I picked up three colors to try, #184 Rose on and on #187 Infinite Fuchsia and #183 Pink Resistance. I chose two colors that were more neutral toned because these lipstains can be quite pricey. I didn't want to shell out a lot of money for something that I'm not going to wear very often.
The price point on these lipstains range anywhere from $8 to $10 depending on where you live and where you go. I got mine from Target, where they were retailing for $7.99 each. But-I printed off Target coupons for $2 off and stacked them with a manufacturer coupon for $1 off, so I only ended up paying around $5 for each of these. (If you are interested in this product, I would recommend printing off the Target coupon asap because who knows when they might take it down!)
Anyhow, the packaging is somewhat luxe- with gold plastic and a window of color with a tapered off kind of tube. They come with a flat, slanted tear drop applicator, which makes application a breeze.
The center of the tear drop is where you get the most deposit of color, and then the tip of the tear drop makes it possible to get into the corners of your lips without getting gloss everywhere. Thank you L'Oreal, for thinking of this. I would say packaging is at an A- for me.
First up is Pink Resistance. I thought that this would be more pink, thus the name, but on the lips it turns up more coral.
As you can see, application is very sheer and it applied very smoothly. It doesn't have any patchiness and didn't slip and slide everywhere, like some glosses tend to do. I just wish it didn't pull so coral on me.
This one is Rose on and on. This one has more noticeable shimmer to it, and you can tell from my lips that those specks flash gold. It makes my lips look like a glossier version of mylipsbutbetter color.
I did end up getting one fun color, and that one was Infinite Fuchsia. I tend to lean towards fuchsias and reds anyways when I want a more glamorous look so this one fit the bill. This one is definitely more pigmented than the other two and is almost like a liquid lipstick. It pulls more cranberry on me though, than what the color on the tube shows.
I would say that these lipstains wear very comfortably for me. I was worried that they might be drying or not very long lasting, but they actually held up pretty well. The gloss on top didn't migrate or bleed for me at all which was very nice. Infinite Fuchsia did get a little bit sticky, but I think that might have been because it was more pigmented than the softer shades.
Once the gloss on top wears away though, you are left with a pretty noticeable stain on your lips. I suspect that some of these stains might look similar on your lips, even if at first swipe they differ in color. Also, I noticed that just because it looks even, doesn't mean the stain will set evenly. I definitely noticed that when I wore Infinite Fuchsia.
Swatches done on my arm:
Gloss wiped away & stain underneath:I think that in this case, I like these lipstains better as glosses. They just wear prettier in gloss form for me. I wouldn't mind purchasing the Endless Red color just to see how that one fares, but I think that of the twelve shades, I'm pretty happy with the choices that I made.
What do you think? Is this a product that you are willing to try? Please comment below and let me know if you have any further questions.