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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Lip gloss review: L'Oreal, Revlon, Clinique -- the OK, the liar and the fugly



Cliniquelonglastlipgloss_2I've been puckering up in the name of research. So many lip glosses. So many promises. So many dollars wasted just to find out they don't last.

So I tested out three long-lasting lip glosses: Clinique Long Last Glosswear, L'Oreal "6-hour" Infallible and Revlon ColorStay Overtime Sheer. I developed a rigorous regimen: The water glass test. The Diet Coke test. The "honey, I'm home" test.

And the results are....

The OK: Clinique's Long Last Glosswear SPF 15, $14: Applies thick and sticky as honey, with a high gloss and just enough color. But the "long last" claim is a joke. My first application didn't survive two bites of an Egg McMuffin on the drive to work. When not eating or drinking, I got about two hours of shine at most.

The Liar: L'Oreal "6-hour" Infallible Lip Gloss, $10 at Walgreens: Light at first swipe, then quickly hardens on the lips. Odd, but it does leave a rich shine. This one had the best color of the bunch, but Revloncolorstayovertime_3 L'Oreal didn't come close to delivering on the promise of "6-hour, never fail" lip gloss. Over promising is a turn-off.

The Fugly: Revlon ColorStay Overtime Sheer Lipcolor, $9.50 at CVS: Scary, scary stuff. It's a two-fer, with a flat color on one side, and a sheer gloss on the other. The shine wore off quickly, but the color was like a stain. It survived lunch, two glasses of water and an afternoon snack. What the heck is in this stuff? I wiped the last vestiges of color off in the evening. Freaky.

Have you had better luck with these products? Or gotta a winner to share? Let us know!

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:14pm]


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