I have to admit, longwear lipstick terrifies me a little. I remember getting one for my school ball and it dried out my lips terribly and took forever to scrub off. *Shudder* But that was so many years ago, so I knew it was about time to stop being judgemental. BUT once bitten, twice shy and I was a bit apprehensive following that traumatic cosmetic experience. But in the name of research it was time to give them another go – these new colours were simply too good to resist.
I decided to trial the bright, bright red – because that is one of the colours we really do not want to budge anywhere. The first colour gloss step went on smoothly and although I was very careful, I got away without using an lipliner. This product doesn’t bleed at the edges. It set in a matter of seconds, then I applied the second step. This felt instantly nourishing and soft and my lips felt pliable and natural.
A few hours later I came home and they still looked perfect. I had been at a product lunch munching on really delicious, yet super awkward prawns that were determined not to come off the skewer without a starved cavewoman approach, so it would have been a right mess had it not been for this lip colour!
Later that night I was going somewhere else and wanted to change shades. I simply used my Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover to swipe it off quickly and easily.
While it may not last the 24 hours (I did not test it for this long) I was super impressed with how long and flawlessly it did last. Fantastic for those that have a big day or night and don’t have the time for reapplication or fussing.