497 Rock On Ruby
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!
For optimum wear, make sure your lips are clean and oil free.
Apply one coat of color to your lips.
For a more intense result, apply a second coat.
Allow color to dry for about 1 minute.
To add shine, complete your look with an NYC lip-gloss.
TIP: No-Mistake Pen application makes lining and defining a snap.
Color that lasts up to 16 hours
Will not transfer, rub off or smear, even when eating or drinking
Lightweight formula, bare lip feel, matte finish
Precise and even application
Allows you to build color
Water-based, lightweight formula enriched with pro vitamin B5 moisturizer
Where to buy: Rite Aid, CVS, Target
Size: 3mL 0.10 fl oz
Made in Germany
I love my red lipstick but I hate having to retouch it. Long lasting lipstick don’t feel all that great so when I heard about lipstains feeling like you barely have anything on, I wanted to try one. Lipstains are usually sheer and give a flush of colour so my choices were limited because I wanted a more bold opaque shade. I wanted to try the Josie Moran lipstain but I didn’t feel like going to the mall so I hit up the drugstore. Out of all the stains that I found, only NYC had one that was red so I grabbed it!
This applies just like a marker and smells kind of like… cherry Kool-aid? Once applied, the colour does stay and is transfer proof, however, liquid is this stain’s kryptonite. It comes right off like you had drawn your lips on with a washable marker. When I first tried this stain, I cried from watching a video about Somaly Mam and the tear that ran down my lips dragged the stain right along with it! Now I haven’t used a lipstain before so I don’t know if this is normal but I was expecting something more long lasting that wouldn’t come off with saliva and drinking. This is not something I’d buy again or recommend.
Felt tip pen
One stroke with tip of pen, one stroke with side of pen, several layers
Several layers of stain on lips
UPDATE// I had the opportunity to check out the Josie Maran lipstains and they behaved the same way as the NYC when I added water to it.