I love this! Great color-not too dark, not too light. This doesn't dry my lips out at all, the color stays and stays and it doesn't crumble!! Yeah for me!!! This is the only long wearing lipstick that I will ever wear. It rocks!
I wore this for my wedding 2+ years ago and forgot about it, then resurrected it from the makeup bag and wear it almost every day to work - it seems to go with anything. The only real downside is that the gloss doesn't last long at all, and then I'm left with a really dry, not so great-looking lip. If I remembered to re-apply it would be ok but I get busy at work and don't think about it. Also the gloss brush got frayed from being dipped in and out of the tube so often, but this probably happens with anything that gets that much use.
This was a top 5 favorite pink longwear (maybelline superstay has several beautiful pink-browns) until I found lorac makeout. Made You Blush is a bit frosty/pearly for me also, but EL's DW shades, though limited, are more natural than MAC's so I'm still hoping for a bigger color selection. EL DW doesn't stay on as long as MAC, but is the 2nd longest wearing brand for me. While I love many of Maybelline superstay’s colors, they only make it to lunch. I've had MAC make it through a non-greasy lunch, but Maybelline never has. EL DW is somewhere in between these two, it sort of stays on and sort of stays off, and I can't quite decide if that's an improvement or not. I didn't care for Revlon Colorstay (dark colors) or CG outlast (two separate products just annoy me, plus dark colors).
I agree that this product is drying. I think all of the long lasting lipsticks are. Hence the attached gloss. And they don't really last all day.But in my experience the real tragedy is that they can go gritty and tacky after a while, leaving me feeling as if I didn't quite wipe all the oatmeal off of my lips after breakfast. This product however, did not go gritty on me. And it lasted forever. I mean into the next morning when I finally took it off with olive oil and a washcloth. ( And although I have no intention of telling you - without a fee - what I did in those 24 hours, suffice it to say that this lipstick fears neither Ben and Jerry's nor cherry flavored warming products.)
I did find that the best way for me to apply was to dab some color onto my index finger and blot it carefully onto my lip just exactly where I wanted it, patting it in as I went. This left a nice stain and did not "pill" up at any point. It also seemed less drying than when I used the full applicator alone, and it gave a nicer less harsh finish. Less "madeup" looking.
I would be happier with a wider choice of colors in this product. So many seem very close to the same color and either tended to a brown/orange aftertint or had a pearlized " pornstar" look. The Made You Blush is the closest I could get to a natural look on my fair skin. And even it had a little too much pearl to it - I get around it with my application technique which seems to tone it down a bit.
Yes, I'd buy it again. If they ever add other colors to the line. I do think it's the best of its kind out there.
This is not much different than Cover Girl's Outlast or Revlon's. Save your money and buy the cheaper versions, if you're after this type of lipstick. There is no difference in the consistency. Left my lips feeling dry and gritty by the end of the day and if you don't put on that top coat every 5 minutes, forget it. Your lips will feel like sandpaper. Also, the cheaper versions are better, because this wore off, unevenly, at that, and it looked weird. The color was alright. It was a light violet-pink shade; nothing special, nothing you can't get for much less.