I am not a big fan of heavy makeup as I prefer the natural, sunkissed look. However, sometimes it is good to make a dramatic statement with a bold pop of color.
I was looking for a lip color that was in between a gloss and a lipstick so that I could have a vibrant color, while not having a heavy look.
I was in Walmart and stumbled on the CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain and I must say that I have fallen in love. The lipstain combines the best of two worlds and then makes it EVEN better.
The lipstain is like a marker for your lips that goes on smooth and pretty. I used in on my lips after completely taking off any residue of anything else. You simply press the applicator tip to your lips and it fills in the color.
It gave me a deep color that did not feel heavy like lipstick or sticky like gloss. The lipstain has a lovely sweet scent and when you press your lips together it renews and refreshes the color.
One word to note is that you need to allow at least ten minutes for the stain to dry and 'set' or it will come off very easily.
Also, it tends to come off with water, such as drinking from a glass or even with licking your lips. I found that it made my tongue the color of the stain so be careful when using.
My advice to you is that you apply at least 20 minutes before you go out and let dry. Then lick your lips a couple of times to get the bit that is going to come off and then reapply. This way you get a true stain that says on much better.
I found this out after experimenting with it a bit so try it out and see if it works for you. If you click the Amazon link above to buy then you get a cheaper price (it cost more at Walmart than online) and I get a referral for you buying through my link...so we BOTH win!!!!