I am one who like's this product a lot. I have a few shades. Though, I've noticed they are discontinuing some of the colors. I hate when these companies do that! I have one favorite color #895, that has been discontinued. I did find it at a WalMart the other day, at least I got 2!
If your lips can tolerate this stuff for a whole day, they may already be dead. The next morning I was peeling the skin off my lips like I was peeling a grape. I was molting for days. But it's a good idea and must have some other artistic uses, like serving as fake blood for trick-or-treating in the rain.
I LOVE this product. I have used Maybelline, Bourjoix, L'Oreal and all other long lasting lipsticks. But Cover Girl is quite simply the best. So much so that I have stopped using all other brands. I have about 20 shades of this lipstick. I apply this in the morning and it's still on till evening although it can get a bit dry if you don't apply the top coat. Once I get to office I never have time to run and check my make up in the bathroom and if I did not have Cover Girl I would be sitting in a meeting looking all washed out with no make-up. Cover Girl Outlast is the ONLY brand that hasn't let me down and I have tried every new brand that has come on to the market. Some shades stay on more than others, the lighter ones wear off sooner in my experience. My dates love it too as the lipstick does not get on to their lips or collar if we kiss. In fact, one of the guys I dated hated the taste of gloss and lipsticks and never wanted to kiss unless I had bare lips. But I hate going bare lipped in public. We reached a compromise with this Cover Girl as it never got on his lips. I love this product, it has literally been a life saver for me.
I have tried this product in some shades and did not like them, however, I really love it in other shades. If you can find a color you like, it is a great product that really does last!
APPLICATION MATTERS - you won't like it if you don't apply it properly (see below)
I have used no other lipstick for about 5 years. You have to learn to work with it and some colors last better than others, but any of them work better than other long-last lipsticks of this type and infinitely better than regular lipsticks.
My only complaint is that every time I find a color that works for me, they discontinue it!
I used to get lipstick on my teeth all the time, even after doing the tissue around the finger trick - never happens now. I put it on about 6:00 in the morning and usually have to take it off with remover at bedtime unless I've eaten something pretty greasy.
I have no problem whatsoever with my lips drying out - in fact, in the past my lips would crack at some point every winter, and they NEVER do now. And I'm often lax about re-applying the top coat, too. Each application usually lasts a couple of hours, but even if I don't stop and reapply, it looks fine and it doesn't feel bad. No more of that cakey, gummy feeling that I get ever so often with regular lipstick.
You have to quickly and carefully apply the color once in the morning, quickly cleaning up the edges and making sure not to apply too thick a coat, and then do not ever try to reapply color on top of color. Too thick a layer or more than one layer will flake. If you need to fix the color, you need to just remove it altogether and start over. If you follow those rules, you'll have no problems and will grow to love never being without lip color! I just carry a tiny bottle of remover in my purse, just in case.
I hate this -- way too drying on your lips, and you have to re-apply the top coat all day long!!! Who wants to carry around a tube all day? whats the point,? If you gotta carry a tube you might as well carry a regular lipstick, at least you won't end up with dry cracking lips!!!
This lipstick made my lips soo dry and chapped. I hate how nasty it looks on me as well. The bad part is the taste. I seriously don't know how this became popular. Oh god.
These lip colors really did not last that long for me. The shades always seem a bit odd and ''off'' to me if you know what I mean. My biggest complaint with this is that the formula and texture is EXTREMELY drying, it made my lips chapped and they peeled cracked and bled. I don't remember what shade I purchased, but it was some kind of rose-mauve-pink color. It was adequate along with the packaging but nothing that unique, pretty, or special. Also the smell and taste of these are absolutely AWFUL! It's like nail polish or the paste kindergarten students use. I don't mind that in my polishes or art projects, but for my lips it's just, well, AWFUL! I usually like or even really like even to love Cover Girl products. They are usually quite good for the convience and the price, but not these. I would not reccomend these or repurchase them. My sister, along with many, loves them though and I cannot understand why.
I've bought this product a few different times in different colors. I've found that all but the nudes eventually fade into an awful fuschia-y color. The formula of these is of course dry, but it is also STICKEY! If you put your lips together before putting on the balm sheets of lip color will peel off. It's just not worth it for me.
It's a tricky product, but I love one particular shade and the lasting power. I've had serious mishaps where I've ended up with a really horrible dark ring around my lips, but the secret is to apply this stuff very evenly and LIGHTLY on well-moisturized lips. The applicator can sometimes do with some wiping off before you start. It's not the greatest quality applicator - it's crap, actually, and dumps way too much on. But the stuff does last a long time, I'd guess 4-6 hours. As for the top coat, I always end up buying an extra. You seem to need a ratio of 1:2 lipcolor:topcoat.
My favorite, favorite shade is Raisin: it's perfect on me - makes my teeth look whiter, my lips look more even, and yet natural all at the same time. I've been buying this product for years, despite its packaging drawbacks, and will continue to do so.