Surratt Lipslique in 16 Oh L'Amour has been my most worn lip color in the few weeks since I got it, and you know that it's not exactly for lack of options. It's the combination of a terrific color and a unique formula that make Oh L'Amour such a great choice.
The formula of Surratt Lipslique looks gel-like in the applicator but it's actually almost waxy with very little slip. Doesn't sound all that impressive, I know, but when you apply it to the lips you get a very pleasant and comfortable feel, even if the lipstick doesn't glide the way you expect it. The sensation is balm-like, which I like very much. Oh L'Amour is beautifully pigmented, and its texture allows you to sheer it down to a stain if so desired, or build it (two coats with a brush) to bombshell levels.
I love this kind of true red, especially when you can wear it during the day. The stain lasts after a snack and doesn't budge or move anywhere, even without a lip liner. I think that this is what I hoped to get from various Marc Jacobs lipsticks that appeared to have a similar gel finish but really lacked in quality. Makeup artist Troy Surratt has definitely delivered with this one. My one gripe is the applicator. It's another one of those non-retracting mechanism, which means that you must remember never to twist the lipstick beyond the level you see above or you'll squish it into the cap (which of course I already did. Twice).
Bottom Line: I may have ordered a second color already.
Surratt- Lipslique 16 Oh L'Amour ($34) is exclusive to Barneys.