Thursday, November 29, 2012
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me; I did not purchase it with my own money.
This product absolutely AMAZED me! I was skeptical at first, but I must admit, I am far impressed. I'll have to be honest and say that quite a few of these colors, CoverGirl has already released in the single tubes, As I have at least 3 duplicate colors from before FlipSticks were even thought of. But the ease and convenience of one tube and 2 products is quite charming. The colors that are meant to be applied to the innermost part of the lips are the most pigmented and I appreciate that the MOST! ..because.., let's honest ladies, we know that's where our lipstick will begin to fade FIRST! If not because we blab our mouths a lot, because that's just physics..(and we'll leave it at that, lol). Anyone who knows me in real life, knows I do ombre lips dang-near for a living, so when I heard of this, I was relived, yet skeptical. I typically use anywhere from 3 to 5 colors when I do my ombres to ensure there's a smooth, effortless transition. Hence, creating my skepticism. However, I was pleasantly shocked when these two colors came together. They blended as if I used 3 colors! No harsh lines. And let me not forget to mention it doesn't take much expertise AT ALL! The colors that come together on the tubes come together quite tastefully. I also really appreciated that. I dislike how the product cannot turn, spin or twist all the way down. You've got to keep that in mind every time you open the product. I feel like I'm delivering a child every time I open my tube, LOL! The amount is quite satisfying, both colors on each stick totals to be a tad bit more than one average tube of lipstick. If you're wondering about the pigmentation, I think I've answered your question. If not, THE COLOR PAYOFF IS AMAZING!!! My initial thought of this product before I received it was, "Will these predetermined colors blend to my liking?" To answer my own question, they were all tasteful, as I previously stated. One thing you have to make sure of before trying this product is that you MUST slightly moisturize your lips before applying it. Applying this to dry lips will greatly reduce your staying power as well as assisting in making your lips SUPER crusty looking..(as they probably were, lol, jk!) I Learned this the hard way one dreary morning I decided to be lazy. Don't go on a Vaseline or lip gloss spree before applying the product though, lol. You really only need a tad to lightly coat is. Your moisturizing layer should not be a layer you can see or even feel. It's solely for necessary nourishment. If you over apply this initial layer, you will take away from the pigmentation and staying power of your lip color/product(s). If you're an ombre lip typa girl, you have now found a way to condense your purse!!! CoverGirl, you have my heart!