Clinique Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer ($18) are a new are a new liquid, high-shine lip color with full color payoff that has a built in primer that promises up ti six hours of wear. Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer are a follow up last year’s launch of Pop Lip Colour + Primer.
One of the things that stood out for me with Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer was the color selections. There are a lot of really pretty nude lip shades in this collection and that was very, very, appealing to me for Spring looks.
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So sadly Clinique Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer are getting poor reviews on Sephora already! I can definitely understand why as they aren’t the most perfect lip product in the world but I discuss some of the bad and good things in this review and you can decide after that if you want to throw some money down on them.
These some in a short, squat, chubby little square tube that holds 0.20 oz of lip color. They have a tear drop sponge applicator that saturates very, very well with color.
I think the formula is a hybrid of sorts as it is a thicker, tackier formula but the consistency, glossier finish, and pigmentation is more of a lacquer or liquid lip color of sorts. It’s very thick, quite tacky, and some colors proved difficult to spread on lips due to the thicker texture. My lips are fairly dry and a bit cracked at the moment so these applied really poorly. First off they dragged, secondly, color looked quite patchy. I found the solution to get the smoothest most even finish was to go over the color a few times with the applicator. This helped a lot! Funny, as even when my lips weren’t as badly dry I still ran into issues with draggy application. But again, running the applicator over my lips a few time results in a smoother finish. Just be careful, you wanna prep well before using these as the color tends accentuate drier areas badly and also tends to fall into the natural lines of your lips. A little lip scrub prior and lip balm will help a good deal. For sensitive users these have absolutely no flavor or fragrance.
One of the two nicest things about this formula is the excellent pigmentation and the nice shine these provide. I purchased four shades and all four had really good pigmentation with opaque coverage on a single layer. They also had a very shine to them with a wear of about four hours without migrating around my mouth. They do feel lightly hydrating but I think the tackiness and stickiness of the gloss takes away from that moisture slightly.
I admit I disliked them a good deal when I first tried them but I’m slowly starting to love them. They wear quite long and have excellent color pay off. Plus I really love the color selection here as there are plenty of easy to wear nudes. However, they don’t wear six hours on my lips and they are a chore to apply. You shouldn’t have to work this hard to apply lip color 🙂
I wouldn’t recommend a purchase of more than one Clinique Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer. Try one out, see what you think, if you love it, hey awesome! I just think it is a formula that won’t be agreeable to everyone so playing it safe might be the best bet here.
As for me?
I’m keeping the four I purchased. This formula is slowly growing on me!
Clinique Pop Laquer Lip Colour + Primer are launching now on counters and are available at Sephora.com.