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Review: Clinique Love Pop Lipstick

So this Friday 26th I casually popped in my local Debenhams and to my surprise (lied, I did a thorough research), Clinique were hosting their (annual) Smile Event and were giving away 500 free limited edition lipsticks. But in order to get a lipstick, you had to use their lip service first, and you know, we sacrifice everything for the collection.

The lip service itself was free. First they asked me to remove the lipstick I had on (and very much loved), then gave me a lip scrub (which didn’t even taste good), put some lip balm on top and finally let me choose a lipstick shade. The lady was very gentle and the lipstick she gave me was really nice as well, but everything I had to do was look in the mirror and say ‘hm, that feels really good’ and she’d reply ‘yes, that looks really good on you’. All I though was how uncomfortable everything makes me feel (and I’m sure she was thinking the same). Also, there was quite a queue behind me with at least 10 people waiting for the same service (which probably added up for my tension) and in my opinion, the whole situation was really awkward.

Anyways, I’ve got the lipstick!! And it’s sooooo pretty.

clinique love pop limited edition

clinique love pop limited edition

It has kisses all over its packaging, which I think is super cute, and if you throw some imagination, you could also see a lady winking at you. The shade is 13 Love Pop and it’s actually a combination of a lipstick and a primer. This one retails for £16.50 but unfortunately, it’s in its regular packaging, which is still gorgeous, but you know, no kisses on it. It kind of makes you feel really special, knowing you are among the 500 people who have the special limited edition, right.

clinique smile event love pop limited edition

First impressions of the lipstick – really creamy and moisturizing, it feels great on the lips. It also doesn’t dry down matte, but stays pearly. It’s not transfer proof, so you’d possibly need to reapply through the day. The shade is really pretty violet and I think it compliments my skin tone very well. I wouldn’t say I’d wear it on a daily basis, but I’d still appreciate sitting on my table.

Was it worth it? Definitely! I’d recommend to keep your eyes peeled for similar event in your local stores!

Have you ever tried their lip services or any of their products?


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  • Reply beautyonabudget94

    Never tried such a lip service before, but if I new there was a free limited edition lipsticks, I would be there hahaha 😀 It does look like a nice every day shade, that I see myself wearing 🙂

    January 28, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I haven’t tried it either, it was super awkward but it was worth it at the end. It’s a very wearable shade, but this pearly thing kind of puts me off. 😀

      January 29, 2018 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Joy The Witch

    Wow i love the packaging and the shade! Nice review!

    January 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      It’s really pretty indeed! Thank you ^^

      January 29, 2018 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Invisibly Me

    Ooo I’d read about the giveaway somewhere online! Sadly our local Debenhams closed down so I wasn’t able to get one so I’m glad I can live vicariously through your freebie. I think the colour is pretty too & I like that it’s moisturising rather than drying (which I find many lippies can be).x

    January 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Oh no! I think they host it wherever their store is – it might be in Boots or House of Fraser?

      January 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    This shade is so pretty!

    January 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply lifeofangela

    I have one Clinique pop lipstick, and I love it! The formula is really nice 😀
    Haha, that whole situation in the store sounded incredibly awkward, but at least you’re happy with the purchase!

    January 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Oh you do! I’ve never tried anything from Clinique before. I’ve heard about their skin lines but never considered their make up 😀
      It was definitely worth it tho 😀

      January 29, 2018 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply lululovesxx

    Didn’t even know this was a thing! I always seem to miss out on promotions. Love the shade and the packaging is just the cutest x

    January 28, 2018 at 10:15 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Neither did I but I’ve got pop ups all over my Instagram and Facebook for weeks! Maybe it was set for a specific location?

      January 29, 2018 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply stashy

    The tube is adoable! The shade looks really wearable too (plus, FREE!) I’ve always liked Clinique lipsticks although there isn’t a lot of hype around them. I have the shade Bare Pop and it’s a great everyday shade.

    January 29, 2018 at 1:39 am
    • Reply Siyana

      It’s lovely, isn’t it! Their skin lines are so well know but I’ve personally never seen anyone talking about their make up, apart from maybe the foundation.

      January 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Chanelle

    The packaging is so fun! The colour looks lovely too 🙂

    January 29, 2018 at 3:43 am
  • Reply whatismaria

    Haha that certainly does sound like an awkward experience but hey at least you got a free lipstick out of it! And the shade looks so glamorous and pretty 🙂 xox

    January 29, 2018 at 7:38 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Oh yes, it was definitely worth it! You know, everything for the beloved make up collection 🙂

      January 29, 2018 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Sunaina Das

    Love the shade , Such an amazing Post and I love it. Love how you have explained your thoughts.


    January 29, 2018 at 11:17 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you!!

      January 29, 2018 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    Great review! I haven’t heard of Clinique lip service before.. so good to know 🙂 I like this lip color and the packaging is cute 🙂

    January 29, 2018 at 6:09 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you!

      January 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm
  • Reply Kat (@femenish)

    That is such a gorgeous colour! I have never tried a lip service before, and I think I’d also feel a bit tense doing one!

    January 30, 2018 at 6:53 am
    • Reply Siyana

      I guess it wouldn’t be that bad if there weren’t that many people waiting. Maybe you should give it a go when it’s quiet 😁

      January 30, 2018 at 8:10 am
  • Reply Always Cleia

    The packaging and shade you got are both so pretty! I’m sorry you had a super unpleasant experience getting the lip service, I think I would feel really uncomfortable too!

    January 30, 2018 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Bold. Beautiful. Imperfect

    I love Clinique but some of their products are a bit expensive. The products are always so high quality though so it makes up for the pricing. 🙂

    February 1, 2018 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Siyana

      I’ve never tried any of their products, so I can’t say for sure, but their skin products are considered quite good 🙂

      February 1, 2018 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply iamserenel

    The packaging is gorgeous, I love the lipstick colour it’s really pretty ❤

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    February 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      The shade is definitely not my usual pick but the packaging is so cute indeed!!

      February 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Hunida

    Pretty! I wasn’t expecting it to be so bright and pearly & the kisses are so cute.

    February 7, 2018 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Nova

    Haha, I love events where you can get free full-sized products, but that does seem awkward! Especially if other people are watching you… Weird. Looks like such a nice lipstick though and sounds like it is up my alley with being moisturizing!

    February 9, 2018 at 12:46 am
  • Reply

    The packaging is so pretty! I haven’t tried them but I love the night mask for lips! It is a game changer. Followed xx

    February 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thanks babe xx

      February 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    So what do you think?

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