|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Looks like a brown/bronze in the tube, but "surprises" you with a shimmer of burgundy/red tones on. I bought this when I had a Clinique makeover and wanted some new colors. It's a great color, but since it's a little darker than what I usually like, I reserve it for nighttime or those "dress up" occassions.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I chose this color at the Clinique counter as a "spur-of-the-moment-trying-to-meet-the-GWP minimum" purchase. I was pleasantly surprised by this color! Like it's name, this color is so multi-faceted that it is a surprise what you'll get, depending on not just your skin tone, but also the dominant color(s) you are wearing. On my NC35 tone, it shows up as a burgundy/brown/slight copper. But when I wear brown, the brown is more dominant; when I wear burgundy, the burgundy is more dominant (you get the picture). This looks fantastic topped with Clinique's Impossibly Glossy lipgloss in Cream Soda. I usually wear this color for power-meetings at work, because it makes me look polished and sophisticated. This is a multi-faceted color that I would normally expect MAC to sell.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have to add my amazement at this colour. As most people said, it looks like an intense bronze with lots of shimmer on the stick but you need to try it as it looks nothing like that on the lips. On my pale lips, it looks mauvey/plummy with slightly metallic shimmer. I think different undertones will come out depending on what you're wearing. Will most likely wear it in the evenings or on brighter days. In the dull London light, it looks a bit dull (hee) on me, due to my pale but slighly warm complexion (NW20). By the way, this is not available in the UK, but I have found it in GWP form on UK site, paid less than £4.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
What a unique and beautiful color! I'm not even sure how to describe it, as I'd imagine it would look different on everyone. On me, it's a mauveish or plummy bronze- not overpowering, but definately striking. I love it! HG!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this as a free sample many years ago, and at first I thought it made my lips look too plum, so I set it aside. When I read all the other MUA reviews recently, I decided to go back and give it another shot. Surprisingly (hee), it looked much better this time, probably due to the lighting. It gives my lips a plum-mish/bronze/slightly metallic look. I'll be using it mainly for evening occasions, as it has a more elegant look.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
in my opinion surprise fits its name perfectly. i agree this is a complex color and difficult for me to describe. on my lips its bronze with a hint of plum and gold shimmer. what i like about this color is that the gold shimmer is only visible in certain lights. its a creamy and longwearing lipstick, but i don't know if it would fit all skin tones. in certain lighting i'll catch a glimpse of it and orange undertones are visible, which is why i make sure i have enough color or blush on my face to counteract any undertones that my be too warm for my complexion. it is a beautiful color and very unique. its even more striking with gloss on top of it. i'd definitely repurchase this beautiful shade again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off: I don't like Clinique's packaging. I don't think the caps click shut securely. However, this lipstick is quite nice. As others have said below, it's an elegant, complex, shimmery mauve-plum-bronze with a touch of brown. Quite sophisticated and flattering to my pale-warm Asian complexion. But I think this is neutral enough that it can 'go' with a lot of different complexions and makeup combos. The formula is smooth, creamy and lightweight. No scent or taste. I foresee myself wearing this a lot once autumn rolls around again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
There's not much to say about Surprise that has not been written! I was looking for a replacement for my MAC "O" - my favorite, when I developed an allergy to MAC lip products. I pulled this out of my reserves, it had been a GWP and it is very similar and beautiful for day or night against my NW20 skin. Clinique categorizes it as a neutral. It is bronze, plum and gold all in one with a very lightweight feel. Lasting power is decent and no smell. I am keeping this one close at all times!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
At first Surprise didn't impress me. When I was NC15 it looked really brown on me and I didn't see its well-known resemblance to MAC O lipstick. But ever since I got a slight tan the color has been looking much better on my current NC20 skin, for some reason - I can finally see the depth of Surprise and I've been wearing it consistently now.
Surprise looks very bronzey in the tube, but on the lips the plummy base color comes out. It's a gorgeous, elegant shade. The base of it is a toned-down medium-dark plum shade with very finely milled bronzey gold shimmer. The result is a neutral shade, both warm AND cool, which seems to be flattering to most skintones. It's a sophisticated, 'grown-up' shade, very wearable on many occasions, daytime or nighttime. Fairly moisturizing too - my lips are quite dry and I love the fact that, despite the microshimmer, my lip lines aren't brought to immediate attention, which is always a concern for me. Awesome product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this lipstick! I would not have given this color a second look if I had judged it by the color in the tube, but on it is beautiful. It really brightens up my face and makes my eyes bluer. I have repurchased this lipstick more than any other I have and am stocked up just in case Clinique tries to disc. this color.