DERMAdoctor • POUTlandish • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Yuck, yuck, yuck! The consistency of POUTlandish is gritty, it feels horrible on the lips, it was drying, and it would settle into my lip lines, giving me the lips of a chain-smoking 90-year old. Never, ever again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Hmm, I must be the only one that didn't like this product. I bought it based on the reviews here and was maybe expecting too much? I purchased it from Drugstore.com in clear. The tube has a brush application similar to Stila's lip glazes. When I first applied it, I didn't look in the mirror and my co-workers were asking me why I had on purple lipstick. Purple lipstick?!?! I was horrified when I took a look and I had the lips of a someone who had a severe case of hypothermia. I'm not kidding ladies. I don't know if it was the sunscreen in it or what, but the color that comes out is white and it makes your lips look purple!!
The consistency of this is thin, which I'm not too crazy about either. Maybe I got a bad batch or something, but it came out slightly grainy. I have to really smush my lips together to get it too look smooth and it still doesn't feel as smooth as I like lip products to feel. Bottom line is, I would definitely not repurchase due to the hefty price tag, the color it makes my lips, the consistency, and the effectiveness. I'll just stick with my tried and true Smith's Rosebud Salve even though it doesn't have sunscreen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
So I received my Poutlandish Blush lip balm from Dermadoctor yesterday (2nd shipping from UPS for $4.95 – how great is that?!) and I immediately tore the package open to test out my latest lip acquistion after deciding I absolutely had to try it based on recommendation of a pal on EDS and the raves on MUA.
It comes in one of those click-style brush applicator tubes where you have to twist the tube (or “click” it) several times to prime it and then the product is dispensed down onto a brush – if I remember correctly, the applicator for this is a lot like the one that Stila uses/d on their “lip polish” stuff....
The blurb on the Dermadoctor website assured me that the 'Blush' shade was “universally flattering to all skin tones,” so I click my little tube and the stuff comes down onto the bristles and I immediately slathered on a layer, then looked in the mirror and almost lost my mind! My lips were coated with a very thick layer of gunk (not unsimilar to the aforementioned Stila lip polish that I tried about a decade ago and hated because it was too much goo on my lips for my personal taste) and appeared to be a goth-y dark purplish-black. WTF????????
I can’t even begin to tell you how horrified I was. So I’m ‘kissing’ a tissue to blot off the excess to see if anything from this apparent purchase folly could be salvaged when I finally realized that I had – literally – laid it on too thick and applied WAY too much product and that is why my lips looked like a sullen 15-year-old social outcast’s. This product is so deeply pigmented that you only need to use less than a fraction of the actual amount of product that dispensed on to the applicator brush.
Okay, finally my heart began to resume its normal rhythm as I checked my lips in the mirror again after rubbing off still more of the excess and I saw that perhaps the Blush shade wasn’t going to be such a colossal folly afterall. I still wouldn’t agree that this shade is universally flattering because cool-toned purply, mauve/berry isn’t really my thing – I look much better in warmer shades – but I found that I DO actually like the feel of this stuff on my lips: it seems to be nearly weightless, and yet my lips still have that elusive but all-important quality that I call the "slip factor" (i.e.: when I rub my lips together, they glide against each other rather than feel dry or dragging) and it does seem to have decent staying power so far, but I think I’m going to exchange the Blush shade and have Dermadoctor send me a tube of the pink shade instead and see if that’s a bit more flattering and/or closer to the color of my lips’ natural pigment....
The moral of this story is if you plan to purchase Poutlandish for yourself, you might want to just get the clear!
UPDATE: FYI - I received my pink Poutlandish. While I wouldn’t say it is warm-toned and a perfect match for my peaches-and-cream complexion, it’s certainly a helluva lot closer to it than that scary Blush shade! I’ll definitely be shipping that one back for a refund and will just have to keep my fingers crossed that someday they’ll develop a Poutlandish shade that is more suited to my fellow warm-complexioned ladies....I am definitely much more satisfied with my purchase now that I've found a color that doesn't frighten small animals and children to look at me -- I rank this product up there with my beloved Smashbox tinted lip treatments -- and will most likely purchase another tube (of pink, natch!) when this one runs out.
2nd Update 05/10/06 - I have since relegated this to the bottom of my makeup reject drawer as I have just discovered the wonders of the Prada lip balms -- what can I say? I'm a fickle and faithless wench!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Love this product! I had severely chapped cracked lips from using retin-a. I was constantly re-applying all the other lip balms I had like philosophy, carmex, chapstick, and lip session. I had lip product in every room of my house just to prevent my lips from getting so cracked they'd bleed. This product solved that problem. After one application, the cracking went away. After using it twice my lips are no longer flaking. This is truly amazing! Plus my husband will use it on his lips because it has no scent, flavor, or color. I wish there was a non-brush version for those of us pros who'd like to use it our kits for clients. Even squirting some off the brush onto a palette wastes product. For personal use the brush is fine although still not overly practical. Overall I give this product a perfect 5 because of my amazing results! I got this in a swap and also got a sample from sephora but once i'm out of both, i'll be re-purchasing. If you're shy about the price ask for a sample at sephora. They usually have samples of most dermadoctor products.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
EDIT (5-31-06)I think POUTlandish is okay. It has sun protection while giving your lips intense moisture. It feels very light on your lips, not heavy at all. It has no scent and no taste which is a major plus. But don't all lip treatments/balms do that? At $27.50 this is way over priced. Will never repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is the best lip treatment I have yet to find. Better than burts bee or l'occitane shea butter and the many other drug store and high end brands I have tried for dry lips. Definatly will repurchase. Pricy at $27.00 but this one ladies is worth it.