“We don’t spend enough time to hydrate and moisturize our lips. We spend so much money on skincare, getting the right moisturizer, cleansing and toning, but the lips, we overlook it—always have lip balm, lip scrub something with an SPF,” enthuses Rene Benkenstein, Clinique Regional Makeup Education Manager, as we caught up with her post her very interesting and informative beauty demo at the #CliniquePop Event last January 12 at the SM Mega Fashion Hall.
The Fashion Hall Atrium was transformed into a makeover haven, with makeup stations where guests and consumers that weekend can try out the various shades in the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Color line, from reds and pinks to nudes and violets. We fell in love with them at first sight: They're matte and luxe yet weightless, so the color glides smoothly on the lips to a modern-velvet finish without drying it. Moisturizes for up to eight hours, too!
And as we learned about all things lip perfecting from Rene, we just had to ask the pretty faces we spotted how they’d like to level up their lip game this year:
My New Year’s lip resolution is…
“Use lipliner, it makes your lips fuller—I learned from Rene’s demo how important it is.” –Chin Chin Obcena, blogger
Tip: Try Clinique Quickliner™ For Lips Intense in 12 shades. Its non-drying formula prevents lipstick from feathering and bleeding.
“Apply lip balm! I always put on a lot of lipstick—the matte ones, some make your lips look dry and the color stays in, so definitely to scrub it is important because it exfoliates the lips and also takes out the color.” –Jessica Yang, model
Fact: Typical matte lipsticks leave lips parched, but the new Clinique Pop™ Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks have non-drying formulas that lock in moisture giving drama without the dry-out with fun saturated colours that defy expectations.
“Hydrate some more before putting anything. I don’t want my lips chapped and dry, especially since we put a lot of lipstick and you gotta have the right product that moisturizes your lips because even if you have amazing lipstick, if it’s not the right formula and not good fit, it’s useless—put the right stuff on your body because it’s your body you have to take care of it.” –Gretchen Fullido, TV reporter and host
“I had a really bad case of chapped lips, it was so dry because of a windburn so I think it’s a sign that I should start loving my lips more. I use a lot of different cosmetics and lip products, but now I’ll stick to lighter solutions, barely there looks, and I’ll make sure they’re of good quality and not drying.” –Janeena Chan, host
“I’m gonna put petroleum jelly every night na so it’s softer and more moisturized.” –Jodilly Pendre, model
“Pick better lipsticks to make my skin a lot better. I like the Blushing Pop one I tried earlier.” –Debbie Then, MTV VJ
Unique Formulation: Clinique Pop™ Matte Matte Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks have a creamy yet lightweight formula that blurs the lines of a traditional matte lipstick. Gliding effortlessly onto lips to promote comfortable wear, the built-in primer seals in moisture providing a non-drying, smooth, suede-like matte finish.
“Not to take so long applying lipstick. It took me five minutes right now to do it correctly. I should practice.” –Rosenthal Tee, fashion designer
Application Tip: Start in the middle of clean, bare lips gently pushing the colour out to the edges to decrease product buildup in the corners of the mouth and provide a smooth, non-streaky finish.
“Speak kind words.” –Mari Jasmin, host and blogger
And what lip resolution does Rene want women to have this year? “When it comes to color on the lips women should take the time to do a beautifully defined lip. Most like things quick and easy, but one that’s more defined changes your look—sophisticated and very polished and very cool and even unexpected sometimes.” We bet you'll find more than one you'll love playing with from the Clinique Pop Matte roster.
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