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 400 customers Like velvet
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!
Nim from NY
this lipstick will be like a base colour for the lips, not very visible on dark skin but I like its neutral tone.
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!
Natural matte lipstick
Toto from VA
I like this lipstick it's long last for 7 hours without drying my lips
Clove Pop is the perfect color
JanetClovePop from Virginia
I have trouble finding lipsticks that are too drying, aren't too glossy, don't have a terrible taste or smell, and that look good with darker skin. Clove Poop is the perfect lipstick for me. Even though it's matte, it glides on and stays.
Maia from Delaware
perfect for my lips! lips look great and very matte. I love it!
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.
calibee from westlake village
beautiful color, long wearing
Matte Lipstick that's Smooth with Good Coverage
Tamara from NC
This lipstick is easy to apply and doesn't feel chalky. Love it!
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.
Anahit from DE
I have a couple of colors and I like them all. matte colors are comfortable but they last very long. Definitely will purchase new colors.
carolynB from FLA
I'm a wearer of Even Better Vanilla Foundation, so was thrilled to find this shade match service
I've now got all 3 of my lipstick wardrobe: Eyelet, Blush & Tickled
As I have sallow skin, I've always found it difficult trying to find a lipstick shade that didn't look too "pinky"
I'm now perfectly happy with 3 go to shades!
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.