Lipstick usually doesn’t like me. I’ll find a color I love, smear it on and within a half hour the interior half of my bottom lip is colorless. Highly irritating–especially when those little tubes aren’t cheap!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not really a lipstick girl. A swipe of gloss is usually good enough, but once in awhile a little pop of color makes you feel brand new–until you catch a glimpse of your reflection in the bathroom mirror at work and see that it looks like half of your lip is having an allergic reaction.
Until recently the closest thing I found to something that looked like lipcolor rather than an ailment was Covergirl’s Outlast Lipstain. While it doesn’t last nearly as long as anticipated, adding a little gloss to it made my whole striped-lip look way less noticable than any other lipcolor product I’ve tried (note to anyone thinking of trying it: I liked the idea of a matte stain but my lips felt so dry I had to add gloss).
It comes with two tubes. The first is the lipcolor, which comes with a little wand applicator. You apply it to clean, dry lips (no lip liner!) and let it set for sixty seconds without any blotting or rubbing your lips together. Once the color is set, you apply the second tube, which is basically a clear gloss.
Can I just say I’m in love? I was pleasantly surprised that I applied it once in the morning (I got Dusty Rose 530) and when I was getting ready for bed that night, I had to rub Vaseline on my lips to take off the remaining color. That has never happened to me before.
Now, admittedly, the color was beginning to cake and wear off a bit in the middle of my lips. But I only applied the top coat once! I think that if I reapply for moisture/gloss during the day I’ll have no issues at all.
Do you have a favorite lipcolor or gloss? Do share!