Clinique Red Carpet, Red-y-to-Wear, Roses are Red Pop Reds Lipstick Review & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark

Formula Overview $19.50/0.13 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is described as having a “rich color” with a “smoothing primer” that “keeps lips comfortably moisturized.” Most of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage in a single layer, and the shadows that were a bit weaker were somewhat buildable. The deeper shades tended to perform the best, while a few of the lighter shades settled slightly into lip lines (not too noticeable, or not at all, in-person).

Clinique Red Carpet

Some shades were more smoothing than others, so I think the “smoothing primer” claim was the weakest and wasn’t always met. The texture was lightweight, lightly creamy without heavy or slippery, and didn’t tug during application. The formula was comfortable and hydrating while worn, and it lasted between four and six hours. There didn’t seem to be any scent or taste.

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Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Petrolatum, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Squalane, Lauroyl Lysine, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauryl Pca, Tribehenin, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Cholesterol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Barium Sulfate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)]

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