But today I want to talk about these new Liquid Lip Stains!
image credit: Jill for Nouveau Cheap
NEW NYC New York Color Smooch Proof Liquid Lip Stains
(retail: $2.99 each)
Many thanks to reader Jill (@hermakeupmemoir on Instagram) for the above pic of this new permanent collection, which she recently spotted at CVS. As you can see, there are six shades in this range. From left to right above: Faithful Coral, Get Noticed, In the Spotlight, Perpetually Mauve, Unforgettable Fuchsia, On Everyone's Lips.
Reader Nina (@nina3d on Instagram) purchased all six shades in this range and kindly shared this pic of them:
image credit: Nina for Nouveau Cheap
Top to bottom:
Top to bottom:
Get Noticed, In the Spotlight, Perpetually Mauve, Faithful Coral, Unforgettable Fuchsia, On Everyone's Lips
Now, I've been hearing LOTS of different opinions about these lip colors, so let me let me try to help you BEFORE you make a purchase, based on the things I've heard!
I think that if you were thinking these would be like NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, L'Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche lip colors or any other liquid-lip-stain-gloss hybrid currently on the market, then you might be disappointed by these. From what I've heard, these are very much like TRADITIONAL lip stains, in that the formula is thin and it does not leave any type of finish behind (they're not matte or glossy). Think of the NYC 16HR Lip Stains, Palladio Lip Stains, Benefit BeneTint, CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stains, etc. and I think you'll have a better picture of what these are more like (except with a wand applicator instead of a pen or brush).
That said, I tend to like these types of lip stains because I'm a fan of a natural, stained-lip look. But I do want to mention that, traditionally, lighter shades don't carry a lot of pigment and tend to look quite "natural" on the lips, so it might be best to try a deeper shade in this range if that is a concern for you. You can check out Jill's pic HERE of her wearing On Everyone's Lips, which definitely looks deeper and richer in the tube versus on her lips (I still think it looks very pretty on her!)
Nina mentioned to me that, for her, these shades were all highly pigmented and that they did not transfer when fully dry. So again, these appear to be like traditional lip stains and I think it will be a "your mileage may vary" type of thing in terms of how YOU will like them. But I think that if you go into it knowing that these are more like traditional lip stains (thin formula that dries to a natural stain--neither matte nor glossy), then I don't think you'll be shocked or disappointed with the results (or at least I hope not!).
I hope that helps, and if you've spotted these in your area, I'd love to hear from you! Now that Rite Aid no longer carries NYC, I would love to hear if you've spotted these at your local CVS, Kmart, Target or Walmart stores.
Thanks again, Jill and Nina, for the great pics and info. I really appreciate it!