Deluxe Vs. Dirt Cheap: 8 Hour Lipgloss
With summer comes the welcome return of shiny, glossy lips. And the beauty companies are ready and waiting with offerings of ultra long-lasting lip gloss that claim to stay on your lips for up to eight hours. I tested out two of these glosses - Clinique Longlast Glosswear with SPF15, and Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze - to the test. How do the two compare and do they really last for eight hours? Read on to find out.
Clinique Longlast Glosswear SPF15
With all the talk that clear glosses can increase your chances of cancer, I was very glad to note the SPF15 in Clinque's offering. I tried the glosses in two colours: Clearly Pink (a sheer wearable pink), and Juicy Apple (a clear red) and found myself reaching for them again and again. Both glosses are very clear, and provide just enough colour to make my lips look luscious while imparting maximum gloss! I found the gloss to be moisturising and not too tacky - I was afraid long lasting would equate to glue, thank goodness it wasn't any sticker than most glosses.
But will it last 8 hours? Only if you don't eat, drink or lick your lips for all that time. The gloss is very long lasting though, and some of it will even remain through a light meal - although most will fade away. Still, until you eat or drink you won't have to reapply, and that's not too dusty is it?
Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze
Although Revlon is plugging this as a lipgloss I'm not entirely sure it is. The shade I tried, Forever Raisin (a nice dark berry) was so pigmented it was more like a glossy liquid lip colour. I loved the lush moisturising feel and the nice summer scent (like Pina Colada!) and although this particular shade was a little dark for summer days, it was great for glamming up on summer nights.
And I'll say this for it. It really lasts and lasts. Even through drinks, and a light meal the colour and glossiness faded somewhat, but mostly it stuck it out. I would still reapply after meals, but I'm guessing I could get away with just mooshing my lips together to even out the colour. I'd love to try it in a more summery shade, and with 10 different colours to choose from I'm sure I'll find one.
Written by Emily Tan