Rated 3.77 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My New Vice!
Let's start with the packaging. It is definitely top notch and alot of thought and care went into it. The color is lovely, the aesthetic appeal is spot on. I purchased three colors; Lovechild, Physique and Stacked. I felt these would be the best fit for my age, (54) coloring, (fair) and eyes, (blue).
When you twist open the package you are met with an applicator that is typical of most glosses, not a doe foot, but a flat applicator sponge which is fine since this is more of an oil/stain.
Upon application you will feel a balm like glide. Very pleasant. There is a slight chemical scent but you really have to inhale deeply to smell it. There is not a chemical taste on the lips after application.
The color does take a few minutes to change completely. I ended up with a lovely blush color after using Lovechild. Muted and perfect for work. My lips felt so soft and hydrated.
You will need to apply as needed throughout the day due to this being more of an oil based product, but I am fine with that.
I love the way my lips look and feel, healthy, natural, me but better.
Most Helpful Critical Review Unexpected but unique!
I'll start by saying I didn't have high expectations for this product. Most self-adjusting color products I've tried have been garbage. They've always turned a very bright pink or purple on me, and they were not all flattering. I was so psyched to see light nude shades though that I still wanted to try and get that "perfect nude" from this product.
While I picked the second lightest shade with a peach undertone, the color I got on my lips was totally unexpected. It's basically the color of my lips but with a correction to cancel out the drab purple tone I've always hated. My lips look like they're naturally a perfect subtle red. Nude? No. Natural? Probably not. Beautiful? Yes. For me, this is a way to wear red lipstick without actually trying to find a good red. The formula is weightless, the gloss is noticeable but not glassy, and my lips feel great.
I rated this only three stars because the colors these glosses are supposed to resemble are NOT what they turn into. At all. Also, I feel like there's not enough differences in the shades to justify buying more than one. Swatching them on the hand shows this pretty easily.
All this being said, I love the shade I picked up (Saucey), I feel really pretty wearing it, and I will repurchase and MAYBE pick up Low Key as well. This is a unique product, the packaging is gorgeous, and it's suitable for so many looks (I'm wearing just this and it's not weird at all). I also think this is suitable for many ages because it's subtle but not boring. Younger girls could wear it without it being too mature, but grown women could wear it and feel just a little more polished but not "made up". I'm a little bummed that it's not what I thought it was, but I'm thrilled to have found a way to wear a little more color than just nude.
Reviewed by 150 customers Love love love
Cat from Rhode Island
I bought this randomly and I absolutely love it. If you're looking for a super pigmented lipstick this is not for you, this reminds me of an old-school stain. The colors are a little tough to choose which is why I didn't give it five stars, but the product itself is awesome. It doesn't make my lips feel dry, they feel soft and the color does not transfer and it looks super pretty. It's easy to throw on and it Lasts for hours. I just pop it on with a little Chapstick and it just looks like your lip color but better.
Only thing I will wear.
KitKat from Wichita KS
I like light or natural make up. Let me tell you, this is the best lip stain. I have bought 3 of these in different colors. And I usually dont like lipsticks or lip stains, always dried my lips out and cracked them. But its wonderful to put this on and go. The price is a little high but worth the investment. My favorite out of the 3 I bought is Stacked. Its the perfect dusty rose color.
Love Urban Decay BUT
Lip stain NOT from Auburn, Ca
I love this brand and was excited to try this new product. The lipstick did not stay on long but the color was great. I returned the item - paid too much for the product to only last a fraction of a moment.
Amy from Omaha
I got the mauve nude pink, and I can't even see it on my lips. Looks like it is colorful in pic but it matches the verbal description of nude for sure. Definitely is not a stain either.
it must be magic
MyrinaJayne from NW Ohio
I ordered this online and guessed at my best color. I'm forever on the lookout for a less bold, more natural looking lip because I do up my eyes more. When it arrived, it was all wrong: too pink, too light, too fake looking. Before giving up completely, and in my head knowing I was likely going to send it back, I tried it on. it went on smoothly but in this horrible pink color I hated.
And then some kind of crazy voodoo magic happened.
Within a minute, the color morphed into this absolutely beautiful color that I love! It gained some red and became this natural looking beautiful color that I love more than all my other lip products combined. What?!? I won't question the how... I just love it. It's silky, feels great on, and, shockingly, the prettiest color ever.
The only reason I docked a star is because it is advertised as a lip stain and this product doesn't have the strong staying power I would expect from a true stain. Had it not been called a stain, it would be 5 stars.
I'll buy this again and again.
Tried It On A Whim & Love It
Roz from Texas
I really like this stuff I don't know what made me try it but it gives me such a perfect tint. Very happy. Like others I wouldn't call it a stain but it does last a good while and looks great on me.
Nice color, but taste terrible.
Bren from Arizona
Apply to clean lips, 1 to 2 layers and I followed with a clear gloss
Best gloss AND stain!
JenCat from Connecticut
I bought this because I don't like traditional glosses or traditional stains. But the 2 together in this formula are AMAZING! I love the chemistry changing color & every time I use it, the color varies. The gloss is subtle & the stain is light. It lasts for hours on my lips no matter what I eat or drink and it doesn't transfer to clothing or skin. I have Low Key and Love Child. Low Key is a nude with a hint of color & Love. Child is a nude rose.
I really like it!
Lix from las vegas, nv
i got this in the shade "stacked". i was a little put off and disappointed when it came on pink, i was looking for a natural red, but i totally forgot it changed colors and it turned into a really beautiful naturalish red!! it feels good on my lips and hasn't dried them out at all. it tastes pretty chemically but what can you expect lol. i like this product a lot! i'll continue using it
Perfec lip tint
Britt K from Little Rock
This is such a perfect lip tint. It lasts through me eating, drinking and even smooching. It reacts to your pH so it's almost like a custom color. It doesn't dry my lips out but you do need to let it dry for several minutes. I get so many compliments with this tint.
Calling this a stain is misleading
Nadine from New York
This product gave me very subtle color with a lovely glossy finish. My biggest issue is that it is called a "stain", which is misleading. I found it to be at best, a long-lasting tinted gloss. I'm very pale, and I got the shade "Stacked". It gave my lips a little bit of a darker tint, and the gloss was lovely and not sticky. The gloss wore away after about 2 hours and the tint was completely gone after about 3 hours, (however the patch test I did on my hand is still there after being on for over 12 hours and washing my hands about 5 times...HOW?). The color is definitely transfer proof, not drying at all, and doesn't cake up in the corners of my mouth like some lip products do. For the $20+ price I was expecting a long-lasting noticable stain, not a pretty gloss. Frankly I've bought better stains at the drugstore for a quarter of the price. If you want a subtle tinted lip gloss, get this product, if you want a very pigmented stain, look elsewhere.
Love the color and look, but it caused allergic reaction
Laurel from Asheville, NC
I really wanted to love this product. The color, Lovechild, is gorgeous, but it caused an allergic reaction by the end of the day...dry, itchy, red, peeling lips. It took 2-3 days for it to pass. If not for that, I love it.
Not a stain
Lipgloss from Melbourne FL
If your looking for a TRUE lip stain and not a gloss then I would pass. I needed a stain as it's described. This is a very nice gloss but not a stain
Perfect for me at 51
Lori from Fort Sill,OK
I bought this because I was looking to try new items since UD discontinued their Vice Liquid lipstick. I have many of their sheet colors, but they for me are okay. So, I tried this in the Low Key shade. It went on strange at first so I pumped it and more product stayed on the doe foot applicator.
It was very sheer which for me is perfect. It didn't dry out like most stains do which was a huge plus, especially since my lips tend to be dry due to certain medications I take. The final color was a pretty nude shade.
The box reads weird, and I have put a photo on here.
I plan to purchase a few other colors because this one did so well for me, which is hard to find. The color lasted for me about 4 hours, and just the inside center section came off; but I think that's just due to using a straw in my drinks.
This is such a unique product!
Jennifer from Mi
I saw this product recommended on you tube by Emily Noel. She had the red shade and was impressed that it is glossy when it goes on, and it stays glossy for quite a long time. It has a slip to it on your lips, but if you touch it after it sets the floss comes off clear! The color stays put and won't come off on your cup or anything else. It's a great way to rock a bold lip without worrying about it smearing all over your face.
Lip glass looking
Zia19 from California
This is my favorite lip stain ever that doesnt dry your lips
Lip gloss stain
Tonias84 from Sacramento
I love these lip gloss stains. Perfect everyday color. They stay on well and are very comfortable.
Janie from Atlanta, GA
First off, the color is beautiful! I got lovechild and it goes perfectly against darker tones! I used a clear plumping gloss with it, and it was gorgeous! On the downside, this doesn't last long, and I'm one of those people who doesn't like having to reapply every 30 minutes. It does leave behind a faint stain, but nothing great. I wish it lasted longer since the color is so pretty!
Amber from Saint Cloud Minnesota
I love this,l. Applies smoothly, not sticky at all and doesn't come off on cups!
Best lip stain I've used!
Leah from Metro Detroit
I love this product! It's a little tricky to find a good shade as it does react with your skins PH. I thought overload was Insane when I first saw the color but once I put it on my hand it pulled a beautiful chocolate berry shade. I like the product doesn't have a scent or flavor and that it stays on all day.
Kat from Ohio
This may last an hour unless I drink or eat something.
This lip stain goes on smooth, but didn't last long on me
busymom from Utah
I loved how this lip stain feels on, but unfortunately it didn't last more than an hour so.
Not a Stain
Lip Disspointment from Baltimore, Md
I love the the color Love Child but it does not stain my lips. As a matter of fact, I apply this right before I leave for work and in my 10 minute commute there is no trace of color when I arrive to work.
Stacked: gift from the lip color gods
Anne from MD
Found it! A true lip stain! Because lipsticks settle into lines. And pretty much every liquid lipstick has a list of "cons" around it (olive oil kills it, dries out lips, settles into lines, flakes off, etc.).
This WONDERFUL product is a translucent stain with a glassy sheen that will not budge! Add gloss on top: doesn't move. Eat a salad: coverage continues. Drink for hours: still going strong!
The color "Stacked" comes out of the tube looking magenta. Then transforms into a lip-toned color for my fairer skin. Other deeper colors are also lovely.
Tired of gloppy lipsticks and liquid lip colors with promises of permanence? Don't hesitate. This one's different and special.
burned my lips off
darkerforest from PNW
im not one to have sensitive skin but man, this formula burned my lips!! i cant imagine what it would do to people with sensitive lips/skin