Rated 4.42 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 has a bit more red, whereas Rose Pop had 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 lipstick.
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 Expensive Disappointment
I had high hopes for this after I read some reviews. While other reviews were mixed, I wanted to stay positive. I was waffling between this and the nudestix by ulta. I had a sample of the nudestix and loved it, but was willing to try something different. This was an expensive lip stick that had poor coverage, clumpy coverage and looked very amateur when I put it on (did not cover, looked like I didn't know how to apply lipstick). The color is very pretty. I did try this twice - once with exfoliating and once without exfoliating my lips. After exfoliating I had the worst coverage. I waited a few days and did not exfoliate and the coverage was a bit better. It wasn't the exact matte look I was looking for, so I would not buy this again. I have medium sized lips - maybe this would be better for someone with either bigger or smaller lips.
Reviewed by 269 customers 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!
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
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.
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.
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!!!
Love the color!
Patsy from Round Rock, TX
Can feather without a primer like urban decay's ultimate ozone primer to seal the edges. Color stays nice and bright!
Color: Bold Pop
DebbieO from New Haven, MO
I usually love Clinique, but I am not a fan of this. It starts going on smoothly, but then suddenly snags and the color is immediately uneven. It's super dark in spots and then bright cherry red in others. I've never had a lipstick be so jeckle&hyde before. I'd return it if I knew how that worked.
I love Clinic
Run2me from Rochester, NY
This is the second lipstick of this type from Clinic I have purchased because I liked the first one so much.
Creamy Texture & Perfect Color
kac005 from Ohio
This is my GO TO lipstick and my favorite formula from Clinique. It goes on super smooth (very creamy) and unlike some matte formulas, isn't drying or irritating. The only con is that I have to re-apply a few times during the day. (Once headed into the office, once after lunch, then again if I'm headed to an evening event!) If you need a lipstick that doesn't budge all day – this isn't for you. But overall, I highly recommend.
Kris from Orlando
Pretty color .love it
Love this color & love how it feels on my lips!!
Jen from Wichita, KS
Love!! Beautiful color & I always put a little gloss over it and it's perfect!!
I would buy this product again and again.
Lady Byrd from Columbia, SC
I am glad I chose this product and color. For me, it does pop.
My new go to lip color
Lisa G. from Nashville, TN
One of my favorite consultants at Ulta picked this color. Said it is his go to neutral, when you want a little "pop" and, wow, was he right! Love the feel of the lipstick and love the look even more. Perfect all-season color.
Love the staying power of this lipstick
Lynn F. from Clinton Twp. MI
Long lasting lip stick. I have always eaten off the color so this was a great discovery. Thank you to the Ulta sales assistant for her suggestion and pointing me to this product.
Great Product But Bad Color
crazycatmommy from Melissa, TX
Great product but the color itself turned a lighter shade when it dried on my lips. I ending up returning it and getting a different shade and was very happy with the second one. Great lipstick but this original lipstick was a really bad shade.
Tracie the teacher from San Antonio
First time using this product. Color is good, but wish it had a shine,
Perfect everyday lipstick
Mystique from Chitown
I bought clove pop and it is a good everyday color for every skin tone.
I would buy again
Miri from Denver co
New product for me-love it
Sugar from Houston
Great customer service from the specialist at Ulta to assist me in my purchase. I wanted a certain color lipstick that was lead free.
Was hoping it was more moisturizing. I usually wear BUXOM.
Scheherazade from Philadelphia
It's a nice color, but needed a more emollient lipstick.
Love love love!
DeeJay from Denver
Perfect fuchsia! Not too light not too dark. I'm soo in love I just wear it at home casually! Must have!
Mvue from Minnesota
Wore the color pow pop today. Ate a sandwich, Halloween candy, drank lots of water, and had chipotle for dinner. And this still stayed put! It only started to come off once I was rubbing it. It fades nicely and doesn't give a crusty look. Definitely gonna have to try more colors! Was pleasantly surprised but happy about it!
Gogobeans from West olive, MI
This is the fourth tube of this color I've purchased. I love it! Color lasts and doesn't feather.