Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Truth about Covergirl Outlast LipStain

Ello' dahling!

Today I tried Covergirl Outlast Lipstain and the truth is...

I liked it!


I didnt have high hopes for this product initially to tell you the truth (no pun intended). I just didnt see the point, didnt believe the claims and figured it was just another ploy to get the consumers hard earned dollars. Well I can admit when I am wrong and in this case...I was a little bit wrong. Allow me to explain...Covergirl says:

"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!"

Was the color beautiful? Well beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I thought Flirty Nude (#435) was rather nice. Did it deliver on its promise of not having a heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick? Why yes, yes it did deliver. Was the pen-like precision applicator easy to use? Check! Did it last for hours? Uh, no, not in the least. I put it on my hand to swatch and yes I had to rub hard to get it to come off my hand, but it did come off, without water might I add. I also used "the sig" to test its staying power for my amorous readers. I kissed his cheek and you could see a light outline of my lips (to be fair I dont think it was completely dry when I did this), I also kissed him on the lips (TMI? too bad! LOL) and then on the other cheek - this time, no staining. I asked him how he liked it and he said it didnt feel lipsticky and he didnt taste anything. In "the sig" speak, this is a good thing. The pics below show the before and after of my kiss test...
I put it on (#435 Flirty Nude)

Pressed my lips together

And this was after the kissing (*giggle*) see the look of semi-surprise on my face? not too shabby little lipstain!

Here is what #445 Cinnamon Smile looks like on my lips...



Here is a comparison of my natural lip color vs. Cinnamon Smile:

Big difference huh? And lastly...HAND SWATCHES!

The only real critique I have of Covergirl Outlast Lipstain is that it doesnt really last as long as CoverGirl claims unless they were saying it can last for hours if you dont do anything with your lips...also, the color Flirty Nude? Not so much a nude on me, more like a deep berry. I thought the color was really pretty actually, just not nude. I liken the product to that of eating a red popsicle and walking around with the color on your mouth. Kinda sexy if you ask me. This one's a keeper!

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