Sunday, June 27, 2010

Covergirl's Outlast Lip Stains

You've seen the commercial right? Drew Barrymore comes out all sassy and sexy and starts modeling or dancing, not sure which. Drew starts talking and keeps dancing, then she says something that catches my attention; "It's never sticky 'cause it's a stain and it won't leave your lips because it's outlast"
Hello! That is so what I'm looking for when it comes to Summer make-up.
As you can already tell, I'm not one to just run to the store and get make-up on a whim. I do my research, and research I did.

I started with the basics, YouTube, facebook, forums and other blogs. They all had mixed reviews and to me that just means that I need to hold off for a little while.
I stayed away for a couple of months, until Walgreens had a sale. Buy one get one 50%. I love BOGO promotions, so I decided that this would be a great time to pick up a couple.

Before we get to the review, here is what Covergirl has to say about it's product:

The water-based colorants of Outlast Lipstain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won't come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its pen-like precision applicator makes it easy to define your lips-just draw on color without any hassle!

This is totally up my alley. I always lick my lips, therefore, anything that I put there tends to disappear after a short while. I already own a lipstain from MAC but if you've ever shopped there you know that trying to get different ones in other colors can get really pricey. These are half the price and when you buy them at sale price they are super affordable. So I picked up the new colors: Teasing blush (415) and Sassy Mauve (420). The names are so cute!
So the packaging is not so nice, it's kind of simple but that's OK. The applicator is cool, it's like a marker so you can very easily line your lips and then fill them in.
Now this will not give you strong color like the ones from MAC's, so you kinda have to build up the intensity. Then again if you're into just a little color this would be perfect for you. For me it doesn't really matter, I usually like to keep it subtle, but I'm totally for applying more if I'm feeling "Sassy!"

So I put these to the test, I applied, let it dry and put a gloss over it. Why a gloss? Well lipstains can be drying so I like to put something on top to keep it moist. Don't want to put a gloss? Put on some lip balm and problem solved.
They staying power is pretty decent. If you don't lick or rub too often then the stain will stay put for a nice amount of time. I also put it to the eating and drinking taste and it did fade a little. So yeah, it's not all that is hyped up to be but it's a nice product nonetheless.

So where does it stand? I give it:

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I gave it a four because it does fade a bit after eating, which I can totally live with. Yet, I'm still searching for the perfect lip stain, one that does not budge regardless of what you eat.

Here are the two colors I got:


Teasing blush and Sassy Mauve

You can purchase this product from most drugstores and the price will vary depending on your location. I got mine from Walgreens and it was $8.99 or $13.50 for two plus tax.

Forgot to mention that the stain smells super yummy!


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