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This is a NO7 dermatologically tested lipstick that comes with multiple benefits and due to the price tag so it should be.
I really don't mind paying almost £10 for a lipstick if their as good as this one.
This is great for anyone with sensitive skin due to the hypo=allegenic testing as well.
The benefits with this product are
This is a very intense colour and you may find you don't need to put a gloss over the top after application.
There are 15 different shades to choose from and I would advise tat when you get this home to try it out a day before you need to wear this outside as the colour is tense and if you chose to dampen the colour down with a tissue, for example, you may find that it is a little difficult as the colours rapidly sets.
This claims to stay put for eight hours. I found this was great for at least five hours and when I had a drink or two this stayed on my lips not the glass, I only needed to top the colour up once through the night. I don't truly believe you can get eight hours out of lipsticks but the thought that one day I cling to...
I have to say this is the best finish on a lipstick had tried for a while. The sheen is intense, the shine makes your lips look fuller.
I would highly recommend this product x
I like to try new make-up products and I had seen the Boots No.7 range advertised so I decided to try a lipstick in their range. I opted for the Stay Perfect in the shade 15 'Gay Geranium'.
The product comes in a long plastic case which is slightly different to most other lipsticks I've used. This is a long and thin lipstick which looks very sleek and sexy. The base of the outer case widens out to allow to put the lipstick on a flat surface. It has a secure fitting top. It is a little bit weightier than some of my other lip products but still easy to carry around in my handbag. You must twist the base of the case to push up the lipstick. I find the amount you need to twist is rather more than I'd like - around 4 times is required to elevate the inner stick.
The 'Gay Geranium' shade is a strong, gaudy orange. It's very dark once applied and it's very striking. If you are unsure about bold shades then this is not for you! This colour looks best with a full face of make up as it's definitely not a natural shade and it really makes the lips stand out.
The lipstick formula is quite dry and although you can apply it directly to dry lips I prefer a slick of lip balm just to make application a bit smoother and more even. The lipstick is one of the more long lasting products I've used recently and it has great staying power - even when I've been drinking hot beverages, eating messy lunches and chewing pens the lipstick remains with only a small amount of transfer onto other items. The brand actually state that it provides up to 8 hours of coverage (as well as hydration) and I wouldn't argue with that. My lips feel comfortable wearing this product and they are not too dry, sticky or heavy.
At 9.95 I think this is priced quite reasonably and would be happy to buy another shade from their range of 15 colours. I would recommend to women who need a lipstick that will stay put during the day or night and who are looking for a lipstick product that really makes a statement.
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I am always on the look out for lipstick that lasts. With a name like Stay Perfect I thought this could be the one.
It comes in 15 different shades but I recommend you visit the store rather than ordering on line. I have the colour ‘Grace’ and it looks completely different to the colour on the Boots website. It looks much more like the claret shade in the flesh.
According to the Boots website, the No 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick provides gorgeous colour that lasts for up to eight hours, while leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated.
The packaging is perfectly acceptable – nothing very fancy, a shiny tube with a slight hour glass figure. Mine is a shiny burgundy colour although the ones on the website now look as if they are black. The tube closes with a satisfying click.
The lipstick does have a matte finish rather gloss but I have to say it doesn’t feel at all dry on. It does feel nice on my lips and even though I’ve been using this for some time now, it still applies well. That said, I do find it best to apply it with a little brush as I find this gives more even coverage and glides on more easily.
This is a ~perfectly~ acceptable lipstick BUT there is no way that it last for 8 hours. More like 2.
At £9.95, I would class it as a mid range lipstick. It’s always worth checking out the deal at Boots – it’s currently on a three for two promotion.
Yes, this is a nice enough lipstick that comes in some nice colours. However, if like me, you are looking for that ~stay perfect~ colour, this won’t do it. It doesn’t deliver on its promise to last and so I can only give it a 3 out of 4. Rather a pity but I think this lipstick is mis-named.
I've been wanting to try a bright red lipstick for a while, and a £5 No. 7 voucher from Boots inspired me to buy one. The full cost of the lipstick is £9.50 but Boots give out the No. 7 vouchers quite frequently so it's easy to get items in this range for cheaper. I also got a Rimmel nail varnish at the same time as buy one get one half price so bargains all round! I don't usually wear lipsticks so this was a new experience for me.
When I went to buy the lipstick, I went to the counter for help as I wasn't sure what shade to buy for my skin tone. The woman wasn't particularly interested or friendly, but she did tell me that with my pale skin and dark hair that I should go for a red with 'blue undertones' and picked out some shades that matched her description. I was instantly drawn to one colour 'love red'. it was just what I was looking for - a matte fire engine red colour. Whilst I didn't find the assistant was particularly friendly it was worth asking her to get the advice I needed
This lipstick comes in lovely sleek black packaging with No. 7 engraved into the lid. The lid snaps off and you twist the lipstick up, it's one of those thin ones with a metal bit that covers the whole lipstick (hope that makes sense - I'm not sure what they're called!)
When I first tried this lipstick I just applied it directly from the tube to my lips - and I looked a bit like a clown. It bled across my lipline, it was too thick and looked uneven. I spoke to a friend who often wears red lipstick (and is trained as a makeup artist, although doesn't work in that area.) She offered me some tips;
* Exfoliate the lips with some honey and sugar
* Apply lip balm
* Ideally, use a matching lipliner to minimise bleed
* Use a brush to apply the lipstick
I was able to do everything bar stage three, as I didn't buy a lipliner. My friend was surprised and said that the lady in the shop should have recommended one. Anyway, I followed her advice and was really pleased with the results - much better than applying directly from the tube! I'm lucky I had a friend to help, so I'm hoping to spread the knowledge with this review, might be helpful for somebody out there!
Upon application in the above way the lipstick goes on much thinner, which looks better and the red was a wonderful bright colour which I love. I wish I could add a photo to show the results!
The first time I used this lipstick, I wore it on a night out in town. I applied with the help of my friend and was really pleased with the results. It lasted for a few hours before requiring minimal top up, even though I was drinking. There was a small mark left on the glasses, but nothing too major. The lipstick made my lips feel very dry, and I had to use makeup remover to get it off at the end of the night. That is some major staying power!
The second time I used this, it was to a wedding. I applied the lipstick at 11am and topped up throughout the day. Again, it lasted lovely for the first 4/5 hours with one tiny top up. However, when we went to the reception and started eating, it started to get a bit patchy (and I left some red on the fork!) I went to top up but found that my lips were in need of an exfoliation - but didn't have anything to hand to use. I did the best I could but felt it didn't look as good as it had before. I persevered for a while but got to the stage where I just wanted to take it off - however this lipstick sticks like crazy. If I get it on my hands or around my mouth I have to scrub like mad to get it off - it's almost like a stain. Works lovely for lips but if you manage to get it anywhere else it's a bit of a pain. So it was kind of impossible to remove and I had to top up and hope that it wasn't too noticeable (although we were at disco stage by then so I think I got away with it)
This lipstick is like a stain, it lasts a long time and looks brilliant. A lovely matte finish, a great colour and really looks expensive. I have to say that when I've first applied it I feel like I look good and it boosts my confidence.
It is a hassle to apply. I had to buy a brush to carry around with me, and might end up purchasing a lipliner too. After a few hours your lips are in need of an exfoliation, which isn't always possible (although this might just be due to the shade) The way it stains your hands and around your mouth is a pain - when I was at the wedding I got some under my mouth and it stained me red. I had to use some toilet paper and water to try and scrub it off, but that just left me with a red mark from the scrubbing. I also find it quite drying on your lips.
Overall I would recommend this lipstick for a night out, but prolonged all day usage doesn't work so well for me personally. It's a bit of a hassle to apply but it is a lovely shade on, it makes me feel good and I love the colour so much that I know I'll continue to use it. With it being such a bold shade, I can live with only wearing it in the evenings but if you want a shade to use all day I wouldn't recommend this particular lipstick. I just need to make sure I don't get too drunk as the application is so intricate, and getting it off my chin is too much of a hassle!
As I mentioned at the beginning this is my first foray into lipstick, never mind red lipstick so it's been a real learning curve for me.
Boots No7 is one of those safe names that you know you can trust when you want a good quality lipstick for under a tenner and the stay perfect range is priced at £9.50 which represents excellent value for money.
The packaging is nice and sleek, a classy black tube with gold writing on the side although the tube is plastic but from a distance it looks good. The lid is nice and long which means it stays in place and it is a click fastening style lid rather than a screw top one.
I currently have two of these in my make up bag, one is Mischief which is a nice bright pink colour and the second is called Love Red which is a bright red colour, both are very easy to apply and provide a nice smooth layer of colour to my lips.
The lipstick itself is revealed by twisting the base of the tube. The stay perfect range are quite slender which I like as it makes it easier to be more precise with the application and also this allows me to build on the layers without my lips looking too heavy and vampy. This is particularly useful with the Mischief lip stick as this is quite a shocking pink colour so you do not want to over apply it.
The coveridge is smooth and provides an even layer of lipstick and the colour quality is excellent. I find this lipstick to be really long lasting with very little need to replenish it, the advertising blurb claims it is good for eight hours and it is certainly long lasting. The lipstick provides some hydration for my lips and makes them look good.
Overall this is a reliable brand of lipstick with a wide range of colours to choose from and they are well priced as well.
I've remained loyal to Boots No 7 make up products for well over 14 years due to the fact that I find them to be of a high quality and very affordable together with the fact that they are frequently available on a three for two promotional offer. I have a real soft spot when it comes to lipsticks and cannot resist the temptation to purchase new colours each time I visit the No 7 counter with this review discussing Stay Perfect.
I like the appearance of No 7 products, as Boots have chosen not to cover the packaging in unnecessary clutter and instead have opted for a classy and modern touch. The majority of their range is of a sturdy black plastic together with the No 7 logo, which is displayed in golden coloured text. The lipstick is well protected by its lengthy lid, which is easily removed and clicks firmly into place, so I have the assurance that it will not detach itself whilst stored in my make-up bag.
I currently own six colours in the range; one of which is Chinchilla, which offers a luxurious golden coloured barrel with another being Classic Rose, which offers a shiny chrome coloured barrel. Whilst the appearance of the packaging is almost identical to the Moisture Drench range I am easily able to distinguish the difference, as Stay Perfect is slimmer in shape and slightly longer.
As with the majority of lipsticks, the lower section of the barrel needs to be rotated in an anti-clockwise direction to enable the lipstick to gently rise. In order to provide a good base for application I always apply a little mousse foundation onto my lips followed by a dab of pressed powder, so that my lipstick holds well and doesn't cause a threading or bleeding effect.
The lipstick is effortlessly applied and perfectly glides onto my lips with great ease without me needing to apply much pressure. I've owned lipsticks in the past, which are rather blobby during application, but the coverage offered by Stay Perfect is smooth and professional with a high level of colour. Whilst I regularly used lip liners many years ago, particularly as I would find it difficult to neatly cover the cupids bow, I experience no difficulties when using this product.
The claims attached to the Stay Perfect range is that the colour will last for up to eight hours with the lipstick offering both comfort and hydration to the lips. Whilst I cannot admit to suffering any dryness when using, I cannot report that the colour lasts for anywhere near eight hours, as its staying power is identical to Moisture Drench, which does not carry this claim. I can vividly recall using a few different brands during my twenties where the colour changed within an hour or so of application and as a result, all of my lipsticks would transform into a bright pink! To this day I haven't a clue whether it was something in my skin, which reacted with the ingredients, but I cannot report of experiencing similar issues when using this product.
However, the lipstick remains on my lips whilst enjoying drinks throughout the day, but similar to that of any other brand I've used, it transfers onto the mug that I'm using. I find it necessary to reapply at lunchtime, so its staying power lasts for around five hours following application. I favour the fact that it does not offer a heavy or sticky feeling to my lips, which is something I cannot bear and once applied I forget that I'm wearing it. Some cheaper brands of lipstick tend to melt, particularly in hot weather, but Stay Perfect remains in place until I'm ready to remove it. I experience no difficulties with removal at the end of the day and a single swipe with a piece of tissue removes every last bit.
There are a huge range of colours from which to choose with the finishes being available in matte, satin or semi/satin, so there is a shade to suit all skin tones. My favourite is the Chincilla, which offers a matte finish and is of a brown/dark red shade and it perfectly compliments my pale skin tone. Due to the reasons discussed above and the fact that Stay Perfect costs £9.50, which is the same as Moisture Drench, I will continue to purchase. At the time of writing the Boots No 7 range is on offer where you buy one product and obtain the second at half price.
I feel it appropriate to remove one star due to the fact that the lipstick doesn't meet with the 8 hour claim.
This is a lipstick from No7 under the "Stay Perfect" range. It's available in a range of colours and prides itself on being able to stay put for a very long time. On the Boots website it claims the lipstick should be able to last for 8 hours. The lipstick is hypo-allergenic and the colours are available in matte or satin finishes. I will be discussing the "sweet lips" shade. I received this lipstick after a friend of my Mom's gave her a box of make up that she didn't use.
The lipstick comes in the standard No7 style. The tube is black plastic and so is the lid. On top of the lid in gold it says "No7" and on the bottom of the lipstick there is a sticker in the shade of the lippy with the name of the colour and the manufacturer details. The lid of the lipstick clicks off revealing a gold coloured barrel which contains the lipstick, to use the lipstick you simply twist the base and apply.
This lipstick in each shade is currently available in Boots for £9.50.
Considering the main selling point of this lipstick is the "long lasting" aspect I feel this has product has been a bit of a let down.
In terms of application it is fine, it glides on smoothly giving an even layer of colour and it doesn't sink into the lines on your lips. I was also extremely happy with my shade as I was after a bright fuchsia sort of colour for ages because at the time all of the celebrities were wearing it, in terms of colour it performed very well and on application it looked stunning it's just a shame the colour didn't last!
In terms of the feel on your lips I felt as though it made them dry out as opposed to making them feel comfortable as it states it should do. I was really disappointed with this and even after applying a balm before the lipstick I still felt as though after an hour or so my lips were being dried out.
The "moisture drench" range of lipsticks from No7 in my opinion are a much better option because although the moisture doesn't last extremely long it does not make your lips feel dry or uncomfortable at all.
This No7 lipstick does not last 8 hours, no where near it, I find myself on average having to reapply after 3 hours especially if I have been drinking. I don't wear lipstick very often and so still find myself reaching for this one because I fell in love with the shade of it and it was free after all but when I wear it I am constantly having to reapply! I have cheaper lipsticks that last way longer than this one and the moisture drench range as mentioned above also lasts a lot longer!
A real disappointment considering it's main selling point is supposed to be staying power. I also don't like the drying sensation it gives to the lips, the only reason I keep using it because of the fantastic shade!
I originally got this lipstick in a free gift when I bought other No 7 products and in my quest to review my makeup bag and get rid of what I don't use I thought I would give it a try. I have this in a pale brown shade - bare.
Well there is not much to say really it comes in a standard lipstick tube with the No 7 branding on it but I will say it does look quite classy and high end. The lipstick has a slanted tip rather than the standard pointed one which I find makes it slightly harder to apply (but that could be just me). However, this isn't a massive difference but it is worth noting.
According to the Boots website "No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick provides gorgeous colour that lasts for up to eight hours, while leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated."
And I have to say this is where it falls down. The first thing I noticed about it was the texture which is a little bit thick and almost crayony. When I applied it I found that it didn't glide over my lips in the way that other lipsticks do and at first I really noticed I was wearing lipstick which is not ideal. My lips also didn't feel particularly hydrated. However, it is staying power that really lets this lipstick down as I found that by the time I had got into work (a 2o minute commute) it had virtually gone and by my first cup of tea there was no colour left which was disappointing on a neutral shade this is fine but if it was a red I would be a bit annoyed. Whereas, cheaper lipsticks I own feel far softer and stay put for longer.
At £9.50 in Boots it's not the cheapest lipstick (unless you can get a No 7 voucher but now they are £2 instead of £5 they are not as good value) and for the staying power I don't think I will be repurchasing.
I've never been very good at wearing lipstick - it always comes off really quickly and I either spend a lot of time re-touching it or just give up and go without. When looking for a new lipstick, therefore, one of my priorities is finding one that will last a long time. The name STAY Perfect sounded promising, I like the No.7 range and I had a Boots voucher, so I thought I'd give this one a try.
Colour and finish
There's a good range of 15 colours, going from pale/nude shades to brighter and darker ones. The one I bought is Deep Red, which is a pretty accurate description so there isn't much more to say about that. It gives a matte finish, which I usually prefer to something glossy or shiny, but this one makes my lips look a little dry after a while even though they don't feel that way. You can change this with a bit of lip gloss, but if I'm paying almost £10 for a lipstick I don't want to have to supplement it with other products.
Application and feel
I like the unusual flat shape of this lipstick. I apply it straight from the tube instead of with a brush and it feels a bit thick and stiff going on but spreads out evenly. Boots advertises this as being hydrating and comfortable, but I've got to say it doesn't feel any more hydrating than any other lipstick I've tried.
So, this is the big question. Does Stay Perfect lipstick live up to its name and the Boots claim that it can last for 8 hours? Well, the short answer is no. It does last longer than most lipsticks on me, and doesn't come off easily on a cup etc, but if you're eating and drinking a lot of it will come off within a couple of hours. On a night out I have to refresh it every couple of hours. If you just stay still and do absolutely nothing for a day I suppose it could last 8 hours but I must confess I've never tried it.
Would I recommend it?
To be honest, for No.7 this product was a disappointment. The finish is a bit too matte and it doesn't last as long as promised. I'll finish the lipstick I already have but won't be buying another one. It costs £9.50 (though less if you have a No.7 voucher which isn't unusual) and just isn't worth the money.
When I was in Boots a good few months ago I saw that they were selling lots of their No7 make up range for half price and so I picked some up for my friends birthday, some for my sister for Christmas but I couldn't help but treat myself to a new lipstick as well. I don't wear lipstick every day but I have been wearing it a lot more than I used to and so I am developing a bit of a collection! This is my review of the No7 stay perfect lipstick.
From what I gathered the reason that Boots were selling some make up items half price was because they were changing the packaging but to be honest having just checked on the website it looks much the same to me! The lipstick comes in a standard looking lipstick tube to be honest but it is slightly curved at the top and the bottom giving a little bit of an hour glass shape to it. The design is simple and simply has the No7 name written in a gold coloured font near the top of the lid and I think it is this classy elegance which many people like about the No7 brand. I would certainly be happy to have this out with me and use it and I wouldn't feel embarrassed to be using the product at all.
The lipstick is available in fifteen shades on the Boots website ranging from quite nude colours to pinks and reds. The shade that I chose was number fifty and is called chinchilla. This information is presented on the bottom of the lipstick tube on a little coloured sticker which is designed to represent the colour of the lipstick but I would always advise to go and have a look in store before you buy so you can have a look at the testers as it is hard to accurately portray a colour of something online in my opinion. Chinchilla is a quite a dark autumnal colour in my opinion and it is one that won't drastically change the colour of my lips but that is quite neutral and will blend in with the make up that I use so I would say mine is a day to day colour.
When you lift off the lid to use this lipstick you will see it has a gold coloured section housing the lipstick which is slightly slanted. The lipstick is also slanted and I think this makes it perfect to apply as it just sits on your lips nicely and follows the line of your lips with no effort at all.
Now Boots claim this stay perfect lipstick will last for up to eight hours and will leave your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated. Now in terms of longevity I think this one is alright. I'm not sure that it would give eight hours of coverage and I would always reapply it if I were on a night out and using this one because I like my lips to stand out and look good. For day to day use though I don't really need to reapply it and so I would say it is a good offering really. It doesn't dry my lips as much as some other lipsticks but I do always like to add some lip balm before a lipstick now just in case.
This product sells for £9 from Boots and to be honest I wouldn't pay full price for it when there are brands such as Rimmel offering as good products for half the price. If you were to have a five pounds off voucher though I think the lipstick is always going to be a good purchase!
Thank you for reading my review!
No. 7 by Boots is one of the better high street make up brands that Boots offer, and I have found myself buying and enjoying their products more and more as time goes on. They do have a lovely range of cosmetics on offer, all with superb quality. Throughout my experience of using No. 7 products, I have found that I have had more luck with some No.7 cosmetics than others.
This No. 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick was one of my guilty impulse buys whilst I was shopping inside a Boots store; the name of the product particularly encouraged me to buy it. A good lipstick is one thing, but a good lipstick that stays good for ages is another, as I had had problems with lipsticks looking great at first but then leaving me looking like a clown at the end of the day. Because of this, I thought that this lipstick was well worth a try.
No. 7 products do not exactly come cheap despite it being a shop's own brand; it is no value brand, but it is not too expensive either. I have found that most No. 7 products are worth their price and I usually go back to Boots for more once the original has run out because of the effectiveness of the product. This Stay Perfect Lipstick has the original price of £10, which is not bad for a lipstick, but then, you can get good lipsticks for less from other reputable brands as well. However, this was helped out by a £5 off No. 7 products voucher I used on it- Boots have been regularly dishing these out to their customers. This made the lipstick cost only £5, which I thought was a far better price for a lipstick that, OK, was still not extraordinarily cheap but was far better than just acceptably priced either. I think that it was quite good value for money using the voucher, but if I had to pay the RRP, I might have had a few doubts whether or not this lipstick could really live up to the amount of money spent.
This is packaged in a slightly curved lipstick tube with nothing but 'No. 7' in gold lettering visible on it, that looks quite stylish. The body is made of a sturdy yet lightweight plastic, so it is quite portable- ideal for carrying around with you whilst you are on the go. The cap can be removed to reveal the lipstick; this can be rolled up and down as you would with a normal lipstick. I found that this was slightly less wide than other lipsticks I had used in the past- this makes it easier to manoeuvre. There is a slanted tip, though it is less chisled than regular lipsticks. Altogether, this is quite easy to apply onto your lips.
I like the texture of this lipstick; it is very smooth and slick to apply and it feels great on your lips. It is a slightly creamy texture that is beautiful to apply, with its even texture which does not insist on being too drying. This must be one of my most pleasant to apply lipsticks.
The shade of lipstick I purchased was the Raspberry (38) one, a very rich dark pink that is bordering red. It looks far more red when it is applied onto your lips or just tested with a swipe on your skin than it looks on the actual lipstick. The colour looks great once applied- very smooth and sophisticated. There is a nice soft shimmer to this lipstick which also looks lovely. You really do not need a lot of lipstick to create maximum impact, which is good as it makes sure that the lipstick lasts for a long time. If you apply it very lightly then you get a really nice subtle dark pink colour.
However, there is a single major problem with this product; this is that, though it claims it can stay perfect for 8 hours, I would say that it is more like 1 hour, or maybe 2 hours if you are lucky, and that is without eating or drinking anything. Then the colour will start to smudge of fade, which is unattractive, but more to the point, it does not live up to its claims. Of course, I have come across worse, but those lipsticks did not claim to be so long lasting. I am not very happy about this since this seemed like such a good buy at the time, but unfortunately, No.7 did not live up to their promise. This lipstick does need constant touching up and reapplication to 'stay perfect', which is not the point of this particular product at all.
In conclusion, I have to say this is a nice lipstick that looks nice and feels nice to apply. This could have been such a good lipstick, but unfortunately, it does not stay perfect.
I have a lot of lipsticks because the one thing I never go out without is lipstick on. I can go out without my face fully made up, but I feel completely naked if I don't have lipstick on. Does that make me shallow?! Anyway, one such lipstick I own is one from the No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick range. This range is available in Boots stores and one of the No7 Stay Perfect Lipsticks costs £10.00. This is not the cheapest lipstick on the market, but it also isn't the most expensive and I'd say its about the average amount I would normally spend on a lipstick. I have bought cosmetics from the No. 7 range before, and I have, on the whole, found the range a bit hit and miss in terms of quality.
The Stay Perfect range has a lot of colours available - and when I was in Boots most of the colours were available. I don't think there is anything dynamic about the range of colours available, but equally they are the classic colours which the majority of us are going to opt for. The shade that I opted for was "angel kiss" which is a kind of ruddy red - which does come out on my lips the shade that is depicted on the lipstick container. The lipstick itself comes in a traditional lipstick design with the twiddle base to move the lipstick in and out of the holder. The container design is black on the outside and a gold colour on the inside - and it's a fairly basic and standard design, and while it isn't elegant looking, it is aesthetically traditional.
The lipstick itself is applied easily and doesn't spread once it's applied. The edges of the lipstick are somewhat chiseled to allow for a neat application - and this is indeed the case. It is claimed that this lipstick will last for about eight hours once applied - and I have to say that I didn't find this to be true. I usually have to reapply the lipstick after about four hours because it starts to fade. It tends to fade quicker around the centre of my lips and will remain stronger around the edges which can leave my lips looking a bit tatty under reapplied. In addition, when applied, the lipstick doesn't look particularly rich - although it does leave my lips well moisturised.
I don't love this lipstick. I think there are better quality lipsticks out there that will last longer once applied.
I recently received another £5 off No7 voucher in Boots and decided I would treat myself to something from their range. I had already decided I wanted a new lipstick so, instead of being faithful to Barry M, I took a look at the No7 range.
Stay Perfect is a range that No7 have released which includes lipstick, nail varnish etc. The lipsticks come in a wide variety of colours, rather than a basic pink you can choose from 10 different shades which is great for finding the perfect shade. I purchased shade 40 'Mischief', which is a darkish pink.
Boots claim that the Stay Perfect lipstick lasts for up to eight hours, whilst leaving your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated...
**But is this true?**
When I returned home from my shopping spree, I put the lipstick straight on to test how long it lasted. To my disappointment, it seemed to have disappeared within an hour. However, I had drank and eaten during that hour.
I then wore the lipstick to work, applying around 7.15am before leaving my house. Again, I was extremely disappointed to find that it had disappeared by the time i arrived at work, around 9am. I did top up through that day but it soon became very annoying.
After being disappointed twice, I decided to read a few reviews on here to see what other people though of the lipstick. Not suprisingly, many people seemed to have the same problem. However, I did read a comment that someone had left which suggested putting a little foundation on your lips before applying. I have done this today, again around 7.15am, and my lips are still very pink and perfect as I am typing!
Despite the fact that it has stayed perfect all day, I think it's terrible that it only sticks when using foundation first despite the fact that it is called 'stay perfect'.
**Product and Pricing**
Stay Perfect lipsticks RRPs at £9.75, however Boots always seem to be giving away £5 off vouchers so you can usually pick it up for £4.75.
When applying the lipstick, it feels very thick and slippy, which doesn't feel great but does make your lips feel smoother. Using the technique that I described above, my lips feel very dry and I have had to put a little lipgloss on to make them feel slightly better. It doesn't seem like I can win!
The lipstick comes in a decent sized tube, it isn't short and stubby but isn't too long either. The casing is a metallic blacky brown and has the gold No7 logo on the top. On the bottom of the tube is the sticker which says what shade and range the lipstick is.
The packaging is very basic but I do like it, it looks smart and fits nicely into my handbag. Also, as it is a decent size, it doesn't take up too much space but doesn't get lost easy either.
Overall, I don't think I will buy from this lipstick range again. For £4.75 it is okay but definately not worth the full retail price.
I don't wear lipstick too often (I am only wearing it for work to test it for a big night out), so for the amount of times I will use it it will do. And I will either have to top up through the night or have dry lips.
Not recommended for someone who wears lipstick all day, every day but okay for a night out.
Recently Boots have been giving away tons of no7 vouchers away which are worth £5. I decided to use my voucher on a lipstick as I have been struggling to find the 'perfect colour' to match my new hair colour.
First impressions of no7 lipstick were not too great as I couldn't really see a good colour choice. The colours looked very similar and didn't have a colour selection so wide like MAC or even any of lower cost brands. The colours available are very similar nearly all the nude shades look exactly the same there isn't much difference between one lipstick and another.
If you are looking for a nude colour I would recommend no 7 stay perfect as they have more nudes than any other colours even if they are very similar.
Surprisingly there was a more vibrant colour at the end of the counter called "tangerine touch" which is a mixture of reds and oranges. I really like the colour of the lipstick and it is definitely one of the most 'out there' colours of the selection as the others seemed more natural and for every day usage rather than for a special occasion which most people would tend to go for deep reds or scarlet reds if their wearing a little black dress.
The lipstick is usually £9.75 but as I had a £5 voucher I purchased it for a very reasonable price of £4.75.
No 7 claims the lipstick lasts for 8 hours but I wouldn't really agree with this. It does last a fairly long time but after eating and drinking my lipstick was definitely warring off a little. In fact there was probably not much left of the lipstick on my lips despite applying a fair amount.
The packaging of the lipstick is quite nice however I do really dislike the fact it slants at the top of the lipstick so you would have to use a lip brush really to apply this as it would go everywhere otherwise.
The lipstick case is black and gold which makes the lipstick look expensive and exquisite even though it's neither really. Saying that I definitely wouldn't dream of paying the full price for this lipstick I would prefer to splash out and buy a Mac lipstick as they are definitely a lot better and have a wide choice of colours unlike no 7 stay perfect.
I always put a base on my lips as my lips are very dark. The base I use varies from primers to foundations and sometimes even concelear... what ever I can get my hands on basically. The lipstick looks quite odd when I apply a concelear beforehand which really surprised me as all my other lipsticks have looked better when I have had a base on my lips. Instead this lipstick goes quite a funny colour and definitely doesn't look very appealing. So if you do have dark lips and you're looking for a lipstick that you would use after a base I definitely wouldn't recommend this lipstick as it doesn't work well with a base.
I was fairly disappointed with this lipstick. I expected a long lasting lipstick which would look good over a base coat. Instead I had a lipstick that came off after a few hours and looked very peculiar with a base.
I do love No7 products in general and whenever a £5 off voucher comes around at Boots, I always try as many different products as I can, and recently decided to try a couple of their Stay Perfect lipsticks. I often have to reapply my lipstick two, sometimes three times a day, but since trying this range, I find that one application will last me a good few hours, usually enough for a night out or a shift at work without having to make a trip to the mirror. Now that time varies if you have eaten, had a few drinks, or even done a lot of kissing, but it still seems to hold up more than any other lipstick I have tried so far. First test, not bad.
The lipsticks do tend to feel quite matte and dry on your lips however, which is the downside of a lasting lipstick I suppose, so I fix this with an application of lip gloss over the top of it, which seems to work quite well, it gives a shimmery look which gets rid of the matte appearence and generally makes your lips feel more moisturised.
The choice of colours are nice too, I've been using their "Tranquil Rose" and "Classic Rose" shades, which are this seasons red shades which seem to be all the rage, they have a variety of colours however so there should be one for most people.
At almost £10, they're quite a pricey lipstick even if they are of a good quality, but when there is a £5 off voucher, I would say they are worth at least a try, I am personally very happy with the range and will happily continue using them myself, I like the shades and it is good to not have to worry if my lip liner's showing! :D
Colour that lasts up to 8 hours /