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How does Colorgirl Outlast Lipcolor work?

Bandana begs to know…I love Covergirl Outlast All Day lip color for the summer–I can boat, pool, eat, and have lovely fresh looking lips! When I put on the lipstick, I can’t help but think of nail polish because you have to let it dry. (It’s safe, right?) How in the heck does it work? AND how does the top coat make it shiny and petroleum jelly remove it?

The Beauty Brains response:

Most long lasting lip colors stay in place because the colorants stain the skin. That approach is fine but it means that those products can only offer a limited number of shades because not every lip color acts as a stain. Outlast is different than other long-lasting lip colors because it’s a two part system consisting of a colorcoat and a topcoat. Let’s take a look at each.

How Outlast lasts longer

As you can see from the ingredient lists below, the color coat contains colorants in a silicone and hydrocarbon base. The topcoat is made of sucrose polycottonseedate in a waxbase. The “magic” ingredient is the sucrose material which is a cotton seed oil ester. It’s an anti-transfer agent that helps keep the color from leaving your lips. Petroleum jelly is needed to remove the waxy topcoat so you can take off the color when you’re ready.

The Beauty Brains bottom line

Outlast does contain technology that’s different than other lip colors. It’s more of a hassle because you have an extra application step and it’s harder to remove the color, but if all day color is what you’re looking for you should give it a try.

Colorgirl Outlast ingredients

All-Day Colorcoat: Isododecane, Triethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Propylparaben, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Flavor, (+/- CI 15850, CI 15985, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 73360, CI 75470, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891)

Moisturizing Topcoat: Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Ozokerite, Cera Alba, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Propylparaben, Propyl Gallate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermium Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium Saccharin, Aroma.

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  • Laurie Brown September 8, 2014, 1:03 pm

    Well, that explains why the color doesn’t last as long when I use Chapstick (for the SPF) over the color instead of the top coat!

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