With this lip stain, Catrice promises “longer lasting color” and “semi-permanent definition” that is supposed to “pamper” your lips with “moisturizing ingredients”. Rose Wood Avenue is a darker version of a your-lips-but-better color, it is very pretty and an easy color to wear.
AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SORBITOL, POLYSORBATE 80, PEG-150, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PVP, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, AMMONIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, SODIUM SACCHARIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, AROMA (FLAVOR), PHENOXYETHANOL MAY CONTAIN: CI 15985 (YELLOW 6), CI 17200 (RED 33), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), CI 42090 (BLUE 1).
Like the ELF Studio Lip Stain, I like this color but not much else. Despite all its moisturizing claims, this product is not forgiving to dry lips: it dries them out further and gathers in the flakes. As it wears, it wears faster from the center of your lips outwards, so you end up with a fetching ring around your lips. This stain also gives the stinging feeling the ELF one had.
OK, Lilla, you say. What about the packaging? Well, I’m glad you asked. The packaging is deceptive. It has a marker tip, which instantly made me think “Ooh! Easy application!”. Wrong. To get the product out you have to shake the tube a bunch, go over your lips like 50 times, then shake some more. Repeat about 5 times until you have built up a decent amount of color. Yeah, not so convenient. This hasn’t happened yet, but I can imagine that this will dry up sometime in the near future.
OK, as it is a stain, I think it is necessary to talk about staying power. Unfortunately, there is really not that much to tell. It sucked. As I mentioned before, the product wore off in a not-so-attractive way, and it did that mere hours after application. Also, this does not last through drinking or eating. I have lipsticks that last through meals!!! What does that tell you, huh, Catrice?
There’s not that much I can say for this product. It just did not really perform well, except for giving a pretty color. Although I only got that for like an hour, tops, and after 10 minutes at the cost of my arm. OK, my arms are pretty weak and flabby, but still. It was tiring. This was pretty much a no-go for me.