As soon as i saw these lip tints i had to pick one up- just for the fact that they look like a felt tip pen alone! The colour choice is a little lacklustre, but i chose shade 04 (bottom in picture), a nice rosey red.
My experience with lip tints and stains in the past hasn't been great. I find they just don't last, have an awful taste, and they are in akward packaging i.e liquid filled pots that resemble nail polish think Benetint, or Bourjouis. That's where this product comes in. A practical design that makes applying easy, and is perfect to chuck in your bag.
Onto the product itself. Maxfactor recommends using the tip to line the lips, and then the whole of the nib to fill in. This worked great on the first few applications. A gentle hint of colour that was very flattering. But after a few uses the pen seemed to dry out, and i could hardly get any colour from the nib. I stored it upright overnight, and that seemed to give it a bit of life, but obviously storing it upright constantly is not practical if you are carrying it around with you.
The lip tint has the word lasting in the title, but is unfortunately not true. As soon as i had a drink or food, it disapeared. So it would need to be reapplied often.
In fairness, i rate this pretty much the same as every other lip tint i've tried. (with the exception of a 17 berry lipstain i used to obsessively use as a teenager, which was amazing but sadly no longer exists!) The thing that makes it stand out is the interesting felt pen style packaging, but this is also it's downfall.
It reminds me of those cheap felt pens that last about a nano second before the dry up. But, i do like the colour, and if the drying up problem was sorted it would be great.