After first picking up the L’Oreal version of the Glossy Stain and loving it (post to come) I was excited to try another brand to see how it held up. Maybelline describe this as a ‘Tint Gloss’ and I think I should have listened to them because this is not the same thing at all. I will be comparing the two in a video next week but I was just massively underwhelmed at the performance of this having been so impressed by the L’Oreal. That being said when you look at this as a standalone product with no preconceived notions of how it should work it’s actually very good. There’s no real ‘gloss’ aspect to it, it’s more of a cream formula which sets to enable it to last longer than your average lipstick but it is drying and within for hours it’s completely gone.. not quite the 10hr wear Maybelline is promising!
I love the shade range available and would consider buying more because of that (along with the deliciously fruity scent) as the other drugstore equivalents just don’t offer the colours I’d like them to. For £6.99 I think it’s a decent product, it does transfer, it does fade but it’s not sticky and you can layer and reapply without it going all goopy and weird. I’d consider it a good lip product for a night out where you’re willing to reapply but don’t want to worry about your lipstick smudging all over your face.
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