A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Monday, September 29, 2014

Worksafe Monday: Clinique

Happy Monday!!! 

When I go to work, I always coat myself with as much makeup as I possibly can without risking being fired as it helps me get through the day. However, I am often negligent about wearing lip products; many lip products are unforgiving and require touch-ups and some days I barely have 2 seconds to run to the bathroom so this doesn't really work for me. However, I have found a shining, lovely, wonderful Holy Grail worksafe lip product. May I present to you:

CLINIQUE ALMOST LIPSTICK IN BLACK HONEY

Sorry for the anti-climactic crappy quality photo!!
It is just super! It won't get me fired!! It is sheer and doesn't bleed! It fades naturally and even stains a bit to keep my lips visible when I am super washed out at 6:30 am!!! It has BLACK in the name!!!! ***angels sing***

AHEM. Anyway,I have a double-ended version of the product that has both the lipstick and the gloss. I love how the lipstick, while being very sheer and natural looking on, looks BLACK in the tube! It makes me feel like I am super cool instead of a boring employed responsible adult.

OOOOOH BLACK!!!
Apparently, this is one of Clinique's best-selling products and I can see why. I think this would look great on a wide variety of people and it is just one of those things that perks up your look if you be lookin' like s**t ran over twice (we all have those days!)

Since I was shopping at the Clinique counter, I thought I would try out some of their Chubby Sticks. The only reason I wanted to try them is because of their egregious names. (I initially read about them in this blog post. I enjoyed the polite reference to "chili that has already been consumed.") I picked the following two because I thought they had the most terrible names. May I present to you:

CHUNKIEST CHILI AND HEFTIEST HIBISCUS


Now I know this has been said before but WTF is with these names???? (Some other real winners are Two Ton Tomato, Woppin Watermelon, Oversized Orange, Pudgy Peony, Portly Plum, Fuller Fudge, Oversized Orchid.....GOOD LORD!!!) 

When I put on makeup, I want to feel AWESOME. I know the name has nothing to do with how a product makes one look, but being that I am a makeup addict, the packaging and nomenclature of products is a big deal to me. That's why I like wearing lipsticks such as MAC Lady Danger, Strong Woman, and Rebel....these names make one feel confident and mysterious and bad-ass (even when you are super boring and watch Judge Judy for fun like me.) When I wear my Clinique Chubby sticks, am I supposed to feel like an oversized, portly, hefty, chunky ol' bowl o' chili!?!? GAH!!! NO!!! NOT that there's anything wrong with being a less than petite woman, as I am not exactly svelte myself, but the word choice here is less than flattering.

OLD PICTURE: WEARING HEFTIEST HIBISCUS


Crappy names aside, Heftiest Hibiscus is a nice, bright shade to spice up my work makeup. I find it is quite long-wearing as well. Chunkiest Chili has a softer formula and bleeds and slips around a lot more so it isn't my favourite for work.

Have you tried these? What do you think of the names?

PLEASE NOTE THAT I BOUGHT ALL OF THIS STUFF LAST YEAR. AT THIS TIME, I HAVE NOT BOUGHT MAKEUP FOR 8 MONTHS!!!!