Fuller Fig was the first shade I tested out from Clinique’s new (and now popular) line. I can’t resist a reliable neutral.
From Clinique’s website:
“Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Sixteen natural-looking lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.”
It comes in a twist-up style pencil applicator.
Fuller Fig is a “sheer pinky beige” according to Sephora.
I think it’s a reddish midtone brown. There are just hints of red in it, but it seems to be more red than pink.
Here is one swipe:
Here it is built up in 3-4 swipes:
And here it is on my usually chocolate smeared lips. I cleaned off the chocolate just for this one photo:
As you can see, it really is sheer like the company advertised. It’s a product for those who are more into cherry Chapstick and lip gloss instead of full-on lipstick.
I experienced a good deal of moisturizing and softness after wearing this for a full day. It’s quite a nice product for that purpose. It didn’t feel at all sticky or gloppy.
Being a balm and not a real lipstick, the color didn’t last especially long. I had to touch up after 2 hours, and it didn’t hold up to a full cup of coffee. The nature of this product means that it’s more of a “soft makeup look” item. I have no beef with the color not staying put because it’s just not that kind of lip product.
Pros: Very moisturizing lip product, no sharpening required, nice range of shades, good for minimal makeup looks, no strong smell or sticky texture.
Cons: Not a good choice for those who want full coverage.
Price: $17 for o.1 oz.