Product Packaging: The Stain gloss comes in a white tube with the cover being more or less representative of the colour of the stain gloss. If you are more of a lipstick person then give the Super stay 14 hour lipsticks a try.
The applicator is in the shape of an oval and there is a small hole in the middle of it. It is soft and fluffy and pretty flexible. Even though I have small lips I still find it pretty easy to work with.
Product Colours: These stain glosses come in ten shades for your every colour desire. For me that colour was Pleasing Plum. Ah yes, I was in the mood to delve into the world of purple lips! Little did I realise the shade Luxurious Lilac would have been a better choice but I digress.
What is interesting about this product is that the colour of Pleasing plum appeared more purple when wet and once dry it changes to a deep plum colour. Either way the colour is really pigmented and reminded me of a liquid lipstick.
On top: Dry colour; On Bottom: Wet swatch
Product Performance: The stain gloss glides onto the lips easily. I did note a slight sensation when applied onto the lips; not exactly tingly but not exactly burning either. Like I mentioned before the product appears rather glossy on initial application but then dries down and the stain part of it takes over.
As for the ten hour part, I did try the product a few times and had different wear times but none of them lasting 10 hours. The first time I tried it I applied the product, left it on for 30 minutes and then had a drink and it was almost all gone by then. Another time I tried it on and ate a meal almost immediately afterwards and the stain was still visible present on the lips but most of the actual colour of the product was gone. In all I did get about 2-3 hours wear time on my somewhat chappy lips.
Product Availability & Price: For you Trinbagonians, check you local SuperPharm for these at a cost of about $61.95.
And just in case you’re wondering what else I was wearing; the L’Oreal 24hour Infallible eyeshadows in Bronzed Taupe and Midnight Blue completed the look.
Happy Stain Glossing!