I have to say, I am totally enamored with these lightweight stains. They not only come in a beautiful range of colors, but also have applicators that are hassle-free and do not deposit huge amounts of stain all in one place. They come packaged in a pen-like brush applicator that deposits the stain naturally and evenly on your lips. The tip has a “hard” texture and can be used as a liner for defining the narrow part of lips as well. It’s like using a felt tipped pen and applying the color exactly where you want it.
And the colors!!! Such beautiful shades! Not just the typical “beet-juice” red. There are 10 colors to choose from ranging from nudes to corals, berries, blush & plum colors. I personally found that the ones I chose all seemed to have a slightly “reddish” tone within their color range….but the red was the “natural” color of the lip, not a fake red. As a result, even the shades I was afraid of …“sassy mauve” & “bit of blossom” …looked very natural, even though they had more “color” than I, as a nude lippie lover, usually wear.
The stain is water-based, non–drying and doesn’t seem to transfer or bleed outside the lipline. And, they don’t have that annoying drippy quality that so many stains have either. You can also layer this stain to increase the intensity of color (let it dry between layers). Outlast lipstains give a soft matte finish…which can be kept nicely with a matte lipbalm , or they are gorgeous with a clear gloss, or clear Mac dazzle glass on top. This is a very fun product that I think will be perfect for a natural summery look. But with colored glosses on top they can also provide a very striking evening-type look as well.