Friday, 27 January 2012

Clinique Lid Smoothie

I've wanted to try these for a while now so when I went to get my friend a sheer lippie for her birthday I couldn't resist anymore, I'm just impressed I didn't get the champagne shade at the same time.

I chose the green.. huge surprise, not. If you want to see further evidence of my appreciation of green eye shadow see dedicated post *here*

It's called cute-cumber which is not what I would've chosen...

I think a shade inspired by a cucumber would be sheer or gloss finish, not a frosty silver tipped pale green. The shade is exacly what I would describe the colour 'Sage' as. Why they didn't call it 'sweet-sage' I don't know.

Why I'm not a beauty product name developer I think is obvious now, though!

here it is in action:

cute-cumber on the lid with mac shroom in the inner corner and carbon in the outer v

It's a cream eyeshadow in a lip gloss tube, basically, and it has a cooling metal applicator which is nice first thing in the morning!

The lid smoothie claims to last 8 hours of wear; which it does almost down to the minute! This isn't long enough for me at work, I need 16 hours which I can only get from a paint pot really. 

The longevity is unaffected by a powder shadow on top of it.

It's so pretty and easy to apply I can forgive it's shortcomings in longwear, at least it does what t claims to!

Have you picked any of these lid smoothies up yet?
DO you like this type of tube applicator for eyeshadow or do you prefer more traditional packaging??


  1. My Mum has this in champagne, it's gorgeous!

  2. Wow!!! Looks very nice. The champagne colour should be also very nice.

  3. @daisy chain & beauty shades- thanks :) the champagne colour is actually called 'bit o' honey' and the shade I want is the slightly darker 'cashew later'. I should stop inventing shade names! xx


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