Vain Stain: A Review

Vain Stain: A Review

Posted by By Hazel Evangelista on 7th Mar 2019

Vain Stain is an independent brand that has vegan, cruelty free, paraben-free make-up and beauty products. Their packaging is what really caught my eyes the first time I ever saw their products. It’s cute and timely. The Vain Stain collection has a range of items that seems to target women that loves natural looking make ups. These are perfect for the no make-up make up look as well as for the barely-there look.

They have lip and cheek tints with 6 shades which are Boss Lady, Girl Next Door, Keeper, Tough Cookie, Down to Earth and Spontaneous. I love how each shade name sounds very classy.

Boss Lady is pink red, Girl Next Door is red orange, Keeper is pink, Tough Cookie is red brown, Down to Earth is the resident brown in the line while Spontaneous is deep purple.

I tried all of them and this is what I think of them:

Pros:

  • 1.Color pay-off is good.
  • 2.Lightweight.
  • 3.Natural looking.
  • 4.Cute packaging and branding.
  • 5.Non-drying, especially when used with the lip primer first.
  • 6.Not totally transfer-proof but it lasts long.

Cons:

  • 1.The pigment has a tendency to separate on the lips.
  • 2.It also has the tendency to settle more color on the inside part of the lips than the ones on te outer side.

I love the colors/shades in this line because there are more shades that can be used daily or regularly.

My favorite shade would be Spontaneous.

They have another line of lip and cheek tints, but they’re called Premium Lip and Cheek Tints. The formula might look the same but the premium once has Vitamin E infused, but they’re in a different packaging. While the regular lip and cheek tints are in roller bottles, these ones are in a taller and thinner tube with an applicator.

Their Premium Lip and Cheek (Tints) has two shades, which are Overachiever and Muse.

Overachiever is on the dark red side while the shade Muse gives off the Barbie pink shade.

Here’s what I think about them:

Pros:

  • 1.More pigmented than the regular tints. I was thinking that maybe it’s because of a different applicator but I like it.
  • 2.The smell/fragrance of each shades are both subtle and nice.
  • 3.Cute packaging and branding.
  • 4.Non-drying.
  • 5.Lightweight.
  • 6.It lasts long but not totally transfer-proof.

Cons:

  • 1.It also has a tendency to separate on the lips.
  • 2.Same as the regular tints, it also has tendency to settle on the inside part of the lips.

I love both shades.

Moving on to their Clay blush line, I like the shade range as well as the sizes. Clay blushes tend to be really pigmented and you only need a little to go on. With this size, I think that it can get maximized by anyone who would use it.

They have 3 shades in their clay blush line which are Zoey Bear, Little Sassy and My Only Schatz.

Zoey Bear is like a burnt orange shade, Little Sassy is pinky peach shade while My Only Schatz is deep purple. The shade range is kind of nice as well even though it transitioned to a deep shade of purple immediately from the burnt orange.

Here’s what I think about them:

Pros:

  • 1.Size/quantity isn’t too little or too much.
  • 2.Very pigmented.
  • 3.Very blend-able.
  • 4.Buildable. You can add more for more color or just a little for subtleness.
  • 5.Not settling on bumps, it glides smoothly on the skin.

Cons:

  • 1.A little too soft as per what other clay blushes I have tried but isn’t really that bad.

Little Sassy is my fave of the bunch. It’s a go-to color for everyday.

On their Matte Eyebrow pomade called Eyebrow Latte, it’s one of the products on their line that I am most excited about other than the Skin Lemonade. I may not be an addict for a perfect eyebrow but I appreciate good eyebrow product.

Vain Stain has 2 shades which are Caramel and Coffee.

Both are on the brown shade. Caramel is the deep burnt brown shade while the Coffee shade is on the soil-like brown side.

Their pot is cute, and every purchase has free applicator.

Here’s what I think about it:

Pros:

  • 1.Quantity of the product isn’t too much or less than what it should be. I feel like this kind of size is fitting to be used on a few months before they emptied it.
  • 2.No bad smell, though also no fragrance.
  • 3.The applicator is sturdy and nice.
  • 4.Color pay-off is also good! It looks natural.
  • 5.Easy to blend on the eyebrows.

Cons:

  • 1.Might not be a first option for someone likes me who is more used with eyebrow pencil but this has big potential.

The Skin Lemonade on the other hand is another must-try on the list for me. Setting sprays isn’t really a part of my usual routine, but I tried this one excitedly.

Here’s what I think about it.

Pros:

  • 1.Very nice packaging and branding.
  • 2.Smells so good!
  • 3.Gentle on the skin.
  • 4.It does its job as a setting spray.
  • 5.Spray stopper is a nice touch.

Cons:

  • 1.So far I didn’t see anything that I didn’t like or anything bad about it.

Last but not the least in their line is the lip primer. The thing with this is, I tried using it without wiping it off of my lips then put a lipstick or lip tint and it’s still good. It can also be wiped off before putting in lip products of course, to make sure your lips is hydrated.

Been using it almost every day and so far, this is what I think about it.

Pros:

  • 1.Very hydrating
  • 2.I like that it has a bit of a hard texture.

Cons:

  • 1.It smells oily-ish though it doesn’t really bother me, others might not.