November 29, 2012

I’ve never been a big lipstick fan for the sole reason it doesn’t stay on. A while back I saw Lipcote in Sainsburys but chickened out of buying it as I had not seen a review on it yet, but after a wee google I had convinced myself.

It says on the box ” ‘Lipstick’s best friend’ Lipcote is the Original Lipstick Sealer and secret of smudge, feather, fade and kiss proof lipstick that lasts”

The packaging it pretty cute and discrete. It’s small so could easily fit in your handbag/make-up touch-up kit. The brush is similar to a nail varnish brush, it works pretty well for its purpose however the brush does get stained with the colour of your lipstick easily.

The boxes directions say;
“1. Apply lipstick and blot with a tissue; repeat;
2. Evenly brush quick drying Lipcote over and slightly beyond lipstick;
3. Keep lips parted while Lipcote sets” (I recommend about 3 mins completely still but minimal movement for 5-8 to prevent peeling)

When you open the bottle you’re hit with a very strong scent, similar to nail varnish remover. Honestly, if I was asked was given this item and didn’t know what it was for, putting it on my mouth wouldn’t be my first thought. When you apply it tingles quite a bit. I don’t particularly mind this but I think a lot of people would hate it. It’s not the most pleasant experience ever, but that said, It’s a wonderful product.

For my first Lipcote experiment I first lined my lips with MUA lip-liner in Red Drama (which I love by the way) and then filled them in with  Hello Kitty lipstick in Keeping it Real (which I purchased purely because it was Hello Kitty), Finally I followed the Lipcote instructions. I wore this combo for an entire day (A full day for me is out the door at 0830/0900 lectures/photo shoots/research/printing/etc then working from 1800 untill 2300/2330 (ie not getting home untill midnight, gah!) so finding a way to make my lips look lovely all this time is a dream.)

This was the result;

As you can see the colour has worn away a little bit in the middle (the rest of the lip looks less red and more orange but that is due to the fact this photograph was taken after midnight and not due to the colour changing). For 15 hours wear I think this is bloody fabulous! I work at a cinema, usually behind the retail counter, so It’s hot and your lips end up so so chapped, which makes this even more unbelievable.

About 5 minutes after putting the Lipcote on I noticed some peeling, so I reapplied my liptstick and Lipcote and didn’t move my mouth for around 5-8 minutes (probably the longest I’ve ever done that…ever). There was no peeling after applying in this way.

All in all I think this product is a miracle in a bottle. I can look past the strong nail varnish-remover smell, the tingling and peeling if I talk to soon because I can now wear lipstick for more than 10 minutes! Expect to see me rocking the “Christmas red” look a lot this season.

I bought my Lipcote at Boots for £3.69, but you can get it from Superdrug/Sainsburys/pretty much anywhere that sells cosmetics for a asimilar price.

Any of my readers really hate this stuff? You guys rocking the red this holiday season?


  • Reply The Robyn Diaries November 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    this looks like a fantastic product, i love wearing lipstick but hate having to always remember to reapply and check it isnt all over my face. dont mind the tingling thing as i use lip plumpers that feel the same too. thanks for shouting it out! x

    • Reply Jayde November 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

      It's completely changed my mind about lipstick, I really do recommend it. Have you used Soap & Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker? The tingle is like putting an entire tube of it on, it's quite intense (I kinda like it though :S)

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Reply Whimsical Wolf November 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I bought an unopened Lipcote from a blog sale recently and haven't used it yet because there are some really negative reviews out there! Your review came at just the right time so now I can't wait to try it out! You're also one of the only bloggers I know of to do before and after photos which is really helpful 🙂

    • Reply Jayde November 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      I'm not going to lie, the smell will make you think twice before putting it on. If you can bare the smell and the tingle (which most people seem to hate with a passion, but I don't mind) then it's a complete lifesaver (Okay, slight exaggeration, but it's pretty damn handy!)

      I love before/after shots! I've always found them helpful when reading blogs, but rarely find them so they're a definite must for my blog.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Let me know how you get on with lipcote!

  • Reply luna bird November 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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    • Reply Jayde November 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Oh wow, you have no idea how much that means to me! It's so lovely to know there are people out there that actually like my blog!

      You're honestly so lovely, wish I had found your blog sooner!

      Thank you 😀 xx

  • Reply Elise Downing November 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    My friends all laugh at me when I whip out a tube of Lipcote because apparently it's something my Grand'd possess? Pssht. I just know it works!

    Elise x

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Funny enough, My granny says she loves the stuff! Haha!

  • Reply Amy Greenwell December 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I am a huge fan of red lipstick but even the most expensive just does not want to stay on my lips for longer than an hour or so – very frustrating! After reading this I'm definitely going to make the purchase, can't believe it stayed on all day. I'd briefly heard of Lipcote before but didn't know much about the product but your post has been very helpful 🙂 Thanks!

    Check out my blog when you have a minute and maybe we could follow each other?

    Amy xx

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      It's such a pain! The difficulties of pretty lips eh. It's really wonderfull, just a wee bit smelly.

      I already follow you lovey!


  • Reply Jade December 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    looks lovely!

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks! x

  • Reply Katie December 12, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Hello Kitty! Too cute! Love that colour!


    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      I know! I just melt for anything Hello Kitty.


  • Reply Christina L December 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I love that colour red! Lipcote is my favourite for keeping my lipstick on – It always works for me but have never thought to do a review on it. Cute blog 🙂

    Christina x

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      It's silly wee things like this that I end up googling, looking for reviews of, so I thought why not do it myself!

      Thanks lovey. x

  • Reply Megan Samantha December 22, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    this sounds great! iv never really paid attention to this product before x

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      It's really handy if you find keeping lipstick on tricky!


  • Reply Natasha-Rose December 28, 2012 at 12:20 am

    i am a massive fan of wearing lipstick and after reading your review i'd be really tempted to buy this. It sounds like a little miracle! x

    • Reply Jayde December 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Get past the tingle and the smell and it is honestly a holy grail product! I've used it pretty much every other day since I got it. I'd wear it everyday if my work didn't dislike us wearing lipstick.

  • Reply Elle December 31, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I adore wearing red lipstick but it just never seems to stay on my lips. This review is perfect, I may just have to check this product out myself! Loving the before/after shots 🙂 x

  • Reply Sade February 18, 2013 at 12:07 am

    I'm a mega lipstick girl but i've never paid attention to this product before, i don't know why but i lumped it in with beauty products my gran would use! Must give this a try!

    XOXO Sade

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