Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ask the Product Junkie: Non-Feathering Lip Color

Blanda Amania writes: I'm loving and appreciating your makeup tips and product reviews. One thing I'm having a problem with being older, and sun OVERexposed, is dry skin around my lips, which encourages my lipstick to feather-- just hate it. Have you encountered this problem, and if so, what products/application techniques have you found to combat it? I kid you not. At 10am everyday I'm checking the reflection and cursing it all.

Thanks Blanda! Feathering lipcolor is the thorn in my side too- it's always been a problem for me as well. Now, I attribute mine to smoking back in HS and college, but I was also sun OVERexposed like you.

What I have found is that I just can't wear a typical lipstick. And lipliner is no help. I've tried it all- the "outliner" that is supposed to keep your lipstick from running (ha!) and of course colored liner to match your lipstick. I still get feathering.

It's pretty much got to be labeled as a long-wearing lipcolor, or it's got to be a stain.

So I stick with Revlon Colorstay Overtime Sheer Lipcolor in Sheer Pomegranate or I use a stain with a clear sparkly gloss over it- I like The Balm Stainiac in Beauty Queen with Bare Esentuals Buxom Lips in Dominique over it. I also have found that Revlon's ColorStay Mineral Lip Glaze in Overtime Wine doesn't run that bad... actually one of the first glosses that wears OK for me (but it is mysteriously missing from the Revlon site).

Other products I like: Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor (a bit darker than the sheer version), Too Faced Mood Swing (a color changing gloss that doesn't seem to run) and Avon's Pro-To-Go Lipstick (order from my friend Valeri!) in Cherry Glisten (a highly pigmented lipbalm that doesn't seem to run).

Anyway, I feel your pain! If your coloring is way different than mine, let me know what shades you are looking for and I'll see if I have any ideas!


Blanda Amania said...

OMG, thank you so much. My IRL friends think I just wake up looking fabulous, but goodness the issues I'm having lately. I have my mission for the weekend. I just emailed you with my coloring, which is the opposite end of yours. Your opinion would be much appreciated.

Lipstick said...

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