I purchased the Cover Girl lip stain a few years ago and was not very happy with it. It goes on with what looks like a pen. The color on my lips was nothing like the color shown. I didn't like the color and it was very dull looking. There was no shine to it all. The felt-like applying tip barely even worked. I had to try to put it on with the sides of the tip instead of with the point of it just to try to get a little color applied. It didn't wear for very long as was promised. I continued to try to use it for a month or so but by that time the tip had completely dried up. I kept the lid on, so I know it didn't dry from being exposed to air. I was not satisfied with this product at all. If the only problem would have been color, I would have tried again, but the stain just doesn't last, in the applicator or on my lips. I would not waste money on this and instead get a product that actually looks and feels good.