wow this lippy definitely has staying power! I bought the color 'Finale' which I actually really like. It's a bright red and it looks lovely and velvety when it is first applied, and goes well with a clear gloss on top. When it eventually fades, it leaves a pale red stain on my lips, which is good. It's not moisturizing, but I wouldn't expect that from such a long wearing lipstick. I didn't feel that it made my lips appear too dry or at all cracked. The color range is great and I will likely buy more.
I have this in Front Row, which is a beautifully warm-toned pink with a hint of peach. I love the shade and hoped this would be a moisturizing tinted lip product. Nope. This has the WEIRDEST texture. It reminds me of a gel-based blush, NOT a lip product. It just sits on top of the lips, never sinking in. It dries and pills and tugs when being applied. It's okay over a lip balm but isn't useful, since the pigment isn't enough to show up over another clear balm. Useless. Drying. Doesn't feel good. Obviously not recommended.
This review is ONLY for the colour 070, "Preview". It's a medium pink and I'm loving it. I can tell by the terrible reviews here that the different shades must behave very inconsistently. I wasn't going to try these lipsticks at all -- the "Suede" nomenclature isn't appealing -- but I remember loving my one tube of the old Colorstay lipstick, so I took a chance. This new version is similar, at least in the colour I have. The texture is very light and smooth, and once on the lips it feels like nothing at all. The colour stays true for hours, and when the surface layer does wear off, there's a light and even stain so that my lips still don't look naked. I like the faint hint of shimmer, which keeps this from looking too dry, and the neutral-toned pink is just a hint brighter than MLBB on my fairly pigmented lips, so it goes with everything.
It's a perfect grab-and-go lip for a busy day, since it looks fine for much longer than anything else I own other than the two-stage permanent paint-style liquid lipsticks (Pro Longwear & its clones). Love it!
I wish I liked this. The colours are great. The finishing, interesting. The big drawbacks are: drying, unflattering on the slightest sign of dry lips, as it dries the hell out of them, after a few minutes it becomes patchy on the wet line inside the outer lips - I've tried everything to make it look good. It stays long, but not in a pretty way. I got it in Flashing Lights; and too bad I cannot return it because i won't be using this again. I'll pass it to someone else as a warning...
Picked this up in "flashing lights" which is a pinky peach shade that applies fairly sheer but can be layered for a bit more colour. I found that this lipstick lasts a lot longer than others but it's quite drying and tends to pill on the lips after a while. Would not repurchase.
I also found this product very drying. I thought the color I purchased was more a dark pink (couture) but it's really just red on me and not a very pretty red. It does stain your lips, which I like. I wore it with lip gloss (Lancome Juicy Tubes) on top and it lasted a long time. I already used mine, so I won't return it, but I won't buy any more colors either. I happened to have two coupons for this lipstick, so it was less than $3 for me to purchase.
Great shade for work (080 - Fashionista) and slim packaging, but super drying on my lips. I would not buy this again.
I have had these on my list for a long time. I had committed to a lipstick (Clinique Butter Shine in Crushed Grape) but I just had to stray when I saw stay-put power without a gloss. I bought Supermodel last night and it is the only drugstore color that has suited me without trying it first! I love it.
I have an uneven top lip and have to draw on half the bow with a liner, so I am hesitant to do that without guarantee staying power. I drew on the bow at 7am and it is nearly 10am with no smudging or straying. The color is MLBB. Yes it is matte, but as long as you moisturize well the night before and exfoliate in the morning with a washcloth, you should be good to go.
I am on the job market and giving a ton of conference presentations with looooong days, and I need something that can hold up without retouching. This does the trick. Yes it is drier than most lipsticks, but not unbearably so. And I didn't put balm on before putting it on. I am fine. Really happy with the color selection, though. I may try a darker one since this one is more MLBB nude/mauve (works well with pasty skin :) ) But I have to say I am going to also check out the Wet n Wild Megalasts for their color selection and prices next time I am out.
Love the applicator and click-to-use mechanism, and that you can see the color of the product in the cap.
This works great with the nude Milani lipliner. I am really happy to have nice looking lips with this! I will definitely use this for formal or professional events.
I'm on the fence. These babies definitely last. But, they are very tacky on the lips and look and feel quite dry. Also, the colour "Front Row" is way too light even for my pale skin, so I'm going to try to exchange it for a different shade.
Although the color is lovely (Flashing Lights) and the packaging is functional, I can´t get over the fact that after 30 mins of wear, I feel my lips getting tight, dry and sticky. Some reviewers say to use a gloss on top, but then what´s the point of the "suede" texture? The color does last a while, and you´ll need makeup remover to take it off.