After declaring these Clinique lipsticks one of my Best of Beauty 2015, and these eyeshadows as part of my March 2015 favorites, it's clear that I am loving all things from the Clinique 'Pop' range. I could not get these Pop Lacquers on my lips fast enough when they arrived at my apartment. Sometimes I am drawn to a color category of a lip range just be looking at them (I recently picked up this lipstick in Histoire because that red looked way too good to pass up), and in this case I immediately went for the nude shades.
All of the nude shades seemed to be right up my alley, and as soon as I swatched them it was evident they were going to stand out the most. The shades I have are all quite similar, though I find Nude Pop to be a bit more peachy while Sugar Pop and Wink Pop are a touch more pink. The texture feels like a mixture between a gloss and a balm with only a minimal amount of tackiness. They are definitely more sheer than the Pop Lip Colors, though the bolder shades definitely have much more pigmentation.
My favorite standout from the bold shades was definitely Lava Pop which is rich enough to satisfy those looking for a red lip, but sheer enough to not scare off those that only dabble in the shade. Love Pop did come in at a close second because while it looks dark in the tube, it reads as a beautiful subtle plum-rose on the lips. The Pop Lacquers last about 4 hours before I need a touch up, with the bolder shades lasting a hint longer because they leave a slight stain on the lips. While I do love all my luxury brands, I have consistently been impressed with Clinique's launches over the past 2-3 years. Many of the makeup items are fast becoming staples in my makeup routine, which is finally catching up to the skincare pieces that have held permanent places in my regimen for years (this cleanser, this cleanser and this moisturizer are three of my all time favorites).
*pr samples included
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