I first heard of the MeNow Kissproof Lipsticks a few months ago. I am part of a few local beauty groups, and let me tell you – there was a LOT of hype. People were going gaga over it, hoarding it and selling it to others. It was crazy. I didn’t have any intention of getting sucked into the hype, but I was checking my emails one night and saw that BeautyMNL restocked these. I went to their website, checked the colors and ended up buying 4. I couldn’t help it, my curiosity was piqued and I wanted to get at least one from every color family.
I picked up four shades – 003, 005, 009 & 013.
Color-wise, these are all very pretty. 003 is a deep plum. This one reminds me of my favorite plum lipstick – MAC’s rebel – but this was the patchiest, driest one out of the bunch. 005 is a brown-pink nude. This was the color I was most excited about and I absolutely love the color. This would be great color to wear on a daily basis. 009 is a pretty dainty pink that’s also great for everyday. 013 is a very vibrant true red that can work for most people.
These are very very matte, and because it is matte, it is very drying as well. If you have dry lips, it will settle on your dry areas and make your lips look scaly – which is never a good thing. Staying power is good – I swatched these on my hand in the morning, washed my hands multiple times and it was still there at the end of the day when I took a shower, but it was patchy, scaly and not at all appealing.
I am going to be really honest here, I am not a fan. The colors are pretty, the price is amazing, and the staying power is crazy – but that makes me worry a little bit. I mean HOW and WHY does it last that long? What is in it that makes it last that long? It also looks patchy, and is not comfortable at all to wear – like I had paper sticker on my lips.
So are the MeNow Kissproof Lipsticks worth the hype? If you didn’t guess it already (LOL) my answer is a big fat no. At PHP145, these are quite a steal – but the product is just… Bad. I would rather add a bit more and get a Maybelline ColorShow Lipstick or one of Avon’s lip products. It just goes to show, not all hyped products deserve their hype!!!