View Full Version : Stay-on lipstick

04-29-2004, 06:12 PM
Normally I don't wear lipstick, but I need to find a rather shiny light pink/purple lipstick that won't come off on either my costume or my SO. Any suggestions?

04-29-2004, 06:27 PM
Have you tried that MaxFactor Lipfinity stuff? I've never worn it myself, but I heard it stays on for AWHILE. It's kinda expensive though, but you can get it at drugstores.

04-30-2004, 12:56 AM
Most long-wearing lipsticks are matte and somewhat drying. Max Factor's Lipfinity is actually a pretty good choice in this regard, because although the colour part is rather matte - it comes with a gloss that makes it look glossy and prevents it drying your lips out. The gloss part wears off, but the colour stays - you just reapply the gloss.

CoverGirl's Outlast is virtually the same product - but cheaper.

The thing with these, is that you have to have your lips well-exfoliated (try a lip exfoliant, the Body Shop makes one, or a baby toothbrush), otherwise they make make lips look really dry and flake as well.

Another option is lip stains - the colour stains your lips and you apply gloss over it if you want it to be shiny. Nars makes Color Washes (liquids) and Lip Gloss Stains (wand type). Benetint by Benefit is also a stain, but it only comes in one pink shade.

04-30-2004, 01:15 AM
I use the long lasting lipstick made by Jane. Sure it's a "young" brand, but they have some very nice colors, I'm pretty sure they have a few pinks, and while the matte part is really dry, the gloss part is nice. It stays on very well, and it's not that expensive. I think I paid less than 4 dollars for my tube.

04-30-2004, 10:39 AM
What's the nicest brand of long lasting lipstick in the palest [near skin tone] color (to hide the pink/red coloration of lips)?

04-30-2004, 02:29 PM
The LipFinity products are wonderful for what you are looking for, but they never have testers for them.

You could also look into Revlon's ColorStay. Both of them are very opaque and will hide your lip color and last forever and a day.

04-30-2004, 03:02 PM
Thanks, archangeli. ^_^

05-01-2004, 08:14 AM
Maybelline just came out with a color-stay can't remember the name but it works great and so does the L'Oreal....but i love the Max factor lip finity

05-01-2004, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the replies. I probably wont spend as much as Maxfactor, but clearly it's a winner ^^

05-02-2004, 08:43 PM
I also remember Dick Page said in one issue of Allure that Wet'n'Wild lipsticks are cheap and budge-proof.

05-04-2004, 04:56 PM
Not true though, they come off on everything and look faded quickly >_>

05-04-2004, 10:36 PM
Wet n' Wild lipsticks are sh*t in my humble opinion T_T

they taste horrible and don't last at all... disgusting

if you want, you can buy a $5 bottle of lipstick sealer to use over an existing lipstick you already own.

05-05-2004, 02:58 PM
Ooh, where do I get it? That sounds perfect to me. Considering I need it for my red, too.

05-05-2004, 08:42 PM
We don't have WnW here, so I've never tried them personally.

A common lipstick sealer is called LipCote - however I found it to be really drying. I know Benefit makes a sealer called SheLaq but I have no idea if that's safe for lips.

Also - with the Lipfinity and Outlast - you can use them with different brands of gloss as top coat as long as the gloss doesn't contain petrolatum (which would remove the colour). Can be useful since it means there are many combinations you could use.

Often what I'd do for someone's makeup for a shoot and want it to last longer is to apply foundation over the lip line, then cover the whole lip surface with liner. The apply lipstick with a brush, blot with a single ply of tissue and reapply the lipstick. Then blot with another single ply of tissue, and using a large powder brush apply loose powder on the lips THROUGH that single ply of tissue. It's not totally transfer proof though.

Red lipsticks would be easier. A lot of red shades stain lips, even though they are not specifically long-wearing ones. If you applied and blotted a few layers, you could probably get a pretty good colour.

05-05-2004, 08:54 PM
Oh - here's a brand I almost forgot about. A couple of years ago this brand was really high-profile, but they never had a stockist here so I've never tried it.