Rated 3.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review S.W.A.K. Review
Took me a long time to decide which one I wanted because there aren't very many good swatches online (bad lighting, quality, etc). I decided on this one because I wanted a pure pink stain that wasn't too cool or too dark, which was a problem I came across with other brands. This was perfect. I like the smell (blueberry vanilla), it doesn't smell like cough syrup to me. When I first put it on, I was worried it would be too light, but in a few seconds it darkened slightly to a pretty rose color. It didn't plump my lips, but it did have a little tingling sensation. It didn't stain that much except the dead skin on my lips but I think that's because it's not a dark color in the first place, so that's fine. Maybe multiple layers will make the stain more prominent. I rubbed my lips together after wearing it for an hour and the little glitters clumped up a little.
Most Helpful Critical Review Planning on returning
I really love Buxom plumping lip glosses, so I was looking forward to trying a stain with some real color that would also plump my lips. Unfortunately this product fell short. I love the color and that it wasn't sticky, but that's where the loves end. It did absolutely no plumping, compared to their lip gloss which I can notice a difference and feel the tingle. And when I think of stain I think it will have a bit of staying power, maybe not all day but at least a few hours, but after an hour I was reapplying because it didn't look like I had anything on my lips.
Reviewed by 60 customers meh
Hwilson from MI
Very thin and easy to apply but once it drys down it feels more like a think liquid lipstick rather than a stain and it drys out your lips. It also does not last very long and you need to constantly re apply if your doing any kind of eating or drinking. It is easy to layer on top of itself and glosses layer nice on it.
KBrooks from North Carolina
Little color, sticky, doesn't apply well, barely any color at all. Saw no plumbing at all. Color on sample chart doesn't match actual tube shade.
Definitely not for me
Jennie from Idaho
I really had high Hope's for this product but it was a huge let down. It was very short lasting, sticky and clumped up on my lips. I wouldn't recommend.
Stef from Parma Ohio
This is a mess to apply. The wand gets the color everywhere and you can't get a smooth line around your lips
Easy lasting color
KellyB from Arlington, VA
I have this in S.W.A.K. and Bitten and I love it. It's fast to apply and the color lasts into the evening. I get a small amount of plumping from it - not as much as I would from a dedicated lip plumper, but enough for some fullness. I have lighter coloring, like the woman in the first column of swatches. S.W.A.K. enhances my natural lip color and its a good daywear shade. Bitten is much darker on me, I have to be more careful applying it because a mistake will show up - I usually end up wearing a gloss over it. It is a little drying as others have mentioned but I usually apply some lip balm before and after putting it on and don't have a big problem. I'd definitely try this out and start with a lighter shade if you're unsure!
the PERFECT lip product
Maddie from Fairfield CT
this product is moisterizing, glossy, and really does stain your lips for a good amount of time. Not all day, but I don't mind reapplying after a few hours. It fades super gradually and naturally so you don't get any weird lines or smudges. Not everyone likes the smell/taste, but I don't mind it. Going to buy many many more colors.
Mickey from Port Austin, MI
I am addicted to lip stains I'm always buying them, not always with good results. But I tried this in one color and I have since bought them all!!! It goes on very smooth and not drying at all. I carry one in my purse to use throughout the day. I wish there was more colors!!
Going to stock up so I never run out
Kate H from New York, NY
Best lip stain ever! It leaves your lips moisturized and is the perfect color.
Good base color
Thes from Bourbon Country
Haven't tried the paler shades, but the red/raspberry shades leave my lips redder and more colorful, allowing me to add other glosses or colors as I see fit, or just leave the color as it is. Lasts all day.
This is my favorite base lip color now.
Love! Hydrating. Use over,under my long lasting BM 💄
Cruiser from Florida
Adds a shine without being sticky like gloss!
Lo from Bay Area, CA
I'm not usually bothered by the scent of products, but OMG this smells TERRIBLE. The chemical smell is beyond overwhelming and it has an unpleasant taste to it! I never return products I dont like...but I returned this. Bummer because the color was cute!
Not a stain.
Kat Law from Nyc
The color is really pretty and I was hoping it would leave a stain that would last for more than an hour but it didn't. I really really wanted this to work. It feels more like a thin liquid lipstick.
Pucked Not Dolly
Swamp Witch from Austin, Tx
I used this product by itself as it's supposed to be a PLUMPING and STAINING lip stain. It neither plumps nor stains. The color for Pucker Up Dolly is pretty but ridiculously lacking. It's basically a glorified lip gloss.
No plump, no stain
GM from No
It's not really a lip stain, nor does it plump. Does nothing. Disappears, no staying power. Terrible!
MNH from Irvine, CA
I don't like lipstick but lipgloss wears off after the first sip of coffee. So an Ulta clerk recommended this lip stain. It is light weight and buildable to get the desired color. And if you still want the glossy look, just layer it in top!
Mrhill77 from Magnolia, Texas
I wanted to love this product because I love most things by this brand minus the really gloss lips products. I don't like the greasy slick feel, I like more matte or chapstick feel that sits lightly on the lips not like Vaseline. This had a funky smell, was sticky & just didn't work well at all. I bought 3. One for myself & 2 as gifts for family members & all got returned because none of us liked it.
labd from CA
I am happily surprised to find a stain that isn't neon or crying. Great find.
Returned this product. Disappears promptly with no use.
IGS from Boise Idaho
This product removes itself in 30 minutes.
Completely useless. Does not take food or talking ---it just disappears.
Sparkleygal from Crystal Lake, IL
Great lasting color. Lips felt dry as night went on. Needed to moisturize periodically.
Terrible, strong smell
snd14 from Kansas city
The color was so beautiful and I've been looking for a new long-lasting, moisturizing lip stain, however, when I opened this the smell was so bad I did not want to put it near my mouth. It has a very strong, chemical scent that made my eyes sting.
improvement from nc
everyday instead of lipstick
Excellent staying power
Makeup Addict from Philly
LOVE this product. I tried S.W.A.K, Bitten & Puckerup Dolly - loved them all. Excellent staying power (and I've tried them all!), pretty colors, hydrating. I never expected that it would truly "plump" my lips, which it doesn't except for hydrating - which could be considered "lip plumping". Overall, get this if you want a truly long lasting, non-drying lip stain, just don't except your lips will magically look like you got collagen injections.
SM from Oregon
Bought two colors. Both seemed to give same reddish irritated look. Lips were damaged for over a week after one evening of use. Returning the product.
I haven't found very many that didn't feel like paste.
Angelina from Charleston, wv
I love this product because it goes on light not clammy. I'll be buying more ❤️
Erin from Tacoma, Washington
I am a minimalist with makeup and find it very hard to find a color that I like and looks good on me. I absolutely love the "Make Out" shade. A great nude with just a splash of mauve. Very subtle on my medium beige skin. I don't like to have to primp all day, so I like all my makeup to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, this was a huge disappointment. Even with no eating or drinking it only lasted about 30 minutes tops. The staff at the store suggested I apply a lip liner for a little more staying power but this brand is not cheap and I am a little hesitant. It's an expensive risk.