Lipcote doesn’t need any introduction if you’ve been in the beauty game for awhile.
But if you’re new to all of this, allow me to introduce The Original Lipstick Sealer, a cult-beauty favorite since the 1950s.
I first heard about Lipcote from my BFF in London who is just as beauty crazy as myself. It was probably 8 years ago, while I was visiting her. It was during the trip I mentioned here, actually, when she gave me a small vial and said: “Try this. It’s AWESOME.”
Said to seal all lip color products – balm, lipstick, tint, stain, you name it – I was reintroduced to it again recently, and am just as happy with it as I was almost a decade ago.
Only thing is now, I use it on others than on myself, and it’s becoming a favorite in my makeup kit to make sure my client’s lip color stays on all day and night. (Especially helpful with bridal clients, as you can imagine.)
Housed in a very cute, nail polish like bottle, it has many characteristics as a nail polish, really – think of it like a top coat for your lipstick. One thin layer of Lipcote over your lips and say goodbye to lipstick bleeding, smudging and disappearing by lunch. It does have a strong smell, so that note of that, and it might tingle a bit on some lips.
So far, though, all my makeup clients have been happy with the result, and at such an affordable rate – less than 4 pounds! – it’s a no brainer for my kit, and a no brainier for anyone who needs some help with their lip color staying on. The trick is to keep it as one a thin layer, and I recommend using a separate lip brush to apply it on, instead of directly from the tube.
Either way – if you’re looking for something to help your lipstick and lip color stay on, I’m gonna have to echo my best friend: Try this. It’s awesome!
Available online at Amazon.com and Boots drugstores, one of my favorite places in the UK.