Product Type: Lipcote makeup
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For a perfect pout, try lipcote
Member Name: LadyAudley
Advantages: Locks in your lipstick, cheap
Disadvantages: Very drying, cheap packaging, applicator brush is unhygienic
What is lipcote?
Lipcote is a lipstick sealer, designed to keep your lippy on your pout, and not on your drink, your teeth, your fork or your bloke!
The packaging for this product is iconic. It comes in a small box, with an illustration of chic, kissable lips, drawn by fashion illustrator David Downton. Inside, however, it's a bit cheap and tacky. There's a small bottle of slightly yellowish liquid with a bright scarlet lid, onto which is attached a brush for application. However, given that this only costs about £3, it seems churlish to complain too much.
All you do is apply your lipstick, blot, and then apply a coat of lipcote. It glides on easily, and dries in just a few seconds to an invisible finish. Hey presto! Your lipstick is sealed, and won't transfer to any other surface.
The main advantage of this product is that it really does work, locking that colour onto your lips for several hours. However, it won't keep it there forever, and you will need to top the lipstick and the lipcote up every few hours, or you'll end up with very ugly, patchy coverage.
The major disadvantage is that it's really drying to your skin. Use this every day, and your lips will be like the Sahara desert by the end of the week. It's best kept for special occasions - dates or top meetings - where you really need to look impeccable.
Also, I don't recommend using the applicator brush on the lid unless you want your lipcote to turn the same colour as your lipstick. (Ewww! Not hygienic!)
Ethically, this product is suitable for veggies, and isn't tested on animals, so thumbs up there!
Summary: Fantastic for special occasions