Product Type: Lipcote makeup
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Successfully lip coating my lippie
Member Name: GirlyReviews
Advantages: Cheap, holds and prolongs lipstick
Disadvantages: Stings a little
Lipcote is a lipstick sealer and comes in a nail varnish like bottle and normally retails around £2/3.
After a generous layer of lipstick, blot your lips with tissue to ensure they are dry. Then apply a thin layer of lipcote over the lips and and just dab/pat in with your fingertip or lips. I think it is best to this rather than rub in, so you can ensure the lipcote is actually coating the lips rather than blended in with it.
I find it does have a slight smell, however, it is not a awfully unpleasant smell and once patted in you can no longer smell it. Furthermore, I find Lipcote does slightly sting my lips. It may be different for you, but the stinging is bearable.
Lipcote does work better with matte lipsticks, rather than glossy effect ones - so bare this in mind. Overall, Lipcote does work, it holds the colour of my lipstick in place for hours. Naturally, lipstick will slightly wear off anyway as throughout the day you'll drink, talk, eat, etc but Lipcote does prolong the wear of lipstick so you do not have to constantly reapply, which most definitely helps. For the price of this product, you can't really complain - it does the job and small enough to carry around with me.
When you are removing make-up or cleaning your face, ensure to extra cleanse your lips to remove lipstick or Lipcote residue as on some occasions I have actually woken up with a bit of lipstick colour still on my lips.
I would recommend this to all lipstick lovers, it is a cheep and cheerful product that will help prolong your lipstick wear.
Summary: A cheap and cheerful lipstick sealer that prolongs lipstick wear!