The Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstain comes in felt tip pen housing .1 oz of product and retails for $6.99 - not too shabby since the long wear lipcolors come in at $9.99 (prices obviously vary a bit by location). I picked up the color Blushing which looks very similar to my natural lip color, a bit "my lips but better". One of my problems I have is that my upper lip is slightly lighter than my lower one so getting a little help is always appreciated. One of the things I like is that there is a whole range of colors, most brands usually put out a limited amount of lipstain shades or as I've heard with the Revlon ones, they all look the same once applied anyway! Maybelline has 8 including a nude color.
The tip disperses just the right amount of product, I was able to easily blend the color on my lips so there wasn't any patchiness, but be careful, this does dry down fairly quickly. I also found that it wore down evenly, though it doesn't have the best lasting power (it didn't survive dinner), but no outer ring of product after eating, a definite plus! Obviously, since it's a lipstain, it's a bit drying, but adding a bit of gloss or balm on top solves that and I didn't experience any flakiness after wearing the stain. It also smells like raspberry jolly ranchers, yum!
Blushing applied full on (left) and blended (right)
All in all, I was really impressed with this lipstain, especially for the price. I hope it doesn't dry out quickly like many tip pens do. I think I may even pick up another color to try. I'm eying Wink of Pink next!
Have you tried the Maybelline Color Sensational lipstains or are you going to be trying them before the sale ends tomorrow?