Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxidant 8-Hour Eye Colour

by lyn on October 5, 2011 · 7 comments

in Base & Primers, Clinique, Cream / Mousse

clinique lid smoothie

I first heard about Clinique coming out with a new eye makeup product a few months ago and I was very excited because most of the reviews I have read were very promising and positive. The Clinique Lid Smoothie is relatively new and I believe was brought in locally late August.

clinique lid smoothie

The Lid Smoothie comes in a rather unassuming little tube. I like the fact that I can see the actual cream itself as it is easier to tell how much product is left.

Description:
Creamy, crease-resistant eye colour wears for 8 hours. Instantly cools thanks to a unique applicator. Nourishing ingredients coax fine lid lines into a blanket of smoothness. Antioxidants help protect eye-area skin.

clinique lid smoothie

I chose the shade Bit O’Honey because it is a neutral, shimmery beige that looked really pretty as a nude wash or base colour. It has a relatively smooth consistency and dries to a powder finish. The metal applicator tip feels cool on the eye but I don’t find that it dispenses or applies well directly on the eyelid. I prefer to squeeze a small amount onto my fingers or brush.

However, the Lid Smoothie is not crease-resistant on me and I still find that it creases after 4 hours or so. This was a huge disappointment as I was hoping that it can hold up on its own without having to apply an eye primer below. If you don’t have oily lids, you probably won’t face similar problems. It would have been a perfect product otherwise and this is why I won’t be getting the other colours.

Pros:
• Pretty array of colours.
• Can be used as an eyelid wash.
• Comes in a tube so it’s hygienic.
• Interesting metal applicator.
• Smooth texture.

Cons:
• Metal applicator does not spread product well.
• Creases on my oily lids.
• Expensive.

It was rather anti-climatic after all the expectations I had built up and although I didn’t regret getting a Lid Smoothie, it was a little disheartening that it didn’t work out so well on me. The Clinique Lid Smoothie is sold at Clinique counters nationwide for RM84. Each tube contains 7g of product.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

plue October 5, 2011 at 9:45 AM

i shall stick to UDPP/ TFSI lah.

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l y n October 5, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Hi plue, UDPP and TFSI are definitely better and cheaper to boot. To be fair though, this Clinique product is probably more like a creamy eyeshadow than a base but I'd still expect it to stay put.

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lyn January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

milktea : Me too. Thing is, I've read more positive reviews than negative ones so I was really hoping this product will work out well. I'm definitely bummed it didn't live up to my expectations but it may work better on those with less oily lids.

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lyn January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Hi Lily, It's a real shame, isn't it? I had high hopes for this especially considering it is more expensive than many cream eyeshadows / bases available.

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milktea January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Aww..! so sad that it didn't turn out well :-( I was attracted by the sleek packaging too.

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Lily January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I read a really negative review on this on Pink Sith too. Thanks for the review =)

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lyn January 8, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Testing comments system.

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