You all know that my favorite feature to play up around the holiday and winter season is my lips. I absolutely love the deep vampy shades that are in style around this time of year, as well as a classic and festive red. The only downside is that I get super paranoid about how my lipstick is wearing throughout the day. Since the shades are so bold, any smudging or fading can completely ruin the look.
A couple of weeks ago I heard about a product called No, My Lips are Sealed from Know Cosmetics at Sephora. I asked you all on my Snapchat (username: slashedbeauty if you’re not following already) if it was something you’d be interested in hearing about and I got a resounding YES. It seems like I’m not the only one who has #lipstickprobs this time of year.
No, My Lips are Sealed is a transparent gel topcoat that you can use with literally any lipstick you already own. It helps reduce lipstick fading, smudging and transferring, locking your lipstick in place all day and night for whatever the holidays may bring– from kisses to cocoa!
You start out by applying whatever lipstick you’re in the mood to wear, and blot lightly with a tissue. Then, after shaking the lipstick topcoat, you can use the silicone wand to distribute the gel over your lips. I find it to actually make my lipstick appear smoother and slightly mattifies it. After letting the topcoat dry for a few minutes, you can test it out by kissing the back of your hand. You know you’re ready to go when you don’t see any color transferring.
I’ll just get to the point: this stuff freaking works. Like, my eyes grew 10x wider the first time I used it and there was zero smudging no matter how hard I pressed my lips to my hand. Check out the Instagram video below to see what a difference it made:
Okay, I admit, there wasn’t any tea or cocoa in that mug but I really did press my lips on the cup and there was no lipstick mark! Same with the glass– that was literally 5 minutes after putting on the topcoat.
Throughout the day, my lipstick was looking as fresh as it did when I first applied. Even after eating, I only saw fading on the innermost part of my lips. That’s a huge difference as I normally am only left with a ring around my mouth like a terribly executed lip liner. Also, I drink a ton of water throughout the day (gotta stay hydrated this time of year, am I right?) and while the rim of my cup usually accumulates a ton of lipstick all the way around, it was still completely clean by the end of the day.
I will say that the topcoat slightly alters the lipstick finish to be more matte and less glossy, which helps keep it from transferring, but no fear– it’s actually hydrating and never sticky, so you don’t have to worry about comfort. It is also completely colorless and tasteless.
Bottom line is, for the holidays and throughout the new year, No, My Lips are Sealed is going to be a staple in my collection when I need bold lips to last all day and night. The first thing I thought when I realized that it actually worked was that I need to have this by my side during my wedding!
No, My Lips Are Sealed is available from Know Cosmetics at Sephora online for only $25. I 100% would purchase this myself and agree that it’s worth the money, as you can mix and match with any lipstick you already own. You also don’t need a lot of the gel to cover your lips, so one tube will go a long way.
Tell me in the comments: what’s your favorite bold shade to wear during the holidays?