If You Buy One Lipstick This Summer…

ruth crilly matte orange red lipstick

Clinique’s new Long Last Matte lipstick formula is, to me, pretty much faultless. It’s beautifully pigmented so you get a good, bright hit of colour and the matte finish is modern without looking dry or cracked. It’s possibly the most comfortable matte lipstick I’ve ever worn, too – you’d never know it was matte if you didn’t look in the mirror. I’d say that it moves a little more than those hardcore mattes that stick like car paint, but I don’t mind that. I’m guessing that’s why it’s “soft matte” – it’s an easy, wearable version of what can be quite a challenging makeup item. Velvety rather than…arid.

In the photograph I’m wearing Matte Mandarin (here) which could very well be my “shade of the summer”. It’s amazing. I rarely get so excited about a lipstick – even Mr AMR did an “ooh, look at you with your lipstick on!”, which is always a good sign. I’ve tried a few of the other shades, all lovely, but if I had to pick up ONE lipstick for a summer makeup bag update then this would be it. It’s £18 exclusively at Clinique.co.uk

soft matte mandarin swatch

Take a look at some of the other lipsticks I’ve loved…click here!

Nail polish is Peach Melba by Models Own

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