Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay in Place Lipstick is a new acquaintance of mine. I’m actually kicking myself for not getting to know it sooner. Because, guess what? It’s pretty awesome. The color that I’ve been using is “Stay Mauve,” and as you can see, it’s a lovely pink. Available in a dozen shades, the Stay in Place lipstick does just that for up to 12 hours.
The formula is creamy and smooth and isn’t as drying as other long-wear lipsticks - at least not in my experience. To help combat any dryness, I’ve been layering the lipstick with a little Rosebud Salve as needed, and for some added oomph, MAC Dazzleglass Creme in My Favorite Pink. I’m absolutely loving the results. In the photo above, that’s how my lips looked after about six hours of wear. Through my morning coffee, my obsessive water-drinking habit (one I’m trying to start anyway) and lunch.
While the packaging leaves little to be desired (sorry Estée, it’s a little “retro”), the lipstick more than makes up for it. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Lipstick retails for $22. More info available on EsteeLauder.com.