I've always loved lip but they do have many downsides... They are doing, some are difficult to apply or look very patchy. They also cry out fairly quickly, especially if not used for a while.... Then I came across these bad boys and they are my now go to lip stain. They come in little tubes and you twist the bottom and the product will ooze out of the applicator bristles (just like the applicator on the Loreal Lumi Concealer) It is more of a glossy consistency but much thicker, so a little bit goes a long way... Seriously, it's easy to over supply. It isn't dry feeling when it dries down, it had the look of a nice matte lipstick but with more staring power. Looks beautiful with a dab of gloss right in the center of your lips. After trying my 1st one, I immediately bought 5 more colors and I have a backup of each since I bought them in 2 packs! No more fighting to make a dry, patchy lip stain work.