Last updated on April 20, 2018
You won’t believe it! I’ve been using Clinique Long Last Lipstick for close to 20 years. Ah…now you know how long this product has been in the market and how it must have been a great formula for its branding and packaging to remain unchanged all these while, right?
Yes, I know matt lippies are all the rage these days. Clinique Long Last Lipstick is strictly-speaking not a matt lipstick, but neither is it a glossy lipstick. It carries a very subtle sheen. From afar, it may appear like a soft matt finish. So, not too bad, huh? ;)
I encourage you to read this holy grail review because Clinique Long Last Lipstick, being a classic staple may come in handy when the matt-lippie fad is over.
Now, let me share with you five reasons why Clinique Long Last Lipstick is a great beauty buy!
5 Reasons why Clinique Long Last Lipstick is a Great Buy
1. A Lasting Formula
As its name suggests, Clinique Long Last Lipstick is ultra long-lasting. It would stay on for hours or even more than half a day without losing much of its pigment. What’s great is that even if there is minimal fading of colors, the lips would look evenly colored and not patchy washed-out.
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I’d read reviews when people complained about how a long-lasting lipstick faded after a meal. Based on my experience, most lipsticks cannot survive well through a meal unless we are eating non-greasy stuff such as salad or tea. Or food is cut into tiny pieces and delivered carefully into the cavity of the mouth.
We all know how oil cleansers work well in removing makeup, right? So naturally, a properly-cooked meal would likely cause lipstick to wash out unless it is a staining lipstick, which I wouldn’t then be keen to try. Therefore, when we talk about whether a lipstick is long lasting, we disregard the “Eating Test” unless otherwise stated.
2. Creamy & Moisturizing
Many lipsticks selling on their long-lasting formula tend to be dry and matt. Not Clinique’s Long Last Lipstick. This gem is so creamy and moisturizing my dry lips absolutely adored it. It has kept my lips in tip top condition while accentuating them with a natural and soft sheen finish! No ugly lip wrinkles after applying this lipstick. Try it!
This hydrating trait is a common feature in most of Clinique’s Lipstick, as can be seen by the following reviews:
- Must-read: Review of Clinique Chubby Stick Baby Tint Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
- Also see: Review of Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss | Editor’s Choice
3. Rich and Pigmented
Clinique Long Last Lipstick is richly pigmented. One swipe is all you need to get the full opaque colour onto your lips.
My first color during Uni days was Baby Kiss. It’s still selling after sooooooo many years.
My current favorite is Blushing Nude and I use it almost daily. It is a neutral shade and matches well with most color outfit or makeup.
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4. Elegant Packaging
I love the silver casing, don’t you? This classy and sleek design has stayed unchanged since eons ago. The reflective cylinder case means it’s easy to locate it in your bag, unlike most lipsticks these days that come in uninspiring black-plastic casing.
5. Won’t Feather
Clinique Long Last Lipstick claims that the lipstick won’t feather, creep, stain or dry out. It’s TRUE! No birds. No feathers. Oops.
Many long-lasting lipsticks work by staining the lips so as to achieve “long-lasting” effect. Personally, I prefer lipstick that doesn’t stain lips as I thought that’s gentler to the skin. And true enough, online research indicated that lip stains can be drying, leaving lips wrinkles looking more pronounced. So, I’m really glad Clinique Long Last Lipstick doesn’t stain lips at all.
In most of my reviews, I would talk about the goods and bads of a product. In this review, I only have good things to say about Clinique Long Last Lipstick. So, the recommendation would be a straight forward one. Get it if you like a moisturizing, long lasting and rich yet natural-looking lipstick. Thumbs up and added to Holy Grail list. Rating: 5/5