Pucker Up, Buttercup!

First I want to say thank you for all of the kind words on my last post! I won’t lie, I was a little nervous about putting that out there. So, thank you again for all of the wonderful words of support.

Recently I asked readers via my Facebook page to post what they’d like to see on the blog.  One person suggested vintage make-up tips, especially regarding lipstick and keeping it on.

I don’t consider myself a make-up expert by any means, and often still seek help from friends and the internet.  But lipstick is something I feel I can discuss!  I use CoverGirl Outlast and that’s it (introduced to me by AlexSandra of AlexSandra’s Vintage Emporium).  I’m one of those people that when I find something I like and works, I don’t ever move away from it. And let me put this out there, CoverGirl did not approach me to write a review. I’m writing this of my own accord because I was asked by one of you fine readers about my make-up tips!

Outlast is a two step process that keeps your lips bright and colorful pretty much all day, through getting dressed, trying on clothes while out shopping, most foods, and kissing.

For the most part, I wear Ever Red-dy.  But for some more 60s mod looks, I use various nudes and pinks.  And when I dip into the 20s and earlier, I opt for a more berry color.  You can also mix it up, and layer colors, creating unique shades.

How do you use Outlast?  Apply the color portion to your lips.  The color is very lip gloss like in consistency and in application.  I like this type of applicator since it gives me more control.  I was never that great with the classic lipstick.  Let this portion dry, maybe put on your jewelry that you’re going to be wearing for the day.

Once your color is dry, apply the top coat.  This is a clear layer, akin to chapstick, that adds shine to your lips and can be reapplied as desired throughout the day.

And you’re done!  Feel free to pull on clothing without fear of lipstick stains or make-out to your heart’s content without getting a mark on your partner.  It also won’t smear or bleed.

While I swear by Outlast, it isn’t without its problems.  The biggest problem is eating, or rather the aftermath of eating.  But it also depends upon what you eat.  If you to eat something that is oily (such as a salad with oily dressing or a burger), chances are your lipstick will come off and you will need to reapply.  But if you eat something lacking any oil, then your lipstick will typically come out unscathed.  When reapplying, the new layer often won’t seem as clean as the first, and later in the day, it may feel like your lips are beginning to peel and eventually the lipstick does become rather gummy.  Sometimes it is best to attempt to rub as much of the lipstick off as possible and start again.  Drinking won’t faze it though, and no more lipstick prints on your mug or glass!

Another “downside” is removing the stuff at the end of the day.  Since it is designed to stick on through nearly anything, it’s pretty stubborn.  A washcloth and water won’t do the trick, so I use Neutrogena’s Oil Free Eye Make-Up Remover, which I apply to a cotton ball, and rub over my lips, followed by a warm washcloth.

Outlast and the Neutrogena make-up remover are available at most drug stores such as Rite Aid and big box stores such as Target, with Outlast typically running $8.00 to $10.00 and the make-up remover $6.00 to $7.00.

7 thoughts on “Pucker Up, Buttercup!

  1. Thank you! I too have been swearing my this lipstick for a long time and love it! My favorite is the coral colors. But I have been debating on trying their reds. Have you tried the covergirl blast flipstick? It stays on pretty well and the colors are gorgeous!

  2. I use the Revlon Colourstay lipstick – NOT the one that is actually a lipstick but the one that looks like a tube of lipgloss. It also stays on forever but isn’t one of the two step ones. One coat and you’re done! It feels a little bit weird on – gummy like all the long wear lipsticks, and you swear it must look terrible, but a quick mirror check will reveal it hasn’t budged and it looks great.
    I want to also get the L’Oreal Infallible two step – my best friend used that on her wedding day and it didn’t move at all.

    • Same here. I only wear long wear lipstick and Revlon’s is the best.

      I apply powder over my lips, apply a coat, powder again, apply a second coat and spritz my whole face with makeup setting spray. An overly elaborate way to apply, but after eating you only have to touch up the inner portion of your lips (if anything).

      I use coconut oil to remove but in a pinch you can use a bit of elbow grease and a dry Kleenex and most of it will come off.

  3. I use the same lipstick, down to the shade! I have found that Pond’s Cold Cream works great for removal too. Have you found any lipliners with the same lasting quality? I’ve tried a few, but they’ve all smeared while the outlast stays firm thus far.

  4. Pretty! This color looks more like a blue red shade. I have yet to come across a perfect orangy red shade that dosent turn to blue red, wonder if this line has one.

  5. I am so grateful that you have introduced me to this! I use it in Canyon now, and it is the loveliest matte smooth pigment (without the gloss), much lighter feeling than the Maybelline 24 Hour which has a bit of sparkle to it. Thank you! Lip colour was a battle before this.

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