Long-lasting Lipsticks that really stay
When I decided that it was time to start wearing bright coloured lipsticks (I have always been a nude/subtle lipstick girl), I knew that I needed to find a long-lasting lipstick with serious staying power.
There is nothing worse that arriving at an event looking gorgeous with sexy bright lips and after 1 drink your previously gorgeous pout is left naked with only a rim of lip liner.
HEAN Vitamin Cocktail Intense Lipstick
I had tried HEAN lipstick last year in NUDE and found that it really did last all day (including though a 3 course meal with wine and coffee), so when the time came to go bold I knew exactly where to go.
HEAN is a Polish company producing make-up and beauty care products that is completely cruelty free – NO testing on animals at all. It is also hypoallergenic so is suitable for sensitive skins.
The long wearing lipsticks are a silky cream formula containing a special ‘lip base conditioner’, apricot butter and Vitamin E which soothes protects and nourishes dry lips – unlike other bright pigments that dry the lips out.
If you REALLY want a long lasting lipstick (I applied a dark Burgundy in the morning, went to a 3 course media lunch and it was still on) – HEAN Vitamin Cocktail Intense Lipstick is the answer – and believe you me, I have tried a multitude of lipsticks in my time!
Availble for R115 online at Glamore Cosmetics
L’Oreal Paris new INFALLIBLE MATTE MAX:
With matte lips being the hot trend this winter, when the new L’Oreal Infallible Matte Max designer lip pens arrived at our office I quickly nabbed them both. Call me selfish, but I could not resist their gorgeous bright colours “Oops I Pink it Again” – a gorgeous plum-cherry pink and “Disturbia” – the perfect bright orange-coral that I have been looking for.
They’re the first ever product on the market that feature a gel to powder formula – like an eyeshadow for your lips, allowing you to create a whole variety of looks, from a wash of colour, to ombre, to a bold intense matte finish.
The shape of the sponge applicator makes it easy to apply and outline your lips. The colours are enriched with micro-oils for a velvety-soft feel that lasts quite well, although they rub off slightly while eating/drinking they do leave a stain on the lips.
Retails for R169 from L’Oreal Stockists