The Mamonde Stamping Edge Lip Tint seemed so promising. A dual-ended pen, it has a pointed cushion/sponge on one end and a balmy crayon on the other. The shade 06 Peach Bloom caught my eye. The cushion side was a smooth, matte, pigmented bright peach that applied easily with slight pressure. The balm end swiveled up to reveal a glossy, sheer peach balm. In short: I swatched, I swooned, I bought.
Directions: Apply the cushion and then the balm. For a gradient lip, apply the cushion to just the inside of the lips.
Unfortunately, I titled this post “Peach DOOM” for good reason. The cushion formula looks quite dry and clings to any bit of flakiness. Although the balm end is smooth and moisturizing, it does nothing to erase the patchiness and flakiness. In this photo, I pressed the cushion onto the inside of my lips and then swiped the balm all over.
At first, I attributed the problem to the sad, flaky condition of my lips (I ran out of lip balm). But the same thing happened when my lips returned to normal.
In the photo above, I had scrubbed my lips and used Hourglass Lip Oil the night before and then prepped my lips with more Lip Oil that morning. Still the matte peach color clung viciously to the slightest flake. Never again, Mamonde Stamping Edge Lip Tint, never again. ::holds Laneige Water Drop Tints close to heart::
Pros: Beautiful color. Cushion side is pigmented. Balm side is moisturizing.
Cons: Cushion side is drying and exaggerates the slightest imperfections. Not worth buying for just the balm.