Lipcote Review feat. MUA Luxe Lip Lacquer

Hello my lovelies! Hope you're having a good week so far, it's nearly over and the weekend is finally in sight! Today I wanted to do a little review post, as I've recently fallen in love with lipsticks which is an area of beauty I never really cared much for before. It's all changed now!

I've chosen to review Lipcote because I'd never heard of it until recently and was hoping that would end all my lip product woes, including them rubbing off, smudging, or ending up on my teeth. Delightful!

Lipcote Lipstick Sealer

I picked up Lipcote in my local Boots store, and was pleasantly surprised that it cost just over £3. I'm certainly not made of money currently so any bargains I manage to find automatically go down well in my book!

Lipcote Bottle

The Lipcote comes in this clear bottle with a similar style brush applicator to a nail varnish. It is very easy to apply, you simply apply which ever lipstick or colour you wish to use as normal, blot with a tissue and repeat. Next up, apply an even coat of Lipcote all over your lovely lippy and slightly over the edges, wait to dry and done! 

To test Lipcote, I decided to use MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer in the colour reckless. I've had this for about a month now, and really love the colour and the matte finish, however it's not as long lasting and kiss proof as I'd like. Usually when I wear this it lasts a couple of hours and everything except the outer edge of my lips has disappeared. Perfect Lipcote candidate me thinks!

I applied as normal, blotting away, and then brushed on the invisible Lipcote. I had heard from some other reviews that it can sting, but to be honest any tingling sensation only lasted a few seconds. You have to keep your lips from touching while it dries (around 30 seconds) and this wasn't too hard. To me if felt the same way as when you apply a face mask and then try wiggling your face - you know when it feels like it's cracking? I'm not sure if this is a good thing but once it's fully dry this feeling completely disappears.

How long does it last?
Well after MUA's natural staying power only really being until you drink/eat something, or just generally do anything, after an about an hour it's gone. This was not the case with Lipcote, I'm pleased to tell you. Not long after I applied Lipcote, I had a little feast.. woops, including Doritos and salsa dip. Sometimes you just have to! I had some water too, and full well expected all my lippy to be gone. It wasn't! My lips were still red, there was some fading, and the edges definitely weren't as crisp anymore, appearing a little smudged, but there was still so much product on my lips compared to normal.

I checked again a few hours later, and some more product had disappeared, it looked like how I described the effects without Lipcote. However, that was a good 4 or 5 hours later!

Why I love it:

  • Can be used over the top of any of your favourite lippys!
  • Very affordable
  • Easy to apply
  • Fairly long lasting
  • Invisible
  • Perfect size for your makeup bag
  • Minty flavour (although you shouldn't really be tasting this while it's drying or it won't work!)

Why I don't love it as much:

  • Slightly odd smell upon application (only lasts a few minutes)
  • Can feel slightly odd tingling/cracking sensation as it dries
  • Brush doesn't stay clean - turns the colour of your lippy

Overall, I would definitely recommend the product. For me, although it definitely doesn't last all day, it increases the staying time by at least double for me, which can only be a good thing. I also love how it now gives me the option to apply some lipstick, go for a meal, and be safe in the knowledge that it will still be there afterwards. I will definitely be using all of this product whenever I apply my lippy now, can't really see any reason not to!

I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks for reading!


All views and opinions are my own, I have not be sponsored for this post.