Last year Clinique launched their Soft Matte lipsticks in some gorgeous shades and I picked up the shade Matte Plum on my visit to India in November. You can find the full range info HERE. The range had some really pretty brights but since I have enough of pinks and reds, I went for a Plum this time.
Price : Rs 1600 for 4 g
Clinique Soft Matte Lipstick Matte Plum Review
The lipsticks come in a metallic silver tube which feels luxuriously hefty. The lipstick has a really smooth texture, glides easily on the lips and has a soft matte finish. The formula is well pigmented but not heavy at all on the lips. It feels very comfortable to wear, doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t dry out the lips. Many mattes I’ve tried recently have a creamy finish during application and settle into a matte/satin finish after a while but this is soft matte finish straight from the tube. The color is rich and gives near opaque coverage to the lips. It wears well for 4-5 hours and doesn’t stain the lips heavily. Even though its a forgiving formula for a matte lipstick, I’d recommend prepping the lips prior application for best results.
Matte Plum is a magenta tinged plum shade that would work on many skin tones! The color looks more vibrant on lighter skin tones so do swatch it before buying. Its a great way to wear plum if you like something from this color family without going too dark. Recommended!
Rating : 4.5/5