Friday, October 24, 2008

Pink Product Review: Clinique Buttershine in Ribbon Pink

The Comments for a Cure Campaign continues! Please leave a comment -- for every comment made until the end of October, I will donate $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society, up to a cap of $50. I extended the campaign since so far, I've raised a very impressive ONE dollar. Seriously people, help me out! ;)

So, unless you've been hiding out under a rock lately, you will know that the economy is suffering on a global scale. So much so, for some countries, that the underside of a rock actually seems to be a pretty good place to take cover until all this kufuffle settles down.

But in reality, life must go on, and part of life (mine, at least) involves makeup. And if you're going to be buying makeup during these tough times, then you might as well do some good with your consumer dollar, right? Of course, there's a slew of lovely "Pink" products to choose from, but if you're looking to get the biggest donation-bang for your buck, then look no further than Clinique's Buttershine Lipstick in Ribbon Pink.

A whopping $10 out of the purchase price of $16 goes towards the Breast Cancer Awareness Research Foundation. That's 62.5% of the sale price!

Other equally-important reasons to love this Limited Edition lipstick is how great it feels on. It's not as "smushy" as a lipbalm, but it glides on nicely, with no oily or goopy feeling. It lasts pretty much as long as a regular lipstick, but feels much more moisturizing -- even after the colour's gone, my lips feel soft and smooth.

And of course... the shade! A light-medium pink that's sheer enough to work on most skintones, Ribbon Pink packs a sparkly punch! The micro-glitter is plentiful, but not gritty, and adds great sparkle to your lips. If you're really not a sparkle-lip kind of girl, you might want to check out Estée Lauder's lip trios instead (I know I will... tomorrow!), but me, I love the sparkles. It ain't no gaudy disco glitter either... from a distance, it just looks like a nice natural shine. Here, see for yourself:


Bare Lips on Left, wearing Pink Ribbon on Rigth. Pretty!

I could definitely see putting this over a peachy lip pencil, or used to tone down a too-dark shade as well. Finally, if all that wasn't enough for you, it comes in the most darling silver case, with a magnetized closure, mirror, and pink ribbon within (of course!). Smooth glossy lip colour for a good cause... you can't lose!

For a detailed breakdown of where your "Pink" dollars go, check out Jazmin's list at Makeup Moxie. It's not surfing just a great beauty blog, it's *education*. ;)


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At 9:23 a.m., Blogger Cowgirl Warrior said...

Of course I'll comment.
That's an impressive amount of the proceeds that Clinique is donating.
I'll check that out.


At 10:08 a.m., Blogger The Glitterati said...

Thanks! :)

At 5:14 p.m., Blogger Rae said...

Thanks for the review, hon!! I've been wanting to check this one out, but haven't yet - I've been so busy with everything recently x.x I'll be sure to hit the Clinqiue counter the next time I leave the house! (lol)

(your link goes up tomorrow, btw ^^)

At 5:16 p.m., Blogger The Glitterati said...

Thanks Rae!! You're a doll. ;) Oh, and I just got home from The Bay to see if I could try the "Pink" trios from Estee Lauder and they're all sold out! Apparently they went like hotcakes, that'll show me to be lazy!

At 10:30 p.m., Blogger Leena said...

thanks for donating

At 9:40 a.m., Anonymous the ex-roomie said...

That is possibly the prettiest tube of lipstick that I've ever seen!! And 62.5%! That's amazing.

At 10:33 a.m., Blogger The Glitterati said...

Thank you, Leena!

Ex-Roomie, yay, commenting! :) Isn't it lovely... "Now with 62.5% more charity!"


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