I Wore 100% Smear Proof Lipstick for an Entire Day—Did It Work?
So when I discovered Lip Ink's 100% smearproof lipstick, I was a bit skeptical. This semi-permanent color claims to last all throughout the day without you ever needing to reapply.
Wanting to see if this bad boy could deliver on its promise, I ordered myself a kit and went to town. Scroll below to see how well it actually worked!
Applying the Lipstick
While putting on lipstick is generally a fairly simple task, administering Lip Ink's smearproof color to my lips was a full-on operation.
The lip kit came with instructions for an 11-step application process. And while that sounds like a lot, getting the color on my lips only took a couple minutes.
I started by purifying my lips with the "Off" solution provided. After that, I splashed my lips with water and patted them dry.
I then moved on to applying the "Shine" to my lips as a base for the lip stain. Next up, the color! I opted for a pinkish tint called Valentine Pink.
The instructions noted that I had to apply three layers of the stain to achieve full-coverage. I made sure to paint my lips with care, because I did not want to mess up and start this whole thing all over again.
Once the color was applied evenly to my lips, I swiped a final layer of "Shine" over them. Just like that, the procedure was complete and my lips looked uh-mazing!
Wearing the Color
Now that I was wearing the color, it was time to put its smearproof claims to the ultimate test.
During the early day, I didn't do anything that would smudge my lipstick. But when lunch rolled around, I threw caution to the wind.
Famished, I chowed down on a tofu, kale and brown rice bowl. While devouring my meal, I kept dabbing my lips with a napkin to rid it of any food remnants. I definitely thought doing so would cause my lipstick to come off, but it didn't. There wasn't even a single bit of lip stain on the napkin. Um, how?!
After gobbling down so much food so quickly, I was obviously quite thirsty. I grabbed a water bottle from the fridge and chugged the liquid like it was nobody's business.
You'd think that drinking from a water bottle would cause some of the lip stain to rub off, but it didn't. That sucker stayed on!
For dinner, I opted for something a little bit messier—a burrito. I figured there was no way at all the lip stain could survive this.
Once again, I was wrong. Not even one of Taco Bell's 7 Layer Burritos could take the color off my lips.
Before I went to bed, I took off my makeup and brushed my teeth. Even while cleaning my pearly whites, the lip stain stayed on. The only explanation for this is magic.
I did notice that the color had faded somewhat from the beginning of the day to the end. But it still held its ground.
I'm thoroughly impressed with how well this color stayed on my lips throughout the day. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting it to last, but it did!
The application process required more than it usually does to apply lipstick, but it wasn't that much of a hassle.
While I am a huge supporter of this product and will be continuing to use it fairly often, it is pretty pricey. The kit I have comes it at around $75. It's a hefty price to pay for smearproof lips, but honestly, it's kind of worth it.
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