This is a so-so product. It has an odd smell (it doesn't smell fruity to me as others have described; it's more medicinal to my nose). The applicator doesn't hold as much product as I would like. It does wear longer than most glosses do, and is only moderately sticky-feeling. I would prefer a more saturated color, though. Think I will try using a liner over the whole lip & then topping it with this gloss. I do prefer this over the long-wearing lipsticks because it is FAR less drying and doesn't give that chalky look midway through the day. Would REALLY prefer a different scent, however. Would only purchase again if they came out with better colors.
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Duo
NEVERSATISFIED 5/8/2007 12:50:00 PM
Like many of you, I've tried a gazillion of these long-wearing lip colors ever since they first came out. This is, by far, my favorite. As others have mentioned, it is extremely long-wearing and does not dry out the lips anywhere near as badly as most others do. It's far superior to Lancome's Juicy Wear. Just wish they would come out with more colors!
This product doesn't wear nearly as long as drugstore brands, so it's certainly not worth the price! I also don't like that the color and the gloss are packaged separately; it's just not very convenient. This product also is much more drying to the lips than other long-wearing lipsticks I've tried. Don't waste your money.
Concealers -Lancome - Flash Retouche ] [DISCONTINUED]
NEVERSATISFIED 5/8/2007 12:38:00 PM
i've been using this product for several months now & am really happy with it. It provides great brightening and concealing without being either too thick or too shimmery. I'm happy with the packaging as well; the brush is holding up just fine. I would definitely repurchase.
Foundations -Rimmel - Rimmel Cool Matte 16hr Foundation
NEVERSATISFIED 3/13/2007 4:54:00 PM
Well, this is about the millionth foundation I've purchased hoping to find something that will control my oilies--alas, disappointed again. Even with powder, this did not stay matte on me for more than a couple of hours. The texture seems nice in the pot, but it's hard to blend onto your skin, even with a foundation brush or damp sponge.
Liquid -Avon - Beyond colour radiant lifting foundation
NEVERSATISFIED 1/29/2007 10:56:00 AM
I got samples of this with my Avon order, so thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised that it kept my usually oily forehead quite matte all day. I've tried many primers and foundations that promised to do this and didn't come through! I am fair and, while the color Porcelain matched my face the best, I'm using Ivory because it matches my lighter neck area. This foundation provides the coverage and wear of my more-expensive Prescriptives Virtual Matte, but controls my oiliness better than the Prescriptives does, so I'll be buying this from now on. I do prefer pressed powder foundations for their ease of use, so I'll be checking to see whether this comes in that form.
Used this product for several weeks. The "tan" was barely noticeable, and I'm very light-skinned. The scent didn't bother me too much, and the product did not discolor my clothes.
Have tried many powders trying to find one that will conquer my oily forehead. Resisted MAC Blot for a long time due to the expense but finally forked over the cash and, as I feared, it was not worth it. This product doesn't work any better than the $8.00 and under stuff that I've tried.
I didn't have much luck with this product. Doesn't control oil any better than the numerous others I've tried. Feels very nice on my skin, but after a couple of hours the oil is very visible. Sigh.......
I was skeptical about yet another long-last lip color, but couldn't resist trying it. I'm glad I did! I really like this one because it stays very nice-looking over the course of the day--no chipping, flaking, or rolling. Of course, you do have to keep applying the topcoat to keep your lips looking and feeling moist. I really like that you can buy refills for the topcoat since that always runs out before the lip color. The color fades a BIT during the day, but not much. My lips do have the typical dry feeling that all of these long-last products cause; I would like to see a shinier & more emollient topcoat but, for now, this is what I wear every day. Have it in heather, blush, and pink and they are all nicely sheer for summer. UPDATE: have worn for a few weeks & have gotten numerous breakouts right along my lipline. Kinda strange since the topcoat seems to be the same as Covergirl and L'Oreal use & they didn't break me out. Could be the lip color I guess. Will try with a different top coat & see what happens....
I have to agree with the majority of the reviewers on this product--the texture is very unpleasant and it goes on very streaky. This is more of a liquid lip color than a gloss and it has mediocre staying-power. I got it in Glossy Rose and Mauvelous Shine--the colors are very pretty with just the right amount of glossiness, but this doesn't outweigh the sticky, stringy texture. I won't be repurchasing.