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In the winter, I’m absolutely not able to wear drying, long-lasting lipsticks. I stick to glosses and hydrating formulas, or more pigmented lips worn as a stain under a gloss or balm. Luckily there are so many great long-lasting, non-drying formulas out there, like NARS Velvet Lip Glide, NARS Lip Cover, and the L’Oreal Pro Matte glosses.

Of all the makeup products, I’ve been wearing something on my lips day and night since I was probably 10 years old. I literally have to have something on my lips at all times. Consequently, I bet I reapply every 2-3 hours without even being aware that I’m doing so. I really don’t trade off anything. I want to feel the required amount of comfortable ‘slip’ or I reapply.

I feel exactly the same. I don’t really understand the complaint of having to reapply lip product personally. I don’t see it as that big a chore or hassle.

I don’t know… I cannot trade off hydration at all, as my lips are very prone to chapping and dryness. Maybe I’d settle with a not-quite-perfect color in service of durability, or I’d be more inclined to use something with staining power that I wouldn’t do for a normal day.

I have to have a moisturizing or at least not dehydrating lip product. I don’t wear any matte or liquid lips without a balm either over, under or sometimes both. I don’t wear liquid lips for their longevity as most people do. I purchase because I like the color and hope that they will leave a stain behind once the balm I apply has worn off. Having said that, some liquid lipsticks do not play well with balms and they pill up or get grody around the inner lip. I have to apply them in a very sheer layer or I will have a nasty ring. Over time I have learned which formulas I can work with. So, I guess the answer to the question is that I really don’t want to give up anything.

If you find the right product/formula, there is very little to trade off. I love the formula of Lancôme Matte Shakers, Dior Lip Tattoo, YSL Tatouage Couture, at least for the shades I have (Lancôme – Vintage Beige, Magic Orange; Dior – Natural Nude, Natural Cherry) YSL – Nude Emblem, because it’s a thin, liquid formula that acts like a stain. YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Mats (Rose Illicite) and ABH Matte Lipstick are good formulas as well, for the traditional solid lipsticks.

It’s good that there are now products that act like a seal if applied over a hydrating lipstick, making it to last more and not to transfer.

I’ve also found that hydrating the lips overnight and in the morning, after brushing my teeth and prior to applying any makeup, using a quality lip balm/mask full of natural hydrating ingredients, is key. Beware of silicones in the lip balm/mask, as they will give a false sense of hydration, when in fact the product just sits on the lips. Worse if the lip balm/mask contains alcohol as well.

As you said, Christine; as long as it doesn’t leave any visible damage the day after, then I can usually deal with it. But, peeling, cracking or bleeding are major deal-breakers.

I don’t really care if a lip product is super long lasting or if I need to reapply. If it’s a color and formula I like and it wears away nicely and is easy to reapply, I’m all for it!

I’m not willing to give up much, to be honest. About the only thing I can think of is colour selection and a perfect example of this is MAC’s Amplified Creams. They feel nice and last a fairly long time but there are a very few shades that I like but that’s okay. I am not willing to put with the (to me) dreadfully uncomfortable feel of all those matte, longwear or liquid lipsticks that feel like I’ve brushed a dessicant across my lips. I’ll reapply more often rather than deal with that uncomfortable feel and dry look.

I’d be willing to put in more time and effort (that would be the trade-off). Layer everything in thin layers while blotting in between each layer: a slightly tacky lip balm, waxy lip pencil, lipstick in layers–possibly with a brush. If I won’t have much time to touch up and need my “game-face” on for as long as possible, I’d sacrifice gloss too and would possibly layer a non-glossy shimmer on top instead.

I’m not willing to trade off at all. I learned that for sure with ABH’s liquid lipstick in Katherine. Women were, literally, stopping me in Sephora to ask the color. To this day, it was probably the most flattering shade I’ve ever worn.

And that is the problem…you have to wear it.

It ended up being $20 of resentment in the bottom of my purse. The color is beautiful, but no way do I ever want to feel that desiccated again. I reapply happily all day.

I need to find a dupe for Katherine, though, now that I think of it…

Same thing with ABH’s liquid lipstick in Catnip. Love the colour but the formula is terrible on my lips. It is a thick formula that pulls/drags my lips altogether. I smile and the layer of lipstick cracks all over. I

I don’t want to trade off anything too much for longer lip wear because I want my lipsticks to be creamy and hydrating. Lipsticks that stick around for too long end up really cracking my lips and I don’t want that.

Money especially if its a non drying lasting cream lip stick. I’ll trade a small amount of comfort . I wear dry long lasting lip stick until it gets uncomfortable then I’ll add a top coat of a hydrating product.

I don’t want to trade off a thing. I always wear Chapstick under all my lipsticks. I love my WetnWild ones even after hours I still have some color/tint on my lips which I appreciate. I seldom get dried lips in S. California but in Chicago when I lived for 4 cold years it was bad. Lips will crack at the touch of a hot cup. Not nice! But i was a kid then.

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