If came through here last summer, you might have seen a few posts I did on Whip Hand Cosmetic Lip Cremes. These creamy lipstains are still part of my regular rotation, so imagine how excited I was when I heard about Whip Hand Cosmetics latest lip treat, Lip Hit Long Wear Lip Veneers.
Score is a rich deep berry shade packed with gold shimmery and sparkle. I was surprised the gold did not overwhelm the berry color since it is quite intense. If the sun catches your mouth just right the gold really pops, but you never lose that berry hue beneath.
Like a Lip Tar, a little goes a long way. This vial will last you quite a long time, unless you get a little carried away twisting that base. Another difference is the way this feels on your lips. It does not dry down to the extent of a Lip Tar. It stays ever so slightly tacky, not like MAC Lipglass tacky. It's a richer, emollient sort of tack. I was able to press my lips together without the color pulling apart, although in general that is a habit you really want to break. I experienced zero bleeding or migrating..big plus for this gal. The wear time was less then a Lip Tar, since it did not dry down. I would say 4-6 hours if you drink and eat, a good hour or so more if you don't. Since it doesn't dry down like a Lip Tar, I found my lips didn't look parched or dry, which is a problem I have with OCC. This does transfer while eating and drinking, but not enough that I felt I needed to reapply.
I am absolutely sold on the formula. I think Whip Hand Cosmetics has a strong command of the lipgloss/lipstick hybrid formula. It is long wearing, feels good on, and the color was unique and richly pigmented. I love the applicator. I do not like carrying around a tiny lip brush in my purse. My purse is a cavernous, forsaken place and once that teeny brush is placed inside, it may as well be in the Twilight Zone. This packaging is far more user friendly. The spatula does a great job of giving you a crisp sharp edge. It spreads the color with ease and is easier to clean then a traditional lip
One downside for me is the ease at which you can get the inside of the cap messy. I try to wipe the tip of the applicator after each use, but the spatula touches the top of the cap so some transfer is inevitable. I asked Riese about this and she said she was aware of this and the cap was made large enough for people to use a lip brush to get at any product the is left in that cap. Knowing that people can over click the cap was designed to be accessible so that extra product wouldn't go to waste.
Whip Hand Cosmetics Lip Hit Long Wear Lip Veneers come in 7 shades. The price may be prohibitive to some, they are more expensive per oz then OCC Lip Tars, but again, it is going to last you. Also, if you are in the US you do not pay any shipping at Whip Hand Cosmetics ever. That savings adds up.
Where to buy: Whip Hand Cosmetics
Price: $20.00 for 2.3ml