HAPPY 24TH BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, JOE!! :)
And now on to the review, lol. The only reason i purchased this lip color duo is because CVS had it on sale for 50% off. They didnt have many left so this was basically my only option color-wise since everything else was way too red for me. If you've never used a duo like this here are some directions...
- Apply color to clean dry lips.
- Allow the color to dry completely.
- Apply clear balm topcoat ontop of color to seal.
These are a semi-permanent colors so once you put it on and allow it to dry you're stuck with it for a while. Its almost like a matte lipstick/lipstain all in one. The color lasts through meals and doesnt smudge, budge or transfer. I wiped my lips onto the back of my hand and NOTHING! There was zero color on my hand, just a little sheen from the balm topcoat. So these are definitely smooch-proof! lol
My only issue with this is the fact that 1) the color doesnt suit me, in my opinion, and 2) once its on you're stuck with it for several hours so there no turning back if you hate it. Otherwise these are great and if you find a color you adore these would be Holy Grail lip colors!