|Muah! 11:30 am|
I had a girly conversation this morning with some friends about lipstick. I love talking about girl products and sharing tips about beauty, fashion, and all things girlie-girl! We were talking about "long lasting" lipstick. Some of my beautiful friends hadn't heard of it. So, I decided to do a little experiment and blog it.
For years, I have been wearing COVERGIRL's "Outlast Smoothwear All-Day Lipcolor" (can we shorten that name up a bit, COVERGIRL?). I love it. I am a lip-licker, I constantly pucker and lick the gloss off my lips. So, I needed a lipstick that could outlast (ha!) my obsession with having something on my lips all day. I tried a few brands when these long-lasting lip colors hit the market and some were drying, some couldn't stand up to their long-lasting names, and some just didn't feel good. I liked the Outlast by COVERGIRL the best. It really does last me 6-8 hours. Let me tell you how nice it is to put on lipstick in the morning and not worry about reapplying until late afternoon. All I do is apply a clear or slightly tinted lip gloss over the Outlast and its all freshened up. When you purchase the Outlast, it comes with a clear "top coat" but, I have paired it with other brands of gloss and had great results.
Today's little experiment went something like this...
After my talk with the Girls, I mentioned that mine usually stays on
my lips until about 2 in the afternoon and my girlfriend challenged me
to "prove it". I had applied my Outlast at about 8:30 am as I headed out the door to church. I didn't get a photo of the first application of the day because I can't see into the future and didn't know I'd be doing this! LOL! Around 11:30 I snapped a photo of my lips so we would have some kind of reference and another shot at 2pm. Yes, I made the ultra-lame "duckie face" because my lips disappear when I smile and I wanted to try and get a good picture of the color.
As you can see in the pictures, I still had color on my lips at 2pm! I didn't apply any lip gloss all day because I didn't want to mess with my experiment but, normally I would apply lip gloss to freshen up the Outlast. So, this color was applied at 8:30 in the morning and was still there after lunch, drinks, and my crazy lip smacking... almost 6 hours and still going.
Have you tried a long lasting lip color? Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments! C'mon...let's be girlie!