I’m about to review my purchase from CoverGirl. It is a drugstore makeup brand by Proctor and Gamble and is one of the cheapest makeup products available at drugstores (when compared to L’Oreal/Maybelline/Rimmel/Bourjois). I bought this about 6 months ago and at that time, I was quite tired of my lipstick disappearing after only a few hours and I did not have time at office to reapply. I came across this product while I was browsing at a drugstore one day. As the product read, “lip stain,” I was quite inquisitive. This product looks like a felt pen/marker and actually stains your lips so that the colour stays put for at least some time. I tried some testers and as I’m really into mauves/nudes, I selected this shade 435, which reads as “Flirty Nude.” However, some of the other colours were not available at the store.
The water-based colorants of Outlast Lip stain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of colour that won’t come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its pen-like precision applicator makes it easy to define your lips — just draw on colour without any hassle!
- Lightweight colour that won’t come off.
- Water-based colorants last for hours.
- Precision application pen.
Not mentioned on the tube/website.
My Take on CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain 435 – Flirty Nude:
First of all, this colour is not a “nude” colour. If only one coat is applied, it is a subtle red colour and with two coats, it almost gives a “red” colour. The product is designed for precise application, this I think is very clever. As it is a stain, you would want it to spread beyond your lips for sure. I wanted to use this lip stain on days when I couldn’t touch-up during the day time and I used gloss on top of it, to finish off the look. Without gloss, I feel like I have painted my lips with a felt pain, it didn’t look sophisticated.
The product did not have a fragrance or a taste to it. Staying power-wise, this product doesn’t disappear from your lips just by eating or drinking. With two coats, it lasts easily for 5 hours. After about 6 to 7 hours, the colour just wears off and can be washed off with water; however, on some days, I felt it was still there on my lips even on the following day.
Colour-wise, I was quite disappointed as it is not a nude colour whatsoever. On the other hand, it is a “flirty” colour. The main drawback is that this lip stain does not camouflage any flaws such as dry or flaky lips. So, smooth lips is a must, please exfoliate/use lip treatments, etc. This is because some lipsticks hide these flaws, but this stain pretty much accentuates imperfections. The consistency is smooth and quite runny; however, the felt tip tends to dry out at times, just like normal pens do. This does not cause any problem though as the product flows smoothly after starting application.
Pros of CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain 435 – Flirty Nude:
- This lip stain is more long lasting than other lipsticks available in the market.
- A variety of shades are available.
- Product is designed well and the tip is apt for precise application.
- Easy to carry around, sturdy packaging.
- A lip liner is not really needed if this product is used.
Cons of CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain 435 – Flirty Nude:
- Does not provide moisture to the lips; however, we cannot use lip balm and then use this lip stain over it as it will spoil the tip of this pen.
- Not suitable for very dry or flaky lips.
- The actual colour when compared to the name of the shade is quite misleading.
Will I Repurchase CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain 435 – Flirty Nude:
I will always have at least one lip stain handy, for situations when re-applying normal lipsticks during the day is not possible.
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