Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: Clio Lipnicure


I've been hearing about the Lipnicures for a while from my friend and seeing all the photos of the gorgeous bottles made me realize I probably needed one....or four. I made my first purchase at Palace Beauty in Los Angeles (Go there! The women there are super helpful and absolutely wonderful) for $20. If you include shipping and the price already (₩16,000 or $15.61 as of 5/25), it's not actually that bad.

This review keeeeels me! Have you ever finished editing and perfecting a project only to ruin it completely? That would be this one! After I finished taking photos, editing and saving them....I accidentally deleted the folder. Win! At least I didn't delete the original photos? :D

Clio Lipnicure
4.7 G

Where to get it:
Gmarket: 11.44
KoreaDepart: 12.68
RoseRoseShop: 13.44
IBuyBueati: 17.99
W2Beauty: 20.20
Urban Outfitters : 26.00

Description:
Waterproof that is powerful against sweat and water.
Matt finish liquid type with powerful color development
and long lasting power with just one touch.

Claims:
-Waterproof
-Sweat proof
-Matte finish
-Touch proof
-Very pigmented
-Long Lasting

Ingredients:
# 1 Trouble Peach -
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica (CI 77019), Diisostearyl Malate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Hydrated Ferric Oxide (Yellow CI 77492), Microcrystalline Wax, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rumex Acetosella Extract, Rose Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Propylene Carbonate , Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance, CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), CI 15850 (Red 7)


1호 트러블 피치
이소도데칸, 트리메칠실록시실리케이트, 폴리프로필실세스퀴옥산, 실리카, 디칼슘포스페이트, 마이카 (CI 77019),디이소스테아릴말레이트, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 비스-디글리세릴폴리아실아디페이트-2, 실리카실릴레이트,디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 황색산화철 (CI 77492),마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 로즈힙열매오일, 아르간트리커넬오일, 호호바씨오일, 로즈힙열매추출물, 애기수영추출물,장미추출물, 홍화추출물, 히비스커스꽃추출물, 프로필렌카보네이트, 메치콘, 토코페릴아세테이트, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 정제수, 부틸렌글라이콜, 데하이드로아세틱애씨드, 향료, 적색201호 (CI 15850), 적색산화철 (CI 77491), 적색202호 (CI 15850:1)

# 6 Rumor Coral  -
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica (CI 77019), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Diisostearyl Malate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, CI 15850 (Red 6), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), CI 45410 (Red 28), Microcrystalline Wax, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rumex Acetosella Extract, Rose Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance, CI 15985 (Yellow 6) 


6호 루머 코랄
이소도데칸, 트리메칠실록시실리케이트, 폴리프로필실세스퀴옥산, 실리카, 디칼슘포스페이트, 마이카 (CI 77019),폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 비스-디글리세릴폴리아실아디페이트-2, 실리카실릴레이트, 디이소스테아릴말레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 적색201호 (CI 15850), 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891),적색104호의(1) (CI 45410), 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 로즈힙열매오일, 아르간트리커넬오일, 호호바씨오일, 로즈힙열매추출물, 애기수영추출물, 장미추출물, 홍화추출물, 히비스커스꽃추출물, 프로필렌카보네이트, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 메치콘, 토코페릴아세테이트, 정제수, 부틸렌글라이콜, 데하이드로아세틱애씨드, 향료, 황색5호 (CI 15985)

# 7 Tension Red
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, CI 77019 (Mica), Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rumex Acetosella Extract, Rose Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrace, CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 19140 (Yellow 5)

7호 텐션 레드
이소도데칸, 트리메칠실록시실리케이트, 폴리프로필실세스퀴옥산, 실리카, 디칼슘포스페이트, 마이카 (CI 77019),디이소스테아릴말레이트, 비스-디글리세릴폴리아실아디페이트-2, 실리카실릴레이트, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 적색202호 (CI 15850:1), 황색5호 (CI 15985),폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 로즈힙열매오일, 아르간트리커넬오일, 호호바씨오일,로즈힙열매추출물, 애기수영추출물, 장미추출물, 홍화추출물, 히비스커스꽃추출물, 프로필렌카보네이트, 메치콘,토코페릴아세테이트, 정제수, 부틸렌글라이콜, 데하이드로아세틱애씨드, 향료, 적색104호의(1) (CI 45410), 황색4호 (CI 19140)

# 8 Guilty Pink
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, CI 77019 (Mica), Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Titanium Dioxide, CI 45410 (Red 28), Microcrystalline Wax, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rumex Acetosella Extract, Rose Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance, CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 15985 (Yellow 6)

8호 길티 핑크
이소도데칸, 트리메칠실록시실리케이트, 폴리프로필실세스퀴옥산, 실리카, 디칼슘포스페이트, 마이카 (CI 77019),디이소스테아릴말레이트, 비스-디글리세릴폴리아실아디페이트-2, 실리카실릴레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트,소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 적색104호의(1) (CI 45410), 마이크로크리스탈린왁스, 로즈힙열매오일, 아르간트리커넬오일, 호호바씨오일, 로즈힙열매추출물, 애기수영추출물, 장미추출물, 홍화추출물, 히비스커스꽃추출물, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 프로필렌카보네이트, 메치콘,토코페릴아세테이트, 정제수, 부틸렌글라이콜, 데하이드로아세틱애씨드, 향료, 적색202호 (CI 15850:1), 적색227호 (CI 17200), 황색5호 (CI 15985)

Scent:
They have a faint sunscreen kind of smell that doesn't linger on the lips and you can't really smell it unless you shove your nose into the tube, which is nice.

Packaging:
Clio packaging is always super sleek and nothing is over exaggerated or overdone. Clio in silver and Lipnicure on the front in the color of the lip. The top of the box also has the color and number easily available in both English and Korean. There's no ingredient list on the box, but there is a warning list, description of the product and instructions on how to use it. The bottle itself is a see-through hard plastic bottle with Lipnicure and Clio written on the front. The top black lid has a ergonomic applicator which fits perfectly on the lips. The flat part covers bottom lips perfectly and the tip helps with lining the top lip while getting into all the corners.

Instructions on the 3 different ways to wear*
Swatch:
I should have swatched these on my lips but I had just tried out a lip exfoliating patch that cause a bad reaction and not even concealer can make my lips nice again. So, until they heal I'll just have to do hand swatches. #bloggerslife

Guilty Pink is the most gorgeous pink I've ever worn! It's a darker pink and leans almost towards a purple. It takes about one minute to fully dry.


Tension Red is more of a blue-red and would look absolutely stunning on everyone. Since it is a darker color, it takes about 1 minute to dry.

DAT RED
Rumor Coral is a super bright orange. If you are a fan of MAC's M'Orange you will love this one to death! It takes about 30 seconds to dry.

Sorry! This one has the manufacturing date RIGHT on the label -.-

Trouble Peach is supposed to be a light pink-nude shade in the photos but on me it turns kind of a light orange/coral color. I'm not exactly a fan of using this one as a full lip color, but instead mix it with Rumor Coral when I want to tone it down a bit. It also looks super pretty as a gradient lip. It takes 30 seconds to dry.


Wet Swatches
"Dry" Swatches almost two minutes later
Results:
When I first bought one, I absolutely hated it and had no idea why they were so hyped up as they smudged everywhere and didn't stay put for anything. Then I realized I needed to actually read the directions. Yeah. Those are important I hear ;) I usually put on a super thick balm while doing my makeup to moisturize my lips until I finish, then I wipe it off and apply a lipstick. Now, with these I found out that a thicker balm is a bit too much and they'll end up smudging so I usually tap on the smallest amount and that seems to be working. Once done with my makeup I wipe off all remaining balm and apply the Lipnicures, leave my mouth open (Naturally, not in an "O" shape) for 30 seconds or more to let it fully dry and then go about my day. Unless you're eating super oily foods, or drinking lots of alcohol (I find alcohol removes these super quickly) these babies do not budge at all. They actually require a special remover to get them off as wipes, oil cleansers and foaming cleansers usually don't remove them although I've had success with two products in getting these off though: Innisfree Apple Juicy Cleansing Oil and Missha's Real Complete B.B Cream Cleansing Tissues (GET THESE. SERIOUSLY). Once I figured out the trick to long lasting awesomeness, I quickly realized I needed them ALL. They have such a wide range of colors and now have a top coat for those of you who love a glossy finish, but don't worry! The matte finish is truly super pretty. I don't recommend adding your own gloss on top as it'll clump the Lipnicure up and that's a no bueno as it'll start setting like that. Now, I haven't gone to the gym and worked out in these (I don't work out in ANY makeup) so I can't verify the sweat proof claim but I have gone swimming at the beach and do touch my lips a lot so I can attest to the water and touch proof part! One more thing, I do recommend a really nice exfoliation as they do get in all the crooks of the lips and the finish can make flaky lips look even more dry.

Pros:
-Easy to Apply
-Wide Range of Colors
-Long Lasting
-Matte Finish
-Water proof
-Touch Proof
-Super Pigmented

Cons:
-Needs to fully set for 30-60 seconds
-Can get gummy after oily foods or alcohol
-Requires it's own remover
-Can only be used with a Clio gloss
-Exfoliation needs to be done first before wearing


Rating: 6/10
I know there are a lot of cons to even get this high of a rating I realize that, but there are also quite a few pros to these babies as well. I find that sometimes I have to wait even longer for some colors to dry (Darker ones seem to take a while to dry) which can be super frustrating when all I want is a super pretty lip color and to run out the door! But like I said, once these are dry and on they stay PUT and I don't have to retouch until I remove it later at night... Which is what we all want, right!?

I do recommend Guilty Pink most definitely as it's just a gorgeous girly pink and would work super well on any lip color as well as Tension Red (it's the perfect blue-red color) and Rumor Coral (Hello MAC M'Orange dupe?!). They're just so vibrant and beautiful on!

*Now, these are translated into my own words as sometimes direct translations come off awkwardly.
How to Use:

Natural Tint Effect
Apply directly to middle of the lower and upper lip and using your finger, tap it out. Wait 30 seconds for it to fully dry. This also looks really gorgeous with a top coat.

Expressed Clean Lips
Apply directly to the lips and wait 30 seconds for it to fully dry.

Enamel Coating Effect
Apply directly to the lips, gently smudge the edges with a q-tip and let it dry. Apply top coat.