing pink about it imho though ;-D hehe! cheers, I could use the commission to buy us some lunch ;D!


  • 4/6/12 23:00 jenn s.:

    Oops! *play, not pay (duhr…)


  • 4/7/12 16:44 adriana:

    Beautyful color, im definitly getting this one!


  • 4/9/12 19:43 Phyrra:

    I LOVE the lips!
    It’s a great color.


    • 4/10/12 9:36 the Muse:

      thanks chica ;D!


  • 4/13/12 12:39 Joan Andruszkewicz:

    Looks so pretty on you. I can’t wait to get this one! Love corals for blush and lips.


    • 4/13/12 12:41 the Muse:

      aw thanks joan!


  • 5/8/12 11:20 sarah:

    Im so obsessed w/ this color and getting my paws on it; I just called clinique and the chick said it will be available “later this summer”…everywhere else I read it will be available this month….help me muse!!! thoughts?


    • 5/8/12 11:28 the Muse:

      not sure on clinique’s date sarah but they are available now at hun


  • 5/8/12 11:34 sarah:

    the long last in runway coral is?


  • 5/8/12 12:33 sarah:

    My question was when will runway coral be out; you responded “not sure on clinique’s date sarah but they are available now at hun”….so I looked at but that color isn’t available yet. No worries, I’ll just keep checking nordies unitl it is.


    • 5/8/12 12:55 the Muse:

      sorry got confused…! you posted in two separate comments. Clinique says May but not official date, and I already saw it at Nordstrom. Hope this helps.


      • 5/8/12 14:33 sarah:

        Oh really? Gonna have to keep my eye on nordstroms…thanks :)


        • 5/8/12 14:50 the Muse:

          np! just head on in, they have a little display all its own with the shade :)


  • 5/22/12 19:10 Joan:

    I am so bummed. I went on Clinique’s website looking for this and it’s sold out. Seems like it was just an online exclusive. I reallllllly wanted this lipstick!!!!!!


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