Clinique have a new lipstick out, and like many other lipsticks being launched at the moment, they're all about matte. They're called Long Last Soft Matte, and promise a full coverage, velvety soft matte finish, with a long lasting just-applied look. They come in very pretty ribbed silver tubes which have a definite retro appeal, and the wearable matte finish just cries out for a 50s swing dress and heels for summer...
The texture of these lipsticks is lovely - they glide onto the lip, feel soft and buttery, and remain soft on the lip even once they've set down. Wear time is indeed good - four hours or so before the colour starts to fade - I don't think I agree that they maintain a just-applied look for long. They fade with dignity and absolutely no ring-of-doom but they do fade. The colour remains soft and comfortable throughout the wear time.
Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is available in eight shades, from neutral to red to a particularly sunny looking orange, and they cost a spendy but not too spendy £18 each. All in all, a lovely, comfortable, muted way to wear matte this summer. Find them at the Clinique website now.
Disclosure: PR sample
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