It is basically a lip primer that comes in a convenient twist-up stick. The stick is rather long, but slim, so it won’t take up too much room at all in your makeup bag. The primer itself looks like a white lip balm in the tube but it is transparent when applied on the lips. It has the familiar vanilla scent signature of MAC lip products although it is very faint and vanishes instantly upon application.
The tip of the product is slanted and small which makes for a precise application. I, however, would recommend twisting it up just enough to apply otherwise you could risk breaking off the tip.
The product was designed to be used under your lip color (lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip stain, lip cream, and so on) to improve the appearance of applied lip products. Upon initial application, it feels very much like your typical lightweight lip balm. It even adds hydration, moisturizes, and keeps lips conditioned, very much the same way a lip balm does. It is very emollient and slippery in the beginning in which at this time you have to let it sit for a minute or so. Remember this is key. If you follow with your lip product right away, it will not adhere well to your lips and will move around. The color will also be sheered out considerably.
After a minute wait, the texture will dry down to a semi-matte finish and become slightly tacky and sticky, and that’s when you know it’s good to follow with your lip color. The tackiness allows the lip color to adhere to your lips to prolong the wear time but it does not interfere with the color, texture, consistency, or coverage of the lip color by any means.
It does well at smoothing and evening out the texture on my lips. I notice that my lipstick glides on so much smoother. I have tried it under different formulations of lip products and it seems to be compatible with all of them
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This is hands down my favorite lip primer till dateand ihave tried Nyx,rimmel but this is the best.It smoothens out the surafce of lips,makes the lipstick last so much longer and even makes the lipstick apply smoothly and evenly as it gives a good base for the lipstick to sit on to.