When a friend of mine tagged me in the Facebook comments for this Marie Claire article, it took me two seconds to Amazon Prime this shit.
I wasn’t even dissuaded when the author mentioned blood. They say beauty is pain? Please. When it comes to all things cosmetic, I have a very high tolerance. (By all means, put needles in my face, just not my arms.)
The Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack comes from Korea (like all amazing/weird beauty products these days), but thanks to the miracle of free two-day shipping, I had my greedy beauty-junkie hands on them in no time. (Yo, side note: does anyone else drink and Prime? It’s like a surprise in my mailbox every week!)
Anyway, these are not the lip glosses they appear to be; oh no, my friend. These are peel-off lip stains. Whaaaat?!
So it’s not exactly rocket science, but it took me a couple tries to get the hang of the application (which I give myself a pass on because the instructions are in Korean and I was too lazy to Google).
I made an attempt to photograph my first go, which made application difficult and, frankly, really dumb. So not only did I not put quite enough on the first time, it was suuuuper crooked. Whoops.
I also used my fingers, which is great if you’re looking for that stained-fingertip look. Protip: lip brush.
So then I waited a while to let it dry. That’s when the fun really began.
I had to resort to some finger-scrubbing and then, finally, a Q-tip. Yeah, you may want one of those. The other thing you might want? Chapstick. Unless you’re not a total weirdo who can’t stand the feeling of bare lips. Then you’re good.
The result? A pretty, popsicle-stained effect that wears for hours and doesn’t transfer (trust me, I did my own research).
Then I went for a cherry red. I really glommed it on this time, and waited longer to peel it off.
Since it was so thick and I’d left it on for so long, all I had to do was press my lips together and it peeled itself off.
The best part: my fiancé was totally grossed out. It was awesome.
So whether you don’t like the feeling of lipstick or just want a low-maintenance tint (well, the wear is low-maintenance; the application less so), you should totally get in on this shit. WAY better than the Lipnicure disaster.
Oh, and don’t worry: totally pain-free and zero blood in sight. How’s that for an endorsement?!