Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love them!
I've never been a fan of matte lipsticks because they tend to be very drying, and someone like me, who tends to have dry lips, doesn't want that. I also don't like the "flat" look matte lipsticks give. I feel that they take away definition to the lips. But THESE lipsticks are amazing! They feel comfortable and moisturizing, they don't accentuate any dryness you might have on your lips, they don't look completely flat, and the colors are SO vibrant. I would say most of them you can definitely get true color pay off with just one swipe.
A bit of a warning though, some of them do leave a quite vibrant stain behind on your lips and the stain doesn't look like the exact shade of lipstick you originally applied. Also, you will have to use a makeup remover to get the stain completely off your lips. Some people might see that as a good thing cause it says something about the color staying-power, and others might not like that.
As far as shade description goes... Blushing Pop (on me) looked more brown and I couldn't really see any pink in it. Some people might not notice a difference, but Graffiti Pop and Rose Pop look VERY similar. Graffiti Pop had a bit more red, whereas Rose Pop has more pink. Shock Pop leaves an almost fluorescent pink stain behind. Cute Pop has more of a mauve look to it, definitely a favorite. Peony Pop is more of a mid-tone pink. Avant Garde Pop is definitely the darkest of all the shades. It's a beautiful vampy shade.
I tried ALL of these shades, but I ended up keeping Rose Pop, Bold Pop, Peony Pop, Cute Pop, and Avant Garde Pop.
Most Helpful Critical Review First Clinique Disappointment
I have been a longtime clinique customer and an avid red lipstick fan. I was SO excited when Clinique released their matte lipsticks and quickly bought Icon Pop. However, I have been sorely disappointed with the product. It is a nightmare to apply correctly, it bleeds and smudges unlike every other matte lipstick I've used, and it does not last more than an hour or two. This is the first ever Clinique product that I can say I've ever been truly disappointed with.
Reviewed by 417 customers I would buy this color againl
Alice from Arlington, TN
Great colors for all occasions, from work to coctails!
Love this Lip!
Kat from California
The color is gorgeous, a lighter pink but still bold in a subtle way. Goes on smooth. I was sad it arrived broken because it was just bouncing around in the box but it was replaced very quickly and packed much better the second time.
Was definitely not a lipstick person before this!
in_new_york_city from NJ
I got this as part of a special offer. I was never a lipstick person but this changed my mind. Definitely worth trying!
annaebi from georgia
love this lipstick, it is so hydrating and moisturizing. love its shades and packaging!
Curlygirl from SF, CA
Love the color and staying power is better than others.
It so beautiful I like it
Albayati from Covington Seattle
The color so beautiful and still along time. I like it.
Stunning shade of red
GLady50+ from Dallas, TX
I purchased the Ruby Pop shade and it is simply gorgeous! It's a bright shade of summery red that lasts. It has a hint of coral without being orangey. (Orange is beautiful but most orange-reds don't work well with my skin tone.) The finish is a matte without being dry. This is my new favorite lipstick. I can't wait for masks to become a thing of the past. This will be my go-to lipstick for everything.
Rose from Ohio
I love this lipstick! The color Bare Pop is perfect. I always have trouble finding a shade that looks good on me. This will be my go-to lipstick.
My go to!
GG Pam from Bozeman MT
Beach Pop is my go to color.
I love this product!
Nish from Warren, Mi
This is my second time purchasing the lipstick from Clinique. I love the it goes on smooth, I love the color, and it does smear with the mask on. Clinique never disappoints me!
I would definitely purchase this lipstick again
Washington Barbie from Washington, Utah
The sales associate in the Ulta Store helped me find the right color. I really like the lipstick. A little bit expensive and usually never goes on sale but you can use your Ulta points towards the purchase.
Cat O. from USA
This was recommended by a Clinique rep as a good go-to brownish red as a replacement for Clinique's Spiced Apple (discontinued) for my peachy skin tone. It's dark bluish-burgundy and clashes horribly with my rosy cheeks. Went on dry, felt sticky. I'll keep looking for a replacement, but no-go on this one!
Natalie from Savannah GA
Absolutely the best. I was hesitant about red lipstick because you have to find the perfect shade. I saw an associate with a beautiful red lip. I complimented how nice it looked on her. She told me that I had to try it and that for the most part it looks great on just about every skin tone. I tried and LOVED how it looked on me. I bought an entire skin care set. I have received so many compliments when I wear the shade.
My new favorite matte lipstick
Riften from Portland, OR
I absolutely love this lipstick. It goes on nice and creamy and is super matte. It doesn't dry out my lips either which is surprising for a matte lipstick! I got the color Icon Pop and it is nice and vibrant and exactly what I was looking for. I love how long the color lasts even after hours of drinking beverages and conversing.
EG from Houston, TX
I bought this in lieu of Blushing Nude (wasn't available). This is the most beautiful nude lipstick ever. It is very moisturizing and pigmented.
I've purchased this at least 3 times already and love it!
M.C. from IL
I use it daily and love it and will buy it again
Amazing, love it!
Jenfraschi from San Diego
Cute pop color is sooo beautiful, I love it!
Kat from New York
This is one of the best lipsticks I've ever tried! The coverage is amazing, the color lasts and has a velvety feel to it. It's not drying like so many other matte lipsticks I've tried.
New to matte
AnnK from Norwalk, CT
I've never tried matte lipstick before. But I'm a big fan now. I expected it to be less creamy, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Colors are kind of lighter
Lau from Florida
I think this a very soft and comfortable lipstick to wear, however colors are lighter than shown in the pictures. I ordered the blushing pop which is a gorgeous color but too light for my skin color, you can't tell I'm wearing anything. I'll try with the next shade that is darker, I hope it works for me.
Iteachkiddos from San Diego
I love this lipstick and use it two ways- heavy for really big color pop and just barely touch to lips and blend with a gloss for a nice pout.
My mom loves it
RodPhx from Phoenix
My mom got it as a mini size when there is a sale and you can choose a treat when you check out.
She loves it.
Beautiful Color & Great Staying Power
Yogafief from Pennsylvania
I have worn lip stains for years but my fav was discontinued so was on the hunt for an alternative. Tried long-wear lipsticks but they were too drying & felt thick on my lips. I found Clinique's and bought the Shock Pop shade. It's a beautiful vibrant blue-toned pink color, it feels comfortable on my lips and it stays on very well. I apply it, then blot w/a tissue, then reapply and it increases the staying power. I will definitely be getting more of their vibrant shades in this lipstick. Way to go Clinique!!!
Best Matte Lipstick
Becca from Manchester, Pa
I love love love this lipstick!!! It goes on smooth. Lips feel like velvet....but not sticky!!! Lasts a long time. Lightweight....dosnt feel like im wearing anything at all. I usually reapply ONCE during the day. When it does eventually fade....it fades EVENLY....so i dont look like a weirdo with flakey color only around the outside of my lips. Im very fair skinned and ive always been terrified to do a "red lip".....because im more of a nude or neutral girl. Icon Pop....is PERFECT. Its a red....but not so overpowering that its the ONLY thing people see when they look at you. Ive ordered 2 more colors and cant wait to try them!!!
Beautiful natural shades
Ky from Colorado
The matte makes for a perfect everyday look. I chose Blushing Pop and it is truly my lips but better. The texture is creamy and moisturizing. Would love to try more shades!