Beauty products are meant to enhance our natural features, cover things up or glamorize our ordinary look. I have a different purpose depending on my daily itinerary. Most of the time I opt for a fresh clean face with a pop of color on my lips. On the outside it brightens things up and on the inside I feel pulled together and ready to conquer my day. I recently took a trip to the Clinique counter where they revamped my entire skincare routine. I meet with Virginia Lee Clinique’s skincare expert and she revamped my skincare routine which I’ll go over in another post. While I was there Virginia introduced me to Diana Charkchyan who is a professional makeup artist for Clinique and we tested out a few makeup products that would be great on my skin and she introduced me to their newest luxurious Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks. These lipsticks glide on easily and they don’t dry out my lips which most lipsticks tend to do. The best part about them is that they have a built in primer which last up to 8 hours. Which I tested while out at a pool party recently and let me tell you they last… so you don’t have to worry about you’re lips bleeding or feathering which in my book is a major plus. My go-to color combination lately has been Poppy Pop with a swirl of Melon Pop which are the tawnies/corals color group. If I want something not as bright I liked to opt for Sweet Pop which is a light shade of pink and a very subtle pop of color. Since I got to stop by the beauty counter and experienced all of the latest tips and tricks from the Clinique professions I thought I’d show you how I achieve the Pop Lip Color that Diana choose for me and I’m going to explain how you can get the some look at home with a few of the Clinique products.
First start with the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub to gently remove dead skin from lips. The key to a perfect pout is prepping the lips so that the color can glide on smoothly. Secondly, apply Clinique’s Quickliner for Lips pencil in Cocoa Peach. Simply outline the upper lip bow and then outline the rest of the outer lip line, fill lips with liner then follow with Pop Lip Color + Primer in Poppy Pop, lightly brush in Melon Pop in the center of your pout to add a bit of a highlight to your pout. There you have it a bright pop of color to brighten up your day! Have you tried Clinique’s Pop Lip Color + Primers yet? If so let me know in the comment box below what your favorite color is.
Here are some of my other great Clinique finds that are in my summer beauty bag.