I got this as a free sample from Sephora, and at first I was intimated by how bright this color looks, but I still won’t say no to free lip lacquer! The Clinique Pop Lacquer Lip Colour and Primer is described as a high-shine lip color that provides a full coverage with one application. “Sweetie Pop” is listed as a bright pink color (and it certainly is!).
Here are the comparisons:
And for the closeups:
AFTER THREE HOURS:
This is a bright color that definitely has high shine. There’s a decent amount of transfer at first, but it’s sticky enough that it mostly stays put for awhile. As you can see by the above pictures, there’s still a decent amount of pigment even after 3 hours of drinking and eating. The pigment itself stays on evenly and doesn’t just stay on the edges, which is a downfall of many other lip colors. I tend to like lip lacquers more than glosses or lipsticks, and this holds true for this Clinique brand as well.
The color itself is very pretty. I’d be interested in trying other colors. It’s only $18.50 at Sephora, which is cheaper than my favorite Smashbox brand, but it’s also a lot tackier than Smashbox is, so there is a tradeoff. Not quite ready to put it on my “loves” list just yet, but it is a contender.