I am a lip color junkie. They've recently become my obsession, and I won't leave the house without at least one in my pocket. Something about a brightly colored pout or even just a soft wash of color brings joy on a cloudy day. Today I'm reviewing a new lip product, the L'oreal Color Caresse Shine Stain.
I got to the store, and was pleasantly surprised by their pretty packaging. I liked the shiny gold square-shaped tube that tapered at the top. Where you twist it to pull off the applicator there is a clear strip that allows the actual color of the lipstick to show through so you knew what color you were getting. I got the color Lilac Ever After, which was more of a faded rose type of color, and not really purple at all. For around $7, I thought it'd be alright to give it a shot and headed to the checkout line.
When I got home, I was pretty excited. I twisted open the lid and pulled out the applicator. I was somewhat confused. It was that strange, kind of cheap-looking spongey applicator, which I'm pretty sure is kind of unsanitary. I suppose it's fine since it's probably meant for only one person to be using, but I was slightly disappointed. I shrugged it off and began to apply, though didn't specifically like the feel of the brush. Wasn't too big of a deal though. The product itself went on strangely smoothly, and felt almost like applying water onto my lips. It was a really interesting feeling, because it went on feeling like it wouldn't be sticky at all, or even show up, but then rubbing my lips together I could start to feel a tiny bit of stickiness. It wasn't any stickier then a gloss should be (actually a little less then quite a few I've tried), and wasn't very goopy so I was satisfied.
As for the staying power, it was really nice. The glossiness stayed put 'till lunch with only a little fading. After eating lunch the stain still had a nice wash, and didn't gather around the edges of my lips too much. I'd go into the bathroom for touch-ups, and would realize that I didn't have anything to touch up. I only reapplied after I ate my lunch, and that's because I wasn't being mindful about my lipcolor at all at that time. In days to come I would simply reapply because it was fun, and I loved the weird water-feeling texture as I would apply. In total, it lasted me about 7 hours with pretty a pretty decent outcome.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this product to my friends. I think I'll be going back to try the crazier shades. They had an interesting berry color that seems pretty.