Written on: 02/11/2006 by Helen of Troy (188 reviews written)
Certainly stays put after application.
A little drying after a while.
2 separate items to carry around.
The glosser is a bit sticky.
Unable to adjust depth of colour.
After writing a review on Estee Lauder Stay-in-place Lip Gloss, another reviewer suggested Max Factor Lipfinity was better, so I just had to try it. To give it a fair go, I purchased 5 different colours just over a month ago and started wearing them in turn.
The first thing I noticed is that I was unable to adjust the depth of colour, Lipfinity seems very strong and bold, and the applicator can 'blob' the colour in places while trying to apply. It is liquid colour on a sponge applicator. I found the best place to start is in the centre of the bottom lip to prevent this. The colour should be left for a minute to dry before applying the glosser. When dry the colour does make the lips feel dry and a little uncomfortable until the glosser is applied.
The glosser comes in a separate container, the push up type like ordinary lipsticks, only clear gloss. I found this a little sticky, and felt more like applying Lip Salve than Lip Gloss. However it does shine up the colour nicely.
About an hour or two after wearing this, I felt it was feeling a little cakey so I applied more glosser. Again my lips felt sticky. I can't say the taste isn't too great either. It felt like I had wiped lard on my lips.
When the day had ended and make-up was removed I found Lipfinity left my lips quite dry and in good need of moisturising.
I have given these lipsticks a fair go but find I have returned to using the Estee Lauder Stay-In-Place, as although more expensive, there is only one item to carry as it is double ended, and I can adjust the depth of colour accordingly (night or day wear) and the glosser is so much nicer, it is applied with a little brush. The whole effect looks better for me. I also find my lips are no longer dry.
I will still use Lipfinity occasionally as there is one colour I really like. Worth a try, but definitely not better than Estee Lauder Stay-In-Place, as far as I am concerned. Different, but not better.
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