Clinique Love Pop, Plum Pop, Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer: Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Sweet Pop, Love Pop, Plum Pop, Grape Pop

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + PrimerClinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone shimmer raspberry.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark berry-red with fine gold and berry pearl. This shade had the most shimmer out of all the shades I bought. It had near full coverage, but there is some translucency where the natural lip color will peek through. It lasted for five and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Sheer Shame (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Guerlain Lou-Ling (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker. Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker. Buxom Moonlighter (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC Gospel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + PrimerClinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “soft, neutral plum creme.” It’s a soft, medium rosy plum with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade was quite pigmented with a slightly thicker consistency that covered evenly. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Rush (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is warmer. Buxom Centerfold (LE, $21.00) is glossier. Chanel Rendez-vous (87) (P, $35.00) is glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer. Chanel Elise (448) (P, $36.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Yield to Love (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is warmer. Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) (LE, $36.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + PrimerClinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “neutrla, blue purple creme.” It’s a softly brightened, medium-dark purple with warmer, rosy pink tones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that glided on evenly and smoothly. This shade stayed on well for five hours and was hydrating while worn. MAC Up the Amp (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Romantically Inclined (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer. Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Vogue en Violet (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: Clinique Pop Lip Colour + PrimerClinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have a “weightless” feel with “bold, saturated colour” that is combined with a “smoothing primer” so it applies with a “modern-velvet finish” (which Clinique also describes as “demi-matte”) and hydrating, 8-hour wear. As you might expect with a Clinique product, the formula has no scent or taste, which is always a bonus. If I ignore a lot of the claims, it’s a fine lipstick, but color coverage is more semi-opaque to opaque, wear three to six hours, and a couple of shades weren’t smoothing. They do feel lightweight with a thin, lightly creamy consistency that slides over the lips without tugging, and they’re lightly hydrating while worn. The shimmery shades seem to apply less smoothly and are more prone to wear issues (pulling into lip lines, shorter wear).

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Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer: Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Sweet Pop, Love Pop, Plum Pop, Grape Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Love Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Plum Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Grape Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

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All of them are so pretty!! From the name “pop”, I was expecting a sheer wash of color, but these are much more pigmented than I thought. I’m eyeing Plum Pop and Grape Pop, I don’t have anything like them in my stash. Price is right and clinique usually has good GWP

As long as you don’t mind that they’re not super long-wearing and/or ultra-hydrating, they’re not bad. They’re a good “normal” lipstick but they just fall short of their own claims.

Sorry to see the so-so review — I’ve had pretty good luck with Love Pop in terms of wear time and hydration. It does seem to pull a little brighter and pinker on me than on you. It’s a fun shade for summer. I also have Cola Pop, which is a beautiful red-brown, but haven’t worn it much because it’s really more of a fall winter shade. I tried on Plum Pop, which looked like it would work, but it was just a little too cool (a bunch of the warmer dupes look good on me, though). I like the formula but the shade selection was a little odd; I would buy more, though, if the color was right.

Hi Em! Have you tried any of the other lipsticks Clinique offers? They’re really quite good & great priced! I’ve not tried these, but I love their mattes, long last soft shine, and buttershine formulas! 🙂

I really like Grape Pop. I was hoping for a better performance from these though. But, I understand where you are obtaining your ratings. most of them are traditional colors and not too unique. But, the grape is pretty unique to my collection. I’m not sure if I can pull it off or not. I think I will try to try it on first in store.

I tried on Wow Pop in store and it felt slightly drying on my lips. Although I have had on Chanels La Diva that day so it could have been that lipstick that felt drying. The colour was great though.

Ok looks like I might have to get grape pop after all! It’s a pretty cute shade, and in my view, one can never have too many purple lipsticks!!! 😉

I have bare pop as i wanted to play it safe and get something i will use up since it is a pretty penny in europe 😀 It’s nothing special in my opinion I slightly regret getting it , but I can’t return it now. It’s a nice natural shade,slightly hydrating , comfortable to wear but I believe you can find something similar at the drugstore department. I would describe them a bit similar to the chubby sticks from them but only a lipstick form.

I’ve seen the formula of these compared to the Guerlain Rouge Gs (on Makeup and Beauty Blog), how do you feel about that? The pigmentation looks great and they look creamy like the Rouge Gs (Love Pop even looks like a color that would fit easily into that line!), but I guess the wear time, not so much! I really like these from swatching in store, and I love the Rouge G formula, is there anything else that compares to it? The wear time is so good and it’s so comfortable but it’s sooooo expensive.

I personally don’t think they have anything in common with Rouge Gs any more than your average lipstick compared to any other lipstick formula. These are much thinner in consistency, and they have more of a satin finish — Rouge Gs are creamier, heavier (though not genuinely heavy), glossier, have more pearl, and then as far as formula goes, they’re more hydrating for me. Some Rouge Gs last longer than these, though four to six hours is average for Rouge Gs (darker shades being closer to six or longer). Rouge Gs just have a very… emollient base that doesn’t actually slide around a lot once on, but Clinique’s thinness makes them cling to the lips more.

The Rouge G has been hard to replicate, because the pearl, luminosity, and how they somehow manage to get all that creaminess to not wear away in two hours… Estee Lauder’s Sculpting Lipsticks are closer, though they’re a little heavier, and then the Shine Sculpting ones have more of the luminosity/pearl of the Rouge G but have a slight tackiness/clingier feel on.

I like the look of Plum Pop and Love Pop on you. I wish they performed better. I’m going to check them out in person.They are affordable though 🙂

If you don’t mind the lower wear time, they’re not bad. As far as you know, your normal lipstick, they’re not bad! Plum Pop still lasted for four and a half hours – which is average for most lipsticks, just not the 8-hours Clinique markets it as!

Love Pop is a gorgeous colour and it really looks lovely on you Christine. But I do prefer more hydrating lipsticks and at that price, I would look elsewhere. But the colour range is fabulous.

I don’t really care about wear time etc because i think all lipsticks fade at some point, what i do enjoy about these lipsticks is the way they apply, especially the ones without shimmer. they don’t tug at my lips which really annoys me.

Same as you surmised, if you take away all their inflated claims, these really are rather nice lippys. I am particularly drawn to Love Pop and Grape Pop. Just very pretty and have a nice summer vibe going on!

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