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.
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.
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?