Miss Claire Soft Matte Lip Cream: #18: Review/Swatch/LOTD

By Nids

Description: It’s not a lipstick, nor is it gloss. It is lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.

Price: 195 INR for 6.5g

Packaging: The product comes in a small, round plastic tube with a matte black cap. All the required details regarding it is on the case itself. The sponge tip applicator is a bit long and can pick a lot of lip cream so better take off the excess on the tube rim before applying. I do find the packaging cute and handy.

My experience using the Miss Claire matte lip cream:
A product difficult to get hold of and that too a lip cream, which can hardly be found in an Indian brand and at such a cheap price, made me buy this on my recent visit to Pune. And now after trying it, I repent my decision of buying only one of these. 


Shade: This shade #18 is a deep mauve with a slight pink undertone. It seems more like a dirty mauve when applied on the lips but I do like the color on myself and it will easily suit medium to dusky skin tones. 
Texture: Buttery soft and smooth. I fell in love with this lip cream when I applied it on my lips. I got this shade by just checking the swatches but the real beauty of the lip cream is known when you actually use this color on your lips. It slides on the lips and sets quickly. The pigmentation is amazing and a single coat is enough to get the desired color. It feels light on the lips. 
The color does not bleed or settle in between fine lines. It fades away evenly and I have not seen my lips becoming dry when I use this though I always prefer to use a lip balm at the end of the day. 
Staying power: The lip cream stays on for 4-5 hours on me. It easily survives a full meal. The faded pink tint looks pretty too. It doesn’t transfer much (very little actually), which makes it last up to 5 hours easily. 
  • Great everyday color
  • Would suit most skin tones
  • Soft and buttery smooth texture
  • Despite a matte finish it does not make the lips dry
  • Highly pigmented
  • Cute packaging
  • Dirt cheap.
  • Stays on for a good 4 hours, full on
  • Color doesn’t bleed and fades evenly
  • Availability is seriously an issue.
  • The applicator tip could have been better
Ratings: 4.7/5
Final Word: Highly recommended. Get one of these wherever you can find them. They are one of the best lip creams you can get at this price.