It's a shame and such a disappointment.
I got this in Perma-Pink and Stay Nude at the same time. The colours are so beautiful. The problem is, like other people have mentioned, it dries up badly and chips the minute you put it on. I followed the instructions and was extremely careful: applying a couple of times the perma colour first, letting it dry for a couple of minutes, no pressing my lips at all, and only then applying the clear coat. Dreadful results.
I've tried applying some balm a good 10 min. beforehand -in case my lips happen to be particularly dry- and I've tried without the balm as well. Nothing works.
It always chips and looks like dried paint on my lips, leaving little lumps of product. Not nice at all.
Terrible. Kept drying out my lips and flaking no matter how often I applied the top coat. I loved the shade and got it to wear to my formal, but it almost ruined the night for me as I had to keep applying it and if I didn't it looked terrible. What a disaster product, and the packaging was so nice :(
Liked it lots! The color actually does last a VERY long time for me, even surviving completely through a whole dinner. It's easy to apply, and has a pretty nice little container. The color was also very strong, and was represented accurately by the color on the color tube (which is more then I can say for some lipsticks!).
However, I sometimes had a problem with it drying out my lips. If I didn't keep applying the conditioning topcoat or a chapstick, my lips got all scaly and cracked. It felt like paint had dried on my lips until I moisturized them!
I HAVE TO SAY, DISPITE ALL THE BAD REVIEWS, that i love this product and no i dont work for Loreal...lol i bought Beyonce's red and loved it...then bought another one in the color Lily..its gorgeous pinky nude color and IF U APPLY IT LIKE U SHOULD, no liner, and no other gloss over it...u will enjoy it....i smear it 2 to 3 times and then let it dry for a few seconds UR NOT SUPPOSED TO PRESS UR LIPS, just let the lipstick dry and then u apply the clear gloss....i have tested it many times, i wore it to work, i ate, drank, etc....and all i have to do is reapply the gloss if i need to and it looks beautiful always!
Absolutely awful product. Despite following the instructions the color starting to clump and peel after only a few minutes. Its texture was very tacky. Tried using it four times in total and it never stayed nice-looking for more than two-three minutes. Wouldn't recommend to anybody.
There is no other product that I regret buying as much as this. I don't know if there was something wrong with the certain lipstick I purchased or with the certain colour (invicible red), but it is so disappointing. I bought it for 18.90 euros and it is the worst lip product I've ever tried. It is creamy and thick but in a bad way. After I manage to apply it, the horror continues as it feels really thick on lips and although it does stays, it dries out so much that it is like I have put crayola pieces on my lips. Also, it is a shame that in Greece it's more expensive than a MAC lipstick.
i have the beyonce red, my mother in law gave it to me because she thought it was too bright. but i love it! the color is amazing and i love that it doesnt wear off while eating or drinking(and now i can kiss my husband without getting lipstick all over him!). but i did notice that if i dont reapply the clear gloss after a while my lips feel super dry. besides that i have no problems with this..its the best ive ever used and ive already recommened it to tons of people.
I'm so disappointed in this product ... it goes on really easy and the colors are pretty (I love the Beyonce color for a beautiful red lip) but it doesn't last!!! It lasts for about 2 hours (does not rub off, even after drinking and eating) but then it begins to crack off and look so DRY on your lips! Even after removing it, my lips were still dry and chapped for a few days after. Such a bummer, because the colors are really pretty!
I consider this to be expensive because it's not a high end product but the price is edging up that way, at least in Australia. I don't mind this one, and would buy again in other colours. I prefer long lasting lipsticks in general. On first wear I found this lasted a bit over an hour and the I was able to rub my lips together and it flaked right off. I have found that if I blot straight away after applying the colour I get a smooth natural coverage (almost a stain), still with plenty of colour, and it lasts and lasts.
I find the packaging compact but a bit awkward given most of my other lipcolours are in long thin tubes. It's very plasticy and doesn't feel very durable, but I haven't had an issue yet. I also wish that the gloss part was available separately as this will run out first if following the directions of 2 hourly reapplication. I have found that the gloss parts of most longlasting lipsticks are interchangeable so this isn't a dealbreaker. Currently I have 2 colours from the summer 2010 specials - strawberry and raspberry, both quite wearable and there seem to be plenty more to choose from.
I bought colours: "100 AZALEA and 310 CRIMSON" and neither of them live up to their names "Infallible Never Fail Lipstick". Even when I carefully follow the instructions, leaving the lipstick on for 2 minutes before using the softening and sealing balm it cracks and fades throughout the night, leaving areas of my lips without lipstick and others still completely covered. Then, when I go to whipe it off with make up remover the excess won't come off my lip without vigorous rubbing.
A lame product I won't use again. I'm giving the practically new lipsticks to my friend because I'm not using them ever again.