Swatches: The Clinique Pop Collection has bright colors you need in your life

Though the pleasantly cool weather right now still has us thinking about winter, spring-summer beauty trends have set the stage for a season of vibrant colors and edgy design. It’s all about being fresh and high-energy - just the thing to help us keep our optimistic outlook for the year ahead. Clinique, looking younger than ever, is ready to shake up your FOTD with beautifully bold new color selections that will make your daily look pop!

Headlining the Pop Collection is the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer (P1,100). These matte lipsticks have a luxuriously creamy formula that won’t dry your lips out, and pack a rich, full pigment in a single swipe! I was amazed by how comfortable they felt on the lips, staying vibrant and moist through the commute home, and up until I ate a few hours later. Here are some of the colors I swatched:

From left: Rose Pop, Ruby Pop, Bold Pop, Graffiti Pop, Pow Pop, and Mod Pop

From left: Rose Pop, Ruby Pop, Bold Pop, Graffiti Pop, Pow Pop, and Mod Pop

Not a fan of mattes? There’s also the regular variety of Clinique Pop Lip Color + Primer (P1,100). These have a satin/velvet finish.

From left: Nude Pop, Berry Pop, Bare Pop, Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Passion Pop, and Wow Pop

From left: Nude Pop, Berry Pop, Bare Pop, Melon Pop, Poppy Pop, Passion Pop, and Wow Pop

From left: Love Pop, Grape Pop, Plum Pop, Fab Pop, Beige Pop, and Sweet Pop

From left: Love Pop, Grape Pop, Plum Pop, Fab Pop, Beige Pop, and Sweet Pop

If you’re more of a liquid lipstick kind of gal, you’ll be pleased to know that Clinique also came up with the Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer (P1,100). The finish is a bit satiny rather than a completely flat matte but it wears comfortably well for a liquid lipstick. It’s got generous pigment in a single swipe, too, so it’s best to apply in thin layers if you want to really build up color.

From left: Black Licorice Pop, Boom Pop, Candied Apple Pop, Sweetheart Pop, Petal Pop, Cake Pop, Ripe Pop, Flame Pop

From left: Black Licorice Pop, Boom Pop, Candied Apple Pop, Sweetheart Pop, Petal Pop, Cake Pop, Ripe Pop, Flame Pop

The Clinique Lacquer Lip Colour + Primer (P1,100) is the choice for those who want both high-shine and high-pigmentation. Surprisingly, the formula is on the light side compared to the usual tacky-feeling lip gloss.

From left: Peace Pop, Love Pop, Cocoa Pop, Wink Pop, Happy Pop, and Lava Pop

From left: Peace Pop, Love Pop, Cocoa Pop, Wink Pop, Happy Pop, and Lava Pop

Clinique Regional Makeup Education Manager Rene Benkenstein even gave tips on how to pull-off that bright pop of color without a hitch. Lips that draw a lot of attention call for an extra bit of precision. She showed us how to create fuller-looking lips with a lip liner, starting by giving definition to the cupid’s bow then switching to line the center of the bottom lip. From there, it’s just a matter of connecting the two together as the upper and bottom lines act as guides and help your application look more symmetrical.

There are also blushes and eyeshadows under the Clinique Pop line, making it quite a massive selection for those who want to go for a look that’s bold and beautiful. For contouring, she also recommended using the corners of the eyes as the guide for where to end application. Applying contour too close to the the center of the face makes it look obvious, she explained. And for blush, the pop of color is most visible on the apples of the cheeks, so even a subtle choice of shade can instantly light up the face when placed there.

Have you had a chance to swatch any of the lippies yet? Which popping shade is your fave?