April 5, 2012

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 www.clinique.com

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.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • HapaGirl84

    Gorrrrrrgeous on you, Muse! What a soft, pretty look! πŸ™‚

  • Melinda

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

  • Allison

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

  • Melissa

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

  • 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.

  • 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 πŸ™‚

    This is a gorgeous shade of coral BTW.

    • 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!

      • 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! πŸ˜‰

  • 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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!

  • Joan Andruszkewicz

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

  • 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?

    • the Muse

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

  • 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 nordstrom.com hun”….so I looked at nordstrom.com but that color isn’t available yet. No worries, I’ll just keep checking nordies unitl it is.

    • 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.

      • sarah

        Oh really? Gonna have to keep my eye on nordstroms…thanks πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          np! just head on in, they have a little display all its own with the shade πŸ™‚

  • 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!!!!!!