N.Y.C. New York Color Cosmetics Smooch Proof 16hr Lip Stain Review

April 28, 2011

I honestly didn't believe that I would ever get into this "lip stain" craze. I just didn't think they were that great to begin with. These from N.Y.C. changed all my thoughts on lip stains. Since I was just going to try these out, I didn't want to buy from a different company where they would be kind of expensive, $7-$9. These were $4.99 each at Target so I thought if I don't like them, it wouldn't be a big deal.

I bought N.Y.C. New York Color Lip Stains in Endless Spice and Champagne Stain
Left is Champagne Stain and right is Endless Spice
 So here is more about the lip stains:
- 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

My Review:
The precise and even application was in fact true. They were really smooth and easy to work with. Once I had the lip stain on, I completely forgot I had anything on my lips. I did everything normally, eat and drink, even kissed my daughter and the lip stain was going no where. No rubbing off or smearing which was great! Another thing I noticed was they were surprisingly moisturizing. I expected any kind of lip stain to be more on the drying side. But these were very moisturizing to my lips. Now you want to know, did it last 16 hours? No. I put mine on at 8am and I noticed I still had color on until about 6pm. That was 10 hours which honestly was long enough! I only used one application and then applied gloss over. If you use two applications you will get a more intense color which might make a difference in time. Either way I think for the price and quality of these, I say they are definitely well worth the $4.99.


  1. It's been a long time I have bought anything from NYC........gotta try these now! thx for the review :)

  2. I thought these were really good too! I only have one though, the fuchsia one! it's so great for the price!

  3. I won champagne stain and I love it!

  4. That color is so pretty, isn't it? I love it! :D

  5. I really love your blog and I can't wait to read more! I hope you can come stop by my beauty & hair blog sometime :D