Sacheu: Lip Liner Stay-N & Lip Elixir

by Maxine Tatlonghari

I am a total beauty enthusiast.  Some might even say I’m obsessed, and I’m ok with that.  As such, I love getting my hands on new and new-to-me products, so I was thrilled when I finally got my hands on the viral Sacheu Lip Liner Stay-N and their new Lip Elixir in clear. Yes, I know I’m late to the TikTok game on this one.  The Stay-N Liner has garnered over 1 Billion views to date. But for my fellow Gen X lovelies who might also be behind on the TikTok trends, it’s never too late to get in on something great. 

After watching a bunch of those TikTok videos, I was excited and had high hopes for this lippie.  Plus, I love a good founder story.  The founder of Sacheu, Sarah Cheung, created this super long lasting lip liner stain after years of playing with products and looking for something with real staying power.  She was using a brow tint on her lips to stain her pout with a perfect nude shade while she developed Stay-N.  The result is this epic liner, which can be used all over the lips, and it’s now one of my go-to products for the summer. 

First impressions are lasting, and the Lip Liner Stay-N packaging delighted me instantly.  The sleek, minimalist design in pretty pastel boxes is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical. The cap closes securely, ensuring the liner doesn’t dry out or break in my bag, which is a common issue I’ve faced with other products.

When I first swatched the product on my hand, I was immediately impressed. It went on thick and dried shiny and dramatic like latex clothing in the very best way. After a patient 3 minute wait, the edges curled up so temptingly, ready for me to peel and reveal the pigmented stain underneath.

Why is peeling sunburned skin totally gross but also so satisfying?  Some experts say it’s meditative and calming.  Whatever the case, I have always loved peeling things. This unique liner is a really fun way to get that same satisfying feeling WHILE giving yourself the prettiest lip color transformation in the process.

This Best Seller Bundle comes with three shades that flatter most, really all, skin tones.

MUAH-ve is a mauve tone that somehow becomes the perfect nude on everyone.

p-INKED is a romantic rose pink that will give you that Bridgerton doll-like pink.  Perfect for summer.

HEY-zel is a pigmented coco brown that pairs perfectly with a nude lipstick for a modern no makeup look.

The true test, of course, is how it performs on the lips. The tip is fine enough to define my lips yet sturdy enough to leave a generous coat for maximum color and peel-ABILITY. It takes a little practice to get that perfect line, but if you mess it up just wipe it away with a QTip or makeup remover wipe before the color sets. I started with outlining my lips and then filled them in completely, using the liner as a base for the new Lip Elixir Gloss, which is a gorgeous clear gloss that leaves the perfect shine. Sometimes, I like to overline my cupid’s bow to give it a more rounded look, and this temporary tattoo-like liner is perfect for that. I need a little more practice to perfect this Angelina Jolie pout application, but I am close.

What struck me the most was the colorway and pigment. The color payoff is incredible and long-wearing and how do all three shades work perfectly on me?! Even after swimming, eating, and drinking summer Aperols, my lip color remained intact.

One of the standout features of the Stay-N is its versatility. While it works wonderfully as a traditional lip liner, I found myself using it in other ways. On days when I wanted a more understated look, I applied it all over my lips and topped it with the Clear Lip Elixir for a fresh, natural finish. For a more dramatic evening look, I paired it with a matching lipstick and was amazed at how it prevented any feathering or bleeding, something that’s often a concern with darker shades of lipstick.

Another point worth mentioning is its staying power. True to its name, Lip Liner Stay-N stays put. I’ve worn it through swims on a rooftop pool, long workdays, nights out, and even during intense Pilates sessions, and it hasn’t let me down. The formula is smudge-proof, transfer-resistant and waterproof, making it an ideal choice for those days when you just can’t be arsed applying and reapplying your lip color.

Long-lasting makeup is often drying and uncomfortable, but that’s not the case with this beauty. The formula is enriched with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin E that keep my lips feeling soft and hydrated even after hours of wear. I suggest exfoliating first, maybe even the night before, and slathering on a nice lip mask the night before. You need to apply Stay-N to dry, clean lips, so you want to make sure your lips are as smooth as possible.

Given its performance and quality the Stay-N offers excellent value for money, a point many of the TikTok reviewers mentioned. The durability means I’m not constantly reapplying throughout the day, so the product lasts longer. And, the fact that I can use it in multiple ways (as a liner, a base, or even a full lip color) adds to its overall value. And it’s no secret that I like the ease of shopping 213Deli to try new products and brands. My recently received dissolving microneedling eye patches will go perfectly with my Bridgerton binge, but I digress.

The Lip Liner Stay-N by Sacheu and the new clear Lip Elixir have become MVPs on my makeup vanity. The outstanding pigment, ease of application, and impressive staying power take me from day to night. I will have it on repeat all summer. See you at the pool with my perfect pout.

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