A Revisit of An Oldie But Goodie Lipstick Friend. And A New Visit From Chico’s!

Hi All!  Well, with the new year upon us, it’s back to normal with beauty and fashion reviews.

Today I’m revisiting an old lipstick friend. In fact, I’ve written about this lip product in the past—but new year, new packaging and new colors. And with other more expensive brands out there, I wanted to give this budget-minded lipstick more love! The revisit is to CoverGirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor!

Number 550. Blushed Mauve. I have two more in this color–they are in various purses!  

But first. Have you ever heard of LipSense? It’s a lip product that costs $25 and upward.  I’ve never used it but heard both good and otherwise about the product.  However, at $25, and given the fact that it is strongly “suggested” you also buy the other lip products that go hand-in-hand with the color, the cost escalates.

The $55 Starter Kit.  Now that’s a bit pricey, wouldn’t you say so?

Another set for $95.  That’s way out of my price range for lip color!

There is also a very popular lip kit from  the Kylie Jenner brand.  This is a matte lip product that comes with both color and a lipliner.  The liner is first applied to the entire lip and then the color applied on top of the liner.  This for $29.99.

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Kylie Jenner Lip Kit retails for $29.99. Still not gonna try this. Yet!

Now—the Jenner kit is very similar to the Covergirl Outlast Lipstick in that it’s two parts.  But the price point is much higher.

The LipSense also contains alcohol in the product, whereas Jenner’s and Covergirl’s do not.

For $7.49 at Walmart, the price is excellent.  And—it does stay on all day.

If you are looking for a red flattering to all skin tones, this coral/red is a great choice–and the staying power–it is truly crazy good!

Yesterday I wore Outlast All-Day Custom Red in the color 800, Custom Coral—I wore a brighter color because I filmed a YouTube wig review and the lighting has a tendency to wash me out.

This photo was taken shortly after the morning application of the Outlast lipcolor.

Anyway, I applied this at eight in the morning. And by eight in the evening, after dinner, the color was still on my lips.  This is the lipstick that Oona and her dancing peers wore while at Irish Dance competitions because the lipstick would not transfer off on their dresses and would stay put on their mouths.

This photo was taken later on in the afternoon.  Still strong and I applied a clear gloss over the color.  By 8PM the color was still on my lips!

For the money, this gives a great matte look. If you want more of a shine, you can apply a clear gloss over the lipstick and the color won’t move!

If a bright color is not what you are looking for, here’s another color to consider.

Number 549, Always Rosy. New streamlined packaging but same reliable product.  This is a very flattering and neutral mauve/pink…

The lipcolor, which is applied first…

..and then the balm which keeps the color in place. As you can see, the color that got on this tube is not going anywhere….

except on my lips!!  I am a fan of this type of color for everyday use.

Covergirl has been making this lipstick duo for years.  It debuted in 2001, and at 17 years old, I’m thankful that it hasn’t been discontinued.

It’s a thumbs up all the way. It is a product that was ahead of it’s time and doesn’t get the love it rightfully deserves.  I’m glad to see it’s still around and that CG has updated the packaging. Hopefully this lip product’s new packaging will attract more buyers.

Okay.  So. Back in October, I won a gift card for Chico’s.  The card was in the amount of $25 and to tell you the truth, I never really expected to use it.

Why?  Because I’m just not familiar with the brand. I’ve been to two local Chico’s stores and didn’t see much that spoke to me, and the sales assistants didn’t even bother to offer help.  My guess is that they noticed I was not the usual Chico’s brand customer.  Especially given the fact I was most likely dressed in head-to-toe J. Crew.

Anyway, I put the gift card in a drawer and forgot I had it. Until I received an email about a Chico’s sale.  I spotted a really cute pair of leopard leggings that were on sale for $30 and immediately remembered the gift card that I had.

Truth be told, I really “spotted” these leggings first but the price was $69…so I went with…

…this more casual pair instead. At $30,  they were a good purchase with my certificate!

The leopard leggings were purchased and I started to peruse the site.  I have to say, although the majority of the clothing doesn’t speak to me as a customer, I did find a few items that I absolutely loved.

The military jackets.  Why did I not see these a long time ago?

This jacket….

Oh boy.   I’m on a clothing “no buy” presently because I have a ton of clothing that I love..but this jacket. I want it!

And THIS.  I’m telling you, it was very painful to not order this.  I am so in love with Military jackets and Chico’s does this style the best I’ve seen!

There are a few basics that are also quite nice and were excellent for travel!

The leopard leggings came today.

The packaging was nice and secure. I did wait almost two weeks to receive the goods though.  

First of all, Chico’s sizing is different from other brands. The leggings are a size 1—which is the equivalent of a Medium or fitting from sizes 8 to 10.

Here’s the sizing chart.  Different than the norm for sure!

These fit very well.  The waistband is a higher fit and stays put—no rolling down. And the added benefit of a higher waist is that the belly fat is kept into place!  The leggings also have a stitched seam running down the middle and back of each leg.  The print itself is on the larger side—not small.

Sorry about the quality of the photos. My darned selfie stick broke. Why are those sticks so easy to break?  Anyway, I like the higher and more reinforced waist on these leggings.

Here’s a view of the waist from the side.  I think the print is actually nicer IRL than the way it looked on the website.

I love the way the leggings look with the J. Crew Dulci Kitten hells!

Here we go.  A better view of the print! Nice–aren’t they?The Repetto Ballet flats for a more casual look also are a great match!

These are very, very comfortable and can be worn dressed up with kitten heels or dressed down with flats.  I’ve paired this with a solid black Tippi sweater from–where else but J. Crew.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the look, the fit, and the excellent quality of these leggings!  

For very cold days, I would wear a plain black turtleneck sweater and black boots.  With a large animal print getting the focus, I would keep everything else simple.

I have to say, I am really, really liking these leggings—they will be worn.  A lot! I’ll definitely be stopping by Chico’s in the future–those Military jackets though!!!

And now, here’s another wig review for the ladies who are slaying that fake hair! It’s my most recent review and I hope you like it or are just plain old entertained by it!! I also talk about aging hair and why wigs really are an asset for the more mature woman!



About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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23 Responses to A Revisit of An Oldie But Goodie Lipstick Friend. And A New Visit From Chico’s!

  1. Julie says:

    Where is your fat?? You look like you haven’t gained a pound.

    • Catherine says:

      Julie–that’s a testament of how great the Chico’s leggings are. I’ve gained. And during the winter it is so hard to lose–but I am trying!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

  2. You look great as ever – love the look of that lipstick – colour looks great on you. Does it come in a red? Will have a google. Leggings look brilliant!

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Warrior!! It does come in various shades of red. Check out the custom reds offerings in the Outlast. Glad you like the leggings. I really, really like them a lot!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  3. Each and every time I read your postings, I am educated, entertained and enthralled! Please, please, please sponsor a get together, fan weekend! 2018, is my year to travel and experience life in a fun and fulfilling way💞

  4. Liz McGarry says:

    Cathe…thanks for the Cover Girl review. I’ve tried it and liked it. The one I like the best is the Revlon Colorstay Overtime 16 hour lipstick. I use the Constantly Coral shade which is nice and bright and goes with my Irish skin…have you ever tried it? Curious as to what your thoughts would be…Also, I love the info on the Chico’s legging – you look adorable!

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Liz. Oh…before I start, I’m working on a few blog posts and on one of them I’m adding a youtube video I think you will like. It’s a vlogger who lives for gray wigs!! And she has a ton of reviews!! OK…I am going to have to check out the Revlon Colorstay. I”ve seen it at Walmart and never purchased. I’ll definitely check it out!! Thanks!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

      • Liz McGarry says:

        I’ll look for that video…I really am interested in seeing grey/white wigs. About the Revlon lippy…I recommended it to a friend and she told me she was really disappointed because it didn’t stay on at all. It turns out she had used it in reverse order…she put the sealer/moisturizer on first, then the color so, of course, the color slid right off! LOL!

  5. Q.D says:

    I wish covergirl would sell the lipgloss in both the packets (with the lipstick) and as a standalone product, i find them quite drying and i love a good (non sticky) lipgloss but find the covergirl trashes my other glosses (classics like chapstick)

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Q. These can be drying but I’ll tell you, I’ve never had issues with applying a clear gloss over the lipcolor. Have you tried a clear gloss???? XOOXOXOXO!!!!

  6. Karen says:

    I love the leggings. They look adorable on you. I have a couple pair of leggings…and I really like them..although I have to wear longer tops to cover all my curves (fat). Oh, you do not want to try the Lipsense. It smells horrible and tastes even worse–and burns the heck out of your lips in my opinion—but other people love it–and I do think you have to toughen your lips up to wear it. Again, what doesn’t work for me might be fine for someone else! Have a great week-end. XOXO

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Karen!!! You know–I’ve heard a lot about LipSense and what you said. There is no way I would put a product on my lips that burns. That’s crazy!!! It seems to be one of those products that either you love—or you hate. I’ll stick to my budget-friendly lipsticks!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!!

  7. Juliet says:

    You are looking really good, those jackets are lovely – I’d be tempted too but have weight to lose. A good lippy is a wonderful thing and once you know what colours work for you it can really brighten your face, I am loving that coral red on you

    • Catherine says:

      Thanks Juliet. Yeah. I don’t know what it is about lippies, but when we find our colors we seem to hoard them. Lately I am liking brighter colors. !!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!!

  8. vavashagwell says:

    Great leggings! Love the lipstick, too!

  9. fiona says:

    I have a similar product to your Cover Girl by Max Factor, the colour stays on for about 8 hours of my 12 hour shift. No way would I pay for those other pricier brands…who needs a remover anyway? Doesn’t everyone just grab a sheet of loo roll and wipe off any mistakes?
    Those leggings look great on you and I would be seriously tempted by those fabulous military jackets.
    Watched the news on France2 last night… they were discussing you know who and ‘les pays merde’! I thought of you.

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Fiona. It’s true!!! I use toilet paper to both blot and remove lipstick. I’m not paying for a lippie remover!!! Oh god. The French are probably all in wine bars smoking cigs and discussing the meaning of life in America with that moron!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

  10. Dawn Solich says:

    You look fabulous in your bold lip, your leggings and those kitten heels—so chic!!!!

  11. Carolyn says:

    The Covergirl lipstick is $1 off at my local grocery store this week. I got the coupon in an email just after I read your column! I love Chico’s. If you get the jacket, you will be wearing it for years to come. Like J Crew, Chico’s clothing style is timeless. And, of excellent materials and construction.

  12. Ellustar says:

    Reblogged this on Ellustar Fashion.

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