I grabbed a few of these in a sale and I also did something I totally never do which is stray from colours similar to my natural lip colour.
I grabbed romantic and dreamer. Two quite decent sized tubes that will last me a while.
I am absolutely in love with dreamer it’s a really pinky lilac colour and somehow still has quite a natural look to it. It suited a nail polish I picked up in the vault by o.p.i perfectly. I was surprised it suited me without making me resemble a corpse or making my teeth look super yellow. Then Romantic is quite a bright pink.. probably my latter favourite of the two but still nice to try new things.
I am a huge fan of lip stains and I wouldn’t totally describe this as a stain or ink more a paint. But it’s very effective!! It has a wand that you paint the “ink” on with. It creates a paint like coating on your lips and it does dry matte.
Agree it is slightly sticky but not terribly worse than some other lipsticks.
The real positive comes from it’s staying power. I actually brushed my lips with tooth paste and brush to see if this would move when testing the colour and it didn’t budge. It stayed for hours. Applied in the morning and didn’t reapply, and it was still on my lips at 7pm. It had slightly worn on the inside but with lips pressed it was still good looking so I almost have to say if your worried check the inner lip application occasionally.
Also applied to my toddler who loooves makeup and it lasted.. she still had it on the following morning!
Slight taste to it almost cherry like.
I used Mac lip prep prior but actually found it stayed better without that.
It is very hard to remove due to its super staying power but I found wiping off with a baby wipe worked quite well. I don’t wear these often but was nice to have the dreamer colour to use with my matching polish and new maybelline palette on Christmas.
Will probably by another colour or two from the range eventually.