Feb 19, 2012

Review - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick Stay Magnolia

This was gifted from one of my students' parent a while ago, otherwise I would have not known there is a lipstick like this. ;)
In fact, I am glad she gave me this since it is a quite nice lipstick and I don't own many long-lasting kinds. :)

Estee Lauder Double Wear Lipstick Stay Magnolia

Estee Lauder claims that this lipstick lasts on lips for 12 hours without the drying effect.
(They say "Apply once and don't think twice about it.")

Is it true?
Not in my opinion. 
You still need to apply it again after eating and excessive talking(!).
However, I don't think too much of this rather ridiculous longevity claim  because I personally think no makeup should last for that long.
(Btw, what is up with all the cosmetic companies and these big numbers? I really want to know.)

My rant aside, this is still an excellent long lasting lipstick that almost lives up to it's claim.
It glides on lips very thin and smoothly without being heavy and provides silky satiny finish.
This feeling is very unique and different from any other long lasting lipstick I've experienced.
I love how light it feels on my lips. :)
Once applied, it sets quickly and lasts for a long time for about 4-6 hours if you don't eat anything.
(It seems pretty resistant to drinking.)
I don't think this is very moisturizing compared to those conventional moisturizing kinds, but I don't feel it is drying, either.
It accentuates lines a bit more if I use it on a bad lips day (like today), though.

The color I have, Stay Magnolia  is a cool-toned rosy pink.
There is some retro and almost mumsy quality to it and you could even say this is a medium barbie pink.
I don't want to admit but is a quite flattering color for me. :) 
(Honestly, i feel a little mortified to see this type of color works on me.  ;o )

It retails $25 from Estee Lauder counters. 
If you like Estee Lauder and there is a nice gift with purchase going on, I'd say it is worth getting one. :)

Now on to the swatches...

one swipe on my arm

on lips

Thanks for reading.

Do you normally wear long-lasting lipsticks? 
What is your favorite? :)

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