First of all, I’d like to thank my blogging gal pal Chelsea from the amazing Olive & Ivy blog for making me aware that this even exists. When she posted in a group that she wanted this set but couldn’t get it in Canada, I immediately thought a.) that I needed this for myself and b.) I have to help her get one. So now we both have one, yayyyyy! 🙂
This new & adorable Clinique Kisses set is a Macy’s Exclusive and it comes with 5 FULL SIZE matte lipsticks. Don’t be afraid of these mattes though, because these aren’t drying like a most mattes that I’ve encountered, they just have a nice (semi) matte finish. They are really comfortable and have a slight silicone type feel to them for the first few hours you wear them. Also, they are very creamy and pigmented but the lighter colors did tend to highlight and grab onto some of the dry patches that I had on my lips. I found that dabbing the lipstick on the dry areas instead of swiping it really helped alleviate that issue though.
How cute is the pattern on the tube? That is just one of the reasons I love these lipsticks though because just look at those colors and pigmentation! *swoon* The mattes in this set are from the Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick line and they are .12 oz each. The actual full size tubes are .14 oz each and retail for $17 each, so you are only getting .02 oz less in each tube. That is still an amazing almost $85 value for just $25!
Colors from Left to Right:
Matte Peony (the sweet talker)- is a warm medium pink.
Matte Crimson (the good kisser)- is a vibrant warm red.
Matte Beauty (the hug & kisser)- is a classic rose pink/nude.
Matte Magenta (the life of the party)- is a bright fuchsia.
Matte Plum (the pretty pouter)- is a vibrant purple/plum.
There is no detectable scent with these, which is a big plus in my book and they also wear for a decent amount of time! I get 4-5 hours from them and the brighter/bolder ones leave a bit of a nice stain behind as well.
I think the color selection is really nice for a lipstick set, and I do like all of them but I would have to say that Matte Petal is my least favorite of the bunch. (I’m a bold lipstick girl at heart…) Overall, I am SO happy with my purchase and I think it would make a great gift for the makeup/lipstick lover in your life. (You’ve got to know at least one!)
Availability: Only at Macy’s – $25 (w/ free shipping!)
What do you think of this adorable Clinique Kisses set…It’s good for gifting, am I right?
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