Saturday, March 8, 2014

A Punch of Pink from Clinique


It was a whopping 13C/55F in New York City today. It's incredible what gentler weather does to the spirits – I haven't seen as many smiles on the street since... fall, probably? – and I suppose the evidence is in this blog post. After all, it got me writing.

Something bright was in order, so I reached into my ever-growing pile of Make Up I Should Test. Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch emerged, so here we are.


Firstly, I knew it was called intense, but I didn't know how intense it was going to be (this is an occasion where the brand team got the product name totally right). One swipe and I was like woah!, and then obviously, I went all out.


Plushest Punch goes on glossy and dries to a stain-like finish in an hour, though color is as vibrant as ever. Wear time is a solid 3-5 hours, but with the pen shape, reapplication is a breeze. I love lip products that make coloring outside the lines virtually impossible.



I have not taken hi-res pictures of myself in almost six months, and I have to say my skin surprised even me in these pictures. It behooves me to inform you about the two products I used: the newly acquired Suqqu Frame Fix Cream Foundation (from Japan, or *wince* ichibankao.com) and Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Delicate Pink, which has acquired HG status in my stable of highlighters. I use it on cheekbones, nose, cupid's bow, below/above eyebrows, and with my ring finger, dab the beige-ish shade on the inner corners of my eye. This palette is so magnificent it brings tears to my eyes.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch retails for $21 and is available at Clinique counters everywhere!

Products Used:
Shu Uemura Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Seal Brown
Suqqu Frame Fix Cream Foundation N 102
Le Metiér de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur Concealer Shade 1
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad 212
THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil 05
Annabelle Le Big Show Mascara
Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop
Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in Delicate Pink
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Punch

Full disclosure: This entry contains sample products sent by PR or the manufacturer for editorial consideration. This entry also includes affiliate links.

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