Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Review

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Assalamulaikum and hello! This year (2014) I have witnessed quite a number of matte lipsticks surfacing on the shelves and to be honest, 2014 is the year where I started my venture with matte lipsticks as well. I was not a lipstick lover back then because I hate the too-heavy feeling on my lips and well, I'm just gonna admit that for me, wearing a lipstick is too much hassle XD that was my thinking back then, hehehe~

It was only a few months back that I found myself attracted to lipsticks and started using whatever I have in my stash. Now that I have been through a few trials of matte lipsticks, I would like to share my opinion regarding what I recently tried, which is the Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick. What I have in my stash is the shade Matte Mandarin, an orange coloured matte lipstick with a slight hint of red. It is a very merry colour that makes you stand out with just wearing it alone. From my little research, Clinique spent 3 years developing this matte lipstick so that it won't be a trouble to the lips wearing it. I guess they really did it this time, hehe!
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick comes with a ribbed chrome outer, which is kinda cute because it is not the typical lipstick packaging that we can always find on the shelves. It looks so beautiful and 'expensive' to my eyes, haha! Here are my attempts in trying to get the orange shade of this Matte Mandarin lipstick in pictures. It was hard as my camera seems to enjoy the reds more XD 
I have been using this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick for more than 2 weeks now, thank god it's raya so I have more reason to wear this especially when I go out, the colour just made me happy! Sometimes I just wear it at home to see its staying power/longevity and then my brother and sister thought I was crazy, hahaha! I really love this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick because it does not irritate my lips at all. It does not feel heavy or sticky on my lips. It does not dry my lips either even though I was fasting. There was one matte lipstick that made my lips feel very dry and chapped when I first wore it while fasting. Even though this is a matte lipstick, it gives a moist feeling to my lips and I don't even feel like wearing something matte at all. Another plus point is that, no matter how long I wear this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick it does not seem to bleed at all ^_^

The staying power is marvelous too. It stays like it was freshly applied if I did not eat. Drinking with a straw does not budge the colour but drinking with a cup transfers a slight hint of colour and eating burger takes 50% of the colour off my lips. This Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is so smooth that it glides effortlessly on my lips. I have pigmented lips but 2 light layers of Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick are actually enough to make my lips pop with this vibrant Matte Mandarin shade. 
So yeah, this is me wearing Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin with just 1 layer on (I am actually quite shy to share my own picture but oh well, it is not all the time I'm doing it, right? hehe!). Picture was taken inside a shopping mall so no natural lighting, and this was taken with a 5MP phone camera so forgive me for the low quality image. The first impression of my friend upon meeting me was "why is your lips that red?" because he is not used to seeing me sporting such vibrant colour, and plus the mall's lighting was not much of a help in showing the orange tint =_='' I usually will not put much makeup on if I have this Matte Mandarin on my lips. I will only wear some BB cream or powder foundation, jet black winged eyeliner and this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Mandarin. I get that million dollar look already with it, hehe! Below are the close up image of the swatches, I hope it helps! Please click on the image(s) if you wish to see a bigger picture okay lovelies?
Overall, I shall say that Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is by far the best matte lipstick I ever tried. The most winning attributes of Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick that I love is that it is very pigmented and it does not make my lips dry. It is buttery but matte on the lips, yes! If you are interested, there are 8 shades to choose (6 swatches can be seen at Pixiwoo's review) and if I were asked to choose, I would go for Matte Crimson and Matte Peony after this, I really love both colours from the swatches I've seen! At the moment, Malaysians can purchase this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick at Clinique Malaysia website only. Below are the ingredients list if you are keen to see what this Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick is made of :) 

Product Info :
Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick
RM 70.00
8 colour choices
Only available for purchase at Clinique Malaysia website 
*Disclaimer : Product was sent for review purpose. However opinions stated are unbiased and 100% based from my experience as a user.

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  1. oh it look sweet on not a fan of matte lipstick cos it dries out my lip and make the line so visible..but glad to know this is moisturizing for the lip!!!

    1. Thank you Cindy dear ^_^ i was not a keen fan too but when I see other reviews are all positive, I did not hesitate to get this and boy I am so happy that it is not drying on my lips at all :D maybe you should try it and see if you can like it ;)

  2. Nice review, i didn't know they came up with this matte lipstick until i read your post. I'm currently in love with their chubby stick lip balm.. i know it's not really a lipstick, but it's so moisturizing and it has a slight tint of color.. which is just perfect if you wanna go for an au naturel kinda look... which is what i normally do this days... ^_^

    1. ahh that Chubby Stick is raved by many I heard? but people often compare it with Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. I havent tried it yet, but it is good to know that you're loving it ^_^ maybe next time you'll know what to buy if you're looking for matte lipstick ;)

  3. Wow this sounds like a really good matte lipstick! I was thinking of swatching them at the counter but when I read that it's only available online my heart sank huhu

    1. trust me dear, my heart sank even deeper because I am planning to buy the Matte Crimson and Matte Peony after this. so, I happily planned to swatch them, even visited the counters, and lastly i was informed that it is only available online. nanges jap, takpelah nak beli jugak. ni lagi satu terasa cruel macam takde tester kat counter XD

    2. OMG sedih nya! (weird that we are sad about this haha) I don't know if I want to buy yet but if you do let me know how the online shopping and shipping at Clinique is like :)

    3. true makeup lover will be more sad for a lipstick over groceries shortage at the hypermarket XD okay sure darling, i will inform you about the process and experience once i manage to buy the mentioned shades. it might be a month from now coz i am a currently a jobless fresh grad, hehe


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