If you’re wondering how to apply lipstick, there are an endless number of techniques you can learn from makeup artists. For quick applications, try swiping it on directly from the tube. To be extra precise, use a Lip Brush for lipstick and achieve the perfect pout. Even your fingertip can be a tool if you cleanse your hands first. Just lightly dab the lipstick on with a finger and blend softly for a diffused wash of colour. For more lip tips and techniques, browse our Skin School videos.
There’s no tried-and-true rule when it comes to selecting a Clinique lipstick—except that you should have fun doing it. Although, as a general rule, warm skin tones look best in warm-hued lipsticks and cool skin tones look best in blue-based red lipsticks and pink hues. A Clinique Consultant can guide you through our range of red lipstick, tinted lip balms, nude lipstick and more, and help you find the best lipstick for your skin tone and undertone.
You can also take the guesswork out of choosing a lipstick colour with Clinique Shade Match Science™. It finds the best lipstick shades for your unique complexion based on your foundation shade.
If you’re asking about long-lasting lipstick techniques, line and fill in your lips with Quickliner™ For Lips first, before applying lipstick. It helps prevent lipstick from feathering and bleeding. Lipstick does expire so to help ensure the life of your lipstick, store it in a cool, dark place. If you have questions about the shelf life of any Clinique products, reach out to our Clinique Experts.
Lipstick often has a higher level of coverage and coloured pigment. Lip gloss is more lightweight than lipstick and adds shine to lips. For something in between, a lip colour like our Almost Lipstick Black Honey provides a sheer, glossy slip of lightweight colour. At Clinique, you’ll find an array of best-selling lipsticks and glosses that can be mixed and matched to create endless looks, from a plump red lip to a classic nude lip and more.