Friday, August 10, 2012

Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Adore U

Hi guys! Sorry for not posting in a little while, I have been working on schoolwork, on my sewing (check out what I've been up to on that front at thepetulantneedle.blogspot.com if you're curious), and I went to visit my dad out of state. It's been a busy summer, but I've been having fun, too.

Anyway, I'm trying to focus on makeup products I already own, rather than longing for more and more and more. Do you ever start to feel like you have more makeup than you'll ever get through, and most of the things you see in the store are just dupes of things you already own?

Yeah, me neither.

No, just kidding! I usually feel like there's always something new to explore, but lately I've been realizing that I do own a lot of great stuff that I should be enjoying. So, in that spirit, I am going to show you a lipstick that I've had for about a year now.

This is Clinique's Butter Shine Lipstick formula in Adore U. The Butter Shine formula is sheer and very shiny, and comes in possibly my favorite lipstick case ever; it's bamboo-shaped silver metal. They are $15. Adore U is described as being a "sheer golden coppered brown", which is fairly accurate; it's a nude that isn't too pale, and it has a lot of shimmer in it. My one major complaint is that the shimmer feels a bit gritty, not my favorite texture. It stays on for 1.5-2 hours before drying down and leaving a bunch of shimmer on my mouth. Also, not my favorite thing, but glossy lipsticks often disappear much sooner than other finishes. It's the leaving behind shimmer I really dislike; it is not a good look for me! It gets kind of frosty.

That being said, this is a pretty color to layer with; I often pull it out when I want to add a bit of golden shimmer to a matte or satin red or berry lipstick, and if I can remember to reapply it every so often, it works out fine.





Swatched lightly on left, heavily on right; natural light

Indoor light

Wearing Adore U on my lips

Adore U

Summary: This is a gorgeous color, and I love getting this kind of shimmer and shine from a lipstick; I tend to prefer products in twist up tubes to lip gloss formulas. If you don't mind the grit of the shimmer and needing to reapply often, this is a beautiful lip color, but if those are dealbreakers, this might not be the product for you. I would repurchase a Butter Shine Lipstick without shimmer, but this will probably be my last one that includes shimmer; the dry-down to frost finish and the grit keep me from reaching for this as often as I'd like to. I do love using a daub of this on top of lipstick, though, as a way to add depth to other shades and avoid those problems!

12 comments:

  1. I want to try this, it looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you do end up trying it out!

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  2. Ahhh the beauty of sheer lipsticks! Not too fond of gritty glitter though.

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    1. I know, it's a bummer, since I really like everything else about this formula! Oh well... I still wear it! :P

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  3. I love their butter shine lipsticks, they just feel some comfy on. This looks to be a perfect nude for you!

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    1. It's definitely an easy to wear nude, I don't have to worry about it looking pasty or too pale!

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  4. It looks gorgeous on you. I love the shade.

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    1. Thank you! It's a really nice shade.

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  5. I agree, gorgeous shade! & you have such pretty lips Sarah! :)

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  6. I have tried a lot of makeup but not one single thing from Clinique. Odd. For the price, it looks like it would be a good everyday/work type of wear product.

    Also, holy crap, you sewed your own Elizabethan corset with the tabs and everything!!!!!!!! That is bloody awesome. I can't wait to see the finished costume!

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    1. I think this would be a good everyday product! I think it's an underrated line; the colors and finishes aren't groundbreaking, but the formulas seem relatively solid.

      And thank you! I can't wait to see the finished costume, either! But I'm rather proud of the corset, it's surprisingly comfortable, and the first corset that I managed to draft completely on my own without using a pattern as a template. I think these two facts might be related...

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