It was a blog holiday Sunday yesterday, but I was not free but worked with a shoot in Uppsala all day, super fun!
I have put Golden Rose lip products to the test before and know that durability is good, but yesterday I got another proof! I made up the model with Golden Rose lip liner and lipstick, and improved the lipstick on the model only once (then after about 5 hours) and then she ate an energy bar and drank water before the shoot and not even after that it needed to be improved at all during during the entire shoot!
What I used then was it red lip pencil (shade 54) in the contours to get sharp lines, and then I filled in the whole lips with Velvet matte lipstick (shade 19). I did not fill in the contours at all for the whole day, but it was only in the middle of the mouth that it had disappeared a bit.
The reason why the products have such a long shelf life is because they dry and are fixed on the lips for a while after application, and then it sits still on the lip instead of "sliding around" as creamy pins and lip gloss do. These products are creamy when you paint with them, and then when they are completely matte, they do not feel as dry as many matte products can do, but they rather do not feel on the lips at all!
Here is a picture of me in this lipstick! (not with the lip pencil added)
Two thumbs up I say! The lip pencil costs SEK 69 and the lipstick SEK 79.