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Product Review: Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick & Primer

This is Clinique Creamy Nude Lipstick is my very first Clinique Lipstick and also my very first nude lipstick. I got this lipstick sample from a Tanya Blur Glamour Magazine November 2015, and I must say I am very happy I got to try a nude lipstick for free and tell you all about it.

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I love seeing nude lipsticks on ladies. I think it is a pretty lip colour but I never had the balls to try it. I always thought it would look weird on me because of my skin tone and I was so right. Before I dive into the review, here is what Clinique has to say about their ‘Pop Lip’ Lipstick range.

Luxurious yet weightless formula merges bold, saturated colour with a smoothing primer. Glides on effortlessly to a modern-velvet finish. Colour stays true, keeps lips comfortably moisturized for 8 hours. Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free.

 

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Clinique Lip Pop Nude Lipstick Picture

 

Here are my thoughts on this lipstick:

 

PROS

  1. I love the packaging a lot. I looks so pretty.
  2. I like the fact that it is a lipstick and a primer in 1.
  3. It moisturises my dry lips perfectly.
  4. I like the smooth texture.
  5. It is readily available in Debenhams, House of Fraser, Boots stores and many other stores for about £16.

 

Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick Swatch

Clinique Pop Lipstick

 

CONS

  1. I don’t like the colour on me at all. It is a pinky nude and it doesn’t suit me.
  2. It is not long-lasting. Wears off pretty quickly.

Overall, I am not impressed with this lipstick at all. The shade is not for me. It gives me the ‘washed out’ look. I am also not happy with the staying power of the lipstick. It does not stay on long at all. I am happy I got to try this for free before buying as I have always wanted to try a nude lippie. There are many more colours in the Clinique Pop Lip Lipstick range, and a few of them do look nice. The Berry Pop, Passion Pop and the Cherry Pop look right up my street. Debenhams stocks the whole range, so may give them a go some day.

What do you think of this Clinique Nude Pop Lipstick & Primer? Have you tried any lipstick from Clinique’s Pop Lip range?

 

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No Apologies For Being Black

Nykhor Paul, a South Sudanese Model has had enough. She is tired of apologizing for her blackness.

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In a recent Instagram post, the super model shares her thoughts on racism in the fashion industry:

Dear white people in the fashion world!
Please don’t take this the wrong way but it’s time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion! Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don’t have to do anything but show up WTF! Don’t try to make me feel bad because I am blue-black.  Its 2015, go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup Forever, Iman cosmetic, Black Opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. There’s so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do their research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show! Stop apologizing it’s insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn’t help, seriously! Make an effort at least! That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones. Just because you only book a few of us doesn’t mean you have the right to make us look ratchet. I’m tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I’m definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!! Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, shit we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can’t we be part of fashion fully and equally?

What do you guys think? Share your thoughts.

Making Up Your Cheeks

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A hint of colour on your cheeks gives your face a healthy, natural look. This is where the blush and bronzers come in. There are different types in the market today but it is best to go for the one in the same texture as your foundation.

Powder Blush

Powder blush is usually long-lasting, it also works well on all skin types. Always apply the powder blush with a blush brush. Natural tones are best but go for bright blush if you have a dark skin. I recommend this Chanel Joues Contraste blush.

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Cream Blush

Cream blush is great for those with a dry skin, it is also quite quick and easy to apply. The best part of the cream blush is that you can use it without wearing a foundation, just apply a primer or moisturizer first. I recommend this Revlon cream brush.

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Bronzer

Bronzers look fantastic on darker skin tones. You can apply a bronzer with a powder blush. I recommend this Clinique bronzer.

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Iridescent Highlighter

Iridescent highlighters should be used with blushes or bronzers to balance the effect. They usually draw attention to the eye. They can be in form of powder, cream or liquid. I recommend this MAC Iridescent Highlighter.

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