Simply Lippy Challenge Day 267 | Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Shade 02, Raspberry

When it comes to lip gloss, I’ve always had a kind of love or hate relationship with them. Nine times out of ten, I will choose a lipstick over a gloss, but every so often, I want to just put a lick of something subtle on my lips and go.


Today’s choice was exactly the kind of lippy that let me do just that, especially as it was the last day of holidays and we were travelling home, so the last thing on my mind yesterday was rocking a strong lip! 


When in the airport last week, I picked up this gloss in the Loop Duty Free on my way out to Tenerife and was excited to give it a try. I’m a huge fan of Clinique’s chubby sticks, and because of that, I had high hopes for their gloss too.


Overall I would say I liked it, but I wasn’t overwhelmed by it and definitely don’t love it. It was perfectly fine as glosses go; it has a nice non-sticky formula, which feels oil based without being greasy and didn’t dry out my lips either. But, it just didn’t do a whole lot for me.


I was hoping there might be a soft raspberry tint to the gloss given the colour of the gloss in the tube, but it applies very much like a clear gloss with no colour. It is also fragrance free which usually I don’t mind, but I found myself searching for that raspberry scent that just wasn’t there! 


So if you’re a gloss person I would say this is fine, but it’s not the best gloss I’ve ever tried and I’m not sure I’ll be in a rush to wear it again.

Sorcha 💋

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