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.