If you desperately need some colour in your life whilst the bleak and moody wintergeddon takes hold, Clinique x Marimekko is just the ticket; a beautiful collection of bright, fun and clashing packaging, housing one of two lip products: the ol’ favourite Pop Lip Colour + Primer, or the new and soon-to-be star that is the Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration. There are 10 shades of the former and 20 shades of the latter.
Everything about this collection is spot-on – even the colourful press imagery is a joy to view and a work of art itself – and I love the fact that the collection is focused purely on the lips, with a playful, individual design on each product. Finnish design house Marimekko are known for their bold use of colour and fun (sometimes retro) take on design, which translates so well onto the lipstick packaging, especially the Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipsticks, which are housed head-to-toe in the limited edition designs.
Whilst the Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration is a little less flashy — instead providing a pop of colourful design on the lid with a clear body to show the gloss colour — the product itself is very exciting; expect all the joy of a lipgloss without any of the fuss.
The Pop Splash gloss is as it sounds, providing a splash of colourful gloss in a formula that is incredibly hydrating and impressively smoothing too. The shade range is decent, with mostly berry and nude shades with a buildable pigment and a handy sponge tip applicator.
The range is limited edition, so grab your favourites soon. Both the Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration and the Pop Lip Colour + Primer are £17 each and can currently be found at the Clinique online store.
If you pick up just one product from the range, make it the Juicy Apple shade of the Pop Splash – a very wearable red that looks great dressed up or down.