So I felt utterly compelled to buy this product after seeing it @kikimakeup’s Tumblr a few weeks ago. I’d been looking for a product that would help “seal in” my lipstick and keep it from smearing everywhere. Especially because I have gotten into wearing lipstick alot more than I did before, I want it to last as long as can be on my lips.
Per the packaging it came in, here’s a little bit about the product:
“Give your lipstick staying power! If your lipstick is more like lipslip, you need Lipcote. With it’s original, long-lasting formula, it’ll keep your lips looking luscious and kissable all day long. No wonder it’s used by millions worldwide — Including professional make-up artists and celebrities.”
So here is my review after using it for the past 2 weeks:
Packaging: Very small and compact. Fits nicely into my makeup bag and I can take it anywhere. Looks almost like a nail polish bottle…doesn’t it?
Smell: To be honest, the smell is not that appealing. It literally smells like nail polish remover, I think. But then again, it is an alcohol-based product. I personally got over the smell, but some people may find it too strong.
Consistency: The formula is very thin, not thick whatsoever. Very easy to apply over your lipstick.
Cost: $5.99 at http://www.lipcote.com/. GREAT price!
How to use it:
- As always, apply your favorite moisturizer to clean, bare lips.
- Then apply your favorite lipstick. (I recommend using a matte colour because this product is formulated to give you a satin/matte finish. Opt for non glossy, bold, classic colours for best results.)
- VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you BLOT your lipstick prior to applying Lipcote. It will peel if applied to wet lips.
- After blotting, apply brush a thin line of Lipcote around the lip line; and then finish by brushing all over your lips.
- *Now, there is a weird tingling sensation when you first apply this product to your lips because it is alcohol-based. After using Lipcote several times, I did get “used” to it, but I have read reviews where some people were very turned off by this and didn’t like the product because of it.
- It is best to let the sealant dry by keeping your lips apart for about 30 seconds.
- And that’s it! Your lipstick is concealed. Now go be beautiful. :)
- Avoid eating and drinking for about 10-15 minutes after applying the product.
- If it feels sticky when you put your lips together, that means you’ve applied too much. You only need a very thin layer!
- If it peels, you probably applied it over wet lipstick.
- I wouldn’t recommend using it on an everyday basis. I noticed that after using it for about 3-4 days straight, my lips were a bit dry.
- I’d avoid licking your lips. The taste is….not the best taste ever. Lol
- As I stated before…it does contain alcohol. Try to keep your lips away from fire/flames ladies. :)
To show you guys how it worked, here’s a test using a mug:
Let’s test it on bold red lips!
As you can see above, here’s what happened when I applied the lipstick, blotted, and DID NOT apply the Lipcote.
This time around, I applied my lipstick, blotted, brushed on the Lipcote, and waited about 5 minutes until I tested it on my mug. As you can see..There isn’t as much lipstick residue on the cup as opposed to when I didn’t apply Lipcote. Although there is a very faint lipstick stain from the inner rim of my lips, because I typically don’t like to apply the product “too far back”. I prefer not to eat the product. Lol.
I wore this over my lipstick at work (where I ate, drank, and talked to people alllll day!) It stayed on suprisingly well after 8 hours. A little drying, but it wasn’t too bad.
I looooove this product. It’s works really well for me and keeps my lipstick on practically ALL DAY. I’d give it a 9 out of 10, only because the smell does through me off a bit, but as I said before…It (personally) doesn’t bother me TOO MUCH.
Again you can buy this product at http://www.lipcote.com/. (Company is based in the UK. I ordered w/ standard shipping, and it arrived in exactly one week.)
If you guys have any questions or requests, please feel free to ask. :)