Now, I haven’t done a Crap Spot in a while, mostly because I had not found a product that appalled me so that I needed to deem it firmly placed in said Crap Spot. After last month’s train wreck of a Glossybox, I have a new product to take its seat in the Hall of Shame. And that would be none other than what is considered by some to be a cult classic, Lipcote.
Now Lipcote claims to be “the secret to smudge, feather, fade and kiss proof lip colour that lasts”. And Lipcote does in fact do all of those things, but that is not my issue with it. Lipcote definitely does what it says on the tin, but at what price?
Upon initial use, I found Lipcote to sting my lips, nothing too terrible, but still. Also, as soon as it dried over my lipstick, my lips felt horribly dry, like they needed to be smothered in lip balm, which would kind of defeat the purpose of not budging your lipstick. There is also a disgusting chemical taste that I could taste every time I drank or ate something after using Lipcote. I also found I had to be careful not to rub my lips together because my lipstick would kind of flake off.
So yes, not a pleasant experience at all. Some of you may say, “Well, what about special occasions, put up with a bit of tingling, dry, chemical lips so your lipstick can look fabulous all evening?” To that I say look to the current makeup shelves, there are a ton of long-lasting lip products out there that don’t dry out your lips or taste bad. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains for instance, I would rather shell out for a few of those than use this disgusting product. It’s just not worth it.
Have you used Lipcote before? Do you think it’s worthy of The Crap Spot or are you a fan?