Hot-weather-induced lipstick meltdowns happen way too often. Touching up your smeared color after a glass of rosé or having to reapply after a refreshing dip in the pool is common and annoying. While we might feel confident sporting our go-to lippie in terms of color, a subpar formula that doesn’t hold up to eating, drinking, and living is an instant summer bummer. No one wants to compromise color for quality, and vice versa, especially when we want to rock extra bold, summer-centric hues and embrace all the sun, sand, and sweat this season has to offer. Good news, though: I’ve discovered my new secret weapon against the never-ending seasonal lipstick struggle.
After applying my lipstick-of-the-day, I now follow it up with Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat ($18) in White Lie to add dimension and seal it in. It’s a sheer, iridescent formula that blends beautifully with whatever hue you’re rocking underneath, but the best part is that it’s water-resistant, standing up to splish-splashing at the beach (this has been confirmed by me) or summer cookouts filled with drinks and bites (also confirmed by me). Read on to find out why I’m obsessed AF with this lovely lip product.
It plays well with others. The subtle sparkles change the look of every color you pair it with, creating a one-of-a-kind, multidimensional shade. So you can keep rocking your signature shades (classic red lip, anyone?) but with a whimsical, trendy twist.
Neither sweat nor rain nor water will budge your color. Even the most prone-to-smearing lipsticks are locked in place after a single application of this dreamy tint. To put its staying power into perspective, I wore a fuchsia cream lip stain with a coat of the topper to a sweaty spin class (filled with plenty of water breaks) and it didn’t move the entire class. It looked like it had been freshly applied when I wrapped up — that’s how I knew I found a winner. Give it a try if you, too, are ready to end your summer lipstick struggle and meet your new water and sweat-resistant must-have.
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