I went into Penneys on Monday this week and as I approached the NYC stand the stock'em up lady as I shall call her just put this tray of new products out.
Review time! Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Orange on the Go, High line Green,Lexington Yellow and Water Street Blue.
Firstly the packaging caught my eye, I chose Orange on the go over the red lip stain because I keep hearing everyone in the blogasphere rave about orange lips this summer. I love how the outer packaging correlates with the actual product colour. I also like the marker style tip, it gives all over colour with the wider base and you can use the narrower tip for more precision when applying to your lips. I used a lip stain lipstick by Barry M before and let me just say when you apply that wrong there is no going back. I had high expectations for this product regards to colour pay out and I was a little let down but I am not saying this is a bad product. I had subtle hint of orange and with a layer of lip balm on top I was left with juicy looking lips. There is also a fruity scent too. You can layer the product to get a better colour pay out but I found the tip becoming dry and rubbing the tip along my lips started to remove product and not put more on after two coats.
High Line Green
Lexington Yellow over NYC Pinstripe White
Water street blue
For €1.29 each you can't go wrong. I was pretty impressed with these polishes. High Line Green is a One coat wonder. I love when I find a polish that makes me go "WOW". Great quality and great colour with just one coat. Now.. Lexington yellow. I think Yellow is a polish I struggle with quite a bit. I have yet to find one that doesn't take 3-4 coats until I am happy and I have seven other yellows by different brands. Lexington yellow took three coats on its own and over a white polish it took two and the colour popped much better.
I thought water street Blue was going to be a one coat wonder and it almost was. When I went to take photos the flash showed that you could still see my natural white tip underneath so I applied a second coat for a full even coverage. Still a pretty great polish and so affordable.
P.s If you are interested in winning yourself a bottle of Water Street Blue I am giving one away on my facebook page along with lots of other goodies HERE