Review: Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Matte Beauty

Clinique just launched a new matte lipstick not long ago. The company wanted a long lasting matte lipstick that doesn’t dry out the lips, and came up with this formula. ALL matte lipsticks I tried get a little uncomfortable at one point or another, so I was curious to see how this works.


Clinique Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipstick


I was sent Matte Beauty, a white based pink that reminded me of Twiggy. It goes on opaque and smooth at first swipe, and it doesn’t feel heavy on my lips either. I am also happy to report that it doesn’t transfer on my drinking cup, but it doesn’t last a greasy Asian meal. It wears about 4 hours on me without flaking, which is great, and I haven’t tried any longer, because I tend to get hungry and I’d be eating. Sorry, pregnancy woes. Like all matte lipsticks, this one also clings to the lips, but nothing uncomfortable. Be warned though – if you have dry flaky lips, it’d be better if you scrubbed your lips first. One or 2 layers of this lipstick gives you more than enough colour, but any more than that will leave you with wrinkly lips.

Below is how Matte Beauty looks like. It’s a little more milky in real life, if you get what I mean. Can’t seem to capture that in photos. Looks about right in the second photo though.


Clinique Matte Beauty Swatch



The new Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick Shades are only available online. There are 8 shades being sold at the moment, at RM70 each. I’m a bit reserved about this concept of selling it online only, because the online swatches aren’t exactly reliable. I like to SEE what that lipstick looks like before I purchase. I mean, that’s where we bloggers come in handy, but still, I find it a hassle and a gamble. Also, in this country, those who are online savvy are mostly of a particular age group, so maybe this is niche targeting? I do hope Clinique will have them sold at counters. That might be a more popular move, reaching a wider audience. Since Clinique is everywhere, it is convenient for people to drop by, then perhaps swatch and purchase. Have any of you tried these?


xoxo Lily


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