My Lipcote Experience!

It should be pretty apparent from reading my blog that I am well and truly a lipstick girl!  I wear lipstick every single day and much prefer it to gloss; it really is my weapon of choice – that is if it lasts all day on my lips!

I’ve known about Lipcote for a long time now and I swear by it for special occasions and when I need my lippie to stay on all day.  Lipcote is basically a clear liquid that you brush onto your lips after applying the lipstick of your choice and it locks the colour in, so you can eat, kiss and talk all you need to without worrying about the colour fading.


I actually own two Lipcotes; the normal one and the new Vanilla fragranced one. The formula is a clear liquid and I have no idea how it works, but it seals the lipstick in place so even after eating it’s still as bright.  The liquid does smell a lot like alcohol and it does tingle once you brush it on to your lips, but it really does the job. 

A few little tips I can give on how to get the best from using your Lipcote –
1) Once you’ve applied it, part your lips until the liquid has fully dried
2) After applying it, do not talk or move your mouth too much for about 3 minutes afterwards, I’ve found that it does slightly peel if you do starting talking and making big mouth movements immediately after applying it.  After 3 minutes you can pucker up all you want!
3) You only need a little!  Apparently you can get 100 uses out of one little bottle, so you don’t need to over do it!

Now I’ve had a lot of fun with this post, mixing up lip colours to create my perfect sahdes and I’ve been using Lipcote with all of them to test their longevity. 

Below are my personalized lippies, which I will call ‘Snooks’ smashing sexy pout shades’! All of the lip swatches below have been sealed with Lipcote!

Revlon’s 415 Pink in the Afternoon + Revlon’s 440 Cherries in the Snow = Snooks’s ‘Baby Guurrrl’

Revlon’s 440 Cherries in the Snow + Revlon’s 663 Va Va Violet = Snooks’s ‘Gothik Chic’2 

MAC’s Morange + Revlon’s 440 Cherries in the Snow = Snooks’s ‘Oh Haiiii’

Lipcote decided to spoil us bloggers and send us a special Jammy Dodger biscuit (I am the biscuit queen – couldn’t have been happier when I saw this gem!) made especially by Gosh Patisserie!  This became the most perfect opportunity for me to apply my newly created customized shade and Lipcote, to test out its staying powers!

I wore my shade ‘Oh Haiiii’ to eat my Vanilla Shortbread with Raspberry Jam biscuit with and it was delicious!  Watch the drama unfold below –

BEFORE – delicious!

DURING – obviously enjoying it a bit too much!

AFTER! – Lipstick is still thoroughly intact and looking marvellous! 

So there we have it – proof that Lipcote seals in your lippie allowing you to enjoy your day and not have to worrying about fading or re-applying! 

This is going to be a staple in my makeup bag over the following months, I need to keep my makeup looking pristine for all the Christmas parties and New Year Celebrations that are coming up, and this will do just the trick!

Have you ever used Lipcote before?  What lippie shade would you create to wear all day?


Please note this is a sponsored post!




  1. November 7, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    I remember using it in school when i was like 12 haha and i always thought it made my lips feel weird and dry. maybe they have improved the formula though, do you think it would work only on matte lipsticks?

  2. November 7, 2011 / 11:07 pm

    I bought this years ago and threw it away. The stinging was unbearable- and this comes from someone who loves Too Faced plumpers. Also, the taste! Have they changed it because it made everything so bitter when I tried it.

    Would love to know if you use any other lip primers.

  3. November 7, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    love the idea of creating our own shades

    come and say Hi, we could start a stylish friendship
    The Dolls Factory

  4. November 8, 2011 / 12:29 am

    Definately going to grab a bottle some time to try!

  5. November 8, 2011 / 1:11 am

    I think I need this in my life! Xx

  6. November 8, 2011 / 1:29 am

    LOVE this post, so fun! I love Lipcote 🙂

  7. November 8, 2011 / 11:30 am

    Think I'll have to try this – I am the worst for keeping lipstick on my lips! x

  8. November 8, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    i used to use a lipstick sealant by rimmel, which i would use religiously everyday… they really do work! im not sure why i stopped using them tbh. adore vanilla scented anything so may have to treat myself to it!

    love love love the lippy colours you created too, especially the darker shade… im a goff at heart, love dark vampy lip shades!

  9. November 9, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    First.. I LOVE your first custom shade! It's perfect for you.
    This stuff sounds amazing.. I don't know if I will be able to find it anywhere, though. Sometimes I kick myself for reading blogs of people who live in other places in the world, haha.

  10. November 10, 2011 / 12:01 pm

    Huh, maybe I ought to try it again. I found it too peel-y on me, but maybe I just wasn't giving it long enough to dry?

  11. November 10, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    i love this stuff its amazing!
    when i first used it omg it stung soo much like painful then i got used to it

    awesome post!

  12. November 14, 2011 / 11:08 am

    janine – which sealant is this?! i've heard too many mixed views on lipcote that it's put me off!

  13. November 15, 2011 / 12:28 am

    hey Katie! I've got my own lipcote and have had it in my box for about 3 years now! Personally it's good but I don't like how it feels on my lips. I'd rather just re-apply. But then again I where very simple nude lipstick which literally takes a second to apply. I like the close up pics =D

  14. December 18, 2011 / 10:36 pm

    Hey katie, I dont know if you found the same but I bought some and after say an hour or so it just started to peel away in great lumps! especially if i added a smidgeon of vaseline to moisturise… did this happen with you…? I'm wondering if i maybe got a dud bottle because everyone else loves it and im so desperately relying on it working for the christmas going out period ha! X

  15. February 25, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    I don't like Lipcoate, I wished it would work but it made my lips go all dry and plasticky

  16. September 12, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    how do you take such amazing close up photos?x

  17. Anonymous
    May 16, 2014 / 8:16 am

    I've used Lipcote all my life and believe me, I cant live without it! When you first use it, it does sting but its not a sting that cannot be put up with and it only lasts about 15 seconds. When using it regularly, you don't feel the sting – trust me. This is a marvellous product and it also stops the lippy going on your teeth! Something I detest! A poster said it felt like plastic ??? Mine doesn't !!! A good trick too is to put it on just outside the lip line. I buy bottles at a time and I don't know what I would do if the manufacturer decided to 'close shop' ….. nightmare if this happened. This the best product I have ever used!

  18. Ava
    November 5, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Your review helped SO much, especially about the cracking/peeling right after applying it. I did wait the first time I tried it, but I guess I didn't let it "cure" before making mouth movements to test it out. I swear, took me 3 times to figure out the proper timing for me. Have you used a lip liner as well?

  19. March 20, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    This post has definitely convinced me to buy it! x

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