When we’re hunting for new lipsticks, we look at the outside of the lipstick bullet to get an idea about what the formula is like. With the new Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour ($19.50), the inside of the bullet is just as important as the outside because it contains a special 3D pearl center.

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You can tell something is special about the Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour as soon as you look at it because the contrasting core is visible before the lipstick is even used. The outside of the lipstick is the same as normal and reveals the shade and finish. All of the colors in the collection have the aforementioned 3D pearl center. It looks white in appearance before it’s applied to lips but doesn’t alter the color.

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What the 3D pearl center core does do is hydrate lips for more comfortable wear. That’s not all. It also sculpts, smooths and contours them. And the more you use the lipstick, the better lips will be. Clinique reports that over time the Dramatically Different Shaping Lip Colour will provide improved lip definition.

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The lipstick are formulated without parabens, phthalates and fragrances so they will be kinder to those with delicate lips.

In terms of colors, you have plenty of options to choose from.  There’s a mix of easy-to-wear shades including reds, pinks, neutrals and violets. There are a whopping 50 shades available in crème and pearl finishes.

The Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colours are available to shop now. If you’ve been searching for a lipstick that won’t dry lips out, this is one formula worth checking out.

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