What It Is:
Ardency Inn MODSTER Long Play Lip Vinyl*
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
ARDENCY INN is a cool, new concept brand. All of their products fall within three collections: AMERICANA, MODSTER and PUNKER. MODSTER features products that make you stand out like punchy lip colors and crazy-pigmented eyeliners.
I was totally impressed by their MODSTER Lip Color, so I couldn’t wait to try the other MODSTER lip offering, Long Play Lip Vinyl, “a full-coverage lip color with the shine of a lacquer and the staying power of a stain.” It comes in 4 shades: Studio Mix, Original Mix, Club Remix and Dubstep Remix. To showcase Long Play Lip Vinyl, they recruited four popular, female DJs of NYC create original music mixes exclusively for ARDENCY INN in a series called ‘The Sound of New York’. Each DJ sports a shade and their mixes are available at their website.
How To Use It:
Let’s just say that application was a disaster. The applicator is doe foot with a curve in it, presumably to fit the shape of your lip and ARDENCY INN says that, “the angled, dense sponge applicator was designed for a fast, easy, and precise application.” Contrary to claims, this applicator made for the most difficult lip product application I’ve ever experienced! I had Lip Vinyl all over my face and went through 3 cotton buds touching up. Once I learned my lesson, I used the straight end of the applicator and had no issues.
CC Rating: A-
The pigmentation of the Lip Vinyls is undeniable; these are not for the faint of heart! All 4 shades packed a punch and paired best (IMO) with a more natural look for the rest of the face.
The Long Play Lip Vinyl never dries down and always has a tackiness to it, which goes against the “non-sticky” claim. It’s also extremely thick, but this is probably the reason for the impressive 4-5 hour weartime I experience. It was surprisingly comfortable to wear and all shades (except Dubstep Remix) leave a nice stain. DR’s stain was rather patchy. There’s no discernible scent when I’m wearing it.
I was slow to warm up to these, but after giving them a good test-drive, I’m a fan! They are ideal for those of you who like super pigmented, super glossy and BOLD lip looks. The ARDENCY INN MODSTER Long Play Lip Vinyl retails for $23 at Sephora.com.
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* item was provided for review