My first experience with glossy stains was with the YSL Pur Couture Glossy Stain and I was really very excited about it. But truth to be told, it comes with a serious price tag so the Maybelline 10H Tint Gloss looks like a very promising alternative if you ask me! It looks like a gloss but stains the lips, so you get best of both worlds. I love the look of gloss, but the wear time is mostly just lacking because that’s what lipglosses mostly do. The idea of adding a stain to it is really genius and I’m so happy that they’ve been brought to the market.



The Maybelline 10H Tint Gloss comes in a round white tube. The cap indicates what colour it has, so it’s very handy if you are looking for a certain shade. It contains 10.5 ml (which is a lot) and goes for around 10 euro (a YSL Glossy Stain goes for around 30 euro), so it’s a really good deal. The applicator is rather interesting because it’s an oval with a whole in the middle. I guess it’s to apply the product more evenly. The applicator itself has a spongy texture. The 10H Tint Gloss has a sweet candy like scent, which is not bad, but you don’t really notice it on your lips.


top: the 10h tint gloss as a stain, bottom: the 10h tint gloss as a gloss

Forever Coral is in my opinion more like an medium orange toned red. There is a coral tone to it, but just slightly. It has micro shimmers in it, but you barely see it. The 10H Tint Gloss is definitely pigmented. I was not too sure about the weird looking applicator but it actually works really well and precise. You don’t really need a lot of product on your lips because of the pigmentation and it applies evenly and easy. The texture is creamy but not thick and it feels surprisingly light. It’s not moisturising to me but not drying either. I do get a bit of a weird sensation on my lips in the beginning but it’s not in a bad way, it’s rather just weird. The finish is glossy and later it becomes a stain, just what it claims.


at the beginning

after 6 hours with drinks and a meal

As for staying power it really depends what your do. I wore it for 6 hours and I had some drinks, some snacks and a dinner with spaghetti which is quite challenging for a lip product. It stays glossy for around 4 hours, when I had my dinner the glossiness disappeared but it became a stain. The stain is lighter. Now this is a great product if your lips are perfect. If you have some cracks you will notice the colour difference in the stain, it’s deeper, and it’s not very flattering. You can see in the picture that I had some cracks going on on my lower lips, my upper lip is completely fine though. So do keep that in mind.



Compared  to the YSL Glossy Stain this is a great alternative. It’s not quite the same though. I find the Ysl Glossy Stain more creamy and moisturising, it also has more of a gloss going on and the consistency is thicker while Maybelline 10H Tint Gloss feels lighter. I also find that when it comes to meals the Maybelline 10H Tint Gloss wins, because it stays in place while it’s component becomes more messy and starts to bleed a bit. They both have pros and cons but Maybelline did a great job with it’s cheaper version!

19 comments - Reply

  1. Such a lovely shade, though that wand makes me scratch my head. :p

  2. Hij staint wel oké, de gloss eroverheen vind ik het mooiste om te zien. Helaas blijft hij dan niet de komende tien uur zitten, maar vier uur inclusief gloss vind ik toch best goed! De kleur is echt gorgeous!

  3. Jammer dat hij zo vlekt :(

  4. Jammer dat het toch niet zo super goed blijft zitten zoals ‘t beweerd, maar de kleur is prachtig!

  5. I’ve been eyeing these for a while in the stores, but haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. This color looks very good on you (: I like it, but I’m disappointed the coral isn’t really showing. They should’ve given it an other name xD

  6. ik krijg er hetzelfde resultaat mee. vind het eigenlijk niet kunnen met zulke belooftes van Maybelline.

  7. Wauw dat kleurtje lijkt echt veel op bloed als swatch, maar op je lippen is hij erg mooi!

  8. Oh wauw, looks fab on you !

  9. This warm red is gorgeous on you! The formula does sound challenging though. Looks like I can only wear it on a good lip day!

  10. Deze zijn echt super, en dit kleurtje staat je echt prachtig!

  11. Yeah, that’s definitely not coral. And that brush looks só strange… :-) That said, I do like the color and how it looks on you. The wear after 6 hours doesn’t look very good, though, but then again, what gloss does stay put for hours on end?

  12. de kleur staat je wel erg mooi :D

  13. Not my kind of product but the colour is lovely.

  14. jammer van die vlekken :(

  15. Ik ben niet zo dol op lipgloss. Geef mij maar een mooie lipstick :)

  16. Ik vind hem goed, heb ‘m ook geprobeerd, alleen blijft ‘ie op droge velletjes gewoon forever zitten dus dan heb ik allemaal lelijke vlekken na een paar uur :(

  17. I have it 2 but it dried out my lips a bit. x

  18. I’ve been thinking of getting one of these for a while. I’ve only read positive reviews and the color range is quite nice!

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