Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick

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Perricone MD is a luxury skincare brand by Doctor Perricone and I was intrigued to learn more about their No Lipstick Lipstick - how can a lipstick not be a lipstick? With the ambiguous product name, The brand have obviously created something unique with this innovative product. The distinctiveness of the product is apparent from the off, with a dark, gun-metal exterior and a soft, twistable opening. It’s non-abrasive, unlike a lot of high-end lipsticks which have heavy click or push mechanisms. The lipstick itself is non-tapered, with a flat surface top. I think the logic behind this is that it affirms the concept of the No Lipstick Lipstick, in that it’s predominantly a lip care product rather than a makeup product, hence the product name.

Where a bold lipstick requires a precise tip, the flat shape of the No Lipstick Lipstick emphasises the idea of lip care and allows for effortless and generous application. The purpose of the No Lipstick Lipstick is to ‘smooth vertical lip lines and restore suppleness and fullness while protecting with a broad spectrum, mineral SPF 15. The solid to serum texture allows for sheer, buildable coverage while hydrating and nourishing’.

The formula is very hydrating and moisturising, making the lipstick feel like a lip oil. As Perricone MD describe, the lipstick has a sheer level of pigment. The coverage isn’t really buildable but the level of hydration is so impressive that you won’t want to layer this product. Also, lines on the lips are effortlessly smoothed. The moisture and hydration on the lips lasted for a good number of hours before I considered reapplying it. Because this lipstick only offers the slightest hint of colour, I’ve tried wearing a regular lipstick on top and found it wears quite well. This trick is particularly useful for when you’ve got a dry, matte lipstick.

I think Perricone MD have created a brilliant lip care product that follows the trend of lip oils and manages to incorporate a supreme level of moisture in a stylish cylindrical tube. My lips feel a lot softer and conditioned after prolonged use and it’s now a staple product in my regime.

Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick is priced at £25.00.

For more information, please visit their website.