I mistakenly applied the first one like a lipgloss. Took the doefoot applicator and just went at it, slicking on a couple layers right off the bat.
|This is seriously one swipe of the wand...OPAQUE|
And then I was like "Oh what kind of fresh hell is this??!!". Instant clumpy, dry, sticky, splotchy, ooey gooey grossness.
NOT GOOD. And it stains. So even after I was finally able to chisel this stuff off my lips, they were bright freaking pink and pissed off.
I didn't want it go to waste, so I started reading some other reviews and most people said to put a balm on first, apply a teeny tiny layer and leave it alone.
The way I was able to make this stuff work was similar. I applied a little lip balm, then took a tiny amount of the Liquid Lip color and dabbed it on with my finger so it was more of a stain look than a straight opaque lip color. I topped with a gloss and finally liked the look (and feel) of this product. I would not apply with the applicator included because there is no possible way to get an even application. You can't keep reapplying to get it even or else it never dries and just clumps and looks awful.
It does stay for ages and the colors are seriously intense. It just takes a little bit of coddling to get a good result. Not my favorite thing due to my general lazy approach to lips. I like something I can just slick on and call it good. This takes patience.
I will keep these and will definitely use these for events where I need my lips to stay bright and punchy for hours. But not an everyday lip product for me.
Have you tried these? Any tricks to make them work for you?