I tried Canyon--a bit too brown for my light complexion. Staying power was great though.
I use this in Cafe Laste (nice, medium brown), in the winter and also Iced Mauve (shimmery, pinkish brown) in the summer. I started using these because I love to wear lipstick, but have a toddler, so keeping the lipstick on during the day, plus with someone touching your face all the time, I really needed something that would stay on. Plus, I don't like re-touching my lipstick a lot, but am one of those people that ALWAYS wants that fresh-lipstick look. I intially tried these kind of lipsticks a long time ago when they had that severe flaking/caking/drying effect. I have found this to have incredible staying power, and after a couple of hits and misses, found two great colors. I go easy on the gloss that comes with it, because I found that it'll look too glossy, and a little unnatural, so I just use a little, so it gives it a little sheen (and gets rid of the dryness from when you first put it on) so it just looks like a normal lipstick. I also use a medium brown lipliner with this - after it dries. Even when I can't get to using the gloss again, I like the fact that it still stays on my lips. Every now and then during the winter or whenever, my lips will get a little dry, but if I exfoliate, or use a toothbrush on my lips, I'm fine. I really can't go back to using regular lipstick now. There are usually coupons for this, otherwise, I just look for sales, because it's a little pricey for Cover Girl. The packaging is the usual mediocre Cover Girl look.
I am on the fence on this one. I just played tennis today for 2 hrs, and by 30 min into the practice, it was flaking off, and horror of horrors, by the time I mozied back to my car, my lips had a lovely ring of bright red around them :(
NOT A GOOD LOOK! LOL!
I know that this isn't made for tennis playing of course, but I at LEAST expected it to last a little longer than it did!
I must say though, there are certain colors that seem to wear longer-and application is EVERYTHING! If you don't wait long enough to lick your lips, or smack them together, you have a mess, which probably contributes to the flaking
Outlast really does stay put. I used to avoid lipstick because I'm such a clutz about smudging it, but not with this stuff.
I can't wear it everyday because it is so drying. BUT the unexpected benefit of using this product was that it cured my lip balm dependence! If you're like this, you know what I'm talking about - you're lips stop producing natural emollients and *cannot* go a day without lip balm. Using Outlast fixed that! I like the "Naturalist" and "Cinnamon Stick" colors. Overall, a good buy, but I will be trying some of the other long-lasting lip colors to see if I can find one that I can wear every day.
UPDATE - I've discovered The Body Shop's lip stain. It's not opaque like Outlast, and only has 3 shades, but it is WAY more natural-looking, comfortable and non-drying. I'll still use Outlast for a bolder "done-up" look.
I hated this prodcut!!! It just dried out and clumped on my lips even when i applied very little. I hate it! Save your money.
I love the fact it actually lasts long periods of time without fading. I can eat, kiss, repeat, repat again and still have color on my lips. I'm not too fond of the topcoat which gives my lips a greasy look to it, but otherwise I can't compain - it's cheap and there are tons of colors to choose from.
I adore this lipstick. For some reason I have not had any problems with flakiness. I do prefer a matte finish, so I don't feel the need to reply the top coat more than just the once. Apply a thin coat, let dry... apply top coat, and then I am good from morning through the night. If you use a lipbalm to remove it, it comes off quite easily. Or any makeup remover that is NOT oil free. Easy as pie.
This stuff is crap! I've tried applying it several different ways only to get the same results every time. If feels very dry so be prepared to have the gloss stick ready at all times. If you don't, you will have it all peel up on you leaving your lips freakishly discolored. The colors all look the same to me and, nothing like CG describes them to be. They don't even match the color on the box so be sure to open it up to check what the ACTUAL color is. I'd rather apply a lipstick/gloss every so often than deal with this stuff.
This seems to be a product you love or hate. The color choices are subjective, but if you find one that works for you stick with it. The trick is to apply this lightly and carefully. Not bad at all.
A very drying, horribly uncomfartable lip color. It doesn't give a natural finish, either, and has an awful scent. Yes, it lasts all day, but it feels much better to wear a regular lipstick/gloss. I wonder if the ingredients are toxic.