I've always been a fan of the Clinique Pop lipsticks, and I was glad to see that they expanded the line (again). The previous additions (gloss and sheer) were not really my thing. But the new ones are called Pop Matte Matte and Pop Liquid Matte and that's right up my alley!
Clinique Pop Matte Matte
When I reviewed the regular Clinique Pop's I said that they were more of a demi-matte finish. The new Pop Matte Mattes are definitely more matte. They are matte, but without a flaky, dry look - (they are not as glowy as on the swatches in real life). They don't look dry and -yay!- they also don't feel dry at all. These are the mattes you can wear the whole week to work without worrying about chapped or dry lips. The pigmentation is perfect and there are 16 colors to choose from.
Beach Pop is a beautiful 90s brown nude. Perfectly on trend, and my favorite color of the ones I have reviewed.
Peppermint Pop is your hollywood red. A pretty, bright red.
Mod Pop is a vibrant pink color with a hint of fuchsia.
Shock Pop is my second favorite color: a beautiful bright fuchsia hue. A shade that definitely adds a 'pop' to your look!
Pop Liquid Matte
Liquid lipsticks are on trend, and a lot of American/indie brand have them. The big/high-end brands in Europe aren't on the liquid train yet - until Clinique dropped the Pop Liquid Matte lipstick. But by calling it a liquid matte it raised some expectations, which it couldn't meet 100%.
The biggest differences between the pop liquid and the liquid lipsticks is that it isn't truly matte. Liquid lipsticks normally are completely matte, matte to the core. The pop liquid still is semi-shiny with a velvety finish. That also implicates that it doesn't last as long as other liquid lipsticks.
What is the Pop Liquid Matte lipstick then?
It's a liquid formula lipstick that hydrates, with a velvety finish. The applicator is very easy to use and applies precisely. It covers completely.
Boom Pop is a very pretty burgundy-brown shade. The perfect fall/winter color.
Flame Pop is an intense red color.
Clinique - Pop Matte Matte (€23,25)
Clinique - Pop Liquid Matte (€23,25)
The Pop Liquid Matte definitely is a fun addition to the pop range, but not to be compared to liquid lipsticks from brands like Ofra, The Balm, Sleek,... The Matte Mattes are top releases in my opinion, I was a fan of the regular mattes, but the new ones with their full matte look complete the pop range.
What's your favorite color?