'But it's in a pot, and that's not hygienic, it's gross!' I hear you say. Well, I guess it is - but there are so many positives about this stain that we can forget it's in a pot, just this one time. The packaging is really cute, the bottom of the pot is made of thick glass which gives it a rather expensive feel. The pot is divided into two sections - a lip balm & a lip stain. The sections are quite small and therefore the brand supplies you with a little lip brush to be able to access the product easily. Nevertheless, this is one of the main flaws of this lip stain - the brush is, how to put it nicely, not very practical. It's too stiff - it's hard to apply the product onto your lips with it, and it makes ridges in the product itself. Honestly - I chucked it straight away. After saying all this - can I even prove that this lip stain is worth it? I pinky promise I can! The product itself is absolutely brilliant. Both products in the pot are scentless, which I believe widens the audience a fair bit - basically everyone can use it, even if your lips are sensitive. The lip balm glides on really well (yes, because I chucked the brush, I'm using my fingers, ha), and preps your lips nicely. The stain however is the winner here! This shade is a coral pink, right on trend for this summer, & the consistency is very creamy. You only need the tiniest amount to cover your whole lips & it dries into an almost powdery finish. Since it's a stain, the lasting power is rather impressive - I would say 2 hours if you're not eating? And if you are and the top layer wipes off, you're still left with a light pink stain! It doesn't dry my lips out, it doesn't fade in patches, pretty much can't fault the stain itself at all. I really wish it came in a pot just on its own - either way, it's most likely the best stain I've used in a while! You can get this one (or another colour) on the official Touch in SOL website for £9.50.
What's your favourite lip stain?
Do you use lip stains or do you prefer lipstick/lip glosses?