My purchase from drugstore.com arrived and I was very happy to see that my CoverGirl lipstains were in the box safe and sound, along with my Ojon haircare set ( I have yet to try Ojon, but I hear good things).
If you saw the post about my CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains, then you will know what I am talking about. See here: CG Lipstain Post
Here are the real pictures that I took after applying the stains:
The above photo is of the lipstain called Cinnamon Smile 445. It was a lot darker than I expected. These lipstains are quite pigmented and are not at all sheer. There is a slightly sweet taste to the stain, not one that I would particularly say was yummy, but it wasn’t terrible, either. I didn’t put a gloss over the top because I wanted to see how long the stain would last without it. I kept licking my lips over and over because my lips felt dry, so I ended up eating the stain off. I def. recommend using this with a chapstick or gloss so that you won’t end up chowing down on the stain like I did.
The above photo is of the “Plum” lipstain.. which turned out really brick red at first. I didn’t really see anything “plum” about it. I expected it to have a little more of a purple tint to it.
Is it worth it? Hmmm.. I have mixed feelings for these. They are not as long-lasting as the discontinued Eyeko cosmetics versions of the lip pens. There is a strange taste to the CoverGirl version and for some reason, I kept licking my lips. I noticed that in the middle of the day, my lipstain had faded, even with a clear gloss over the top, but it faded to a really nice sheer color. I applied the gloss at 8 am and it is now 3 pm, and I already ate, and the stain is still there, although it is not as intense as it was this morning, I was still glad to see something left there. I think the performance of this product will vary from person to person, and I would NOT recommend for people with dry lips as the stain will stick to the dry parts of the lips and look blotchy.