Reviewers say that CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color is smudge-proof and can withstand almost anything, including drinking, eating and kissing. The color lasts up to eight hours but can be incredibly drying, a fact that turns many users off. The moisturizing topcoat can be applied as often as needed, however, to make the lipstick more comfortable and to provide extra shine. If you prefer something a bit less drying, experts say that MAC Matte Lipstick (*Est. $15) has strong staying power as well. CoverGirl Outlast is available in 41 shades.
We found the best review of CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color at Beautypedia.com, where Paula Begoun rates beauty products on the basis of their ingredients and effectiveness. Editors at Good Housekeeping magazine test five long-lasting lipsticks against their claims of longevity. ConsumerReports.org also performs thorough testing in their report on long-lasting lipsticks. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com illustrate the pros and cons of the lipstick in a real-world setting. Readers of Self magazine rate several beauty products for the magazine's annual beauty awards.
1. Good Housekeeping
Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine put five longwearing lipsticks to the test with everyday activities that normally are the end of good lip color. Testers ate, drank, kissed and blotted and found that CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color lasted the longest.
Review: Long Live Your Lipstick!, Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine
Paula Begoun says that CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color wears extremely well and is comfortable to wear as long as you regularly reapply the gloss coating. She notes that lips should be clean and dry before applying.
Review: CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color, Paula Begoun
Editors of ConsumerReports.org say that long-lasting lipsticks at the drugstore are just as effective as department-store brands but add that all can be drying on the lips. Most, however, do not last quite as long as they claim to.
Review: A Kiss for Lasting Lip Color, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, July 2008
The hundreds of consumers at MakeupAlley.com who review CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color seem to either love the formula or hate it. Most acknowledge that it lasts for a long time, but some find it too drying.
Review: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstick, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, May 2008
5. Self Magazine
CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lip Color is awarded the title of Best Long-Lasting Lipstick for Self's annual beauty awards. Readers say that the lightweight lipstick stays put through drinking and kissing.
Review: 2008 Healthy Beauty Awards, Editors of Self magazine, May 2008