I absolutely love this lipstick. If I know I won't have time to touch up my lips I automatically reach for this one (or the Maybelline super stay long 24 color which is, in my opinion, exactly the same). I apply it with my fingers so that I get the yourlipsbutbetter look because, as it's very very pigmentent, if you apply it directly with the applicator sometimes it can be too much. It doesn't dry out my lips or feel wierd. I have the shade 109 Blossoming Berry.
I've been looking for a long lasting lip stick/colour for ages. After reading many reviews, I decided to try this product. The shade i got was Timeless Rose. It took me ages to pick a shade; I was standing there swatching all the shades onto my hand haha. When I first applied it, it felt nice, and I really liked the colour too as it was an everyday type of colour. After a few seconds, it became sticky and hard. That's your cue to apply the balm end of this product. After applying the balm, it was like magic, everything felt fine. I decided to trial run this for the whole day. I applied it at around 9am, went to uni, had lunch & dinner, came home at around 7pm and it was still there. There was no transfer to the food & drinks I had eg. I would always notice marks on straws whenever I use other products. Half way through the day, my lips did feel a bit dry so I applied the balm again. Removing it was a bit difficult and I had to use makeup remover and scrub my lips for a while before most of it came off. Overall, I would totally recommend this product !
- long lasting
- the scent is nice
- the applicator
- RRP is $30 ( I bought mine for around $17 because it was 40% off, still think its pretty pricey for a drugstore product)
- Only 2.5ml, not a lot especially for that price.
- wider selection of colours would be nice
I'm no stranger to the longwear lipstick & balm concept as I have used a similar product to this in the past by MaxFactor, so it was very nostalgic to use something like it again. I have the shade 'Continual Crimson', a medium cool-toned red. From my past experiences, I remember that these type of lipsticks felt very drying on the lips so it was a huge surprise that while it was long-lasting that my lips actually felt moisturised the whole time I was wearing it and the colour didn't flake off whatsoever. Application is easy with the doe foot applicator and twist up balm. I applied the balm immediately after application to lock the lipstick in place and after everything from eating, drinking to dancing it didn't show one sign of wear and I only applied more balm near the end of the night just for extra hydration. It's good to see that these long-lasting lipsticks have come a long way from what they used to be. I would definitely recommend these to anyone who wants a no fuss, apply once and you're set for the day lip product.
I have been using Max Factor Lipfinity in 190 Indulgent for exactly 10 years because it was the most long lasting and natural looking lipstick on the market. It still is, actually, but although the creamy beige-taupe colour is very natural, I have always looked for something slightly lighter, something really undetectable on my lips for the nude look during the day. I use this namely as a lip contour to unify the irregular outline of my lips.
I discovered the brand new Infallible 2-steps and the colour 113 Invincible Sable is a light beige-mauve, almost exactly the colour of my lips. You can' t tell I have lipstick on, unless for the fact that my lips are very well defined. It lasts very long, I guess longer than Lipfinity, so I need to apply it only once in the morning and to reapply only the lip balm or lipstick on the top. It will eventually fade evenly after a long and very oily meal, otherwise it doesn't need any touch ups.
If I want a more elaborate look, I still use the Lipfinity, or maybe I will buy some other, more visible colour of the L'Oreal range. I'm not a big fan of the balm that comes with it as it has a weird shine, it shimmers even without shimmer and I don't like that finish, but it is supposed to seal the colour and to give moisture, which it does very good, so if you like the shiny look, that's for you. To be honest I found the liquid lipstick to be very longlasting also using other balms, glosses or lipsticks on the top. Normally I apply my sunscreen lip balm and then my favourite lipstick of the day. The result is always very creamy and natural.
It has a slightly vanilla scent and the brush tip is a bit too furry for my liking, which makes a precise application a bit harder. But all in all it is a very good product which I'm willing to buy again.