Rated 4 out of 5 by kimmykim Layers!
So I was originally going to post an unsatisfied review, but then I realized that I shouldn't give up so easily on this product... Seeing how there are actually many positive reviews. I have several lip stains ranging in the same color because the slightly reddish pink lip is what I usually aim for. I figured I'd give this one a try.
I wasn't surprised that the consistency of this product was extremely watery with no tackiness whatsoever. I mean it's not a lip gloss but a lip stain. I purchased this solely for the purpose of tinting my lips only (I prefer powder blushes). Since this product was very watery, the trick is to apply multiple layers in order for the color to actually show up and stay. I didn't take that into consideration at first and only applied one layer. I was inevitably unsatisfied because it barely tinted my lips and faded within the hour (if not sooner). So I was quite disappointed and thought this product was a bust.
But then I tried applying one layer and letting it dry for several seconds and reapplying another layer. I applied up to five layers and it gave my lips the most beautiful pinkish/red tint! Not to mention it finally actually "stained" them so it definitely lasted longer!
I suppose I took off a star because of the need to apply multiple layers which makes it harder to achieve the desired look if I'm in a hurry. 5 Layers is a bit inconvenient. But I will mention that although it's watery, it doesn't leave my lips dry! (Keep in mind, it's best to apply a moisturizing lip balm in advance and then applying this afterward). The color is the perfect shade I was looking for and although it doesn't last all day, it doesn't disappear right away like many lip stains do. The key is to layer!
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pieceofwork Love this stuff
I've always liked the look of rosy stained lips, but I've never found any that lasted like this one does. I put it on my lips and put clear lip gloss over it and it's a different look than just using a pink or red lip gloss, more young and sexy. I also use this as blush, and it lasts and looks natural. It goes on smoothly and easily for me if I'm wearing makeup over a moisturizer. It's a little trickier on naked skin. I definitely recommend this!
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by saffron516 Love this stuff!
I have used this stain for years and I love, love, love it! It stays forever, you can use it as blush too -- which is great -- and the color is perfect -- it looks really red on the screen, but it becomes a perfect blushy lip shade when you put it on....or add an extra coat for that va-va-voom red look.
I would suggest using a lip balm over it, it doesn't moisturize at all, but that is the only thing you will be reapplying is the lip balm because the color will stay.
October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmelovesrob Adds a very natural looking blush
I really like how easy it is to apply, and that it will stay on all day, no matter how much I inadvertently touch my face.
I have fair skin with freckles and the stain looks very natural looking on me, as if I were actually blushing. On my lips it is a bit bright at first so I usually put a light colored lipstick on top of it and let the color show through.
The only complaint I have of this product is that it stains the finger that you use to blend it in. But I would not want them to alter the formula at all because it would affect the staying power. I just have a dedicated washcloth for wiping my finger on immediately after I apply it.
February 25, 2014