I love the color - beautiful, bold red. This stays applied for a very long time, but will eventually crack. The clear top coat should soften it up, but I prefer using Maybelline's Baby Lips in Cherry Me (red) and the color stays soft and uncracked MUCH longer. I do prefer Cover Girl's Outlast lipsticks for long wear as they stay on better and longer but if I can't find my bold red elsewhere, I'm sticking with this.
This is probably the longest wearing lip stain I have ever had. Love the bright red, almost fire red. Will stay on your lips all day and all night, but may crack, I usually reapply the top coat often. Wouldn't wear this every day, as it is very drying. But once in a while I will wear this to an event, when I don't' want to reapply the lipstick or transfer to glasses or food. Good staple stain to have imo.
Kandee Johnson raved about this long wearing lip color from L'oreal. Thats how I first heard about this product. After her review I was very excited to try it. I love Beyonce, L'oreal and red lips. You would think the combination would work right? So now I'm left with a so-so reaction. Your lips need to perfectly exfoliated so you don't end up with flaky looking lips. Applying this liquidy formula is a tad difficult. The color itself is a beautiful, bold red. This color lasted 6+ hours, but it needed lip balm/gloss quite often. This formula is drying, but any long wear lip color does this.
I got this as a gift from a friend. I love the colour - pure, bright red which fit my fair, pale skin, and seems to fit most skintones.
The pacaking is not so good, the lipstick brush is too short and stubby. the balm is decent, but I prefer to use red labello lip balm instead.
The formula is drying, as expected from long lasting products. The staying power is, indeed, quite impressive.
Overall, I like it as a gift, but I won't purchase this lipstick again.
I love, love, love this colour! I can't go on enough about what a beautiful, vibrant, in your face red this is. Unfortunately, the formulation leaves a lot to be desired. First off, with the applicator or with a brush I find this hard to apply and since this is such a statement shade every little imperfection stands out. Also, because lips have to be bare of any product in order for this lipstick to set it's not compatible with lipliners which means the lipstick itself is the only product you can work with. As for the long wearing claims it really is. Once it's on it takes make-up remover to get it off. Sadly, a few hours in it starts to flake, mostly from the centre which leaves an ugly red ring around the outside of the lips. I wish revlon would make this shade in regular lipstick form so it was a bit more manageable. I keep wearing it because I love the shade so much but I really doubt if I'll repurchase this particular lipstick.
Honestly it does hold up I took a shower and the lipstick was still on afterwards, which is crazy, but it starts to look really dull in the second hour of wearing it. Eventually you realize it begins to flake off as well and in order to get it off you would need an oil based remover. My suggestion is if you want a long holding lipstick this one is good, but make sure you take the chapstick it comes with with you so you can keep the look looking fresh. I found also that you can also exfolliate before use and that also helps. Otherwise I think you can get away with almost any other brand of lipstick. Heck for what they charge for this splurge and get the MAC it's not that far off in price though you'll probably have to touch up a little more unless you get the prowear.
Hated it-so sticky and dry. Even putting the top coat on didn't help. Did not last but alittle while. The original infallible is great-when I bought this I thought it would be the same-but it isn't. Pricey and the colors are ugly. Why did they mess up such a great product-so disappointed.
WOW! This is a bright red. BUT, it stays and for it to be this bright, it needs to stay. I couldn't imagine worrying about this fading all day. Loving this lipstick. And the gloss smells yummy. I hate having to reapply and with this, there is no reapplying besides the gloss. Love it. Longwear lipsticks are always a little drying, but the gloss seems to keep things in check. You still need to exfoliate, but that's part of longwear lipsticks like this. So far I'm on hour 6 and still looks like I just applied it. LOVE! Must get more...
This red leans a little to the orange side. A tip: make sure your lips are perfectly exfoliated. Otherwise the color will flake off very easily.
2 layers of this lipstick is required to get a perfectly opaque color. For best results wait for the first layer to dry completely before applying the second coat.
I do like this product, but I don't exactly love it. There were more cons to it than pros. The pros were the colors are very, very vibrant and the clear shine coat makes it look even brighter. Also, it stays on for a long time, I even slept with it on and when I woke up in the morning it still looked fresh and new. The packaging also acts as a mirror, which I find helpful and it's all easily and conveniently wrapped into a sleek pretty little tube. Cons: it flakes off something horrible, especially if you rub it a lot or you try kissing someone. Oh, don't even think about putting another coat on top of the already dry one. It will all flake off and become a big flakey clumpy ugly mess. Also, when it started flaking off, I thought the clear coat would help to keep it on longer, but it did absolutely nothing but make it flake off even more. It's pretty for a little while, but once it starts coming off there is no quick fix and it's not easy to get off completely, so I was stuck with it looking horrible through the second half of school. I was so excited to find something that lasted so long and I really did love it...until it went all wrong. I am very dissapointed.