::: The Product :::
Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine is supposed to be a \"Triple-action plumping gloss instantly and gently creates a fuller, lusher look. The plush effect lingers up to 6 hours. With continued use, peptides prompt skins natural collagen production to foster a smoother, more defined look. Builds moisture cushion, too. With all the comforts of Clinique.\" Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine is available in 18 regular line colors, and two limited edition colors. The colors are broken down into Pinks, Tawnies, Nudes and Violets.
Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine comes in a clear tube which has a silver stripe along the top of the tube. The lid is silver with an attached standard \"sponge-tip\" applicator. The front of the tube has the company name, as well as product name in silver (the product name is also in French on the front). The bottom states the color name, company information, and volume/weight information. There is 0.16 fl. oz (4.7 mL) of product in the tube, which measures about 3.5\" in length by approximately 0.75\" in width.
::: The Ingredients :::
Unfortunately, I don\'t have the box to list the ingredients, nor can I find them online. I did notice there is a review which contains an ingredient list, but I\'m not too positive as to how the ingredients may change according to the colors.
::: My Experience :::
I actually received my Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump & Shine through a swap on Makeup Alley. (For those who don\'t know, swapping is getting rid of new or used products for items you want... You know, swapping!) I received mine in Beach Bunny, which is a nice sheer pinkish-beige that isn\'t overly shimmery. I\'m a sucker for anything that\'s pinkish-coral or peachy, so this was a perfect color for me. I use this with my Rimmel Vinyl Jelly Lip Gloss in Tasty (unfortunately, a discontinued lip liner especially made for lipglosses).
I waited for the \"tingly\" factor that I\'ve always heard lip plumpers seem to have to them... Nothing! Didn\'t bother me at all, it actually made me happy. I have naturally full lips, so I don\'t need them looking like Lisa Rinna\'s LOL! The first thing I did notice is that my lips instantly felt moisturized. The lipgloss isn\'t too tacky, and a little goes a long way. It lasted, though faded, through my morning yogurt, and even lasted through my morning tea, which I generally have about an hour after the yogurt. So, even while the color may fade, the overall feel of the lipgloss is still there. Something else I noticed was that I didn\'t have to reapply it all day like I do with M.A.C. Lipglasses or any other lipgloss I use. Not to mention, even when it did finally wear off, my lips didn\'t feel or look dry like they tend to, and they did feel smoother.
So, I can say while this doesn\'t seem to plump MY lips, it does hold up to its claim of smoother lips and provides a moisture cushion. I definitely plan on buying more of these (Extra Apricot and and Peach Plump are calling my name... I think Limited Toffee Boost and Camisole are too LOL)!
::: Purchasing & Pricing Information :::
Clinique Full Potential Lips Plump & Shine retails for $17.50 at Clinique counters in various department stores. You can also purchase Clinique via their website (clinique.com), Sephora brick & mortar stores or website, as well as there are select items available on QVC\'s website! (Notice how almost all major cosmetics companies are turning to QVC?)
::: Recommendation :::
Yes, I\'d recommend these lipglosses, but not based on any plumping action. I know everyone swears M.A.C. Lipglasses are the best, but to me this gives them a run for their money. While they didn\'t plump my lips, they did leave them nice and soft, as well as smoother than normal after using lip products like lipsticks and/or lipglosses. I give it to you like this: I don\'t normally keep a specific lipgloss in my makeup bag, but this one is definitely in there for me to use daily, no matter what I initially put on!