Product Review: NYC Smooch Proof Lipstain 16H

My lip products changed drastically. Before, it used to be 80 percent lip glosses, now it’s almost a split between lipsticks. Not that there is something erratic about it. Wait another quarter, the ratio might be modified again. Call  it a woman thing- and yes, only a makeup junkie can comprehend.

With all the rave on lipstain, a lip product that stains your lips and lasts longer than lipsticks, I was a bit adamant with this marketing gimmickry. I mean, lipstains can be quite unforgiving for rough and cracked lips, a normal occurrence for me even in the slightest change of weather. 

A good friend recently introduced me to NYC Smooch Proof Lipstain 16H, a drugstore brand that costs about $5. Excited to put this product on challenge, I exfoliated my lips to make sure there won’t be unsightly chapping. 

Shade: Forever Freesia 491

With felt tip applicator that feels like you’re using a pentel pen 🙂

If you don’t want to be bothered with constant retouching of lipstick and/or lipgloss, then this one is for you. Yes, it stains and stays long. In my case, a good ten hours including mealtime. It glides on smoothly during application. The only issue I had was its tendency to make my lips uber dry after a few hours. T’was a quick fix though as I layered it with my trustworthy Burt’s Bees lip balm. As with other felt-tip type applicators, it is best to store it with top (felt-tip) down so it’s all juiced-up when you use it.

Additional Product Information

  • Available in ten shades
  • In 3ml 0.10 fl. oz

Love it or leave it? Be the judge.

Moi wearing Forever Freesia Lipstain only

Kissmark analysis

For busy ladies who hardly have time to look in the mirror
and retouch lipstick, this is something for you. 

FTC: I got this as a gift



  1. July 13, 2011 / 10:02 am

    i think i'll love that!!
    thanks for this post..
    nice to know you!

  2. July 13, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Thanks dear. Same here. Stay fab

  3. July 30, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    Great-looking lips! I guess I have to try this next time. 😉

  4. November 27, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    @IssaHi Issa, sorry for the late reply. For some strange reasons, I'm only beginning to see past comments today. I usually respond asap. Happy Holidays! Stay fab.

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