emmarip

Lipstick problems

 

I recently bought 3 new lipsticks, a Tarte Lipsurgence, a new Urban Decay revolution and Stila Color Balm. Before buying, I tried on several at Sephora. Since then my lips have been cracking at the edges. At first, I thought maybe a cold sore after trying on so many lipsticks. But it keeps going & coming back. Now I'm wondering if one of my new lipsticks is too drying and how to prevent the cracking. Any advice is appreciated!

poshified

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If you don't mind using your fingers to apply lip balm before lipstick, I recommend Rosebud Salve. Shimmer and glitter in lipsticks tend to irritate most people's lips :smileyhappy:

roxystar4

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I have cracking too and some lipsticks cause rashes on my lips.

 

Long wear lipsticks are a "no-no" for me. Also, I do test runs for all my lippies.  If i get a new one I wear it for 48 hours (I do use a very natural lip balm during this time, but NO mixing lipgloss or other lipstick colors).  I also agree with lylysa about letting the lip balm sink in first and then applying the lipstick.

 

Also, I try to exfoliate my lips at night and apply a very thick coat of lip balm. I prefer all natural lip balms (Badger and Love & Toast).

 

Hope this helps.  

 

Crazy, but I have had ZERO irritation with Maybelline Colorscensational lipsticks.

poshified

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I really wanted Hourglass' Rouge Liquid Lipsticks to work, but the long wear formula was too much!

DoctorsMrs

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Have you tried the YSL Glossy Stain?

poshified

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They're okay but certainly not worth the price tag. I do still see my lips peeling at the end of the day :-\

DoctorsMrs

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That's what I thought. Thanks for sacrificing yourself to the cause so I don't have to :smileyhappy:

poshified

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Anytime, anytime! :smileyvery-happy:

dianabt

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@poshified I had the same experience using the long wear lipsticks from MUFE with the double ended cream color and gloss :smileysad: So sad! I have yet to find a brand with the duo sides that doesn't bother me.

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
poshified

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I know exactly the ones you're talking about! I've never had good experiences with double ended lipstick/lipgloss duos either because I find that I go through the gloss end so much faster! haha

invisiblebike

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Yep, it's definitely the peppermint oil in Lipsurgence! It's an irritant and pretty bad for you :smileysad:

 

Definitely avoid any lip "plumping" products too. Those all include peppermint oil and other irritants, which will have the same unfortunate side effects.

DoctorsMrs

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@emmarip-- my lips are really sensitive and I'm just fine with the new UD Revolution. Good Luck

emmarip

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Thanks ladies!  It's not a normal issue for me.  Yesterday, I had on the Stila Color Balm, which I believe has peppermint oil in it as well.  Last night is when I started breaking out again, so I bet your right about the peppermint lip oil.  I only apply one at a time, but have been alternating which I used based on my mood/colors I am wearing.  I tried applying lip balm under all of them, (using Sugar lip treatment and another time Carmex) but both made my lipstick wear off almost immediately, which kinda defeated why I invested in the more expensive lipsticks.  Hopefully it's not the new Urban Decay ones, I'm really liking those! 

lylysa

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Let your lip balm soak into lips for about 2-5 minutes before applying lipstick. Your lips should feel moisturized but not slick or slippery like it's coated with product. I like taking a balm and patting it onto lips rather than swiping if I don't have as much time to wait.

 

I know the JB and Anthony Logistics balms mentioned in the link from my last post do have mint infused formulas, but they also have other scents/flavors without mint.

melde

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Like a few other people mentioned, my lips also had a terrible reaction to the Tarte Lipsurgence (but I have a friend who loves them). Once your lips are better, try wearing the other two for a few days each to see if they are okay for you!

dianabt

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I agree, the Tarte lipsurgence was a bit too drying for me :smileysad: Try the Clinique High Intensity chubby sticks! Colorful, high shine and moisturizing all at once, they're great!

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
melde

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Yes, I love those too!!

drrragon

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It's possible the peppermint in your Tarte Lipsurgence is the culprit too.  It can irritate and dry out your lips.  Why not only use one lippie at a time, that way you'd know for sure which one (if any) is the culprit.

poshified

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I thought I had received a dud from Tarte with the Lipsurgence, but after having gone through all five Lipsurgences from one holiday lip kit Tarte had offered, I knew it wasn't me.

LindaDD

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The Stila Color Balm contains peppermint oil as well.

 

It could be that you're allergic to something in one of the products. I second drrragon's suggestion that you try them one at a time to see what happens.

DoctorsMrs

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Tarte Lipsurgence burns and peels my lips like crazy. As Drrragon said, I've always assumed it's the peppermint.

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