So I realized I've tried something else new lately that I could share.
I bought it with my own money and am reviewing it of my own free will :)
Recently I ran out of my favorite tinted lip gloss. It was Mary Kay and I got it new, at a yard sale, for a dollar! But no way I was going to pay regular Mary Kay prices to replace it. Not that I don't love Mary Kay, I do. But just cannot afford it. Or rather have a bazillion other things I need/want to put my money towards than expensive makeup.
Anyway, I'd been thinking of trying the "long wearing" stuff so that I could keep color on my lips all the time. I tend to eat or lick my color away. Commercials for Covergirl Outlast were the ones I was most familiar with, so I tried that.
I also have a friend getting married in March and I'm doing her makeup, and I thought it might be a good choice for the big day. (Note to self- should have done that for my own wedding!). What better way to see if it works than try it myself?
So I purchased a nice rosy but not too loud shade.
In the instructions it tells you to apply it but not to blot or rub your lips together. However, I did not like how opaque and bold the color was doing it this way. I finally figured out- you can put a small amount and rub it around for a more natural look. It just does not last quite as long.
It also comes with its own lip balm. Know why? It's really dry and makes your lips feel dry. That part, I don't like so much.
Overall, I would say it's a good choice if you do want something long lasting. It will not last ALL say though. About 6-8 hours max. Especially if you eat, drink and lick your lips like I do.
And be prepared to keep the gloss nearby to quench those dry lips.
Also, buy a much lighter shade than you normally wear, as it goes on pretty thick. Especially if you are used to colored gloss.