3 July 2013

Product Review: Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in colour Everbloom Kiss

I am normally quit conservative, I prefer nude lipsticks or lipglosses, and keep brighter and bolder colours for special occasions or nights out. I also have to admit that I have never  as such tried a lip stain, so I was excited when I was asked to trial the *Covergirl Outlast Lipstain by the lovely and talented makeup artist, Tammerly from Spoilt by Pink Diva, I naturally happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
"The water-based colorants of Outlast Lipstain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won't come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its pen-like precision applicator makes it easy to define your lips — just draw on color without any hassle! Available in 10 colours".

RRP: $17.95 (2.5g) – Available from Target, Kmart, Big W, Priceline, supermarkets, and selected pharmacies.

What I Say:
As soon as I saw the Covergirl Outlast Lipstain I was intrigued – it really looks like a texta marker, down to the look of the applicator!

In the pen, the colour 400 Everbloom Kiss, looks like a bright fuchsia pink, but with the lid in a see-thorough pink colour, indicating that this is just a stain, and not a solid colour. And applying it to my lips I was quite impressed. The tip of the pen is pointed, so it works as a lipliner at the same time, making it so easy to apply, without ‘making a mess’. It takes a little longer than a normal lipstick to get colour onto the lips, it is not just a matter of ‘swipe and go, but you kind of have to dab the point onto the lips so the colour can absorb into the lips in order to get the desired colour.

But once it is on, it dries almost instantly, and is s very pretty pink stain, which is so lightweight that you can even feel that you are wearing it. And the colour of the stain is pretty and natural, a true ‘just bitten’ colour, perfect for a casual day when you do not feel like being too made up!

Covergirl claims that the Outlast lipstain stays put for hours, but unfortunately I found that it didn’t say long on my lips, about an hour without eating or drinking, and I would need to reapply. The name ‘Outlast’ is therefore also a little misleading.

Hereafter I tried to build up the colour, which is very easy, and this does extend the wear of the lipstain, but at the same time the subtle colour disappears and instead you get a more intense colour, which is ok, but at the same time, not quite the look I was after.


Unlike a lipstick or lipgloss, the Covergirl Outlast Lipstain is a little drying on the lips, so I found that got a nicer result and look by adding a coat of clear lip balm on top.

In terms of the $17.95 price tag, I do find that it is quite reasonable. However, on the other hand, if you need to reapply ever hour  the lipstain may quickly run out, and not be such a bargain buy after all, but I’m yet to empty mine. And due to the design and the pen-style, it is unlike normal lipsticks and lipglosses impossible to see when it runs out.

All in all I have enjoyed the Outlast Lipstain, as I really like the subtle colour that it gives me, also in spite of it not lasting that long on the lips, so I may look into other colours in the range.
*This product was kindly provided for trial by Spoilt by Pink Diva, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried the Outlast Lipstain from Covergirl? Or any other lipstains? Which one is your favourite?



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks a lot, it is a lovely lipstain at a great price, so definitely worth trying!

    2. I always wanted to try this too. P.S. I love the suggestions you give. I can't wait to buy the Rimmel Lip color.


  2. wow, this looks like a great color! Thanks for your review!


    1. Thanks heaps. Yes it is a lovely colour, although it is a lot more subtle when on the lips!

  3. I have been eyeing these off for sometime, but am not personally fussed on this shade of pink myself, but otherwise it sounds very cost effective, well worth trying in a colour more to my preference :-)

    1. There are 10 colours available, so I'm sure that you can find one that you like..!

  4. Thanks for reviewing this Karina. I had a feeling that it may not last the length oftime that it claims to. It's a pretty colour on you.

    1. In spite of it not lasting so long, I do love how it feels on the lips, and I do love the colour too!


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