By: Sherry Tenorio
A gathering of makeup artists, celebrities, bloggers and beauty aficionados saw the unveiling of the latest playful and colorful range of Clinique Pop Matte Lip Color + Primer at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall. Gracing the collection launch were the gorgeous Calyxta cover girls Mari Jasmine (who hosted the event) and Metro editor Sarah Meier, celebrity ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ couple Tommy Esguerra and Miho Nishida, top bloggers Kryz Uy and Laureen Uy, and TV presenter Gretchen Fullido, to name a few.
Aside from showcasing the new popping lipsticks, the guests also witnessed an informative presentation by the Clinique Regional Educational Manager, Rene Berkenstein. In a live demonstration, she gave a tutorial on how to use the trendy hues of the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Color + Primer, and provided tips on how to match the collection’s pink, nude, plum and red shades with one’s personality and mood.
Known for its suede-like matte finish without the (usual) dry out, the lipsticks provide a moisturizing creamy yet lightweight formula. Its built-in primer also helps an easy application as it glides effortlessly on the lips. The highly pigmented colors would hug the lips for up to eight hours, so it allows minimal retouching.
In using the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Color + Primer lippies, it is important to scrub away the flakiness of the lips. Then, line with a matching lip liner before applying the #CliniquePop to lips. Blot, repeat, then prepare to turn some heads.