I found this little tube of lip gloss from my pile of lip products and I was like, what the heck. So, here goes!
5: Beyond Explanation
1. Packaging: (5/5) [for the samples] (3/5) [for the full size]
The packaging is sleek, simple and minimalist. All of which I love. I love the metal cap, it just gives it a really sophisticated feel to it. The applicator for the samples is the typical squeeze out tube which is nice because, as opposed to the brush applicators (as in the full sized versions), this is not susceptible to germ contamination.
2. Consistency: (5/5)
The consistency is not sticky at all. I love it. It almost feels like a lip balm on your lips. However, it does feel like you have something on your lips which I was iffy about at first but eventually you get used to it.
3. Scent: (4/5)
It has the slightest scent of how Clinique products usually smell like but you can't really even smell it even when it's already on. I only gave it an awesome because, I know this will make me sound like such a kid, but I like scented lip glosses! But since it doesn't have any obvious smells, I guess it would appeal to a much bigger market.
4. Pigmentation & Shine: (4/5)
Since it is a lip gloss, it's very sheer, borderline clear. It does have an ever so slight tinge of pink, but that's it. Some people would appreciate a more pigmented lip gloss (which is why I only gave it a 4) but this works for me. As for shine, it's not one of those plastic-y looking lip glosses which I hate. It's very subtle and very natural-looking. You know the look of your lips when you just licked it, this lip gloss captures that look perfectly.
It does feel really moisturizing on the lips. This could even be a good lip balm. I mentioned earlier that it feels like lip balm on the lips, turns out, it also works like one which is awesome.
6. Staying Power: (3/5)
As with any other lip glosses, the lasting power is the down side. It lasts a decent amount of time. Nothing extraordinary. But apparently for other people it lasts up until 6 hours. Even though that wasn't what I experienced, I thought I'd still throw that bit in.
OVERALL RATING: 4/5
WOULD I RECOMMEND?: Yes and No.
No, because I think there are similar products that practically works the same but for a cheaper price. So, if I consider the price, I wouldn't really recommend.
But if you are one of those people who can shell out the extra bucks then, by all means, go for it.
Price: Php620 for full size (according to Clinique.com)
Availability: Rustan's Department Stores