Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stains come in four bright but translucent shades and give the lips a lightly glossy finish. They look and feel sort of like lip glosses at first but with a thinner texture. I can press my lips together and there is no stickiness at all and the color does not gather in a line if I do this.
These are not transfer proof right after application. If I touch the product or drink from a cup, it transfers as easily as any lip gloss woud. After about 2 hours the moisture and shine fade somewhat, still leaving behind the majority of the color and there is far less transfer. After about 4 hours, I can see the color clearly but my lips look much drier and there is almost no transfer at all. The color mostly fades evenly over time and I don’t get any weird patchiness or crustiness. If I wear a mask over these, some of the color/gloss transfers to the mask itself but it doesn’t smudge outside my lip lines or make a mess of my makeup.
These have a lightly flocked, flattened doefoot wand and it holds just the right amount of product to apply to my lips without having to dip back into the tube for more. I found it pretty easy to control application, get crisp lines and define the cupids bow.
There is a very slight chemical scent and taste that isn’t fragrance. If you are very sensitive to scents then it may be bothersome but I don’t feel that it is too strong or noticeable.
I recommend first applying color to the center of the lips when the applicator is still heavily coated in product. Once there is less on the wand, it is easier to apply clean lines around the edges of the lips.
Mai Type is the lightest of the four shades and is a medium mauvy pink. This is cooler toned and leans a bit berry/purple.
Strawberry Sangria is nearly a true red but it does have a small amount of pink to it.
Zesty Bestie is an orangey red.
Berry Banger is a somewhat more opaque and darker berry shade. Goes on evenly. Very small amount of feathering.