#GXVEBeautygiftedme their @gxvebeauty Xtra Sauce Longwear Vinyl Liquid Lipstick in Original Recipe ($24 for .17 ounces – https://rstyle.me/+g5bpN0x5xyOhuGzyA5UlRQ)! The reviews on @sephora’s website were near perfect for this, so I couldn’t wait to test it out!
What it claims:
🔘 This long-wearing liquid lipstick locks in high-impact, saturated color and lacquered shine—in Gwen’s iconic red
🔘 Once dry, the transfer-proof formula is soft and flexible, moving comfortably with lips and giving a vinyl-like, shiny finish that stays with you all day
🔘 It is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated clean
I really wanted to like this. Everyone else did, so why couldn’t I?! Let’s start with the pros. The color is stunning, the applicator makes it easy to get a precise application, the amount of pigmentation is great, and the shine this gave my lips was very flattering. Now for the cons. This never stops feeling sticky. For the first few hours, every time I would close my mouth completely, my lips would get stuck together. It kept getting on my teeth, wasn’t completely transfer-proof, wore off substantially after around five (5) hours, and didn’t layer well when I tried to reapply after I took photo four (4) – balling up and traveling outside of my lip line. How everyone else seemed to have a euphoric experience is beyond me. It’s not the worst I’ve tried, but nowhere near five (5) stars.
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