Once upon a time, when I was just graduating from highschool, I learned about the wonderful world of lipstick that lasted all day. It was in the form of a product called Covergirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor.
I loved this product so much, I wore it to prom, I wore it to weddings, I wore it dancing, I wore it while sleeping(just a few times, I swear), I wore it everywhere.
I recently had a conversation with one of my favorite canadian bloggers, Candice of Ccosmetic Chaos, about the Covergirl Outlast lip paints, and it triggered me to try to see if they were still even a thing. I honestly didn’t even know. I actually even forgot what they were even called, and if the CG wasn’t still on my own bottles, I wouldn’t have even remembered the brand. It made me super sad, especially since I still wear my old ones religiously. I had also purchased them as gifts for more than a few people, and recommended them constantly for weddings.
Before we get into the next leg of my journey, I do want to say a few things. Before anyone gets on me for using makeup purchased from god knows when, I do know how makeup works. Just because I haven’t kept up with the industry, doesn’t mean I don’t know how to take care of what I have.
Liquid anything is the hardest to keep from germs, bacteria and product breakdown. Generally it is a good idea to throw out these kinds of products after a certain period of time(each has its own shelf life).
I had the chance to go to a warehouse makeup sale once, while still living in toronto, and I purchased about 3-5 bottles of each of my favorite colours of these Covergirl Outlast Lip paints. So while they were old stock, I was opening “new” old stock over the years. The only thing I had to worry about was the actual formula.
Another thing is I treated these as paints. When not in use for long periods of time, they were kept in a fridge. I also would add lavender essential oil to them.
I don’t like to waste things, and I used these products in the safest way possible, while keeping them in use over the last 13 years. So keep in mind, I wasn’t ever actually using the same one bottle for the last 13 years, and any funky ones did end up tossed.
Would I recommend doing this for someone else? Probably not, but your life is your life, and you own it, so do what you wish. If you learn how to extend the life of a beloved beauty product, then do it, but do so because it’s what you want, and try to do it as safely as you can. I’m not going to be teaching anyone the right way to sanitize or extend the life of products in this post, though I did mention what works for me.
Bottom to Top – 598 Forever Fawn(Newest), 56 Glazed, 507 Ever Red Dy, 570 My Papaya, 583 Metallic Lilac
With that out of the way, here are the swatches of the few I still had, plus the new one I picked up!
The bottom is the oldest in my collection, but also my favorite. The middle one is the most pleasing once applied, it looks very smoothed out. The 2nd from the top is actually a Max Factor formula, which was the Teen Makeup brand under the umbrella corporation, Proctor & Gamble, which also owns Covergirl. I included it in the lineup because while it is a more sheer and shimmery formula, it is made with the same technology as the original Covergirl Outlast. It is also the second oldest in out of my older formulas. The top is my newest addition, just purchased in march.
I find the new formula more shimmery and you need 2 coats to get it opaque. I don’t know if it was just the colour I picked, so I will be going out and getting a few more, before this post is completed. I find that it takes longer to dry, and it is a bit more tacky, when opening and closing your mouth. You can feel it pull, but it is ever so slight. It is sort of a mix of the old original formula, and the Max Factor Formula.
This is the swatches after 24 hours. I put them on at about 1pm yesterday, and took the photos this day at 3pm. Keep in mind this is just my arm, so obviously it wont wear exactly the same as on the lips. These swatches were one coat dry downs, so I didn’t layer the product. I also had a shower, forgot they were there, and did a bit of scrubbing with shower gel before I remembered.
The have sort of collected little balls of product, that is not my skin. I was wearing a long shirt, but still, you can see what might happen if you slept with it on your pillow, it would sort of start to bunch and flake up in areas.
I have to say, my favorite actually held up the best, haha. New formula was the worst. I think this will be a product you have to put two coats on for.
I’ve decided to do more investigating, and also see if some of my favorite colours survived all these years, but that is for another day.
If you feel like reading a bit into the history of the product, it is actually sort of interesting, here is the link:
I hope you have enjoyed, I tried not to get too long-winded.
***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***