Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick

First Look at Clarins Rouge Prodige

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.10 oz.) is Clarins’ latest in lipstick formulas–it’s supposed to be a long-wearing lipstick with intense color that smooths away lip lines with high shine. Blackberry is an opaque, muted, pinked plum with a glossy shine. It’s actually a lovely shade for fall and winter that’s perfect for the season without being overwhelming.

It does have that shiny, glossy finish the description boasts, and it doesn’t feel like the traditional long-wearing lipstick does. There is nothing drying about it when you apply it, because it applies like a thin gloss or a gloss/lipstick hybrid. The color pay off is excellent, though, and really delivers opaque color with a lightweight feel. I only get four hours of wear with this shade, and for me, that’s the average time a lipstick wears on me–it’s just not that long-wearing. It doesn’t transfer much when drinking from a glass, but for whatever reason, it just doesn’t extend past four hours.

The Rouge Prodige is a comfortable lipstick to wear, because it doesn’t cling or dry lips out (but while it has a glossy feel when applied, I do not find it moisturizing).  There is a faint sweetened berry scent that is detectable but not overpowering (and doesn’t read synthetic or syrupy sweet), and there was no noticeable taste.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I always welcome a new line with opaque lip color (because it’s easier to sheer out an opaque color than it is to build up the color of a sheer shade!), and Rouge Prodige is a nice lipstick overall–it just falls short of its long-wearing claims for me.  If it didn’t have that claim, I would have given it a higher score.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Rouge Prodige Lipstick (Not the shade shown in this post)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Blackberry? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It reminded me of Chanel's Stunt Rouge Allure Laque--but pinkier and not quite as milky (also the formulas are totally different). It seems like it would also be similar to MAC Sophisto.

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12 thoughts on “Clarins Blackberry Rouge Prodige Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Veronica

    That’s really pretty on you, Christine!

  2. Deb

    Oh that is a gorgeous shade, loving it! And Christine, as a note for Canadian girls, Clarins is available in Shoppers Drug Mart beauty boutiques :)

  3. Nicole

    Gorgeous! It looks amazing on you.

  4. HautePJ

    That is lovely on you! I’m really starting to explore Clarins cosmetics and their holiday offerings have been nice.

  5. Virginia

    Wow, that is your color! Stunning!

  6. Hilary♥

    So gorgeous! This is excatly the kind of blackberry shade that looks good fair skins. I think it’d look good on me as my skin is very pale =) it looks very pretty on you Christine!

  7. Josiane

    I looove these lipsticks and I do think they are long wearing though! the colors are gorgeous and you might want to chek out the raspberry shorbet shade, it’s beautiful!

  8. What color was shown on the last photo??

  9. Did not like the scent and they are no way long-lasting. Creamy and nice though.
    you look marvellous without that heavy black eyeliner! Beautiful eyes!

    Agree the colour is great on you.

  10. That is a really pretty color on you! I feel like I comment that a lot haha