I got this as a GWP a few months back and this is a perfect shade for Fall/Winter 2012. It is a lovely mix of berry-brown with shimmer that you can either swipe on for a neutral look or you can layer to intensify and it becomes a nice dark lip shade which is very stylish this F/W season. The only problem I have with it though (and you know what I am going to say if you have read my other reviews on Clinique products) is the quality of the product. It doesn't go on very smoothly and can feel drying at times. As with the other Clinique products I have tried in past years, I feel like they are behind in the times with the formulations of their makeup. What was once trendy or up-to-date in the 90's and back is now very dated today, what with the improvements in cosmetics. Most lipsticks are now made with a lot of moisturizing properties in them to keep from drying out the lips or they have something special that brings out more depth than just the "sitting on your lips" type of thing. That's what this lipstick does. If you don't mind that, then this is a good color for this F/W season. Otherwise you probably will be able to buy the same dupe in another brand that makes better lipsticks.
I love Clinique's different lipsticks, however some of the shades do not give enough color payoff.
That is not the case with this lovely shade. This bronzey, mauvey shade is perfect for Fall. One great benefit of this shade is that it makes my teeth look very white! (I am fair-skinned with pink undertones and have green eyes)
A gorgeous shade that is definitely a surprise! In the tube it looks very bronze and dark, but on the lips it is more of a raspberry with bronze overtones. Gorgeous!
Perhaps, the sexiest lipstick I own next to my red Revlon one. I don't care for dark shades of lipcolor, but this one is yes, a surprise. Pair it with Mac's Tempting eyeshadow or a simple light eye shadow, and you've got a winner. I've got plenty of winks from this. Try it!
The "different" formula is the only Clinique formula I can wear without irritation. I've been wearing Shy for 8 years, as a great everyday base color, but just discovered Surprise. What a fantastic shade! Bronze in the tube, deep rosy gold on - like a warmer take on MAC Lustre in Capricious. I can see it working well on other skin tones (I'm so pale I'm almost blue). Give it a try!
I was definitely "surprised" and love this color! In the tube a bronzy brown, on my hand another color, on my lips a dusky rose color. I can see this as possibly HG neutral color that will match with everything. I got it at the military BX for $12, so I'm definitely happy with the price.
My staple! My go-to lipstick! I have used this for YEARS. I'd say maybe 6 years now. This works well in any season and with any outfit, day and night. My favorite lipstick I own. I love the consistency and it lasts well.
I have been wearing this since they came out with this years ago.
They once discontinued this, and I panicked. LUCKILY, they brought it back!
Clinique has it going on with their lipsticks and glosses. I have tried estee and lancome, shiseido, mac, etc... and the taste and texture do not compare. Mac is the next best. I have worn this color nearly every day since they made it. Many compliments over the years, and the color looks good on everyone.
This was received as a GWP several years ago, and I've been purchasing the same color since. Seriously, this is one of the few things in my makeup bag that I just can't let go. The color is just stunning and looks great on everyone. It looks very dark and coppery-brown in the tube, but it is so sheer and beautiful upon application. You can use a light application to get a shimmer of color, or layer it for a deeper, richer tone. I've used this color on several friends and it has a variety of appearances on different people ... but always compliments everyone and looks beautiful. Color aside, Clinique's Different Lipstick is just a trusty stand-by. It is light, smooth and gives great, lasting color.
I cannot believe I have not already written a review for this l/s, as I've been wearing it for going on 6 years now! This is my absolute favorite, go-to l/s for any occasion.....any season.....any outfit.....etc. etc. If I could have one l/s in the world, this would be it. I love Clinique's formulas, especially the Different Lipstick....natural, weightless feel; slight gloss; not a hint of taste or smell; and beautiful packaging to boot! I have pale, neutral skin, dark hair and very dark brows, and hazel green eyes. This l/s complements me perfectly, every time! I consider it the perfect "red" color, with hints of purple, burgundy, and bronze.....just gorgeous.