This lipstick has recently had a makeover, with new packaging that’s very pretty and metallic. I have the old version, which is a very clinical looking (and very Clinique) mint-green. I think it’s rather pretty, even if it does evoke mental images of NHS nurses in their scrubs…
Clinique’s Different Lipstick normally retails for about £17.50, but I bought this on eBay for, like, £5. Probably the reason for the old mint-green packaging – getting rid of old stock perhaps?
I must say, Clinique’s lip products are by far the best I’ve tried and this is no exception. It goes on so smoothly, doesn’t bleed, feels hydrating, and the colour – Raspberry Glace – is so pretty: dark pink and a little sparkly, but still manages to look natural. It also stays put too. Most lipsticks don’t last more than an hour on me, but this easily lasts til lunch time. I love it.
As you can see, it’s a lovely deep raspberry shade with a hint of sparkle. It’s just the right amount of sheer – I find too pigmented lipsticks can bleed and look really unnatural.
All in all, a lovely everyday lipstick that lasts, hydrated and can easily make the transition from day to night.
Consistency: Smooth and silky, not too matte, not too sheer.
Staying Power: about 4 hours.
Overall Rating: 10/10. New holy grail product, can’t fault it.