Wow that name is a mouthful.

Hello everyone! It's been a while, but here's a mini-review. I picked up this product during my last visit to Taipei. It's the TTMax 16 Hours Color Stay 2-Step Liquid Lipstick. I randomly came across it in 86Shop and well, the "16-hours" spoke to me. And the rather loud sign that said "99NTD."

I've been on the prowl for long-lasting lippies that don't transfer much, and to be quite honest, I thought I hit the jackpot with the Rire Lipmanicure (You can read my review here.). However, it dried my lips up so much after every use that I only use it occasionally now. I've had much better luck with the TTMax so far, and I have very few complaints about it.

For the 2-step liquid lipstick, each tube comes with lip color, and lip gloss. The instructions on the tube say to apply the color first, then leave it to dry for two minutes. Afterwhich, you're free to apply the clear, shining gloss. The lip color comes with a doe-foot applicator, which makes it really easy to apply the product. The color is pretty opaque for this particular shade and from my experience, one dip in the tube is enough for a solid coverage on my lips. As it dries, it starts feeling a bit sticky. That's easily fixed by applying the shining gloss.

The gloss comes with an applicator that resembles a white calligraphy brush, not unlike the brushes one would usually see on a liquid brush eyeliner. This makes it a bit difficult to apply it on evenly, as the brush does not spread. I would have preferred another doe-foot applicator instead. To be fair, it's amazing how none of the lip color transfers onto the white brush when I'm applying the gloss. I'm not really a fan of lipgloss as I prefer matte finishes when it comes to lipstick but gloss does somewhat dry up after awhile, leaving a semi-matte finish instead of a glossy one.

Look, guys. It's a GIF of my face!

In terms of resilience, this lippie is pretty amazing. It doesn't transfer at all, no matter how much water I drink or how much I try to rub it off. Eating will make it come off though, especially if you're eating something oily. However, for things like cakes or bread, it stays pretty much the same.  I never had it on for a full 16 hours, but I did wear it for 11 hours once. It faded a bit, but I did have two meals in that 11-hour period. When it fades, it doesn't leave much of a stain, which I feel is kind of a bummer because that means I have to touch up if I don't want it to end up looking like a badly done reverse-gradient lip. Leaving it on for 11 hours did dry out my lips a little bit though, but it's nothing in comparison to the Rire Lipmanicure.

All in all, I really do like this product well enough to repurchase it when the time comes.