“ Brand: L'Oreal / Up / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Lip „
Although this didn't work on so many levels it really made me laugh at the state it left my lips in and the lengths I try to go to for beauty perfection! Maybe this is a frontier I cannot and should not try to conquer.
This pen appeared the right thickness that I would look for and happily purchased a couple because I trust this brand and it fails few and far between.
[Plus there was a promotion, couldn't walk away from it!]
The range is clearly popular and the brand is funky, cool and young looking.
The liquid pen itself was thicker once I took the lid off. And like some reveiws mentioned one pen had too much liquid and the other was dry.
I was surprised to see how badly both bled around my lips! I was surprised as I had bought these hoping to actually prevent that.
I purchased a red pen and a pink and I couldn't go on to use either.
The red pen was the one that bled, and I ended up looking like the joker out of Batman it was quite something to see until I tried removing it and the staining was ridiculous, I so was not laughing anymore.
I tried with the pink colour but the dryness of the product was evident and made the colour clash with the lipstick to bad. So I gave up.
I personally could not recommend this and it has put me off trying lip stain/ tints or pens for a while at least.
I am more in love with the idea of a lip stain than I am with this product.
A lipstain is my idea of a perfect product, long lasting, no transfer, always looks perfect. I bought this product with such high hopes, and unrealistic expectations. I was looking and hoping for the perfect product, but the reality couldn't match my high hopes. It's my fault that I was disappointed with this product, I expected way too much.
The reality is that although this product is long lasting, it is also very, very drying, it sinks into the lips, but leaves them feeling very tight and dry; The only bonus that comes with this is that there is no weird texture, like you would get with a liquid lipstick or lipgloss, but to honest that is no consolation. If you have dry lips like me then this product on its own is no-go;. If my lips are particularly dry even layering lip balm over the top of this, doesn't help, and I end up with very patchy lips where the colour clings on the dry patches. May I add that this is definitely not a good look, unless you are going for the dehydrated, scabies sort of look.
I know I am dwelling on the negatives, but this product can be wearable, I tend to use it as a base with a moisturising product over the top, such as a moisture rich lipstick, just make sure that you aren't having a particular dry lip day.
The colour range is nice, but swatching is a necessity, as the colour on the packaging doesn't reflect the actual colour pay off of the product.
On the whole I think It's ok as a base, but would definitely not purchase another as there is plenty of alternatives on the market that don't have all the drawbacks that this product has.
Like a lot of females I enjoy buying and trying out new make up. So when wandering around Boots and picking up a couple of my normal Max Factor purchases I took up the buy one get one half price offer and bought a Max Factor lasting lip tint in 06 Royal Plum.
I'd never had a pen type lip stick before so thought I'd try something new and at first I wasn't disappointed....
It literally looks like a felt tip pen and when applying to lips at first it looks like it! It was very 'wet' but I could feel it drying quickly into my lips and it gave them a nice stained look. Ok stained doesn't necessarily bring up a nice vision but that's the best way to describe it - there is no shine with this pen but then that isn't the look it is suppose to give.
The Royal Plum colour is a little deceiving...it was more pinky but still a nice colour.
The first couple of times I used this I was really happy with the coverage and how long it lasted - one or two top ups during the day is plenty.
I was using the pen once or twice a week and started to notice that my lips were getting quite dry in the middle - I knew it couldn't be anything else I used as my other glosses are ones I've used for ages. So I stopped using this and low and behold my lips stopped drying out.
I kept the product in my make up drawer and about a month later I decided to wear it with a certain outfit but when applying the tip had become dry and was scratching my lips - one month of not using and the pen had been dried up and unusable.
I was given several of these lip stains by a friend from excess stock, and had previously bought one myself so I have several colours. I love the idea of this product, in theory it should be quick, long lasting and low maintenance. However the reality is unfortunately somewhat different in my experience :-(
These pens retail at £6.99 and are available from looooooads of places, but I bought mine from Superdrug. The pens come with lids and bases indicating the colour of the tint, however these don't really correspond with the actual colour of the ink so when you have several of them it is quite hard to know which is which!
The first downfall of this product is the nib of the pen. Although it is a good size and shape for application of the tint, the texture of it is all wrong. It is incredibly hard, and very very scratchy and at times it feels like the colour has a hard job getting through it as it seems to dry up mid application. There is also no way of getting more ink down - I've tried shaking and it doesn't work. What this product needs is a soft nib like a brush pen, and a way of pushing more ink down (like on the gold markers where you push the end to get it out).
The colour on these is fairly translucent I have found, but doesn't look good unless you really build up the layers as it otherwise just looks watery. It just needs more richness in the colour. It also feels weird on the lips, very tight and feels quite drying although a positive is that its not gunky like lipstick or gloss can feel. However as the colour fades, it sticks to the dry patches if you have any, so it doesn't fade evenly and if you're wearing a red shade makes you look as if you have a split lip! It does last well a couple of hours, but does come off with application of gloss or drinking which was unexpected considering I was expecting them to be more of a stain.
So although I love the idea of this product, its just not quite there yet for me and certainly isn't suitable for anyone with dry lips. I do notice on the Boots website that it states that the new colours have more intense pigment, so maybe these will be improved. But I think I'll stick to the normal Lipfinity (with a wand) in future, as these are just brilliant and there is no comparison between the two products.
Item: Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint
Colour: 06 (this to me looks like a deep red almost burgundy colour)
Bought in: Boots
I bought this as I wanted to go out with red lips to match an outfit, but have had mixed results using red lipsticks. So I was hoping that a stain would give me the required colour and stay in place all night.
Packaging and design:
When browsing for the colour I wanted the section at the Max Factor stand had all of their lip stains slotted in rows with the lids ends facing out as the lids are meant to be the colour of the lip stain. There's quite a lot of colours and a few are really quite similar. The colour I chose is simply called "06" which is OK but I do prefer a colour with a name like "Ruby Tuesday" etc as it feels more fun. This lip tint is in the form of a felt tip pen and the lid is coloured to match the tint but the main part of the tube is black with the recognisable gold Max Factor name written across it. Tube simply says "Max factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint" and their address on the back. They are assuming customers will know enough about the product to be able to work out how to use it without instruction. Overall the tube is 11cm long and I can easily hold the 7.5cm long section after taking the lid off. The lid clicks on securely and would have to be purposely removed to get to the tint. I like that the tube is plain black and gold as this is the standard Max Factor look and I was easily able to identify the brand at a glance.
Colour, use and how long does it last?
The nib of the pen is tapered and very easy to guide on to even the thinnest areas of your lips. I applied this around 7pm on a Saturday night and after eating a curry, having numerous drinks and chatting all night it was STILL on at 10am the next day! Great coverage. I actually forgot to take my make up off that night (whoops) and when I woke up the tint was very much still in place. It was actually in place all night and looked really deep and rich in colour when I saw photos from that night. I simply applied it to dry clean lips, outlining the edges of my lips first then literally colouring in the rest of the lips and allowed it to dry in. After that I applied a clear lip gloss to keep my lips from drying out and this didn't remove any of the colour. In fact it made the colour sheen and this gave an extra glamorous look. I have bought a cheaper lip stain in the past and although was happy with the colour it only stayed on for a few hours and needed retouched but this one stayed on all night so I was happy to pay a little extra for it. I only actually picked the Max Factor one this time as they had the colour I wanted but was glad I did.
5 stars as the colour is rich and goes on smoothly with no bleeding or wearing off. The tube is sturdy and the lid is secure. I would prefer that the colour had a name rather than a number but that is just a little preference not a major issue.
On my look out for the prefect lip stain I decided to give this pen a gone are my thoughts.
This comes in the and style as a felt tip pen and a number of other lip stains out there. This is a black plastic caee with a x on it (to signify the max factor logo) and this is the colour of the stain. This is also shown in the cap on the top and the bottom of the pen also. Out of all of the packaging I have seen this is probably my favourite. The pen just seems to have some extra class to it,as it isn't some over the top colour.
This again is so as to shove in a bag it is so small.
So this is where everything go wrong. None of the colours are truly noticable and an awful lot of stain is required here and this aspect causes extra problems. The pen is so dry even at the very beginning. But the time this has be used a handful of times it is virtually impossible to get any colour on the lips. To make it worse this is very drying and the balm has to be bought separately, and it would worry me that some of the colour would go if I used anything!
The stain did last quite a while but there was so little colour showing it was really not easy to measure.
Price and Availabilty
This is one of the more expensive stains a available and it sells for £6.99, without the lip balm I do not think this is worth the price at all. I will not be buying this again.
One dooyoo star for the packaging but that is all.
I tried out the lip finity lip tint on the recommendation of my friend as she was raving about how good it was and how much she loved it.
After using it I thought it was ok but nothing special and I couldn't understand why she was so enthusiastic about it.
The lip tint comes in a pen and the applicator looks like a felt tip and you just use the felt tip end to draw the colour on your lips.
The colour comes out quite wet and unlike lip sticks this actually soaks into my lips and doesn't just sit on the top.
I thought that with it sinking into the skin then the colour would probably last a lot longer than with normal colours.
Unfortunately it is so subtle that I found that it was barely noticeable and I needed to add at least three coats of the tint for it to be a suitable colour for me.
I did buy a pink colour which is quite light anyway so perhaps that is why it needed so many coats but I did expect it to be a little bit more dramatic than it actually was.
Once I had built the colour up it was quite nice however and it was completely matt and it didn't transfer onto cups and glasses which I really liked.
The colour wasn't that long lasting though and I found that I needed to reapply just as often as I would with any other lip stick or gloss. Because of this I didn't see the point in buying it as I would only have used this if it was ultra long lasting as although the colour was nice enough I can get the same and better effect with other products.
Also I wasn't expecting how drying this would be. It left my lips feeling so dry after it had been on for half an hour. I had to apply loads of lip balm to them to take the dryness away which kind of defeated the purpose of it being matt as with the lip balm it had a shine to it.
I personally wouldn't buy this again as it costs £4.99 and in that price range I can buy other lip colours which last just as long but aren't as drying and also are a bit more vibrant.
WHAT IS IT?
Lip tint that is made to be like a felt tipped colouring pen. It is made by Max Factor.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
I think these Lipfinity lip tint pens are very hard to use even though they look very simple. The pen is quite fat and how you use it is to use the pointed end to line your lips and then colour in like you would with a pen if you were colouring a picture in. I do not think that the coloured end is effective at doing either of those things because it is too wide for me to line my lips neatly and the colour comes through very slowly also.
WHAT I THINK
I have tried very hard to like this lip pen because I like Max Factor very much and it is a pity to be disappointed by their product. I will not buy it again though and will not use the rest of mine even though it still has a lot of tint left in the tube. The colour is very pleasing and I liked all of them that I saw when I went to buy mine, I do not know what mine is called but it looks red on the pen even though when you apply it the colour is dark pink.
The pen takes a long time every time I apply it for the colour to come through enough to see it on my lips. That is annoying and I cannot stop it from happening even though I have tried many ways like storing it upside down and in warmer or cooler places also. It makes the first coat of colour very patchy and that is a pity because it looks very pretty and natural when I have applied only one coat but I am forced to apply another one to remove the patches.
The tint feels very light on my lips so that I forget I am wearing it sometimes, it lasts for quite a long time and I am happy for that because I think that the pen is so frustrating that I would not like to keep applying it very often. I only wear it in the daytime because the colour is not very strong like I want for nighttime, I do not care if my lip colour wears away in the daytime unless I am working so I do not reapply when it has gone. I think it lasts for about 4 hours and that includes eating and drinking as normal and I do think that is a good lasting time for a weak product like this.
The Max Factor Lipfinity Pens cost £6.99 and you can buy them anywhere that sells Max Factor make up.
2 Dooyoo Stars.
I bought this as a lipstain which I thought was for 'staining' the lips with colour rather than a lipstick. I bought Berry Burst. I see it is actually called a lip tint which should have given it away really.
The first thing was the difficulty of even getting the plastic off the thing so I could open it. In the end I had to get a knife and cut around the lid edge to get it off.
It looks like a felt tip pen, which I suppose it should look like.
Then I had a major problem getting any colour out of it to start with. I shook it. I tried to squeeze it but its too solid. Eventually a bit of colour came through but it was such an effort to get it on my lips that they ended up quite sore andwith more colour from rubbing them than from from the tint. So I gave up.
however not one to give up completely I have tried several times since with no improvement. I expected a nice stain to last at least most of the day as you see on TV. What I ended up with is annoyance and chucking it in the bin.
Maybe I had a faulty one or maybe its the way I used it, but because these things are normally expensive it has put me off trying another one.
I do see that they are quite cheap on Amazon at the moment but I doubt if I'll try another one.
A while ago I was browsing in Boots and came across this product, which was new at the time. This Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint was designed as a lip stain to give "kiss-proof" colour.
The product comes in a black tube with a see-through lid in the colour of the tint. I chose shade 06, Royal Plum, a dark reddish shade, because I wanted it to stand out. The tube has gold writing with the name of the product. It states that it is made by Procter & Gamble and a contact address is given.
The tube strongly resembles a felt tip pen, and the applicator nib only emphasises this similarity. Below, I will discuss my use of this product and if it lives up to its claims.
It is claimed that this lip tint:
Is easy to apply - Max Factor state that the applicator nib can be used as a lipliner to line your lips, and the flat side can be used to colour in the rest of your lips. I find that this is completely true and I find applying this lip tint very easy. The colour doesn't 'bleed' around my mouth, it remains exactly where I put it. It can be applied in a hurry and doesn't transfer to teeth!
Is lightweight and transfer-proof - Again this is true, the product feels very light on my lips, almost as if I am not wearing anything on them at all. The colour doesn't transfer onto anything, even cups, water bottles etc.
Will stay on your lips for 2-3 hours without the need to reapply - Again, true. I find that the stain is very long-lasting compared to similar products such as lip gloss. 2-3 hours is about right.
So, basically this product lives up to all its claims. However, there is one negative aspect and that is that it seems to dry out my lips. In fairness, it doesn't claim to be moisturising, however I have naturally dry lips and have to be especially careful to moisturise my lips well before applying this tint and applying lip balm at regular intervals afterwards. If I don't, this tint can dry out my lips and cause the colour to appear patchy and sink into the cracks.
This lip tint costs £7.99 which is a bit pricey, so I would probably only buy it if it was on a special offer like a 3 for 2. I would consider repurchasing but I've had to remove a star because the tint can dry my lips out.
From the MaxFactor range of lip tint pens, Im writing about Royal plum colour. Lip tint pens first hit the scence in 2011 and have been gaining popularity since. It is a matte stain of colour applied to the lips as a base and it stains the skin so it doesnt come off, not even after eating drinking or kissing. MaxFactor were one of the first to bring out the pens. The range only has 3 colours, royal plum (deep purple colour) Berry burst (pale peachy colour) and pink petal (bright pink colour)
These are avaliable at most cosmetic counters and pharmacys and even supermarkets and todays price in Boots is £6.99.
I bought this because I wear bright red lipstick most of the time, and Im always reapplying so I thought I could buy a tint to go under and even if the red wears off there would still be some colour. I chose MaxFactor as it was one of the first to bring out the pens and iit is in my opinion a respectable brand. The pen is a thick cylinder which is black with coloured writing (of the colour of the tint) and the cap and end of the pen are also the colour of the tint. When you take the cap off the nib is the same as a felt tip pen only thicker. To apply make sure lips are dry and free from dirt or food, and just draw on. You do have to be careful as if you go wrong then its difficult to get off because it drys very quickly. The colour comes out quiet strong but if you want it darker just go over it a couple of times. The colour is very thin and you cant feel it on your lips at all. Make sure you 'click' the cap back on so as not to dry out the pen. Easy! To remove just use your normal make up remover.
I do adore this product, I literally put it on and can eat and drink and nothing comes off. NOTHING! The colour is good on it and I like the fact that you can control how much colour you have. At £6.99 some would say thats a bit steep but I'm still using mine that I bought in 2011 and it hasnt dried out even a bit, its the same as the day I bought it. So it is actually excellent value for money. Now it normally lasts about 6-8 hours I find then you have to reapply but I think thats brilliant coverage.
The only downside for me is the lack of variety in the colours...... only 3 thats rubbish!!! especially when competitors have got a range of 12-15 colours. Still I would buy this again, if i ever need a new one, and if they bought out new colours I would be buying those colours too.
4 out of 5 as it loses a point on the colour variety, but a strong yes to recommending it.
Thanks for reading.
In a childlike, marker style casing, this lip tint consists of a felt pen like tip that is designed to provide a long lasting colour to ones lips. Ever the fan of red lips, I purchased one when on promotion at my local Boots. And honestly, I think I have never been more disappointed with a cosmetic in my life. The adverts ranted and raved about it, giving me high expectations of this product, only to feel rather let down after usage.
The colour selection was quite nice, the shades are very matte, so if you're after a more dimensional finish this isn't the product for you.
The first issue with this pen is the tip, I'm unsure if it was just that I was unlucky, but the tip of mine was far more dry then the sides, making it incredibly difficult to use and get even colour distribution. You'd find that you were using the side of the pen to messily shade your mouth, not quite the ease I expected in using it! Throughout the next few weeks, I noticed the pen overall, had dried out, meaning it would have to be a product you'd have to replace fairly frequently.
Another issue with the pen was that you were unable to use it as a liner, due to the tip being wide and rather dry, it was difficult to utilise. Throughout the day it smudged, dried my lips, and rather than smoothly gliding over them it highlighted and exaggerated flaws, almost caking in the cracks of your lips.
So overall, will not be buying again. Incredibly disappointed. Especially for the price I paid for it. I never thought Max Factor would come up with something so utterly dire...
I got really excited when I first heard about liptints in general because I have always been too shy to use lipsticks and thought that this product might be the solution for me. I have never had a bad experience with Max Factor products so I finally bought it after some thinking (it is definitely a bit expensive!), however it was not at all what I expected. The colours and the smell of it is nice but that sums up about all the good things that could be said about this product.
First of all, the tip of the liptint is really low quality. It quite often only worked after I have been the pen for a good half minute and the colour residue builds up after a few uses on the tip of the pen. This buildup results in a horrible application: you get awkward darker spots on your lips because of the uneven application and it takes a lot of time to correct all those mistakes.
Another problem with this product is the fact that it claims to be longlasting, however, after just an hour, it almost completely disappeared from my lips.I didn't do anything special, drank a cup of water and eat my breakfast and when I got to school it was barely visible. I had to reapply it every other hour but I couldn't do it just by swiping it on my lips since I needed a big mirror to make the buildup disappear and even out the colour.
The only positive side of using this liptint is that it really doesn't smudge after application. But you can expect it from any other liptint so it is hardly an exceptional quality.
After all this negative experience I was a little afraid to buy another liptint from a different brand, however when I finally bought one (for less than half the price of this one!) I was completely amazed by the results. There was no buildup, the tip was working properly and it lasted at least 4-5 hours.
In conclusion I definitely do not recommend this product to anyone. It is expensive but poor quality, if you are looking for a liptint there are plenty of better and cheaper brands out there.
I bought this Max Factor Lipfinity lip tint pen some time ago (I think about Jan/Feb cause I know I had it on holiday then) as I had heard good things about it and one thing I always wish for with makeup is lip colour which actually stays on without fading in a couple of hours or disappearing as soon as I take a sip of water or something. This lip tint has a reputation for being long lasting, as also indicated by its Lipfinity name, so I had high hopes.
The lip tint comes in a pen format, which was something new to me but is very easy and self explanatory to use. Before being able to use it I had to battle for ages getting the plastic off as it seemed to be packaged horrendously with so much sticky tape around it. It left some sticky marks on the pen body which looked a bit scruffy, but they did disappear. I'm not sure if that is always the case or if it was down to the particular Superdrug where I bought it!
It is like a big felt tip and you just draw the colour onto your lips like with a felt tip marker! This feels a little weird to do at first, and I found that it felt very wet going on,and you can feel the tint sinking right into the lips,not resting on top like a lipstick or lipgloss. Mine is the shade 05 which is a reddy pink and looks fairly subtle with one coat. However if I go over it and draw a bit on I can build it up a lot, varying how dramatic it looks. I was really pleased with the appearance of then when I was first using it. It gives a completely matte colour with no shimmer to it.
I was pleased with the longevity. It does not last perfectly for a full day from morning to late night but it does last much better than pretty much anything else I have used, and I was generally topping it up maybe once during the day. Without a top up when it starts to fade the inside bit fades slightly more than the outside, which was not hugely noticeable with my colour, but could look like dodgy lip liner with a darker colour, so that is something to watch out for!
Though the lip tint lasted really well with a nice vibrant colour, the price to pay for this was lips feeling dried out. The tint feels harsh and a bit uncomfortable on my lips, feeling dryer and parched as the day goes on. If I just wore it plain I sometimes found the sensation very uncomfy by the end of the day, especially it I was using this for days in a row. I could combat this problem by putting something more nourishing and moisturising on the top such as Burts Bees lip balm or Carmex. The Carmex also serves to give the colour a bit of a shine and change the appearance of it, so it makes it more versatile. With these top coats to improve the feel of my lips I found the lip tint pen became so much more usable for me. It would be nice if the pen included a built in lip balm on the other end like some other similar lip tint pens do, but you can easily use any balm of your own so it doesn't really matter.
For some reason I had kind of forgotten about this pen and it had made its way to the back of my makeup drawer, but I pulled it out again today. When applying it, or trying to, I was disappointed to see that it seems to have dried out. When drawing on my lips now the wet inky sensation is no longer there and it felt very scratchy. There was a very minimal colour pay off and no real effect. This was disappointing as I didn't use it all up before and I would not have expected this to happen just after leaving it for a few months.
Despite these few criticisms of it, I do think it is really good in some ways and if I needed a long lasting lip colour I would consider getting one again, although I would only want it for occasional use and the fact the pens dry out so quickly when not used would put me off a bit. At least they are quite cheap though and I think I paid about £5 or £6 for this if I remember correctly.
I quite like Max Factor but this lip tint pen was awful and was a complete waste of money. It costs £6.99 and it actually looks more like a felt tip pen than a lip stick. Being from Max Factor there are a lot of shades to choose from and some of them are quite nice especially the Royal Plum which is the shade that I choose.
The application of the lip tint is a bit weird to get used to and you apply it almost like you would use a felt tip with using the nib to colour in the outside of your lips then filling in the larger areas with the wider part of the pen.
The colour goes on nice but it isn't all that dramatic and is more of a subtle colour than what you might expect given the shade on the packaging. I wasn't bothered by the subtle colour because I actually think the colour is the best part of the lip tint.
The biggest problem that I personally have with this lip tint is with just how dry it goes on my lips. It has no moisturisation whatsoever and leaves my lips looking dry and weathered showing up all the cracks in them. The only way I could wear this is with some Vaseline or clear lip gloss on top which kind of defeats the purpose of it especially as it isn't the longest lasting colour so you would constantly be needing to re-apply it.
The colour only lasts a few hours before needing to be reapplied. If you put it on in the morning for work you would probably need to reapply by midmorning or lunch time at the latest. I was shocked with just how short a time the colour lasted especially as it is marketed as being a lasting lip tint.
The other problem with this particular tint is that as well as being drying on my lips it is also dries out so quickly in the packaging. Never leave the lid off the pen for any amount of time or else it will have dried out to such an extent as to make it unusable.
If not for the colour selection then this would only be getting one star but because it does have a really nice selection of shades I will bump this up to 2 stars but still wouldn't personally recommend it as it is too drying and not really very nice to wear and apply.