I purchased the color Refreshing Red. I liked it, but it was hard to apply for me. It kept wanting to rub off on the corners where it was very noticeable. The formula is great, though. It lasts quite a while but definitely not 10 hours because of eating and drinking. Overall, a good product.
10 hour? More like 24 hour! I love this! I can apply this in the morning, it appears glossy and finished with vivid colour, it stays in place all day no matter what I do! Even after I remove this at night, the next morning my lips will look darker than usual - it's a proper lip stain! The heart shaped wand was ok I suppose, sometimes it can get a little messy!
Stain GLOSS? Not even close. There is nothing glossy about this product. After about ten to fifteen seconds it is completely absorbed into the lips, and the look is a matte stain, without a hint of shine. And it is potentially very drying. As a simple stain, I like this product because it has a natural look and a great smell. But since I bought this expecting a more glossy, balmy finish, it definitely fell short of my expectations. If you're looking for an actual stain gloss/balm that is moisturizing, try the Revlon Kissable Balm Stain. Now that's an amazing product.
As a huge fan of Max Factor Lipfiniti, I've become spoiled by long lasting lipsticks. For the summer, I wanted a fun, glossy, sheer colour and spotted these. I bought Forever Coral and fell in love. The applicator is wonderful. Forever Coral is a lovely orangey-red perfect for the fair-skinned. Now I've bought Lasting Pink which is a lighter shade and a great pink for a redhead like me. For a darker red that's still warm, I bought Endless Ruby. All of these go on with a light gloss. The gloss aspect doesn't last for 10 hours, but it's easy to reapply since you only need to apply to the inner part of your lips. The tint aspect stays on so well that it's harder to remove at night than Lipfiniti. I wish I could give them 4.5 stars, but I had to mark them down a little because you do have to reapply throughout the day. I agree with other reviewers that the bottle should say "4 hours". I apply lip balm and then right before I apply this, I wipe the balm off thoroughly, so my lips can accept the tint; this also ensures that the colour goes on evenly. Overall, I love these glossy, sheer colours, especially for spring and summer.
I bought this product becuase I am tired of always reapplying my lipstick throughout the day. I thought I could do it once and be good for a while.
First off, I hated the applicator. It is very oddly shapped. Wished it was more of a rounded tip. Anyway, got it on, but had to use q-tips to apply it where I wanted it.
I have to say I was impressed initially because it lasted a good hour. After I finished my morning coffee, I always brush my teeth. After brushing my teeth there was not a sign that it was even still there. Mind you, I bought a bright fushia color. Now I didn't expect it to be bright and shiny but there was no staining of my lips, nothing. You never would have known I had it on.
I guess it's good because it washes off easily, but certainly doesn't stay on 10 hours as advertised
I know I brushed my teeth, but I have used other lip stains where my lips are still stained after brushing my teeth.
I will continue to use it, but probrably won't buy it again.
This is one of the best drugstore lipstains that I've tried.
The product lasts a long time (meaning, the actual tube- I've had it for about 10 months.) The stain lasts about 4 hours.
I have it in Mauve Dream and it's a nice natural medium pink.
I own about 3 different shades now. It lasts forever, and doesn't transfer when I eat/drink. The only tricky thing with this type of lip stain is that sometimes when the gloss wear off and the stain start to wear off, it can set in the cracks of your lips, making the lines on your lips visible and unappealing. But that doesn't happen until hours after application. I usually put vasoline or lip balm on my lips and blot them off after a few minutes before applying lip stain. It helps a lot in preventing those lines from forming.
This is a great product, especially if you don't like to constantly touch up your lips. I like to apply and get on with my day. This lip stain allows me to do that.
I am in love with the brown color. I've been looking for a sheer lip stain that matches my natural lip color without a tacky gloss color on top. As it wears down it just looks natural, but it does wear down quickly when eating and drinking. I apply it thinly and sometimes with a nude gloss.
If you go for promises and try to get what the ads say you'll get...then don't buy this, the 10 hours thing is a lie. I'd say 4 hours top, without living (no drinks, no eating, minimum talking). The swatches on my hand did last forever though!
But hey, 4 hours is still a lot for a gloss, and they do make awesome colors like the one I have FOREVER FUSCHIA which is huh, adorable! It looks really fresh and cute for summer, I actually even wore it during winter to warm up my outfit a little. Oh and it doesn't transfer at all once dry.
-Make sure to check your lips every once in a while as it always lives a horrible stain only on the lip line which looks horrible,
-and also the "gloss" part tends to completely dry out after a couple of minutes.
-Make sure you do not put it all the way into the "inner line" of the lips as this part will get a lot darker than the rest of the lips and it doesn't really look good/thins out your lips, visually.
-Try the color on your hand before you buy it cause the cap color is really different from the actual color of the product.
-Can be a bit drying.
-Oh and save yourself a buck or two by NOT buying the brown shade, Forever Brown I think, it's the worst shade of brown I've ever put on my lips.
Would buy Forever Fuschia again.
Not the best product in the world, but it sure does its job as a lip stain. I got the Red Passion, and it doesn't go on evenly, easily smudged (by me ><) and well it's not that good of a product to cut things short.
However if you're looking for a night out without constantly having to reapply colour on your lips, this is the thing! It stains your lips, no moisturising properties whatsoever