Max Factor • Lipfinity Lip Tint • Lips
|Would buy this product again.||25%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I need to preface this by saying that I haven't ever used lipstains on their own, but as an alternative to filling my lips with lipliner under a full lipstick in order to mix things up: giving a murky lipstick a little more pop or darkening lipsticks I find too pale.
That being said, I have been known to use Revlon's Just Bitten in Twilight if I'm having a 'just a bit of makeup' day with only eyebrows, eyeliner & mascara.
I thought I'd try out No. 4 (Berry Burst) as Max Factor often do some nice cosmetics (they certainly have been responsible for all of my favourite lipliners for years). The colour on the package suggested a mauve undercurrent & it swatched picking up those tones.
Luckily, I bought it on a Saturday so I had a chance to experiment with it at home on a Sunday. I was disappointed by the colour as it came out an ugly crimson/pink/gak colour against my very pale skin without a hint of mauve. After about 5 coats I managed to elicit a bit of brown which looked even worse.
Okay, let's forget about the colour & concentrate on how it felt & wore: appallingly! If you actually touch your lips with your tongue it tastes as if you've crushed up the most disgusting, bitter medicine you've ever had in your life and painted it onto your lips. The colour wore off within 15 minutes and it didn't matter how many times I reapplied I simply couldn't get it to take. I would have done better to simply paint some food dye on my lips.
The last straw was the drying, stinging sensation it left, as if I'd been rubbing my lips with epsom salts! Even copious amounts of lip balm over the top took ages to relieve the sensation & I woke up with sensitised, dry lips the following morning. This isn't just a little drying like other stains, it's the motherload of alum powder with a tiny hint of colour.
I tried to use it again last weekend. Nope. It's going into the bin. I was fighting the dry-retching just trying to get it up to my mouth.
PROS: I can't think of any except that the pen looks nifty.
CONS: Leaves no stain worth the money;
Dries and burns lips terribly;
Useless even with a lipstick/gloss/balm over the top as you can't get away from the taste.
WHO WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO? No one... unless they want to go on a crash course diet (great if you want to destroy your health completely). This product will make everything you eat or drink taste so vile that you won't be able to swallow it. I'm seriously developing a headache just thinking about how bad the taste was.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm not a big lip product person (apart from lip balms). I heard loads of people rave about lip tints so I got myself the MaxFactor Lipfinity Lip Tint in Berry Burst. The lip tint itself smells sweet and like raspberries which I guess is nice.
But when I used it I feel like you need to make sure that your lips are conditioned not chapped because it will accentuate cracks.
The big let down is however the lasting power because after 1 hour so so there was nothing left of it.
Definitely not worth the money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Go for another lip stain girlies!
I was impressed at first but here's whats wrong with it:
Does not stay on your lips for nearly long enough
Dries and shows even the tiniest bit of dry lips!
One tube/whatever you call it doesn't last long. Pretty soon it's empty. Ridiculous.
BUT, if you're determined you want this, I will concede:
Does leave a nice stain, however momentary and short-lived! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I am a lip stain junkies so I have tried every lip stains in the market.
THIS IS THE BEST.
Yes,it's drying but which lip stain doesn't?
It LASTS AL DAY.
Yes, it will lose a bit of intensity as the day goes but it's not obvious.
I used to like revlon and cover girl lip stain, but too bad they discontinued my favorite colours. Currently using max factor CORAL CRUSH which is my favorite colour atm. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I actually liked this product! I got the rose color, which goes on my lips as an almost-red -- very wearable without being an intense bright red! It lasts me from 9 am - 4 pm through eating and drinking!
As with lip marker stains in general, they do dry your lips a little so night time lip exfoliating and moisturizing is essential to keep the product looking good. I would rather go through this process and continue wearing this amazing lip stain though.
My only complaint is that while the product was inexpensive, the actual product inside does not last that time (about 2 months every other day use for me). This may be in part due to the felt tip, which while is easy to use for application, can dry out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
bought this lip tint when it first came out, it was sort of a natural dark rose colour. It was way too dark compared to the cap colour, it dried out my lips so badly as well as barely lasting! I didn't eat or drink all day bar a few sips of tea and it was off! And you know what the worst thing about it is?? It's the fact that it dries out after a week!!! hardly any tint came out, so I stored it facing downwards so the tint ran down to the nib for a week and still barely lip tint came out, bone dry!!! I love Max Factor products but this tint pen is a total let down and huge waste of money!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love lip tints in general, and there's a big range at Max Factor, but this 'pen' seemed dry from the beginning - it's hard to get nice and even coverage. I hope they refine a brush technology instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a review on 06 (think it's called Royal Plum)
The only lipstain I have ever used is Benetint, and unfortunately I'm running out, so I decided to go for something a little different. Royal Plum 06 I think is a very deceiving name; plum suggests that the colour should be... well... plummy - y'know, sort of purple-ish. But it's not. It comes out on my lips a dark-blood red. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but maybe they should rename it, because even the tube is purple-ish.
Anyway... The colour, when it comes out on my lips, is a lovely, rich, dark-blood red. I give it a minute or two to stain my lips and then use a dampened cotton bud to get rid of the excess colour, and it leaves behind a nice matte red light stain.
Personally, I think more colour should soak in, so it won't transfer as much and last longer, and that way less would be wasted on transfer or in my case, removal. Also it tastes like candy; I made the mistake of licking my lips and managed to make my teeth go pink for a minute, which was scary stuff haha!
I think the lasting time is a bit pants, to be honest, the stain lasted longer on my hand when I tested it than it did on my lips. I washed my hands thoroughly with soap about 5 times before the stain was gone from my skin, whereas the stain was gone from my lips in a matter of a few hours, with minimal lip licking, eating etc - leaving behind the dreaded Red Ring of Shame (red stain left around the outside of the lips, but inside of lips red-free)!
The stain also grabs hold of dry skin and stains it even darker. I had one teeny tiny patch of dry skin on my lower lip and it SHOWED :O.
I would suggest to all if they're going to buy this stain to definitely wear a lipbalm over it to keep your lips soft and supple.
There is no way in hell I would wear this outside on its own without a red lipstick over the top; I use it as a fantastic base for my MAC lipstick Lady Bug. On it's own, it's too unpredictable and I don't trust it...
Sorry, gorgeous people, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Great product. I don't wear lipstick but I love this lip lint. Doesn't feel like I have anything on which is a plus for me. It lasts a full working day for me too.
It can make your lips dry just a little bit but I always use Vaseline anyway which solves the problem.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought the 03 which is a bright pink. When I first tried it on I was very happy. The colour was very vibrant and stayed on my lips for hours. The smell is ok but it tastes nasty. I drank and ate and it still stayed on which is a plus. Unfortunately my lips felt very dry after only wearing it for an hour or so. But one week later the product was completely dried out and there's hardly any colour coming out of it anymore. Too bad because I wanted to buy the red one too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Unfortunately, I was left pretty dissapointed with this product. I'm usually a big fan of max factor products, so thought I would try the lip tint pen, as I have tried another pen in the past, and was also left dissapointed . Like the avon one I initally tried, the pen is very dry and expells almost no colour at all. after swiping across my lips a number of times, you get a slight hint of colour at best- certainly not the impact they portray in the adverts! It is also quite drying on the lips, so during winter months its quite uncomfortable. Its a shame, as I love the idea of applying a pen to stain the lips, but I am still looking for a pen that can sucessfully do this. The staying power is average, you get few hours wear, but certainly no better that a half decent lipstick. I will be going back to unsing my lip pencils for a matte, longer lasting colour!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I saw that they recently made a red lip stain and i was super excited to try it.
I tried it out at Boots, and oh my God, im so happy i didnt buy it prior to trying it.
I tried Red Passion and here are the reasons why i hated it:
1) Staying power: NONE.
2) It claims to be kissproof, i kissed my hand to test it, transfers like a bitch.
3) it stays in the lip lines, resulting in making your lips multicolored.
4) if you drink or eat, smoke or simply lick your lips, the color fades and you have pink lips.
Do not buy! Revlon's Just Bitten is way better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was really disappointed by this product. I love the lipfinity lipsticks, but this lip tint has nothing in common with them. I have the shade 04 which looks beautiful on the lips. Turns into a nice matte vibrant red. The tint gets into the outer layer of skin on your lips and that's why it shouldn't smudge and is supposed to last a long time. However, the way this tint works is the reason why I don't like it. It's very drying and looks horrible on damaged lips like mine. I have dry lips and this lipstick tends to set into the recently healed parts of my lips, where the skin is thinner. So my lips look like they are bleeding! Since it's water based, if you drink anything, it's completely gone. It doesn't really last that long. The only way this lip tint works is as a lip liner. It really stays on this part of your lips.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the number 80 which is a brownish pinkish tea.
Literally lasts 2 minutes.
Has a sick sweet taste.
Looks like a felt pen you can get from the dollar store.
Overpriced cheap product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was looking for my favourite shade of Lipfinity (the classic one), but couldn't find it. The shop assistant told me this to be even better, staying longer on the lips. Wrong. I bought quite a dark shade, I liked the matte look. But it won't withstand even one kiss! When wearing Lipfinity it stays on for hours (9 to 5 at least) but this was half gone after 30 minutes.
I like the smell and I the applicator is fun, it's like drawing on my face :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got this in the lightest color, 01. Which is a nice neutral, "my lips but better". It is easy to put on, but I wish the felt tip would have given just a little bit more color so I didn't have to work with it as long. The tint smells and tastes sweet, and feels a bit sticky at first, but when it dries you can hardly feel it. I wear this under lipstick, balm or gloss for a nicer finish.
The tint does not last "forever", but it stays on for quite a while. I've read that people complain about it becoming patchy when it fades, but when you choose a neutral color you can hardly see it fading.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Epic fail! This does nothing for my lips. First off it clings to dry parts of the lips making it appear uneven. If I apply balm first then the lip tint it goes on looking uneven still. Smells great like rasperry sauce - just try not to lick your lips cause this stuff tastes toxic! The fact that it tastes so bad makes me wonder what goes into it. Im totally put of lip stains now.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wear tints/stains only. I don't like creamy lipsticks at all. I have four other lip tints I can compare this to.
Revlon one (sucks a lot!),
Mac Art Supplies Lip Stain (amazing! I have been using this for 2 years, I know it's gross, but this stuff just keeps lasting and lasting!),
The balm Staniac (good for a natural look),
Margaret Astor (drugstore brand in Europe, better than Revlon)
I think this is better than the Revlon one, which is not really a compliment, but still worse than the others. And here are the reasons:
Staying power: not very good, starts coming off from the middle, which is not a good look ;)
Color : Patchy and I also think all the colors look very dark in the beginning and fade quickly.
Scent: Like something a 9 year old girl would like. Gummybear scent or something.
Packaging: Ok, the cap has an inside to prevent it from drying up, apllication is easy, but I think it's a bit too runny and therefore hard to make a clean outline.
Overall there are better tints/stains out there! Not repurchasing .
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Like the comment below, I loved the appearance after the initial application but it has a lot of problems.
Pros: Each shade is lovely, can apply straight to the lip as opposed to some gloopy pot lip tints which get messy and unhygenic.
Cons: Terrible fibre tip - dries up at an instance, you have to constantly shake the pen just to get anything out! If you wear any lipstick of lip balm underneath the waxy coating will transfer onto the nib and just dry it out for future uses, after a couple of hours the consistency of the tint starts to break and you get lots of little pigment parts along your lips which is unattractive and you'll have to rub it off. It does this mostly when it's applied to naked lips.
While I love the Berry Burst colour I bought it in, it's just not long lasting or performing enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I agree with one of the reviews below, I got berry blast and was pleased with the result the first 2 or 3 times I used it. However, after less than 2 weeks I can't get ANYTHING to come out of the thing any more! I definitely didn't use it all up, wonder if my lip balm has got on the nib and wrecked it. Pretty disappoint because I did like the initial effect...