Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15

I admit I rarely go seeking Clinique makeup colors. Lipsticks are supposed to be fun and sexy, and Clinique is more of an Old Faithful brand, for better and for worse. The Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 in Fireberry was some kind of GWP (I can't remember from where or for what), and a much better one than I expected. First, because unlike most of the Clinique GWP items it was not their Tenderheart lipstick (how many of those have you gotten and given away?), and second- because it's a very nice lip gloss.

While the texture is stickier than I'd prefer and it's not nearly as long lasting as they promise (for a good product in this category see Baci Baci by La Bella Donna), it is moisturizing and comfortable, and the color is a perfect summer day sheer berry pink with just enough golden shimmer to really shine. It lightens up darker lipsticks and is an easy color to wear and match. Not bad for something that landed in my makeup bag almost accidentally.

The good people of Clinique should pay a little more attention to their (otherwise quite good) website. See this:

Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 ($14) is available from every half decent department store, Sephora and the company's website.

Product photos: mine. Screen capture from clinique.com.


  1. I also tried the gloss in Cabana Crush. It's described as a "vibrant tawny pink with gold shimmer". It's a summer color that is quite lovely with warm complexions. As for Clinique's claim that it lasts 8 hours . . . maybe if you don't eat, drink, or talk! Because I do all three of those things, the gloss only lasted a couple of hours. The sticky factor is also a bit much. My hair kept getting stuck to my lips. For a good gloss I much prefer Korres, YSL, or Chanel. They last as long and aren't sticky.

  2. Eileen, I have the same sticky issue with other Clinique glosses. I figured they just hate my hair ;) .


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