N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Smooch Proof 16 Hour Lip Stain Review, Swatches, Photos
Awww yeah! 10 shades of 16 hour lip stain coming atcha from New York Color Cosmetics for as little as $3 bucks each at your local evil empire (Walmart).
These aren’t particularly new as by now you’ve tried ‘em from a range of brands including Covergirl and Revlon however the budget price tag makes them a top pick.
Wanna have a peek?
A lightweight, transfer-proof lip stain is available in 10 shades.
Ok, so the concept isn’t new but the formula and price might grab you!
For those who never tried this type of stain before they basically come in a felt tip magic marker type packaging. Swipe ‘em on your lips for an instant, lasting staining effect.
I purchased four shades and I’ll probably go back for more as I thought the formula wore the longest out of all the brands I already tried and owned including Covergirl and Revlon’s version. I can head into five hours with these wearing strong on my lips sans lipgloss however with gloss on top I find they’ll get through around three to four hours in before nearing a touch up. I guess the gloss makes them slide off easily. Now mind you this is through eating and drinking so that’s quite a nice wear but not nearly 16 hours worth ha….! Regardless, they still wear quite long.
The felt tip marker might now be your bag particularly if you have experienced probs with products like this in the past that dried out. I’ve personally never had that issue with stains of this nature drying up but I have heard the woes. I only own these for a week so can’t tell you if I will or will not run into those problems later on.
Currently I love them hard. Shades seem to range along the lines of berries and roses but some shades were sold out when I got to the display so they possibly have warmer colors available too but I wasn’t privy to those!
I picked up Champagne (berry red), Berry Long Time (warm red berry), Persistent Pink (baby pink), and Berry Red (brilliant red berry). All the shades had great color pay off and gave my lips and burst of brightness. I was partial to Persistent Pink as it merely enhanced my natural lip color and made my lips look pouty and lush.
The benefit of the stains are the long wearing, light weight formula that give a natural color to lips without looking too scary or clown-like. These are great alternative to lipsticks or glosses when you’re wanting a more natural look or if your lips lack pigment and need a pick me up or they make an excellent base for lip gloss to amp color up!
The felt tips seemed to wear down after a mere few uses. They started bending a fair bit and losing their nice tip. A bit of a strange quirk!
- Those who desire a long wearing lip product.
- Those who like a more natural look (a little blush, mascara, and stain make for a simple look).
- Anyone who has less than pigmented lips (these will instantly add color to paler lips).
- Those wanting to amp up their colored lipglosses (these are a great base for making your glosses POP!).
- Those with finer lines around their mouth (be aware these may migrate into finer lines).
- Those with very deeply pigmented lips (stick to choosing lighter shades from the range as some colors are a bit bolder and could make pigmented lips look a little too clown-y).
Overall, I really liked N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Smooch Proof 16 Hour Lip Stains. The price is a real value (I paid $2.97 each) and the long wearing formula makes them a great pick for days I can’t be bothered to touch up. I love using these under my MAC Lipglass as well to add a little extra pop to the shades.
Great beauty budget price and a Muse Approval for purchase!
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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