While up the North in Belfast a few months ago I came across a strange little product in Superdrug called 'Lipcote'. I had never heard of this brand but was extremely intrigued by it. It claimed to be 'lipstick's best friend' a lipstick sealer that keeps lipstick in place and stops it from fading. This strange little bottle soon became my one of my favourite beauty products. I was devastated when I lost it as a wedding. Luckily though I came across it in Boots in the Jervis in Dublin last week! Finding this product again and seeing the very cheap price tag of €3.99 meant I fell in love all over again.
Lipcote is a lipstick sealer that has been around for over FIFTY years! The Lipcote I bought in Boots is a 50th anniversary special packet. Lipcote teamed up with the artist Dora to redesign the packaging and also introduce a vanilla scent to the product. Just to warn you though this is a product you either LOVE or really HATE. I fall of course into the love side. It can feel and smell strange at first but don't worry you get used to it!
1. Line your lips with a liner and fill in.
2. Apply lipstick
3. BOLT with a tissue (Important!)
4. Apply a very light layer of Lipcote over your lipstick. It might sting a small bit like a lip plumper but that will go away. Be careful not to put too much product on as it will cause your lipstick to go flakey!
5. Keep lips apart while the Lipcote sets. (also don't eat or drink for about 15 mins)
If I follow these instructions I find that my lipstick has AMAZING staying power! It stays vibrant and does not rub off. As a tiny bit goes along way this product will last AGES!! It's a must have for lipstick lovers :)