First impressions on the Clinique Pop Oil Lip & Cheek Glow in Black Honey Glow

I have been waiting for the local Clinique stores to have the Clinique Pop™ Oil Lip & Cheek Glow. I didn’t even know that Black Honey is among the shades. It was good timing that co-blogger Joiz and I was at Clinique (Rustan’s Makati) last weekend for the Lip & Smile event since they just had the Pop Oils in stock for only about a week at the time. The shade I bought was Black Honey Glow.

I’ve used the oil for a few times already since I bought it. Here are my first impressions:

  • Consistency is slightly thick (thus its fluid-gel formula), so it takes some effort to get a natural blush finish.
  • I love the dewy finish on the cheeks!
  • It doesn’t come off sheer on the lips as I thought it would be like the Clinique Superbalm™ Moisturizing Gloss in the same shade.
  • It leaves a red stain when the gloss and shine is gone.

I’m really loving the Pop Oil so far that it makes me want to get another one. I’ll get all if I could! 😀

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New buys from NYX, Maybelline, and The Body Shop

I only wanted to check the NYX stall in SM Makati, but ended up buying and even two more items.

NYX Liquid Sude in Stone Fox, Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice, and The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037
Left to right: NYX Liquid Suede in Stone Fox, Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice, and The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037

Initial thoughts:
NYX Liquid Sude in Stone Fox: I’ve only used once so far. It felt comfortable on my lips, but I have yet to test this longer.
Maybelline Creamy Matte in Touch of Spice: This sold out quickly when it was first released here. I had to get one the instant I saw it at Maybelline’s, but this was actually disappointing. 🙁
The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Dusty Rose 037: I thought I had a dud because there was a build up of product on the applicator. 😐 It has a thick consistency unlike Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain.

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