I couldn’t post on the NYC Expert Last Lipsticks without showing some love for the Smooch Proof Lip Stains, €3.99, too. These are my first choice when I want no-fuss colour, especially if I’m going for food or drinks. Most likely drinks.
The colours I’ve got, Unstoppable Red, Berry Red, Forever Freeshia and Orange on the Go are swatched from left to right above. The water-based formulation means that these impart colour without leaving a thick, gloopy or sticky residue. Also, the felt-tip applicator is handy for getting a perfect line with no trouble at all.
It also means they won’t hydrate like their creamy counterparts but I sacrifice that for the natural look that these provide. Bonus number 2 of the thin consistency is that these are a great base for lipstick.
They don’t have the 16-hour staying power that they claim to but are great not budging. Just over 4 hours or so would be a more accurate guideline, more if you’re not eating and slightly less if you’re slurping away on tea and biscuits.Have you tried these? What budget products are you loving at the minute?