Thursday, 13 December 2007

Clinique Glosswear For Lips

RRP: £10 for 7.3g
no. of shades available: 26

--What does the promo say?--
"Waterproof gloss that leaves lips looking and feeling moist with sheer, glossy colour. Also protects lips against environmental agressors with SPF 8 and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. Sponge-tip wand applicator provides an easy and clean application. Sheer glossy formula glides on lips for a shiny finish. Apply to lips, alone or over lipstick."

A transparent hard plastic tube with all the Clinique logos and information written on it in silver block capitals, and a slender silver screw-top lid with sponge brush attached. A very nice size that's easy to fit in your handbag.

While Clinique says you can apply this over lipstick as well as wearing it alone, I don't know that I'd recommend it myself as I think the gloss colours alone are strong enough. Still, your call. Unscrew the lid, pull out the lid/sponge brush, wipe any excess on the tube opening, and apply to your lips as often as desired.

Shiny rather than shimmery, without making you look like a human disco ball. The available colours are also on the whole very natural, with the exception of a few crazier shades, so there's something there for every purpose.

Slightly thicker than most other glosses, without being sticky. On the lips it feels luxurious and smooth - something to make you feel slightly special.

I'd say that it smells slightly waxier than most other glosses, and this is obvious when you open the tube, but on the lips the smell wears off quickly and is undetectable.


Pretty good - it withstands cups of tea and the stresses of the working day pretty well, and doesn't need to be reapplied as much as other lip glosses.

--Value for money--
Not the most expensive or the cheapest gloss on the market, but its various positive qualities make it worth the price, and I'd probably choose it over Estee Lauder's or Helena Rubinstein's glosses. It even contains conditioning agents and sunscreen, and is waterproof. Top.

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