Clinique Different Lipstick - Angel Red


97 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$


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on 9/26/2015 9:58:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I've got Angel Red, Apple Brandy, Vintage Wine, & Black Honey as far as deeper Clinique colors go & Angel Red is my fave red of all time! It's perf for Fall/Winter but hot sizzling summer nights also. It is not that "scary red" (eg Wetnwild stoplight red is one that comes to mind atm), I cannot pull off any reds except the browned down type. This is not at all Fuschia on me nor Berry. I can pull off very few berries & I can't think of many Fuschias that look good on me tbh. I don't find this to be raspberry-Fuschia whatsoever but I am neutral yellowish toned w light brown reddish hair naturally (foiled honey blonde) w grey eyes/freckles light skinned the grey is what throws ppl coz I have all warm features except eyes!! This is a safe red, not at all garish nor wild. I'm all about nudes so Clinique makes many a safe color if u like the glam of red but are over 30 or don't want to look like a lady of the evening this is your red. Ultra glam & classy! Mine came in a GWP w the ubiquitous green packaging but oh well that is just so typical Clinique. I've never owned a dud from Clinique lipsticks. They come up w the most beautiful classy colors.

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

After reading the reviews, I was excited to buy this. I returned it the same day. It has an orange undertone which did not look good with my fair complexion. I'm glad so many women like this color, but it was a no go for me.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This lipstick came in a Clinique makeup set from Macys, along with other amazing products. From the looks of the bullet, it's a deep, black cherry color. But in reality, it's a versatile and sheer shade of red that can be many hues depending on how many layers you apply. Personally, I put 2-3 layers to compliment my medium golden skin tone (NC35). I don't usually wear red lipstick because I tend to look absolutely ridiculous due to having full lips. However, with this lipstick, it offers a beautiful, shiny red color without going overboard. It hides fine lines, doesn't feather, and is surprisingly very nourishing - unlike most red lipsticks. It's the perfect fall color that's bold enough to be worn at parties, but subtle enough to be worn daily. It's a lovely color and I will always continue to buy this.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 2/13/2015 5:39:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I use Clinique Lipstick in "After Party." This is the only lipstick I use. Before I put on my this lipstick, I use Sephora Lipstain in Endless purple. When I put Clinique "After Party" on top of the matte of the Sephora lipstain, the effect looks fabulous and as bonus points, its lasts a very long time since the lip stain is matte to begin with. Wonderful color and my favorite all time lipstain/lipstick combo.

on 12/27/2014 9:04:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

For someone who "doesn't wear red lipstick," I recently realized I have three red lipsticks--that's a lot! All 3 are Clinique--Merlot (discontinued), Apple Brandy and this one, which is even better than the other two.

This is a great, sheer red that's buildable and very versatile. You could blot it on for a stain effect or use a few coats to get more color. It is also super moisturizing and feels great going on, but has more staying power than Apple Brandy (which is a butter shine).

I got this in a GWP and I'm so glad because I would never have chosen it, but I've been wearing it nonstop as a go-to lipstick this winter. It works in all kinds of situations, from going out to more casual settings, without feeling like you're (dramatic pause) WEARING RED LIPSTICK or have to be totally decked out like Dita Von Teese to pull it off.

If you are scared of red lipstick, I highly recommend trying this one! For reference, I'm fair skinned with golden yellow tones, which makes it hard to find good reds.

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

on 11/22/2014 11:14:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Gorgeous sheer blackened red. Way better on me than Black Honey because it's truly RED. LOVE it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 10/11/2014 3:20:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This was a gift but the color is beautiful.. its not too deep for my light skin. It isn't as dark as it appears on the stick. nice and creamy and says well

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 12/2/2013 3:43:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is the most wearable shade of red I have ever owned. I have worn this off and on for the last 16-17 years. I was always looking for a cheaper dupe, and only ended up wasting money on reds that were too bright, too warm, too pink, etc., and always went back to Angel Red.

This is a blue-based muted red that seems to flatter both warm and cool skin tones. The secret is most likely in the formula; Different lipsticks tend to be more on the sheerer side, but they are also buildable for more depth. This color is both soft and deep, so you can apply lightly to get a soft red lip or apply heavily for a richer, bolder red.

This color doesn't bleed--even without lip liner--or leave you looking clownish as it fades. As many of the other reviewers have mentioned, this is a great "first red" for those who are not red lipstick wearers. Angel Red is not only a great holiday red, it's a perfect everyday red.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

on 8/14/2013 8:16:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I'm Indian so I have brown skin and I find it hard to wear a red lipstick that actually suits my skin. This lipstick goes so well with my skin tone though. I wear it very sheer, I just dab it on my lips instead of actually spreading it around. Love it!

on 4/18/2013 6:38:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a fantastic everyday lipstick for people who are shy about wearing red. I have very full lips and I don't like to wear traditional reds- they make me look very clownish, especially in the winter when my skin is very pale.
Angel Red is very light feeling and moist with no weird smells or tastes, which is a big problem for me when it comes to lip products. It has a beautiful color which is light but not totally sheer, and leans blue-red. If you are more comfortable wearing lip gloss but want to try a lipstick, this is a good product to try.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Recommended for Medium Skin

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