Kiss Proof Lipstick16:47
My favourite lip products tend to be lip crayons, all the ones I have tried always seem to be so moisturising and so easy to apply. So when I tried this lip crayon from Born Pretty I had high hopes especially with all of it's claims to be matte, rich, creamy, long lasting, hydrating and "kiss proof". I selected shade 03, which is a deep berry colour, a colour I have been loving recently. I feel like the product itself looks a lot more expensive than the £1.40 it costs, however, I don't know if I got a dud one, but the lipstick doesn't seem to be extendable. I attempted to twist the bottom to see how easily it extends and to see whether it is retractable too only to find that it didn't twist at all. This is a little disappointing as you can see from the above picture how little product there is at the end but like I say I don't know whether I just happen to have a broken one.
Now onto the lipstick itself, as you can see it is a gorgeous colour and has a lovely matte finish. One of my main concerns when I saw that it was matte, as somebody who suffers from dry lips, was that it was going to be super drying on my lips. Just as I was expecting it did feel quite drying once I had applied it to my lips but not so much so that they started to feel cracked and flaky but just not as hydrating as I'd quite have liked. All the lip crayons I own are the chubby stick type and having a thinner one like this made the lipstick much easier to apply, especially in such a dark colour. It was much easier to get a neat line around the edge of the lip with a thinner tip.
The main selling point to me for this product though is it's claim to be "kiss proof". I'm sure I'm not the only girl out there who has a boyfriend who refuses to kiss them when they're wearing lipstick for fear of ending up with lipstick stains on their face. So, this is where this product really wowed me! After applying this lipstick it had a slightly tacky feel to it for the first 10 minutes but once it had completely dried this lipstick was not budging. There is absolutely no fear of it bleeding, which is normally my main concern with such dark colours, and once it is on your lips it's there to stay so feel free to kiss away. This lipstick does not budge! It may need it's little touch ups throughout the day after eating and drinking, but this lipstick stays put so well that whenever I had a drink there weren't even any lipstick marks left on my glass.
What's your favourite long lasting lipstick? Would you give this one a try? If you'd like to try this or anything else from Born Pretty you can get 10% off with the code "SAK31".