Are lip stains making a comeback?? I certain hope so! Mary Kay has launched their Lip Tints for Spring 2019, and I used to be so excited to attempt them out.
I used to like the benefit of a lip stain (again after they have been extra readily accessible) – it feels weightless in your lips and but provides a bunch of color that appears to final perpetually. Mary Kay has launched three restricted version shades that include 0.08 ounces2.5g of product for $18 USD or $21 CAD.
The water-based lip tints are impressed by desert hues and odor of vanilla (actually, I get extra of a butterscotch odor which is de facto scrumptious). They declare to have buildable color and a light-weight really feel.
They could be buildable, however proper out of the gate you’ll be able to see that there’s intense color pigmentation in a swatch! The shades are actually lovely and I skilled little or no feathering even in a swatch (which is spectacular given that the majority lip stains in a pen format are inclined to bleed out intensely into the crevices of my pores and skin).
Sadly, the story modifications just a little once you get these shades on the lips.
Canyon Coral is the palest of all three shades, and but nonetheless vividly vibrant. I discovered that I did should swipe on two layers to attempt to get a fair coat, however even then I used to be left with some patches on my lip the place the color wouldn’t adhere very properly. Lip stains tend to cling to dry sections of your lips (so for me that’s often the perimeter) and that turned fairly apparent with this one. Even after I had let the product dry for 3-5 minutes, I pressed my lips collectively and the color lifted from a big chunk of the interior rim of my mouth. I attempted re-applying it, but it surely simply wouldn’t stick on that space. Plus you too can see that it seems to be kinda patchy on my higher lip. The color itself is beautiful, however I discovered the appliance and endurance too finicky on this shade.
Desert Flora was barely higher, however once more you’ll be able to see the bizarre translucency in elements of my lip, however not in every single place. Sadly, the darker the shade, the extra you’ll see lighter patches of your pores and skin coming by means of. Sadly, I discovered that as quickly as I licked my lips, many of the color disappeared, even after I’d let it dry for fairly some time.
Oh boy… I’ll be sincere, after the final two shades I didn’t even need to attempt Magenta Mirage out as my earlier experiences had been severely unlucky. However I figured possibly this could be the BEST one. Yeah… nope. The color itself is gorgeous.. however you’ll be able to see it clinging for pricey life to a patch of pores and skin on my backside lip (that doesn’t even FEEL dry to me by the best way). Sadly, the worst half was that I put this lip color on after I’d carried out my make-up, let it dry whereas I did my hair, took the image you see above… licked my lips barely… AND:
The color acquired throughout my dang tongue. I used to be so aggravated. Not solely had I lifted many of the color off of my lips, however now I additionally had a stained tongue. (And it stained for HOURS by the best way… by means of a espresso and a bottle of water, even after I’d blotted my tongue with a paper towel.)
I can’t suggest these in any respect. I used to be so excited to make use of them as a result of I used to like the Revlon Lipstains + Balm (and solely simply realized they’ve lengthy since been discontinued), however these Mary Kay Lip Tints aggravated the crap out of me. The color payoff was inconsistent on my lips, the color principally got here off on the faintest signal of wetness (the interior rim of my lips, my tongue, even a straw), and so they stained my freaking tongue. Even after they left behind a mediocre stain (like… 30% of what you see within the lip swatch photographs above), it was principally as a rim round my lips! So it seemed like I had utilized lip liner and nothing else.
I’m truly actually unhappy about this… I needed to put on Canyon Coral all summer time lengthy and now I need nothing to do with these. 🙁
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