Pretty in pink: a Clinique Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a day away, and frankly I can hardly wait. Tomorrow P and I are getting on a flight to Hobart for a much needed holiday (the last time I managed to get away for a holiday was my trip to New York in November 2011, and it’s getting to the stage where just getting through each day at work felt like torture. First world problems? Perhaps.)

Although I’m not a huge fan of chocolate or flowers, I do like having something pretty on my lips during V day. Miranda from Clinique HQ very kindly sent me her favourite Valentine’s lip products : Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick and Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour. I thought I would swatch, review, and FOTD them for you, loved up reader. :)

 

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

 

 

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour

 

 

Price:  Chubby Sticks: $35.00 AUD,  High Impact Lip Colour:  $36.00 AUD

Availability: Clinique counters worldwide, Myer department stores.]

 

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick…

 

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

Wearing Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick

 

keep reading after the jump!

 

Wearing Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour

 

Wearing Clinique Extreme Pink lipstick

Wearing Clinique Extreme Pink lipstick

The rest of the makeup…

Eyes:

- Urban Decay Primer Potion all over lids to prime

- MAC Copperplate eyeshadow on mobile lid.

- Inglot matte 358  (light dove grey matte eyeshadow) in crease to blend. Review and swatches here.

- Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Mist (review coming soon on the inner corners of the eyes as a highlight.

Cheeks:

- Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment (review and swatches here)

- Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator in Angel Mist blended on top of cheekbones to highlight.

 

Swatches and Reviews

 

Swatches: Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour (left) Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick (right)

swatches: Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour (left) Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick (right)

 

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick is my favourite out of the two, and in my opinion, the perfect Valentine’s lip.  It’s a shemi sheer strawberry pink with a distinctly juicy finish. It is essentially a tinted lip balm which means that it leaves the lips soft, and Chunky Cherry gets kissed off it won’t leave a guilty, X-rated stain on both parties.  Out of the Clinique Chubby sticks this is my favourite one due to the impressive pigmentation and the decent lasting power.

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour is a deep pink mauve with an almost metallic fuschia frost finish, which I think would suit cool, pale skintones best. I like blending this with my fingers to mute the frostiness of the lippy so that you get a delicate fuschia sheen rather than the full-on frost finish that you get straight from the tube.  Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour feels creamy and comfortable on the lips, and has excellent staying power.

 

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick lip swatch

Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick lip swatch

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour lip swatch

Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour lip swatch

 

 

And just for a laugh….

What are you doing on Tuesday the 14th? More importantly, what are you wearing on your lips?

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