Oh, yum! The new Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow is for anyone who wanted a slightly thinner version of current lip oils. The reason that it’s slightly less viscous than other oils is because the Clinique version is also for cheeks. I was expecting this to be a non-option for cheeks in reality (most lip & cheek hybrids only do one or the other well, farely both) but it’s really not bad at all.
The shades I have here are Black Honey Glow and Nectar Glow. Because it’s a translucent formula, you will get more colour on your cheeks than on your lips because of the difference in skin pigment in those areas. I was very pleasantly surprised to get a sheer stain on my cheeks from Nectar Glow that also gives a little bit of skin sheen which is gorgeous if you’re edging it onto cheek bones. Because it’s an oil, not a gloss, you certainly don’t get sticky cheeks but if you have only ever ventured forward with powder blush, it will feel strange for a while.
Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow isn’t scented (Clinique doesn’t scent their products) so there’s no vanilla-lollipop flavour to live on your lips, but it’s not especially long lasting as a lip product. It did feel softening on the lip and quite luscious, thanks to safflower, jojoba and sunflower seed oils but you will need to top up after a time. Black Honey gave my lips a kind of see-though vampy look which is perfect for anyone who can’t quite do the wickedly saturated vampy lip – you get a nuance of it.
Although the Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow has already launched in the US we have a few weeks to wait here. I’ll try and flag them as soon as they arrive. I think they’re really fun and actually do both jobs very well.
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