Ever wondered whether a new beauty launch or trending product is truly worth the hype? Good news—you’re in the right place. I Just Tried… is our regular beauty column where we test out everything from new formulations to cult classics to find out whether they’re really worth your money. Oh, and we’ll even answer the most-searched-for questions so you don’t have to.
Anyone who knows me will be well aware that my inbox exists in a constant state of chaos. I have no filing system to speak of, and the number of emails that I’ve starred to get back to later is, frankly, ridiculous. So for a press release on a new beauty launch to break through the disarray and catch my attention is no mean feat, but when I spotted an email shouting about a best-selling lip kit with thousands of five-star reviews arriving in the UK, I instantly clicked on it. And I am so glad I did.
Wonderskin’s Peel & Reveal Wonder Blading Lip Stain (£30) is one of those products that you might already be aware of if you’re mad about TikTok. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it’s gone viral on the social platform. Its appeal? You slick on a bright-blue gloss (yes, you read that right), spray on an “activator,” and then peel it all off to reveal perfectly tinted lips and a gorgeous colour that lasts all day. At least, that’s the aim. Because while there are tons of glowing reviews for this product on Amazon U.S.—one reviewer said she “applied it at 2:30 a.m. and wore it, without touching up WITH A MASK ON, and at 2:30 p.m. it was still on”—there is a handful of people who are a little more sceptical about the finish and longevity.
However, I’m always up for trying something new, so I jumped at the chance to try this cult lip product for myself. Ahead, keep scrolling for my honest review and the before-and-after photos.