I will likely be following this up with a “wear and compare” with the original glossy stain formula but since it’s still shiny and new right now and I couldn’t resist picking one up last week I thought I’d be missing a trick if I didn’t post about it now. I found it really tough to choose between the new Vinyl Cream shades but decided on 409 since it was unlike anything I had in the original and a good Autumnal chose. I will almost certainly be going back for the dark nude that has been haunting me since it didn’t make the cut. At £26 it’s not a throw away product but I was quick to try before reading too many reviews since I so loved the originals.
First impressions were not favourable as I (for some reason) was expecting something more satin.. I think it was the creamy tag because of course vinyl suggests uber shiny. Perhaps I was looking to find the difference between the two formulas and misunderstood the concept, either way I was a little disappointed. It’s not as opaque as I’d imagined I would be either, quite translucent in fact. The only really difference I can see is tat every shade in this range is a cream (ie: no shimmer) and the packaging has had an all back, sleek makeover.
I, however was always a fan of the creamier glossy stains and sought them out over their frosty companions so although I realise it may sound like this just didn’t hit the spot for me at all I actually really liked it. The creams were not as good when it came to wear time and this seems to follow that pattern but the pictures above show an entire 10HR day wear with no base liner so I’m interested to experiment a bit and see if I can’t improve upon it. The texture is initially sticky but settles to a more balmy feel, very comfortable on the lips and you can top up without having to wipe off and start over. I applied just a thin layer in the pictures above and find that they last longer that way but if you’re looking for a serious ‘vinyl’ finish you can layer them and they are just as comfortable if a little less smooth on the top up.
The glossy stains are still my favourite long wear lip products and I’m excited to try more from this new collection