I nearly bought a glam shine stain splash online from Boots, but I just couldn't figure out the colours and wasn't sure I'd get what I was expecting, so a little in store swatching was in order. I finally made the purchase when I was waiting for a flight at Gatwick, so I had time to have a good consider of the colours. Eve was still the one I liked the best, even though on my hand it looked like a very different product from in the tube.
You could be fooled into thinking this was a fairly opaque and creamy gloss / liquid lipstick, but swatched or on the lips it's quite sheer. It's not at all heavy or sticky and has a very liquid almost water-like consistency - not your traditional sticky gloss at all, so it applies really well. It sort of sinks into the lips, which makes it pretty long-wearing, but it feels comfortable on and doesn't dry my lips out. It doesn't have a shiny or glossy finish as such, more of a pretty sheen.
Now that I've read the blurb I understand that the product is meant to be a gloss that thinks its a stain, or the other way around, and it's 30% water-based, which explains why it feels lovely on my lips. All round, despite my confused first impressions (perhaps I should pay more attention during the adverts?) I really like this product and have been wearing it a lot. I might go back for another colour - romy looks like a rather lovely rosey pink.
L'Oreal glam shine stain splash glosses / stains cost £7.99 and you can get them at Boots.