Long Lasting Lipsticks Vs Freakshakes
We headed to Black Milk Manchester in the Northern Quarter to see who’d come out on top: beauty or carbs.
Here’s a shot of us before…
Lily wears best Sleek lipstick
Charlotte wears best Illamasqua lipstick
Rebecca wears best INC.redible lip paint
And here’s the competition from Black Milk Manchester…
Time to get down to business and find out which would be the best lipstick of the three…
Which was the best lipstick? The Results:
Have a look at our after photos to find out which lip product passed the freakshake test…
Sleek Lipstick Review
Lily applied this Sleek lipstick just like you would a normal bullet lipstick. The pointed shape of the product means that it was easy to keep the edges defined, and even though it has a semi-matte finish it didn’t apply too patchily or dry the lips.
It took a couple of coats to get an opaque finish, but as it glided on so easily the colour was easy to build up.
There’s a slight bit of wear in the middle of the lips, but there’s no bleeding and it didn’t do too badly against the freakshake!
Ease of Removal:
One swipe of a cotton wool pad covered in makeup remover and this lipstick was gone!
The doefoot applicator meant that this liquid lipstick was super easy to apply, and it easily glided onto lips.
Admittedly this is meant to be a topcoat so opaque colour isn’t the aim of the game, but we wanted to be extra AF so Charlotte wanted a full on unicorn look and layered up this glitter lipstick. One coat left a semi-sheer finish, however she achieved the above look by letting it dry for about 20-30 seconds between layers, with 4 layers in total.
As you can see, the lipstick’s slightly faded in the middle – probably because Charlotte applied it quite thickly! – but the lipstick’s defs still in place and hasn’t smudged around the edges at all.
Ease of Removal:
If you want the best long lasting lipstick, then this really ought to be your go-to. In short, it doesn’t budge. Charlotte went through a fair amount of makeup remover before trying a lip scrub to get rid of the final bits.
A square ended applicator made this neon lipstick easy to apply like a lip gloss, but it was pretty tricky for Rebecca to get an even coverage. If you were a bit heavy-handed with the applicator you could end up taking the product off, but with a steady hand everything applied perfectly.
Oh, hey neon! This definitely isn’t a colour for wallflowers, but if you wanna be extra then this neon orange lipstick will be just the thing. Apply one sheer layer for a touch of colour, or go all out and apply a few layers for an opaque statement lip.
Definitely the glossiest of all the lipsticks we tried, this lip paint definitely wasn’t the most long lasting. In spite of this, where it did wear away there was still a slight bit of colour – more like a lip stain – meaning that we didn’t need to reapply straight away.
Ease of Removal:
Super easy to remove, this took a couple of swipes of a micellar water-soaked cotton pad to be completely free of colour.
The winner: Sleek Lipstick
When it comes to the best lipstick, looks like price isn’t everything. The traditional bullet lipstick from Sleek MakeUP applied semi-matte and lasted longer than its satin competitors.
You can also read our guide to the best Sleek products to see if there’s more you want to add-to-bag.
However, if you’re looking for the most pigmented lipstick then INC.redible and Illamasqua might be better options, and you’ll definitely get loads of use out of Illamasqua’s multi-purpose formula.
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