I was debating purchasing a couple of the Loreal Caresse Shine Stains off ebay for such a long time that they decided to turn up in Australia before I got the chance to. When I ran into them in stores two weeks ago at 30% off, I couldn't really say no to giving this unique product a try.
These Shine stains have a very unique texture, which most people I have seen either love or hate. It kind of feels like you have a layer of gummy candy on your lips. Whilst this might not sound appealing to most, the texture doesn't really bother me that much, however I am not particularly phased by sticky lip glosses I also think that the strange consistency is worth putting up with for the amazing wear time. Onto the swatches.
Two layers of Lolita
One layer of Romy
Two layers of Romy
Onto the wear time, these last for the longest time on me. They easily last as long as a lipstick, I can go for 4 or 5 hours without having to touch these up. I generally apply one layer, wait 30 seconds, and then apply a second layer. This method creates the most opaque colour, however they could easily be worn in just a single layer if you were wanting more of a lasting gloss, and less of the colour.
Lolita and Romy swatched
Lolita and Romy washed off with water
As you can see these do not stain very well at all. But that isn't why I like them. If I want to wear a gloss to work, I chose these now, because selling things in a retail store means that you can't really top up your lip gloss every half an hour. In my opinion these are a fantastic product, and very unique on the market. However I can see why these are a product that divides people's opinions. But I do think you need to try them atleast once!