I have tried a few of the long lasting style lip products in the past – Max Factor’s, Lip Ink, L’oreal. My experiences with them haven’t been wonderful, mainly because they dry my lips out big time. I wanted to see if Revlon’s new Color (American spelling!) Stay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick would do better.
Up to 12 hours of color apparently!
* Food-proof lipcolor with a built-in, ultra-conditioning topcoat
* One-step application- No topcoat required for comfortable wear
* Stays comfortable and wears beautifully for up to 12 hours
* Does not feather or fade; no touch-ups required, even after meals
* Available in 20 full-coverage, soft satin shades
To Use: Apply a thin, even layer to clean, bare lips and wait until dry.
This is Prized Peach:
I like the tube – a solid, fairly glamourous affair, and the peach shade is a lovely natural shade.
The texture is quite liquid and once it dried it stained my hand! The idea of this product is that its a 2 in 1 – unlike traditional long lasting lipsticks, it doesn’t need the ‘top coat’ gloss or balm to add moisture to the lips.
I used one coat for a fairly even colour, however, it clung to any dry bits on my lips:
Now – did it last 12 hours?
Nope. It lasted about 5-6 with coffees and lunch inbetween which is still quite good as I am a vigorous eater.
As the product dried it felt quite sticky and tacky – even when it was completely dry to me, it still felt sticky and if I am honest a little uncomfortable. Not that awful dry, stretchy feeling of the traditional lip products but still tacky nonetheless.
With some lipgloss or balm on top it felt MUCH better and wearable.
After my work day, about 10 hours I was left with this:
The colour has clung to the dry patches of my lips and it hasn’t faded evenly.
This lipstick is a huge improvement on the other long lasting lip colours that I have tried before.
There’s a really nice selection of shades
Lasts longer than a normal lipstick
On my naturally dry lips, it still makes them a little flaky. I would suggest that someone who already has healthy lips and doesn’t have much chapping would feel the benefits of this lip colour, rather than anyone prone to dryness.
It feels sticky. I tried a thinner layer, but it still felt tacky to me – some balm on top solves this.
You can browse the range here and buy from larger Boots stores in the UK.