Collection Colour Pout Lip Stain

Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lipstain Marker Review

Review | Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain Marker in Pout

Review | Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain Marker in Pout

Review | Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain Marker in Pout

colour pout lip stain marker in pout

My search for the perfect lip stain continues, and this month I’ve been trying out Collection 2000′s Colour Pout Lip Stain Marker in ‘Pout’, which is a bright, kind of blue-toned red. Actually, I was wearing this in these photos (as you can probably tell from the fact that I’m wearing exactly the same outfit in these shots: two birds, one stone, and all that…) but I figured it deserved a post of its own because, of all the lip stains I’ve tried recently, it’s probably my favourite. So far, anyway.

It’s not, however, without its issues. The main one is that, like most of the other marker-style stains I’ve tried, this does have a tendency to highlight every little flaw on your lips. I wouldn’t say it’s drying in itself – it’s actually really easy to wear, and I’m not aware of it at all once it’s on – but if your lips are dry to start with (and mine almost always ARE), this is a great way to make sure everyone knows it. The other issue – and again, I’ve noticed this with a few of these markers – is that while I find it really easy to apply to my bottom lip, it’s not nearly so keen on the top one, and it takes a little more effort to apply it there, which is kind of strange.

On the plus side, it’s a great colour: very bold, very pigmented, and a good choice for anyone who loves a bright, BRIGHT red. Oh, and it smells sweet, too, which makes me happy.

As far as the staying power goes, in all honesty, I’ve found that most so-called lip stains don’t. Stain, I mean. I’d love to find one that really sticks to the lips, and doesn’t even come off when you TRY TO remove it, but so far my search has been a fruitless one. This is perhaps a little better than a regular lipstick – it’ll last a good few hours if you don’t eat or drink, but will need to be touched up after the first coffee of the morning. I have a LOT of coffees of a morning, so it doesn’t last all that long on me, but it doesn’t really matter: although I’d love to find a product that truly “stains”, I’m mostly interested in this kind of lip colour at the moment because they’re just so easy to use, and don’t sit greasily on top of the lips, like some other products can.

Verdict? Well, it may be my favourite SO FAR, but the bar is set pretty low at this point, so I’m going to keep on looking. If you have a spare £5, and lip stain-shaped hole in your life, though, it’s definitely not a bad buy at all. You can find it here.

P.S. It’s not a stain, and I find it very drying/a bit cakey but if you’re looking for something that REALLY doesn’t budge, Maybelline Super Stay is your girl…

10 Comments

  • Jess says:

    I would definitely reccommend the bourjois liquid lipsticks for staying and staining power! Magnificent.

  • Mana says:

    I recommend you try the YSL Glossy Stains. I swatched one on my hand once and it was still there the next day after my shower. And I lasted through a few cocktails on my lips and while it wasn’t full on bright anymore, it was definitely still there.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Sandy says:

    Have you heard of/tried Lime Crimes Velvetines? Not sure they’re a lip stain as such but I find they’re brilliant. They do 2 reds, a pink and a few new colours I’ve lost track of! It goes on like a gloss but then dries and is a matte look and I’ve found, so far, that they don’t go. I’ve had to use make-up remover to get it off. LOL!

    I’ve bought mine in the UK from cutecosmetics.co.uk but they can be quite popular and sell out.

  • Have you tried the lime crime makeup velvetines?

  • L says:

    I am popping out of I-read-your-blog-but-never-comment land (it’s a nice place!) to mention the OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) lip tars, which are stains that absolutely do not wash off. The texture is very liquid, the colors are really vibrant, and they sink into the lips in a very stain-like manner (which I like when I’m wearing a bright red, especially). They aren’t as bad with highlighting dry bits as some other stains, but I definitely don’t use them if my lips are chapped. Oh, and they smell nice. Kind’ve minty.

  • L says:

    I should have added I am referring to the matte version of the OCC lip tars. The other versions look a bit sticky, and I’ve never used them.

  • Emma Walters says:

    I too have really dry lips. Can you recommend a good lipstick that’s not drying. Also will you be reviewing the GHD eclipse or have you already and I’ve missed it?

    Thanks for another great post :-D

    • Amber says:

      Hi Emma,

      The GHD post is here:

      http://www.foreveramber.co.uk/2014/01/hair-tutorial-curls-with-ghd-flat-irons.html

      As for lipstick, I think Revlon Matte Lipstick is the least drying I’ve used (I reviewed it here: http://www.foreveramber.co.uk/2012/12/red-lipstick-for-redheads-revlon-matte-lipstick-in-really-red-review.html), but with that said, I favour matte shades, and they generally tend to be drying to some degree. I also like the Revlon Colour Rush Balm I reviewed a few weeks ago, though: it’s supposed to be a balm rather than a lipstick, but the colours are really pigmented, and it’s not nearly as drying as a regular lipstick, although I’ve yet to find a colour I’m 100% happy with!

  • Sarah says:

    I find that the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint stays on really well, I have two shades and both of them are still on the day after I’ve worn them, even if I’ve tried to remove them!

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