Here are my Top 4 Favorite Stay Put Lip Products...
Shop the stay put lip products shown (from left to right) :
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in "Carina," $22 (Product I'm wearing in these pics)
L'Oreal Infallible Lipcolor, (2 step system with a clear balm put on top) $11
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass ("Full Speed Ahead" shown above), $20
I am super hard on my lips - I am constantly drinking coffee, water, wine (in that order), I enjoy snacking (all day long), and I love kissing on my kids, so lip products don't have a chance on my mouth.
After trying out my fair share of long wear lippies, these 4 definitely perform the best of the ones I've tried. Many long wear products tend to dry out my lips and make them feel like they're suffocating - these don't do that. Now when they promote "all day" or "long wear" I do take that with a grain of salt. If they say it lasts 8 hours, I usually cut that in half and have an expectation of maybe 4 hours. I'm not an unrealistic person. If a lip color stays for at least 2-3 hours and actually still looks like it did the moment I put it on with no fading, I'm pretty happy.
The key to keeping stay put products working to their full potential is to :
- have well exfoliated lips (no flakiness!),
- don't overdue the application with multiple layers - if it gets too thick it will prob end up having that suffocating feeling and start to clump. One, maybe 2 thin layers max is enough,
- and don't rub your lips together or lick your lips for at least 1 minute after applying these so it can have time to lock in.
MAC "Woodwinked" gold eyeshadow (one of my faves!)
What are your favorite long wear lip glosses and lipsticks? How many hours do you consider long wear?
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