Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: NYC Smooch Proof 16H Lipstain

Top to Bottom: Forever Freesia - Rock On Ruby - Forever Mine Wine

These 16Hr lipstains from NYC are pretty awesome! I received these lipsatins from New York Color as part of the generous package they sent me to review.

NYC Lipstains can be found in your local drugstore retailing at $4.99 for a lightweight .10 oz tube. The pointed felt tip applicators provide an even application on the lips for a matte finish that feels unnoticeable. You can build up the intensity of color although it is not really necessary. I love the color payoff from these lipstains.

As for longwear, these lipstains are in for the long haul compared to other drugstore lipstains in the market. If you're looking for lipcolor that lasts through the day of eating and drinking, look no further! I wouldn't eaxctly say that they last a whole 16 hours but they do last quite a long time. If you plan on wearing it all day you may have to re-apply once or twice.

If not, then I advise you not wear this lipstain. Some of the pigmentation stayed on even after I tried removing it with makeup remover wipes. Let's just say trying to swatch the darker/brighter colors on my lips in one day was a bit difficult. Haha Although the color applies as a matte you may want to apply a balm on top to lock in moisture on your lips. But don't get me wrong, these lipstains are not drying like most lipstains out there.

They have a strong sweet peachy smell on initial application but it does not linger on your lips.

NYC offers them in 10 different shades but I received the following colors: Forever Freesia, Rock On Ruby, and Forever Mine Wine.
Left to Right: Forever Freesia - Rock On Ruby - Forever Mine Wine
Left to Right: Forever Freesia - Rock On Ruby - Forever Mine Wine

Forever Freesia is a very pretty light pink with purple undertones.
Forever Freesia
Indoor Natural Lighting
Forever Freesia
Outdoor Sunlight

Rock On Ruby is a gorgeous classic red shade.
Rock On Ruby
Outdoor Sunlight

Forever Mine Wine is a dark berry shade with purple undertones. I'm not a fan of how it was darker on certain parts of lips.
Forever Mine Wine
Outdoor Sunlight
My favorite of the 3 are Forever Freesia and Rock On Ruby.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for consideration by NYC Cosmetics. I have not received monetary compensation for reviewing this product. This review only reflects my honest opinions and experiences with the product.

Have you tried NYC Smooch Proof Lipstains? What are your favorite colors?


  1. Nice swatches! I have one of these in Coral Reef and i like it but it didnt work quite as well as the CG or Revlon ones.

  2. love the the forever freesia..i have it and cant stop using it! best lipstain ive used.

  3. @Amista - Thanks! I haven't tried the Revlon ones I've heard they are comparable to them.

    @Cathy - That's my fave! Thanks for commenting!


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