Guest review by Gurpreet (Skin tone : Light, Skin type : Normal to Dry)

A couple of months ago, I underwent an obsession with the color RED. I was loving it so much that I picked up lipsticks, liners, bags, belts and dresses in red. I was a little sad though that I could not find shoes in the kind of red that I was looking for. The Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Crimson was one such treasure that I discovered and have been using each day since then. I own few red colors from different brands but was still inclined to this for the unique color of red which instantly brightened up my face when I had tried it in the stores.



Shade : Clinique Matte Crimson can be defined as a rosy red color as the redness is more prominent and is not dominated by maroon here. The color is sure to brighten up any dull day.

Formula : It is matte with a bit of creaminess which helps the lipstick glide smoothly over the lips, yet the creaminess does not dominate. There is absolutely no necessity of any primer or lip balm underneath this lipstick. The formula gives a good amount of moisturisation to the lips. However, I prefer scrubbing and prepping my lips a bit before application of any pigmented lipstick to give a neat defined look.

Finish/Effect : The lipstick offers excellent color payoff in a single swipe hiding all flaws or pigmentation on your lips. The finish is matte with a bit of sheen which prevents the lips from appearing dry.

Lasting power : Clinique Matte Crimson lasts easily up to 8 hours without touch ups; there is a stain or faded tint of the lipstick intact on the lips and it is completely removed only by a remover or a makeup wipe. It does transfer a bit with drinks or food.



Pros :

  • True crimson red color
  • Soft matte texture
  • Great pigmentation
  • Fragrance free, Allergy tested
  • Long lasting

Cons :

  • Expensive


Verdict :  A

Price : Rs. 1650 for 4 gm

Recommendation : Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick – 45 Matte Crimson is a creamy matte textured, long lasting, highly pigmented rosy red lipstick that offers a defined, moisturized look to the lips. It is fragrance free and does not settle between the lines.

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