N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492
Lip stains are like a mystery to me. I’ve only ever used a handful in my lifetime so far. The appeal stumps me due to my past experiences with them. So you can understand when I tell you that I wasn’t too excited to try out and review N.Y.C. Smooch Proof 16H Lip Stain Never Ending Nude 492. But it isn’t all that bad after all! Read on to see what I have to say about it.
This is described as the following on their website:
“NYC New York Color Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain stays put, providing a sheer to intense flush of color that sticks around longer than most guys in the City. This is no on-again, off-again relationship. Color stays faithful for up to 16 hours. Looking for happily ever after for a very happy price? Let your lips do the charming!”
Swatches shown below is one swipe on the left and 2 swipes on the right.
Verdict? The shade I got is Never Ending Nude. This is no different than other lip stains I’ve used in the past. The color is definitely buildable, as seen in my swatches. One layer of application on my lips leave a light tint of brown. The second layer shows up even more pigmented than I though it would. To be honest, this shade isn’t the best against my skin tone and I ended up looking like I’m going goth. But it does work. It leaves a nice stain that holds up through an entire meal even if a lot of the color does get rubbed off. There is some product fading, but that’s to be expected even for a stain. In the very end, it does pulls through representing what lip stains are supposed to be like. Lipsticks would’ve worn off by now unless it’s a super good one. So this definitely works as a lip stain. As for the 16 hour claim…..well, it does say “up to” 16 hours and not “will last for” 16 hours. With minimal disturbance in the lip area, I would say their claim of that does hold with some wear. Formula is definitely light and it dries matte. It leaves my lips slightly dry, but I get used to it after a while. I’m just a fan of moisturizing lip products really. I’m not a huge fan of the smell, but it’s tolerable. The felt tip allows fine precision during application. In conclusion, I’d snag this in a berry shade probably since I like it enough for the affordable price tag of about $4.99. I’m just not impressed enough to grab one of each shade they have available.
This can be found in chain drugstores and mass merchandisers nationwide.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*