This lipstain by the still quite indie brand theBalm is the best stain I've tried so far. Much better than The Body Shop lipstain I reviewed here!
I bought this stain together with a bunch of goodies last year in my theBalm haul from SaSa here in Singapore! (check out the haul here)
Continue below for the review!
|theBalm stainiac lip & cheek tint in 'beauty queen'!|
|The packaging of the stain is like many liquid stains, in a tube with a stiff sponge wand, it's small and sleek. I like being able to see the stain in the bottle.|
|Swatches of Stainiac in Beauty Queen|
|Applied on for a few seconds and then wiped off. The stain is very even and strong.|
This stain is very interesting to me, it has a lovely texture and applies like a dream compared to the stain by The Body Shop. Where the stain from TBS is a thin gel and applies unevenly, staining some areas darker than others, theBalm's stain goes on like a fairly thick but still light gel and stains very evenly.
This stain is in the shade 'beauty queen', this stain comes in 3 shades, one is a lighter pink than this dark berry and the other a more orange pink shade. There's quite a strong smell I can't quite describe, almost like a sharp flowery medicine scent which goes away after application.
In terms of wear this does much better than TBS and the Revlon stain pens which were a complete fail for me. This gel stains heavily but isn't too drying. After use, my lips don't feel more dry than they normally are and my lips peel a lot frequently and get dry easily, hence I don't wear much lip product besides balms on the daily basis.
Testing the stain!
|One layer of theBalm lipstain|
|Two layers, it looks so even and pigmented like a rich rose|
|Two layers with a coat of clear gloss!|
|I'm using a clear gloss by NYX, it's the only clear gloss I have!|
|After a few hours, with eating and drinking, the stain has worn off but still some remains on the bottom quite evenly.|
|I think the combination of the lipstain and the cleargloss is really great for a juicy pout. It could be well layered with a lipstick or colored gloss too!|
Paid: $25.90 SGD ($21 USD)
Recommend: If you're looking for a gel textured berry shade stain that comes in a good easy size I'd recommend this completely! It's of great quality for the price!
Repurchase: I don't think I'd be finishing this time anytime soon so most likely not! I want to invest in trying a ysl glossy stain!
Bottom line: This stain is a great berry colored stain for the fall and for those who want to try this classic shade of stain. It stains very evenly and lasts quite well, with reapplication it still looks great.
Have you tried any stains before?
Do you like this berry shade?
let me know!
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