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.
That thing has staying power! I tried to remove it last time and couldn't so I went to bed with it...
The colors are fresh and pretty (mine is muse) and for the first hour or so, the lipstick looks beautiful and smooth. Then, like all long lasting lipstick, you have to either re-apply, or live with a somewhat faded lipstick that is still mainly visible on the outer corner of your lips. I re-applied, and this is why at the end of the day it was so hard to remove.
I prefer the Revlon lip butter, it is more beautiful and even if it doesn't last very long, you can re-apply without fear hahaha
I dont get all the negative reviews. This product deserves higher rating. Its not THAT drying ok. I live in central canada and its cold and dry as hell here. And i have dry lips too. i own 6 shades of this lipstick. I feels a little tacky but not like super sticky (try the revlon liquid lipstick, now thats sticky). But after like an hour, it feels really fine on your lips. I didnt experience flaking or tackiness. Yes you will feel like you have something on your lips but its a comfortable feeling. If ur lips are too dry, i recommend putting Burts bee lip balm before applying the lipstick. Dont use shea butter or petrolatum base lip balm cuz then its not as long lasting. At least its a little tip i discover that works for me whenver my lips are really dry and i want to use this lipstick. Good luck.
This is a dry formula, but it wont dry your lips, I usually apply lipstick once and then reapply balm later cause my lips get dry, so having this lipstick on my lips is better than nothing and will give me color through out the day, but I have only tried nude colors, YOU HAVE TO APPLY GLOSS OR BALM OVER IT. So far it worked for me, and I like the colors, I got Runway (golden brownish nude perfect for summer) and Private viewing (nude). I recommend trying nude colors if you're trying it for the first time.
I like the packaging and colors. I bought 065catwalk. Its a brownish almost sahara-ish shade. It glides smoothly when you apply and dries to a matte finish. The color really stays but when it fades(about 4 hrs for me) you have to wipe it all off and reapply because your lips will look weird.. like you only applied lipliner and forgot to use lipstick :-P overall its an ok lipstick but i probably wouldnt repurchase
I have to disagree with many of the reviews here on this product. I have it in Silhouette, which is a lovely shade of rosey pink. It applies very smoothly and feels like a "normal" lipstick until it dries to a smooth, matte finish. Anyone who has ever used long wearing lipsticks knows that the texture always dries matte, not creamy or balmy. That's why many of them come with balms included! I do not like this as much as the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Lipstick, but what I do like about it is that it is a bit sheer and build-able. I use it with a lipliner and the color blends nicely - I actually think that lipliner is crucial with the long wearing lipsticks in order to prevent feathering and bleeding while the product dries.
A couple of pointers about this product: it dries fairly slowly. I think it takes around 5 minutes to be completely "set". It is slightly sheer and not as intense as some other long wears in terms of pigment, but it is build-able so feel free to run it over your lips a few times for more saturated color. It is dry once it sets so carry a gloss or balm if you prefer that kind of texture and you can layer over it. Remember, though, that oil and wax based products will break down the pigments and greatly impact the length of wear. In other words, if you slick waxy or glossy balm on top of this, expect it to rub off on your napkin.
This is a great product if the expectations match what it is intended to be: a suede, matte, long wearing lipcolor.
This is the worst lipstick I've ever tried. It doesn't last like you'd think, within 15 minutes it's faded and dried into a cracked flaky crust around my lip line. I've tried chapstick under and over it, nothing helps. Apparently it's a lot like the color stay lip gloss which I have not tried but it gets similarly bad reviews.
I was hesitant to try this after reading the reviews on here but something about the product appealed to me regardless. I actually quite like it and don't find that I have the issues mentioned here. I do wear it with a coat of vaseline on top though..just something I prefer with lipstick...and maybe that fixes some problems. I've had it on for twelve hours and in that time I've only reapplied it once and the color is still quite visible. In that time I've eaten two meals, drank coffee, water and iced tea and spent time out in the rain. I might use another brand if I wanted an ultra bold pigmented shade but I bought "Flashing Lights" and it's a good day to day shade for me. I will purchase another everyday color for sure.
These were violently awful. I purchased couture and high heels. i thought the couture was a true red but out of the store i realized it was a strange berry color. the high heels was a bright pink like bubblegum. they felt awful. my lips stuck together. the color payoff was streaky and clumpy. i returned them. i NEVER return cosmedics. very dssapointed.