Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Clinique All Heart Long Lasting Lipstick




I spent the early 90s as a Clinique skincare devotee. I went through so countless bottles of their cleansers and moisturizers in my twenties, succumbing to the ladies in white lab coats again and again (until my skin announced that enough was enough). I tried to do all my shopping during those Clinique Bonus Time events, thus acquiring dozens of Tenderheart lipsticks. I don't why they this was the only color they ever put in the little cosmetics bag. I never used them after the first one or two, as Tenderheart was so nude and sheer it never showed up on my lips. I couldn't give them away fast enough before another one appeared in a new cosmetics bag.

Times have changed and so did the good GWP people of Clinique. A couple of years ago I discovered the cuteness of their Raspberry Glace lipstick, and last year I found myself in possession of Clinique Long Lasting Lipstick in All Heart. This one is a reddish plum color with a very soft sheen finish. It's pretty and very easy to wear. I don't find it particularly long lasting, unless you compare to the fast fading formulas of other Clinique lipsticks, but it's not too drying, either. Meticulous application in two coats using a brush over a liner does make it last longer and survive a drink.  All Heart Long Lasting Lipstick is an average, decent lipstick  that can be stashed in a makeup bag for quick touch-ups when you need to change your lip color or add a boost.

Bottom Line: nice to have but not life changing.

Clinique All Heart Long Lasting Lipstick ($15) is available from the counters, at Sephora and online.

2 comments:

  1. Definitely not life changing, but for the price, the Different Lipstick formula can't be beat. It's nice to be able to buy the same old faithful, like reconnecting with an old friend. Tenderheart was a definite blech for me, but All Heart is quite pretty.

    As for Raspberry Glace, I can't count the number of times I gave or threw it away, untested. It just looked so dark and murky, but then I tried it on a couple months ago, and it looked great!

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  2. No, it is not at all life-changing; it is okay, though. It has been given as a choice for a gift before, but it is not bad. It does not really do much for me; as most of those one colour fits all don't. And it does not last long, either. But those lipsticks are kind of nice for a quick pick up and hydration, or a soft shimmer.

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