Rated 4.67 out of 5 stars
I got a sample of the Forever Peach lip stain a while ago from a friend and have been using it religiously— although it looks bright orange it goes on beautifully, and makes my lips just a nicer, deeper shade of pink (I am under 17 and it looks perfect on me, and I have no doubt it would have the same effect on someone older). I think it's worth mentioning that after three months of use, my sample product (about a third of the size of the full size product) has barely even shrunk (as in, I think I will probably be able to use my sample one for another year and a half before it's gone). I finally worked up the courage to buy the full size product (so I could have one in my makeup bag and the other to switch between bags) two days ago. I got it in the mail TODAY (without even purchasing the $20 express shipping), and when I opened it up it was in the cutest wrapping. There was a little envelope and inside was a card where one of the employees had handwritten "Enjoy!" , and on the backside of that was a description of Iredale Cosmetics. Behind that paper was a printout of my order. After taking away the envelope, I found yellow tissue paper (marked with the 'i' logo) with a sticker with the 'i' logo on it to seal the tissue paper, and there was even a little lavender stick there too! I'm not a total fan of lavender, but it made me feel like they were reaching out directly to me, like it's something they didn't have to do, but did it anyway. It's the little things, you know? Anyway the box for the lip stain is so cute, and inside the lip stain is a perfect size. It looks so sleek and I'm already in love. I put it on, and it goes on just as it should, giving my lips that extra pop. Oh and the box even comes with a little tutorial paper on how to put it on. Overall, I could not be more happy with this product. This is the first Jane Iredale product I've ever used, and definitely will not be the last. I also think it's worth mentioning that I personally am not a makeup-crazy person— I don't contour or do any serious makeup, especially lipstick. I am very very pale and lipstick contrasts too much with my skin. This lip stain, on the other hand, is very subtle, very easy to put on (I can't manage putting on lipstick for my life), and very forgiving if you mess up a little. If I could give my experience with this product and shipping experience a rating, I would give it a 20/10. I would apologize for the length of this review, but I really want to stress how much I love this product and hopefully encourage anyone thinking of buying it to do so.
I should probably begin by saying that I would never have considered buying ANY lip and cheek stain that is "self adjusting". Everything in that category I've tried before becomes a really hideous color on me. However, I received a free sample of Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, Forever Pink in a previous order from Jane Iredale. I was bowled over! It's awesome! It's very dense and firm so it's easy to apply to super thin lips. It is not glossy at all and not goopy or messy. Almost like chapstick but much smoother. And the color...completely natural while still adding subtle color that is buildable. Like I said, awesome. So I placed an order for the lip stain and a few other items. Package arrived in about a week and the Lip Stain quickly became my favorite product (Sugar & Butter is a close second). It may actually be my all-time favorite lip product. I put what was left of my little sample in my handbag and developed a routine of applying the Lip Stain about six times a day, usually with nothing else. About 10 days into our relationship, DISASTER! I opened the tube one morning for my first application of the day and several pieces fell out. Yes, pieces. I've heard of lipsticks breaking off but mine CRUMBLED. A few pieces went down the sink drain and the rest were all over the floor. I salvaged what I could (that wasn't covered in cat hair from the bathroom rug) and put the little chunks into an empty contact lens case. I keep trying to use it but due to the density, it doesn't really lend itself to brush application. My little sample is nearly gone and I'm not sure what to do next. I really love the product, so much so that I could almost give up all other lip products. But 10 days? And what's with the crumbling? I've never even heard of that happening. Once I received it, it never left my cosmetic bag which never leaves my bathroom. It wasn't exposed to chemicals, extreme temperature changes, trauma, or anything. What went wrong? I hope it's as simple as I got a "bad batch" because if so, I would highly recommend this to others and it will remain at the top of my list. If not...very disappointing; I thought I'd found the Holy Grail of lip products.
Dorothy from Florida
Lots of moisture with a hint of color. Exactly what I wanted.
Mack from Ohio
I got a sample of this in the pink shade, and i genuinely like 90% of the product. It goes on smoothly, has a nice texture, is buildable, and the shade works well on my very pale skin. The only downside is that it smells EXACTLY like cherry chapstick. Which some people may be into, but sadly i am not. So i will probably not be purchasing in full size.
Alex from SC
this lip product rocks. goes on like balm, very hydrating, and has such a pretty color. i got a tiny sample of this product and was so pleasantly surprised by the sample that i ordered pink and peach full size. If u are on the fence i highly recommend trying it. def a slept on product and brand
Zara from California
Other products out there actually change the color of your skin while this only slightly changes skin color and if you wipe it off that "stain" you want with a pH changing product is very faint and shortlived.
Marla M. from Undisclosed
Andrea R. from Undisclosed
This is the best lip stain I've ever used. It moisturizes and lasts and it is in a slender tube which makes it easy to travel with.
Inger S. from Undisclosed
Wonderful lip color and texture.
Marion B. from Undisclosed
Love Love Love
ANGELA J. from Undisclosed
Like this lip stain for a natural look. Very moist yet stains the lip. I have large pores, so i do not use it on cheeks, but would work well with a drier skin type. I use just kissed pink color.
Trishna H. from Undisclosed
I have the pink lip stain (I don't use it on my cheeks), and I really like it. I like the way it feel and it gives just the enrichment to my own lip color, so it looks like a better version of natural. I got the red one thinking it would give a bit more depth and, well, redness... But it turns out there is too much orabge i nthe mix and it doesn't work for me. I am giving five stars because I like the product enough to order another color which is why m giving it five stars. The red stain may work very well for another person. I love the pink one:sparkling_heart:
Sharon C. from Undisclosed
Excellent moisture for the lips. I love it under my lipstick.
LD from Undisclosed
I use this religiously on my lips, cheeks and eyelids. It creates the perfect color for a natural base look.
Joyce S. from Undisclosed
It's been my favorite for years. But, it's gotten too expensive considering that it doesn't last long if it's used daily.
Gigi B. from Undisclosed
Dries out my lips. Disappointing.
Lois H. from Undisclosed
Perfect size and love the slight, natural color it brings out in my lips.
Iris J. from Undisclosed
My "forever lipstick"..Hope this make-up product never discontinues. Smooth application, lasting color with awesome hydration.
Melissa W. from Undisclosed
This is my go-to lip color because I can put it on and just forget about it and I know my lips will still have some color for hours. It's also non-drying and feels more like a balm going on which I love.
Carol M. from Undisclosed
Very nourishing and I love the color it becomes on me. Wears off nicely, too. Handy to carry dual use product.
Julie K. from Undisclosed
Hi, I have used JI for quite a while now. I really like that it is "clean". Most products were purchased locally. The lip stain doesn't stay on my lips for more than an hour and a half or so. Also the red lip stain looks orange in the container and wears orangish on my lips.
Nora B. from Undisclosed
Poor choice for me, more orange then red
Rosemary F. from Undisclosed
This is great for lips and cheeks...perfect color goes on so nice and gives my lips a shine....
Durinda B. from Undisclosed
Love the light coverage as well as color. It's the only lipstick coloring I use.
Susan V. from Undisclosed
Enjoyed purchasing Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain as my local source was discontinued. I used this product daily and it is comfortable in my lips. The color Pink is pleasing to me and I no longer need multiple lipsticks at hand.
Tracy M. from Undisclosed
I'm a natural redhead (strawberry blonde) with red undertones to my skin. The Just Kissed Pink looked like a soft pink in the virtual view via the online camera. But it appears more orange on my lips. I contacted customer service and was sent a replacement Just Kissed Red and this one is more true to color on me. I love how natural this feels and appreciate clean beauty. The packaging avoids plastic and makes applying easy. Love how it can be used as blush as well!
Lindsey H. from Undisclosed
Love it all. I ordered the wrong color of the lip drink:/ that's my fault. I wish I'd picked the color blush.