17 Lip Stain in Berry Crush review

If you’re bored with traditional lipsticks or lip glosses then you may want to give a lip stain a try. 17 Lip Stain in Berry Crush is a twist of the traditional lip balm, it is designed to give colour by staining your lips with product.

The packaging is a simple pen shape with a felt tip like applicator with a lid to stop the product drying out.

Whilst it looks like the lip stain would be very hard to apply and feel dry on application it’s quite the opposite. As I pressed the nib onto my lips a wet sensation ensures my lips don’t dry out and colour is applied evenly.

Whilst the colour isn’t as waxy as a lipstick it gives lips a instant hit of colour that brightens the complexion. On the opposite side of the pen is a Vaseline like solution that can be applied on top of the colour to give lips a sexy sheen.

I do like the strength of colour in this lip stain and the fact that it’s a cheaper alternative to brands like Revlon. However there was a slight bleeding of colour that slightly ruined the effect. It feels comfortable to wear and did not dry my lips out.

I’ll give it 4/5



17 lip stain


•Has a colour and gloss effect which can be gained by using both sides of the pen
•It’s the perfect alternative to lipstick or lipgloss
•Cheaper alternative to Revlon Lip Stain
•Low maintenance product


•There is a slight bleeding of colour that ruins the effect slightly

17 Berry Crush can be bought from all good Boots stores