NYC Smooch Proof LipStain

Monday, 12 May 2014

NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Champagne - £3.99, Superdrug

When it comes to lip products, I'm a big fan of lip stains - I find they tend to have a better staying power than lipsticks, especially for someone prone to licking/biting their lips like me (bad beauty blogger habits 101 right there...). I decided to grab myself a new one whilst out shopping, and opted for the NYC Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Champagne.

I found the nib applicator really easy to apply the product with, making it easy to create a strong line around my lips then fill in as appropriate. The colour actually came out slightly more reddish on my lips than I anticipated, but I actually really liked the shade and it definitely worked really well with my skintone - I think it's quite a 'safe' shade for those who aren't too used to experimental colours on their lips too. The lip stain promises 16 hour wear, which I don't really think was the case - but it definitely lasted around four hours, before I needed to reapply. Compared to some lip stains, it wasn't particularly drying at all, although I like to use a lip balm over the top to keep moisturised and add a bit of a glossier look.

The only real downside was my disappointment at how long the product lasted, after two or three weeks or so the pen was starting to dry out. I admit I was using it pretty much every day, but I've had lip stains in the past that have lasted a lot longer. But I suppose, for the price I can't complain TOO much, and I definitely want to grab some more of the shades (maybe rotating shades means they'll get used up less quickly too, ha!). They're on 3 for 2 at the moment, so it'd be rude not to, right?

What are your favourite lip stains?


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