NYC New York Color Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain stays put, providing a sheer to intense flush of color that sticks around longer than most guys in the City. This is no on-again, off-again relationship. Color stays faithful for up to 16 hours. Looking for happily ever after for a very happy price? Let your lips do the charming!
I suppose a true test of something called "smooch proof" is to smooch someone for a while to see if it really stays on. I don't have anyone handy to test this theory, but I can definitely tell you that it did not uphold the 16-hour promise even with zero smooches. I put it on before I left my house - and because it's a stain, my lips looked a bit dry, so I used a gloss over top as well - and by the time I was enjoying my customary 10am iced coffee, it needed a touch-up. More than a touch-up, really. It ended up making my lips look flaky and weird, like I'd eaten something berry-colored about 3 hours prior and then forgot to wash my face. No me gusta. NYC has some great products, but unfortunately this isn't one of them, for me at least.
Sultana says: I tried this in a color called Freesia. On the outside, it looks like a pinkish-purplish mix. However, when it goes on the lips its more of a berry color. Its very pretty. I am going to have to agree with my fellow blogger above that it doesn't last long. I did all my normal everyday activities with this on. including, chewing gum and drinking coffee. The color faded in less than an hour. I will say that the price is spectacular and there are a variety of shades. So if you have to apply an extra couple of times a day, you really dont lose that much. Make sure you apply on clean, dry lips for the best results!
Trish says: I'm the kind of person who tries to make any beauty product work- even if it's the wrong shade or a strange consistency- I'll mix it up with something else just to try to keep it usable. I don't know about this lipstain though. The color lasted okay for me, I wasn't expecting too much (from reading the reviews here) maybe an hour tops...I also mixed it with my favorite lipstick hoping it would combine the best of both worlds, but not really...my lips felt tighter and drier and different for the duration and while there was some tint to it, I'm not sure if the end result justified the strange feeling. There may be some more creative ways to make this stain work, but as is, this is a tricky one for me.