Back in November I told you how much I love Younique’s “Stiff Upper Lip” Lip Stain, but I wanted to give you an update & a more detailed review. As I mentioned before, my favorite shade is “skittish,” a bright pink…go figure, lol. First, let me apologize for the quality of the photos – since I had plans to go to dinner after work yesterday, I decided that it would be a perfect opportunity to really test out how long the color would last & used my phone to take them.
I start by applying a thin layer of the color, to be sure that it goes on evenly, then let it completely dry. One of the best features of this stain is that it dries to a soft, smooth finish, with none of the tackiness that comes with some long-wear colors. Here’s what the first layer looks like:
Then I add a second layer if I want a deeper color. Again, I let the color completely dry. Here’s the two layers:
Depending on the look I want, I sometimes add a coat of gloss over the color. The gloss can cause the color to fade or bleed slightly, so I opted to skip that yesterday. Here’s a shot of my water glass after applying the stain – the color stays on my lips where it should be, not on my glass:
Finally, here’s the color after dinner. The color has slightly faded because I tend to lick my lips when I’m not wearing gloss, but it’s still there! I have the stain in 3 colors & wear one of them almost daily. It’s amazing to not worry about maintaining some color!