Monday, June 16

Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally found a little bit of energy to put together a blog post, and what better comeback, than a range of lipsticks that I have worn non stop throughout the past few weeks.

Cliniques Long Last Soft Matte Lipsticks in the shades 44 Matte Suede*, 46 Matte Mandarin* and 49 Matte Magenta*are three of the eight new lipstick shades and personally, I can't get enough. 

My favourite of the three is without a doubt Matte Mandarin and I can see myself reaching for the bright Orange for the remainder of Summer. Whilst Matte Suede is one of those Nudes that worn alone makes me look a little..deceased? Worn with a gloss, brings me to life a little and on the right skin tone,  I think it would look amazing. Matte Magenta is one of those perfect Pinks and can be worn both day or night to glam up a look beautifully and although I say Matte Mandarin is my favourite, this is my most worn.

Most matte lipsticks I own are pretty drying and often take some getting used to along with the need for lots of attention throughout the day, but the formula of these is pretty special. Although matte on the lips, they don't feel drying in the slightest and in fact, feel incredibly comfortable, so much so that I can now wear them without feeling like the constant need to check for cracking/drying/bleeding in the mirror. They stay put for a fair while and don't fade badly, which is always a good thing with such intense matte shades.

Available to buy now, these fragrance-free Clinique Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipsticks cost £18 each and are available to buy at Clinique counters in the likes of Debenhams, Selfridges and John Lewis



  1. Love these colours! The matte Mandarin looks great on you!
    Nimisha |

  2. I nearly picked up that pink shade, but opted for one of their new blushers instead. I must go back!

  3. Wow, I love them all. such beautiful colours and they really suit you! :)

  4. I agree with you about the nude but love the orange and magenta! Lovely on you and perfect for super!

    Laura xx

  5. Definitely gonna check out Matte Mandarin!

  6. I'm so excited for these to be available in Australia!!! :D They look beautiful on you :)

    Phoebe | Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

  7. A friend's heading to London, so will have her pick up matte mandarin and matte magenta for me - couldn't find any good swatches of these so putting 'em on the list was a bit of a gamble, but I can tell by your swatches that I'll enjoy wearing them very much :)
    As for matte suede, it might work better if you pat it on instead, because applied in an opaque layer it does indeed make you look drained and tired. Add to that the matte finish your lips almost seem cracked - it's the reason I myself have been dreading nude lippies. Mght I recommend giving EL Pure Colour Sculpting Lipstick in Desirable or maybe insatiable ivory for a nude lip? I find the formula plumps, hydrates and.. erm... sculpts, and it's not overly glossy, either.

  8. Matte Magenta looks lovely, I really want to try some of these xx

  9. I didn't actually know Clinique did matte finishes in their lipsticks, but they look gorgeous. The pink is stunning!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  10. These are all beautiful. I especially like the second and third shades! Great post!

  11. the clinique lipsticks (I think in the 'different' formulation) where my first high end lipsticks! They came in the same packaging and I adored it! Definitely need to give these a go!

  12. Love the matte mandarin!! Great post btw!! x

  13. I'm already a big fan of Clinique's skin care products but apart from their mascara, I've never tried anything from their makeup line! As a new matte lipstick fan, I should definitely give those a try! xo

    MD from

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  15. Love that pink shade!

  16. I love the Clinique lipsticks, they are very pigmented and confortable on my lips. I have the magenta too and now i want the mandarin! :)
    Your blog is lovely and beautiful!
    Kisses from Brazil


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