I am looking to purchase some new lipsticks in red and a neutral pink colour. I want them to be long wearing. I have super dry lips so I need something moisturing. I am baffled by choice. Do any of you beauties have any recommendations.
I really love the urban decay lipsticks. They're pretty long lasting on their own, but with lipliner and a translucent setting powder finish, it's amazing. I tend to reapply after eating just in case, but they're really wonderful.
Another good option would be the L'Oreal Infallible line. It's a drugstore lip color so it's less expensive than the Urban Decay stuff, and it's so long lasting it's actually difficult to get it off. You have to be really careful when applying but it will literally last all day until you (attempt) to scrub it off. When I use it, I usually use my Lush lip scrub to get it off. Once it's dry it just feels like your skin. It doesn't feel like there's product on it, and it comes with a moisturizing balm that goes over it to keep your lips hydrated.
The one drawback I have with it that keeps it from being my number one lip product, is that it has a pretty small color selection. It's bright red, while a lovely color, is a warmer, orange based red, and with my skin tone, I need a cooler, blue based red. It's definitely worth trying out though.
Have you guys tried Lime Crime velventines? I have been wondering about their line.
I'm wearing some on top of some other lipstick in my PUG shoot.
...they literally do not move. They will not come off. Like, I ate Mexican food in them and they were STILL THERE.
I find the lime crimes to be really drying.
I love my Red Velvet Velveteen lipstick by Limecrime. It's long lasting and stays in place pretty well. It is matte, so it can be a little drying, but not nearly as drying as most mattes I've tried.
I haven't tried limecrime yet but I've heard so many good things about it, I'll have to give it a try.
Lip balm! Dry lips will feel infinitely better with a little bit of moisturiser on them :) If I'm not wearing lipstick, I'm wearing lip balm (or lip gloss) - I literally cannot go about without it.
Other than that, I second the recommendation for Urban Decay - great lipstick and cruelty free too ;)
Here's my sort of routine. First I suggest exfoliating. It helps with the flakiness. Then a lip primer. I use TooFaced Lip Insurance. Then a lip liner. Line the lips and color them in. Then take the lipstick and apply one coat and blot. Then add a second layer.
I suggest a lip balm before the primer. For me, I can't do that because it totally makes my lip color slide down. It's not pretty. Mac's retro colors like Ruby Woo and Red Russian are matte but are super dry. The BF got in a swag bag some L'Oreal Infallible lip color and I hate it because it stays on way too much.
I'm not a fan of Lime Crime. The owner is very controversial. And her behavior leaves me with a bad taste. I won't purchase any of their line.
Mac, you just have to let it completely dry before you eat or drink anything, throw a thin coat of lipgloss over the top and I think the longest one coat has stayed on without retouching is about 6 hours :)
Channel's lipstick stays on for about the same amount of time and it's not quite as dry but it's more expensive and less pinup-y shades
If you want something that stays on longer, Maybelline's 24-hour stuff is pretty decent but it's not going to come off without some eye makeup remover, spirits, or etc. But it does stay on for literally 24 hours so...
I have tried Cover Girl Outlast and it goes on liquid and dried matte and it comes with a separate clear balm to put over it. I really like it and it lasts a long time, I did need to reapply after eating and drinking though.
I also use the cover girl Outlast, and I always make sure I exfoliate my lips first, then i just cover with a good moisturizing chapstick for the rest of the day, works great, and you don't get red lipstick all over everything!
MAC Prep + Prime for lips underneath -- don't use plain lip balm as it will actually repel the lipstick colour. Fill in with lipliner then use a lipbrush to apply lipstick in a thinner coat than you would with use using the lipstick tube.
Good rule of thumb is the more matte/opaque the colour, the less moisturizing it will be. It's hard to find the happy medium between the two!