When I first decided to try lip stains the only product I used would be Body Shop lip stain. I absolutely loved the sheer, but darkening color. I am extremely pale and have very dry lips and was sick of finding the "right" color and also having the stickiness of lipstick or thick gloss. I decided to try the body shop lip stain on a whim during a sale and for the most part I was happy about it. The color lasted and I could make it so it wasn't too dark for my lips since it had a sheer tint to it. After about 2-3 weeks worth of use I started noticing the cap to my stain getting extremely red and the stain would leak all over my makeup bag and onto my makeup, including my brushes. I used to clean the cap with a Q-tip but no matter how often I cleaned it there were always issues with it leaking. I thought perhaps the container was defective so I tossed it and bought a new one and the same thing happened. I didn't like the pattern that was developing but was too afraid to branch out and try a new product so this remained my go-to no matter how messy it was (and it was MESSY-- I couldn't use it without getting it all over my hands) until I finally tried a few other brands that I liked much better. I still use this product from time to time if I am looking for that familiar shade but it is a very messy and hard to handle product at times. The color is nice but it honestly isn't worth the hassle when other companies offer mess free versions of the same thing.