Sunday, April 27, 2008

Clinique Full Potential Lips

Clinique's stab at plumping lip gloss, I guess. And good thing I got this Full Potential Lips in Cherry Bomb as a GWP because I would never buy it full size.

It's nothing special, to be honest. In fact, there are lots of room for improvement on this one. First off, the stuff's waaaaay too sticky, much worse than Stila Lip Glaze, can you believe that? It took me several re-dips just to get enough gloss on my lips because it was just too thick to spread. Second, I didn't like the tingling feeling as the gloss works to "plump" my lips either. It wasn't an icy good minty sensation, but rather a weird tingling that made me feel like the gloss's gone bad. So did it actually plump my lips? Kind of, not really. It worked a little on my lower lip, but no effect on my upper lip. So yeah, I had weird looking lips for a while until I got fed up and wiped it off. Oh, and the color too, it settled in patches because the gloss was too thick for the color to spread evenly. Urgh. Now that I think about it, I don't like this gloss at all!

To be fair though, there are couple of good things about this stuff:
- It doesn't stink. Unlike the other Clinique glosses, this surprisingly doesn't have that nasty chemical smell. In fact, it barely has any scent at all, which is interesting.
- It does make my lips very glossy, but so do TONS of other glosses, so I guess this doesn't count :P
- The color is nice, very subtle like Cherry Chapstick. Now, if it would spread evenly...

4 comments:

psychoexgirlfriend said...

Hmmm I don't really trust lip plumpers in general. I don't have small lips, just flat ones and they never look plump and juicy. I think a good light coloured gloss will give you the effect of a fuller lip even if it's just an illusion.

(g)ezebel said...

ooo, is it the stinging sensation of duwop's "venom"? i looooove that feeling..!! (it's cinnamon oils that give duwop it's signature "tingle.")

Dalenna said...

Hi psychoexgirlfriend,

haha I don't trust them either. Actually, I think they're all a scam. I agree with you completely - there are tons of tricks to "plump" up lips without that weird tingling sensation. I tried the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme once and my lips were literally on fire until I washed it off because wiping wasn't good enough to get rid of whatever that stuff was! Yuck.

Dalenna said...

Hi Gezebel,

I haven't tried duwop's venom, actually. The only lip plumper I've tried is Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme and that "tingling" was borderline painful until I washed it off!

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