Monday, August 11th, 2008

Cinique’s Modern Matte is a collection focusing on matte eyes and high impact color on the lips. I am loving the new High Impact Lip Colour lipsticks – they are gorgeous, and there are so many shades to choose from. I know only a few are featured/highlighted in the actual Modern Matte collection, but there is basically a separate launch filled with these babies! I’m hoping to get to do some lip swatches later on this week, but here are some photos to hold you over. :)

(Pictured above are… Midnight & Night Plum Matte Shadows; Very Blush Blushwear; Red-y To Wear, Pure Posh, Go Fig, Plum Nude, Rose Spectrum, Sunset Glow High Impact Lip Colour)

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23 thoughts on “Clinique Modern Mattes Fall 2008 Sneak Peek!

  1. Ahh they’re all so pretty! And the matte is totally classy! I’m pretty surprised Clinique is putting out a matte collection, especially when everyone seems to be embracing metallics (Chanel and Dior’s Gold collections, Lancome’s Maharani Jewels collection…even Bobbi Brown’s collection!). Maybe they’re trying to stay on top of the post-metallic trend?

    In any case, I’m loving the lipcolours. I love love LOVE Red-y To Wear, but I already own Port Red, and I hardly ever wear red lips so I don’t know whether it would be worth it. And I’ve heard good things about the blush stick, but is it ok for warmer skintones? It looks like it wouldn’t really suit a more tan complexion, like mine :( Which is sad cause I’m a total sucker for cream blushes.

    • True! But at the same time, it’s a great way to capture the audience who doesn’t want to do metallics OR needs a break from them :)

      I think the blush sticks would be great for warmer skintones!

    • claudia m.

      That blush looks like it would look beautiful on tan skin, give it a little naturally flushed look. It totally just sold me, I’m gonna get it just because of this pic =)

  2. betsy

    I am so happy that at least one company isn’t doing metallics this season! Matte makes me happy! I want to try…everything!

  3. Jennifer

    Whoa! Those lip colors are gorgeous!

  4. Pia

    Oooohhhh…I’m all over the red-y lipstikc. Unfortunately Clinique over here is too lazy to update with new collections. Can you believe they haven’t even sold glosswear yet? That alone makes me mad!

  5. I really like mattes too, but some formulas are just so hard for me to blend sometimes! I’ll be checking this out, for sure :)

  6. Hi Christine

    thanks very much for the swatches. I have been madly curious about these lipsticks. What is the texture like? Do you think the colour will fade quickly once applied?

    One thing’s for sure, I’ll be out swatching these lippies myself as soon as i have 5 minutes!

    heids xx

    • Sure thing, Heids! I find that they’re very creamy, have a good subtle sheen – nothing over the top or frosty. I don’t think it’ll fade quickly – no moreso than your typical mid-to-high end lipstick!

  7. bec

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for the swatches! I adore Clinique’s lipstick ranges.

    By the way, this is a rather random question but I was wondering what camera you use to take all your pics?

    It’d be great if you could respond :)

  8. cloudburst

    I saw the new colours & really liked the two purple shades. I wish they were a bit more pigmented though.

  9. guddu

    i got extreme pink and plum nude sooooo pretty!!!

  10. Ariele

    Red-y to Wear and Rose Spectrum look stunning!

  11. Natalie

    I don’t get it…there’s still shimmer in everything….

    ergo…not matte?

    anyone else see that?