Swatched Lip Stain in First Date in florescent lightin with no flash
The stain is a bright neon Barbie pink with a little shimmer in it and comes with a clear gloss to top off the stain. Upon application, the formula felt rather grainy on my lips. The doe foot applicator also had a sharp seam to it, so I had to be careful with application. The formula dried very quickly but it still felt very sticky when I smacked my lips together. The pigments also pool at the outer corners of my lips and inside my lips. I also lick my lips a lot throughout the day, so I'm not sure how long this stain would actually last me. This formula also tastes really bad and is very chalky. Gross.
On lips: First Date lip stain w/flash in florescent lightingI didn't bother with the clear gloss on top because I just wanted to show the pigmentation on the lip stain. I expected a lot of the color to transfer to the applicator anyways, so I just left it. On my lips, it also turned into a bright melon/coral instead of the insatiable pink in the tube. Because this is a lip stain, rubbing it off my lips with tissue did not do the job. I used an Elf makeup remover wipe to take this off- but I will do a review on that product later.
Over all, I would not repurchase this lip stain because I think the formula could use more work. I also like to wear formulas that are more moisturizing because I always have chapped lips, so I don't like lip stains in the first place because they are so drying. Judging from this experience and this lip stain from Elf, I don't think that I would buy any other lip stains from this brand.