I love trying new, weird products! It seems like the makeup industry is constantly evolving, and so there are always new things to try. Recently, I was sent something I had never heard of before: the CLE Melting Lip Powder. This product retails for $20 online.
The concept of this product is that it is a powder lipstick that melts onto your lips to form a long-lasting color. It contains vitamin E to condition the lips as well. I was very intrigued to try this one!
First, it was actually very easy to apply. It has a doe-foot applicator that coats the lips pretty evenly with the product. The lipstick is very opaque and just one swipe will be enough. It was also a very pretty rose shade that went well with my complexion.
Unfortunately, from the moment I put it on, I knew this was not going to be the product for me. Despite the inclusion of the vitamin E, it was exceptionally drying. My lips felt coated with powder (which, obviously, they were – but that’s just not a pleasant feeling). As my morning continued, I felt more and more uncomfortable.
I will say that when I had a cup of coffee, there was very little transfer. However, when I ate lunch, a lot of the color on the inside of the lips rubbed off. It looked pretty bad, but at that point, I just decided to rub the rest off and then apply a balm instead of reapplying this to try to get a normal feeling back in my lips.
Overall, I just can’t recommend this product. It’s an interesting idea, but it’s very uncomfortable to wear. Plus, it didn’t actually perform better than a traditional longwear lipstick because it didn’t even last through a meal. I definitely won’t be purchasing this one, nor will I be using more of the one I was sent. I don’t even really feel comfortable giving it away to a friend because it was so uncomfortable to wear.
Have you tried a lip powder before? What was your experience? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!
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