I am not really a big fan of lipstick…I drink a lot of tea and love snacking so I get annoyed when my lipstick wears off quickly and I can’t really be bothered to re-apply, for that reason I tend to put it on in the morning and then its faded by mid morning and I don’t reapply.
This nifty little product from No 7 appealed to me since its a lip laquer and therefore long lasting (Boots claims it lasts up to 8 hours)….I put it the test!
- Lipstain and Lipgloss in a variety of shades
- Very longwearing lipstain
- Reasonable price – £10.00
- Slightly drying, but can be fixed with lipbalm
- I am giving this a 4/5
It has 2 ends. One is the lipstain or lipstick end, which has a doe foot applicator on it. It has medium pigmentation. It slides on nicely. It is matte.
You wait a few seconds for it to dry and then apply the other end which is a gloss with a brush applicator. The gloss is sparkly and feels nice on the lips. Its not sticky and doesn’t have a taste (IMO).
The wear on this is great!! I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is, but I am a fan! It survives drinks and full on 3 course meals. Admittedly the gloss disappeared after my meal but low and behold the lipstain remained, with only minor fading. I get good mileage out of this product. Usually I don’t reapply the lipstain but I do reapply the gloss, so I imagine the gloss will finish before the stain. That’s fine for me since I can use the stain with one of my many other glosses!
The lipstain can be a little drying so I recommend using a lipbalm before you apply it. I sometimes skip lipbalm and its I can get by without too much negative effect on my lips, but its best to apply lipbalm a few minutes before the No 7.
I think this comes in a few shades, one to suit everyone! I have this in ‘Sugar Mauve‘ and its really pretty.
The packaging is sleek and the lids stay on nicely without leaking. You get a reasonable amount of product, 3ml each side. Given I don’t need to constantly reapply during the day means this should last for a long time before it needs replacing.
Boots are always handing out £5 off No 7 vouchers, meaning you can get this for a really good price. I think they next time they have the offer on I will get some other colours.
All of No 7 products are hypoallegenic which is great and they do not test on animals.
This is a winner for me, try it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts!?
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