Cover Girl • Outlast Lipstain - 410 Bit of Blossom • Lips
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really do like this product in the 2 shades(410,430) that I had purchased for 2.99 each.This is a very natural color pink/purple a your lips only better sort of color.I'd recommend this one if you aren't sure that you are going to like lip stains because it's not going to be that noticeable as this fades.I had this on for 6 hours before it started to fade.
I'd been reluctant a lipstain to purchase because it seemed the reviews were always to drying.I have not found this to be the case with this.The few times I did put a lip balm over it I didn't notice my lip were any more moisturized or that it made the product stay on any longer.I don't this a balm is necessary but if you want to it doesn't change the stains color
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
I scored this lip stain for $2 at Big Lots. I was really excited to try it out because I have never owned a lip stain and I really like the idea of the marker packaging. This is a beautiful fuscia shade that is cool with blue undertones- perfect for fair skin. I think this would look beautifull in the summer with a light eye to let the focus be on the pout, haha. This is a lot of fun. My only complaint is there doesn't seem to be a lot of product but for what I paid, I'd go back and get a few more. I'm curious to try the other shades! I am concerned how difficult it will be to apply when the product starts to get low and how quickly it might dry out. But for the time being, I really love having this in my collection and will definitely be using it :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Straight to the point:
This is my FAVORITE color ( I don't like 440 wild berry unaccurate color)
Is a blushing deep pink on the lips. If you like a natural look on your lips, this is for you.
It can not be wear alone, because is very dry. My lips won't look plump just with this lipstain. You must use a MOISTURIZING lipstick or lip balm on top.
TIP: I use CARMEX on top and is WONDERFUL for fresh looking plump lips.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I use both 405 and 410- both pink tones. 410 is a brighter pink (a cooler shade too.) 405 is a less intense not as cool pink. I vary between using both of these to stain my lips and then apply a medium cool-toned pink lipstick over them. So when the lipstck wears off slightly after eating I still have color - not bare looking lips. My lips are so pale I look awful without some color. I love these because they are cheaper than the department store or speciality store brands and they last. (Mark's Kiss Ink was the best but it was discontinued) No stickiness or feathering, or bad taste or smell that I can tell. They don't last really long on your lips, however, if you don't wear a lipstick or gloss of some kind on top. You would have a slight flush of color for quite awhile but that's it. After applying, let dry slightly and apply your lipstick or gloss. Even licking your lips once before doing this will remove a lot of the color. If CG discontinues these I will be on the search again for a marker type lip stain. It's a must-have for me. I stock up every time I have a coupon and Walgreen's has a BOGO offer. The pens seem to last longer if you store upside down. Also, occasionaly take a kleenex and roll the point around on it to clean and help more product come out of the pen. Love love love these.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Did not like this lipstain, I bought a couple different colors because I was excited by the idea of a lip color that would stay but disliked so much just gave them away.....
- Bad taste and smell
- Hard to cover lips with applicator
- drys out quickly
- very artificial color choices
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Great idea for a product and great color. It does tend to lend itself to coming off easily, and requiring pretty frequent reapplications. However, it does look great underneath almost any lipgloss. The packaging leaves much to be desired, unfortunately. The "marker" is a cool concept, but it runs out very fast and often I find it's like trying to get ink out of a pen when you're writing upside down. It's also a little pricy for a drugstore product that doesn't last long.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Not a fan of this product. Though I like the idea of a lipstain, this was not the one for me. Even though it's advertised as non-sticky, I still found it kind of sticky. It was hard to get a nice colour, without it going absolutely dark on your lips. I wouldn't repurchased this, and I probably won't actually wear it either. It will sit in my makeup collection, growing old, drying out and being very neglected.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm sort of on the fence about this lipstain. On the one hand, it really does live up to its promises. The first time I wore it was to dinner at our family friend's place and it totally lasted the whole night. I think we were there for 5 hours? It did fade a teeny bit after dinner but not much. However, the packaging is definitely deceiving. I bought it cos I just love color and this was the one that stood out to me the most. I expected a cute, pretty fuschia but I was shocked when I put it on and it turned out to be this bright, vibrant raspberry-ish red. Now, it doesn't look horrible on me, but I was planning to use this as an everyday lip color. But this really isn't very daytime appropriate. I've used it a few more times now and I find that it seems to be starting to run out of 'ink' already? So although this lipstain wasn't horribly expensive, I think it's sort of a rip off, considering how much product is actually in the tube. I think I'd buy it again, just cos I'm really impressed with the staying power, but a lighter shade next time for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Covergirl just introduced this product this past spring and I am already in my second tube! I love this product ..I have full lips thanks to my african heritage and so most lipsticks are just too flashy on my lips. I've been using the '425' and I love it..I put a little bit of Burt Bee's Lip Balm and I am set..leaves a subtle sheen. Its a definite keeper!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this on a whim at the drugstore and feel a little undecided about whether I like it or hate it. The color is darker than what I would prefer as it turns a plumy pink on my lips. I have to apply a nude/beige gloss overtop to tone down the color. The felt tip applicator reminds me of using a marker on my lips. Very little product comes out and it already feels like it's going to run out or run dry even though I've only had it for a week or so. The one good thing I have to say about it is that it does last for a long time...for roughly 6 hrs after application.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is actually for the brown one of these, #445. I love the idea of lipstains, because it's such a hassle to reapply, and I always forget anyway. Well, this one is awesome, HG without a doubt. Dark, true brown that can be light and fairly natural or dark and dramatic, depending on application. The shade can be adjusted as well by which color of gloss or balm you put on top. Today I actually paid attention, and so far it has lasted over 4 hrs., through eating, drinking, and too many smokes. And it's still going strong! Sooo glad I tried this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
so i just picked this up while shopping bc it was a dollar off and thought i might as well give it a go. this was the ONLY color available at the store, so i was kinda worried that maybe this wasn't the best color. However, i do like the color this gives. its a very pretty fuschia pink. i didn't put too much on and i really like it. after reading the other reviews, i think was probably the best color for me, so i'm glad i got it!
update: i used this once or twice and then it just sat there - and dried up! so not worth the money. investing in a high quality lipstain is the way to go. i love benefit's posie tint! although i still love the pen packaging of this stain.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i got this for bogo at cvs..actually all the lip care products of covergirl are bogo this week, i was excited to try this, i got this and teasing blush, i thought this color was like a vivid pink but when try it,it comes out as a red color while the color of the teasing blush was like a neutral brown, eventhough the colors what you see in the packages are not what you get, i still love this, it didnt dried my lips and the staying power was decent..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
After seeing this is Lucky magazine, I was intrigued to try it. I have been a fan of the lipstain concept since Jr. High. I've always loved naturally looking flushed lips. I have tried all types of lipstains from different brands (mostly department store brands). I gave up on buying them because of several reasons: 1) they usually dried out my lips, 2) the application always looked blotchy and 3) they never kept. I'd usually end up with a ring of color remaining around my lips or just concentrated in the middle of my lips after a few hours.
I also figured, why spend so much on products that aren't holding up to my standard.
I decided to give this a try because it was fairly inexpensive so why not? The color I purchased was 410, bit of blossom. The container indicates that it's this bright purply pink color. I was a little hesistant to purchase it, but I did, since the other color I wanted was out of stock (everbloom kiss).
I actually ended up really liking this color a lot. It was not bright pink at all. I am tan complected with brownish tone lips that tend to blend in with my skintone. This color steps my own tip tone up a notch and gives it a pink, but natural tint. It does feel a little drying, and I put lip moisturizer on top. The staying power is not bad. As with other lipstains I don't think it will last all day through lunch and dinner.
I recommend applying a little bit on your lips then spreading it out. I would also avoid lining your lips with it.
From my past experiences with more expensive brands I'd say this is actually better. Cover girl offers a wide range of colors and this lipstain is just as good if not better than any department store stain out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Typically I don't venture into drugstore makeup brands as I typically find you get what you pay for... but after a suggestion from a friend I tried this and was delightfully surprised! It's pretty good stuff! The staying power isn't excellent, and the container doesn't seem to have a ton of product in it, but overall a very decent lipstain for the money.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm 45 & wanted more precision with a lip stain so I really wanted to like this product. I find that "Benetint" lip stain can 'bleed' into lip lines if I don't use a liner & extra time (even tho' mine are not that noticeable!) so this 'looked' good for 'every day ease.' Cover Girl, what a huge disappointment!! The only thing that I liked was the price ($7.50 Canadian) & the shade, "Bit of Blossom.") **Big but**: the application is uneven, the product has very little staying power and even though I use "Burt's Bee's Lip Balm (love that!) every night &, exfoliate my lips regularly, this lip stain showed even the tiniest flaw or bit of roughness. Spend the extra money & get "Benetint's Lip Stain" & if you have the 'bleeding line' problem I get sometimes, use a nude pencil to prevent the bleeding effect. It worth every extra cent! Save your time & $$ on "Cover Girl's Outlast Lip Stain." Even my teenaged daughter said, "This (CG stain) sucks." Sorry, but very true, IMO. I tossed this in the trash!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been on a hunt for a marker type lip stain for a while, and this one does a great job considering how inexpensive it is. The color I got is 410, a cooler version of a fuschia pink, I find that using it on clean, bare lips works best, but since the color is so bright I add a layer of Lip Smackers milky beige gloss on top ( color – Cappucino) and the combination makes the lips really pop. The pale pink shines beautifully though the creamy pale beige and it melts together for a really gorgeous lip.
I wouldn’t wear this alone, its too bright and the worst part – it runs out so fast. I’ve had it for 3 weeks or so and there’s barely any ink left…very strange. This looks good with some balm on top and doesn’t make the lips sticky or cakey, I cant wait to try more colors, I just wish there was more product in the actual tube.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love the long-lasting effect of this product! I lick my lipstick off and tend not to wear gloss because I have very little lip pigment and so they always look too light on me. But this lasted for hours and did not look dry at all. Only problem - the color is much brighter than it appears on the package. It's a VERY bright pink. I love the way this product wears, though. I'll try a lighter color next time. This product is what I hoped other products would be but weren't, like the company "Lip Ink." Their products made my lips peel, plus these are half the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I think these are great products. They wear very well, are easy to apply, last quite awhile...the look is less blotchy that my expensive lip stains. In fact they arent blotchy at all. But I dont like this color. Too "teeny bopper" bright hot pink. These lipstains containers are not anywhere even close to the color they come out as.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Please click "continued" for swatches and pics!
The first thing I want to say about the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains is wow - as a collection, these are remarkable.
For each swatch, I drew a rectangle on my arm between black lines (for contrast - I used Wet 'n' Wild MegaEyes Defining Marker, which, by the way, is just like MAC's new felt-tip liner and is absolutely amazing), let it dry for a few minutes, and then went over it again to ensure that each color showed up as pigmented as possible for the sake of comparison and truth of color. Others before me have said they are very pigmented, and I half-agree with that statement; some are incredibly pigmented, others significantly less so (and with little exception, they generally get more pigmented as the shade numbers increase). The less pigmented of these lipstains are very layerable, but the more pigmented ones seem to be relatively unaffected by the amount of product you use. I'll show the pictures first, and then describe each shade. In all of the pictures, the lipstains are placed in ascending numerical order from left to right.
Shade descriptions and reviews (Pigmentation scale: 1 = least pigmented, 10 = most pigmented):
400 Everbloom Kiss: Bright, cute, sweet pink, neutral in tone. Creates an innocent and (very) youthful look. Pigmentation: 2
405 Berry Smooch: Sophisticated, cool-toned mauve-berry shade. Reminds me very much of NARS' Sin blush (without the shimmer, of course). Simply gorgeous. Pigmentation: 1
*** 410 Bit of Blossom (shade currently being reviewed): Vivid pink shade that rather tends toward the "fuschia" direction, but without being overly cool (definitely cool-neutral). This makes for a sassy sort of look (exactly what you don't get with the "Sassy Mauve" shade, incidentally), one I imagine fitting on a MAC MA, for example. Pigmentation: 6 ***
415 Teasing Blush: Sultry, neutral pink-red-brown color, remarkably hard to describe; for some reason, I can't get past the word "blush" (in its name) - it doesn't really mean anything, but somehow it's still the most fitting descriptor I can think of. This one may well be my favorite of them all. It's just... sexy. Pigmentation: 4
420 Sassy Mauve: Sophisticated, subdued wine color; "mauve" definitely hits the nail on the head. While this is a very pretty color, I wouldn't call it "sassy." It strikes me as one of the more mature colors in the line, and reminds me somewhat of Lancome's popular Beach Plum Juicy Tube. Pigmentation: 5
425 Plum Pout: Deep, cool red; not very plummy at all, in my opinion. This is almost the exact color of MAC's Dubonnet lipstick. Love it! Pigmentation: 10
430 Coy Coral: Warm, salmony-coral shade, markedly different from the other lipstains. While this stain does go on more smoothly and evenly than most of the others, I'm very unimpressed by the color and quite honestly can't think of any skin tone this would complement (but feel free to try to prove me wrong!). Pigmentation: 8
435 Flirty Nude: Rather warm pink-brown tone (but with more brown than pink). It's almost a darker, more opaque version of NARS' Dolce Vita lipstick, but not quite as pretty. This is just an average color, in my opinion; not ugly but not beautiful, either, though I suspect it might better compliment darker skin tones than my own. Pigmentation: 3
440 Wild Berry Wink: Bright cool-neutral red, the exact color of my fingers after a day of picking fresh blackberries in the end of August. Stunning. Pigmentation: 9
445 Cinnamon Smile: Warm brown, caramel-mocha shade. I mentally file this under "no way," next to "Coy Coral"; while I do think it's more likely to work on some skin tones than the coral shade would, I'm having trouble even figuring out what those skin tones might be. It's just... very, very brown. Pigmentation: 7
Whew! That was a mouthful. Don't let my "pigmentation scale" scare you off, either. As I mentioned earlier, some of the less pigmented shades are the prettiest, and very buildable.
I haven't worn them all out and about yet, but the ones I have (415 and 420, I believe) lasted through dinner and a play/movie (two different nights). I found myself re-applying every few hours to maintain the vividness of color; they didn't fade too much, but when they did, they faded evenly. As with most lipstains, the CoverGirl Outlast stains tend to cling to patches of dry skin, so it helps to exfoliate your lips before applying (this can be done with a lip buffer, a washcloth, or even a soft-bristled toothbrush) and/or prep your lips with a small amount of balm. (You can also apply balm after the stain, which creates a very pretty, glossy look; be sure to let the stain "set" for a few minutes first, though.)