Some time ago when the Clinique Buttershine lipsticks were first launched, I gave them a go at the Clinique counter. My first impression was a bad one, as my lips felt dry after applying this lipstick.
Now, I know this lipstick is more like a solid gloss. It is supposed to go on like butter and has a shine, hence the name. However, it felt dry to me and so I avoided this one for a long long time.
Then, a couple of weeks back, I stumbled on one for cheap, so I bought it on a whim to try. The colour is Berry Blush.
The case of this lipstick is very nice. Its a solid shiny metal with a bamboo design. Very appropriate for the coming Chinese New Year, I thought. The cover fits very well, so once its covered you can’t even tell which way is up! It just looks like a piece of solid metal bamboo which is really cool.
The texture of this lipstick is pretty much like gloss. It goes on smoothly and sheer and glossy. I found it melts a little if left in the heat for too long e.g. if you are travelling in a hot car. It maybe to do with the texture as my other lipsticks in the same bag did not melt as much.
There is no scent like all other Clinique products. This time, when I applied the lipstick, I did not feel any dryness. My lips felt moist, in fact, which is great!
The colour I got is Berry Blush. Its a nude berry shade which on my pigmented lips, hardly shows up. Its great for me because its my original lip colour, but better! My lips don’t look like I have thick lipstick on, and it looks natural, but shiny and smooth. The perfect my-lips-but-better look. If you like colour then this lipstick might not be for you because its very sheer. All it does is put a hint of colour on your lips. The darker or brighter shades may show up more but even then, its mostly sheer. Great for those days when you want some colour but don’t want to look too made up. And it lasts longer than a gloss too!
I don’t know how much this retails for, but I’d hazard a guess at about RM60 or so. Its available at all Clinique counters. I’m rather tempted to get more colours now!
Pros: Sheer, glossy, no scent, nice packaging
Cons: Sheer, melts easily