|Love Connection lip stain|
|Love Connection topped with Smith's Rosebud Salve|
This is the first lip stain I've purchased, so I didn't really have much to compare it against. What I've since learned about lip stains is that they are usually water or alcohol based (this one is water based), which gives them a liquid consistency and can make them drying on lips. They look darker in the container than they apply and provide long lasting color. And while Ulta Extreme Lip Stain does stain my lips with a bit of color and has a nice taste and smell, I'm actually enjoying it more as a cheek tint!
Extreme Wear Lip Stains retail for $8 at Ulta and are available in five different shades. Love Connection is the lightest shade available.