Sunday, 26 May 2013

Manhattan Lips2Last Liquid Lipstick Review

I always like to check out cosmetics in the drugstores when I visit Germany, and this time was not different. One product that I especially like is the Lips2Last liquid lipstick by Manhattan. I originally just tested one on the back of my hand and immediately tested if it wipes off, and it did move. Since I'm always on the hunt for lip products that actually last on lips without retouching, I thought it wasn't for me. But when I got back to the hotel and proceeded to wash off all the swatches, Lips2Last didn't budge, it could only be removed with oil-based make-up remover.

So, the next day I went back to the drugstore and bought the product, tried in on my lips the very same day, and was in awe. The Lips2Last has colour in on end and clear gloss in the other. You put on colour first with a doe foot applicator and let it dry for one minute. If you don't mind the dry feeling, you could leave your lips like this and use it as a matte lipstick. If you want gloss and moisture, add the gloss on top with its own doe-foot applicator. After that you can do whatever you like and your lips will stay looking great!

Taken from the Manhattan page.

I eventually bought four different shades, since I felt 5 euros for this kind of miracle product is a steal! So far I've been wearing two, and both are incredibly opaque, don't stain, don't smudge, don't need lip liner and look just fantastic the whole day. Just have a look:

This is 46T (I have no idea what the letters mean), a dark pink just applied with gloss.


This is the same shade after 9-ish hours of working and shopping, including a sushi lunch. I have only applied lip balm on top, I didn't even have the Lips2Last tube with me.

It does wear off a bit in the center of the lips, but very little and there's no bleeding.
Pros:
+ Very long lasting, I've gotten as much as twelve hours of wear with no touch-ups.
+ You can use regular lip balm on top
+ 5 euro price tag seems very low for a product performing this well
+ Easy to remove with an oil-based make-up remover (mostly anything meant for waterproof make-up)

Cons:
- Manhattan seems to be available only in Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Austria
- The colour selection isn't great, most of the shades lean to brown and there are no plum-purples that I love
- Dries out your lips a bit, remember to use lip scrub and put on lip balm for the night after using Lips2Last

I'm very pleased with this product. It does what it promises, and that is to last incredibly long. I don't like lip products that you need to constantly touch up, they are too fussy, but this is a dream come true! Lip stains are awesome, but they are not opaque, but the Lips2Last is totally opaque and lasts at least as long as most stains. I'm planning to do a little experiment and try if I could change the shade with powder pigment. If I could make a black version, or a very dark one, I'd be in heaven!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I just bought this lipstick like 2 weeks ago and felt exactly the same!!! It's perfect, dries a little bit but not too much, stays until the point you'll cry your heart to get it out [i had no idea you should use oil based makeup removal for this!! you saved my life XD].
    I got the darkest red one, it's so perfect! Good to know that not only I find this lipstick so practical and comfortable!

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    1. Nice to know you like it too! I got a little blue and clear oil based make-up remover by Balea since I had forgotten mine at home, it works great, the lipstick comes off by just wiping lightly :)

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  2. The lipstick is great, it holds up forever and the colours are neat. I use them all the time, as it is the only lipstick I can wear around my boyfriend. He hates getting kissed with kissing marks! But you are right that tey are drying, I usually wear a lipbalm during the night to compensate...

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    1. Yes, the kissing marks issue! My other half would be covered in them if I didn't use lip stains or these lipsticks! It has been a real problem when we go out to party, since he likes to wear some foundation and then it's not easy to wipe off lipstick marks.

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    1. Oh, good to know! I just checked what countries the Manhattan page offered when I tried to search for a shop, but apparently they don't list every place :)

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  4. I always buy the eyeshados from Manhattan and the eyeliner is realy god. Its bad that we dont have it in Sweden

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    1. I like Manhattan too! It's sad that we both have to get it from abroad.

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  5. I love Manhattan brand. It's also available in Poland, where i live ;) Their products are so great, i must look for Lips2Last cause it looks really pretty *o*

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  6. can you give me a site where can I order it? I searched everywhere but I can`t find any site. Thank you

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    1. I'm sorry, I don't think Manhattan has an online shop. You could try looking on eBay! There's also a very similar product, the Superstay 24hr Lip Color by Maybelline, maybe that would be easier for you to get :)

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  7. I live in Greece and we have this product here! I noticed that if I put on too much or put a diffedent lip balm over it, it starts to crumble. Also I don't like the taste. It stays on for 5 hours on me and the colours are great

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  9. I just picked up some of these on a work trip to Germany. I usually wear the Maybelline equivalent 24hr Superstay and so thought I'd check this out. These are so pigmented - I was pretty surprised the first time I used them! For a full on lip look they're great but I'm actually thinking of mixing them with some of my more muted Maybelline colours to 'pep' those up a bit!

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