Absolutely horrendous! I couldn't wait to get this off! It goes on kind of sticky and then dries down and remains sticky (if that makes sense). It sucked the moisture out of my lips in a matter of minutes. It felt like I had dry saran wrap on my lips.
Colors: Iconic Iris (a shimmery, pinky-nude that is very lightly on the lilac side), and Brilliant Bordeaux (a perfect marriage of fushcia and crimson, like an electric wine shade that is lightly metallic)
Pro's: Tons of product, usually on sale at the drugstore for BOGO, so around $5 a piece, packaging is nice with clear tube so you can see the true color when purchasing. Lasts for hours (even through eating a vinegarette dressing salad). The color is sheer enough that even the dark Brilliant Bordeaux isn't overpowering on my NC15 skin.
Con's: Feels a bit drying. Almost as bad as those double-ended colorstay products but not quite that bad. I throw a balm over top or a gloss and it is fine. To me, this isn't really a con because then I can control the finish and the feel of this lipstick, but still have the pro of the longwear and the nice color. It is almost like a basecoat of color and then I can decide what topcoat finish I want.
Usually I keep products I don't really like in case I'll change my mind later, but this one went straight in the trash can.
I bought the peachy shade (I think). It looked OK right after I applied it, but soon after that...ughh. I don't know what was worse, the sticky feel on my lips or the fact that it disappeared very quickly, leaving some nasty patchy residue behind. I don't know how come it works for some people, but it was horrible on me (and yes, I followed the instructions). I think the concept is interesting, but they really need to work some more on the quality.
I bought this after hearing good things about it, but all it managed to do was irritate me [with the potential for humiliation]. The shade I tried was Brilliant Bordeaux, which doesn't really matter for this review except for noting that it's a bold colour.
Usually, when I'm looking for a long lasting lippie it's for a night of drinking, where I'd like to look as presentable as I can while not worrying about my appearance or touch-ups. This was NOT my experience with this so-called ultimate liquid lipstick. Aside from being dry and gritty, it flaked off -and quite unevenly. I tried it on bare, dry lips and on blotted chapstick and it doesn't stay put. Here's the kicker... the only place it WOULD NOT come off of was my teeth! After painstaking application to make it even and as tidy as possible, I did the little finger trick and forgot about it, only to find on my next visit to the bathroom that it was only on the outer edges of my mouth and my teeth. And there it STUCK as a patchy outer ring and nice red chunks on my teeth that wouldn't rub off for anything. Believe me, I am soooooo thankful I was only wearing it around the house.
This colorstay stays on your teeth, and that's never an attractive look.
I chose Premium Pink.This lip color came out nicely at first. However, when it began to dry its true nature shocked me.
It was the stickiest, most unbearably un-kissable, and terrifyingly tacky lip color ever. My lips stuck together as I spoke. It was a sheer disaster. My first instinct was to pull out
my makeup remover and get rid of this awkward gooey mess, however it would not budge.
The color lasts when you'd prefer if it went away.
This is nowhere near as good as the original Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor. It managed to feel tacky and dry at the same time - very uncomfortable. The only good thing I can say is the that the colour was true to the tube.
I got a BOGO at CVS on this and also used a coupon to get some more $$ off. Goes on like a lipgloss, but instantly turns into a lipstick. Feels very tacky on lips when first applied. But this stuff stays on FOREVER. I just wanted to test out the color when I got it home, but even after applying makeup remover and scrubbing lips with a washcloth, the Top Tomato color was not budging at all.
Wore the plum color to dinner and it held up pretty well. There was some slight color transfer after eating and drinking for several hours, but you could still see some color when I got home at end of the night.
I could see how this might dry out lips, especially in the winter. Given I paid about $6.50 each for these, the staying power and color choices alone give it a good-to-average review. But I would not pay full price for one of these because of the initial tacky feeling on the lips and the potential for leaving lips feeling quite dry in the winter.
I did not like this product at all. Left my lips very dry. I even tried prepping my lips with a balm first, then the liquid lipstick then gloss over it. It was a little better but not great. I really wanted to like it because the colors are very beautiful and shimmery.
I bought this lip product because of its claim that its moisturizing, long lasting all in one step. I have used Max Factor and Covergirl products before and was excited to try this product.
Color choices are pretty good ranging from nudes, pinks, plums, and reds. I bought Premier Plum and a Raisin color and liked both of them on my Asian, yellowish coloring.
Cost: I got this from a buy 1 get 1 free sale so it broke down to about $6 each! I say always get drugstore stuff on sale.
Long lasting it was not surprisingly. I would say the Covergirl and Max Factor formulas stayed longer. But I did eat a lot of greasy foods etc.
This may have also been impacted by the fact that I had to put my own lip balm on top of this. I felt it was very very dry and kinda clumpy. The Raisin color was less clumpy then the Plum so maybe it was a fluke.
Overall I was disappointed by this product. I think I will stick with the Covergirl Outlast lipgloss set or just plain regular lipstick. It didn't last up to 12 hours...I would say maybe 2 or 3? I HAD to put a lip balm on top. I will not be rebuying this product.
EDIT: After wearing this a couple of more times and comparing it to my Max Factor and Covergirl long lasting formulas I would say without a topcoat/lip balm it is more moisturizing but I still would not go without one. I would say it is comparable to MF's and Covergirl's but you still need a topcoat. Would consider buying it again because Max Factor's line is discontinued in the US.
I usually take lipstick claims with a grain of salt. The amount of times I've heard about a lipstick that stays on for hours etc that really don't. But this one really does!
I received this yesterday as part of a GWP. I wasn't sure if the shade would suit me (Supreme Sienna) but I thought I'd give it a go anyway just to try it out. I was amazed! I applied it and let it dry, then went and had some dinner. Afterwards I went to reapply, and I was shocked to see that the lipstick was still on! I've never had a lipstick stay on while eating or drinking. It lasted for hours and hours, I couldn't stop looking at my lips!
I'd definitely recommend this product, and I will be repurchasing in different colours. I have found a HG lip product at last!