Friday, November 26th, 2010

Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick

An Orange Good Enough to Eat

Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick ($24.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a vibrant, bright orange with a very fine dusting of yellow-gold shimmer.  I get five hours of wear with this shade, so this shade wore better than Blackberry by an hour.  I did like that it didn’t seem to leave a stain though.  An orange this bright is a shade I would recommend wearing with more minimal makeup, just because it will be the centerpiece of your look given its vibrancy.  It is not quite as blindingly neon as MAC’s Morange or Neon Orange, but it sure comes close.

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.  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: 27/30
  • 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.


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Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick

Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick
Clarins Clementine 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 Clementine? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $24.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is quite similar to MAC Morange or Neon Orange.

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24 thoughts on “Clarins Clementine Rouge Prodige Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is like a dream come true for me.
    If only I could justify the price…

  2. Christine, I would like to ask how to know if the shade is a warm or a cool shade?

  3. So summery! This should have been in your lips of summer series.

  4. Sexy Sadie

    Oh my God so ugly.

  5. wow this is very bright !!! i dont know how i would pull this off.. its a beautiful color still, and you pulled it off great!

  6. Steffi

    omg, this looks somewhat crazy but stil so beautiful!!! i love this color!

  7. Sophia

    Your lip shape = divine

  8. Hilary♥

    Ugly color, so scary!

  9. Michelle

    It’s great that they have a new lipstick line! However, I am not digging that color. But, I am a wuss when it comes to bright/unusual lipstick.

  10. Eileen

    luv this colour lipstick but wld soften it with peachy or pinkish lipgloss on bottom lip

  11. Liliane

    Suits you nicely!

  12. Lucie

    Love it! Glossy orange lips are so hot, haven’t been able to find a liptick bright and opaque enough for me though…MAC’s morange was so disappointing. :( This looks great though! I’ll check it out!

  13. Karo

    I had been looking for an orange lipstick and your post was very encouraging. I went to Macy’s to try it on and ended up loving and buying it. The colour is beautiful and rich. Thanks for reviewing it!

  14. Shontay

    This color is right up my alley and it looks great on you. Christine, are you going to review the new ysl rouge couture lipsticks? I’m really interested in the orange one.

  15. Jessica

    I actually like this color! Looks really cute on your Christine! Nice and bright! It also reminds me of the Milani shade Mandarina I think. Do you know if they are similar?

  16. Elaine

    LOVE the orange lip trend! It works perfect with my skin tone – to the point where I had three guys come up to me and say that my lipstick was amazing. i dont think ive ever had a specific lipstick compliment from a guy, ever!

  17. Rebecca

    I love orange lipsticks :-)

  18. Vale

    O_O I’m feeling sick right now! So… NO! I can’t express my thoughts in any other way. It’s just a colour so wrong to me!

  19. Francesca

    I love yout lips shape!!!