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Stila’s Lip & Cheek Stains Review |Shimmering, Fruity & Moisturizing Color

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Stila Lip & Cheek StainStila has created 4 lip and cheek stains including: Mango crush-a shimmering coral color, Pomegranate crush- a deep berry color, Raspberry crush- a shimmering pink and Yumberry- a reddish color.

According to Stila the stains should customize to your exact shade as its infused with naturally staining super fruits. This formula apparently does this by reacting with your pH levels.

The stains also contain Vitamin A,C and E which help moisturize while providing antioxidant protection.

Users Conclusions


  • Natural looking
  • Non drying
  • Easy to apply
  • Glossy


  • Not long lasting
  • Stains unevenly (only a few found this typical)


Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alumina, Sodium Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Flavor (Aroma), Potassium Sorbate, Alcohol Denatured, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract (Papaya), Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract (Pineapple), Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract (Mango), Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Riboflavin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tin Oxide, Benzyl Salicylate, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 5 (CI 45370).

To Sum Up

The reviews for this lip and cheek stain are very mixed some found it worked for them. They liked the natural color and the nondrying effect.

However, others found it didn't last like a stain should and the color came out a little patchy.

The Stains are quite pricey at around $28.

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Bright & Natural Lip Stains by Tarte Review | Long Lasting Glossy Color

Friday, September 17th, 2010

tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip StainJust like other products from Tarte this lip stain is made with natural ingredients. The lip stain is designed with LipSurgence(TM) technology which Tarte says, "is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%".

Tarte Natural Lip Stain is formulated with peppermint, just like the best selling cheek stains it should give a natural flush that lasts all day long. With the help of the LipSurgence(TM) technology increasing skins water retention. It will give a fuller lip appearance, which will make lips more hydrated and smooth.

Like other Tarte cosmetics this doesn't contain Parabens (no toxic preservative)- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petro-Chemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan. This could be an appealing trait for those of you that like to keep it natural.

This stain is available in 6 pinky natural looking shades.

Users Conclusions

Below I have summarized the opinions of the ladies that have used the lip stain:


  • Glossy then matte when dry
  • Long lasting
  • Non drying ( most ladies think this is a good thing as it can be wiped off if a mistake is made)
  • Feels nice on lips


  • Bright colors (some users liked this)
  • Moisturized when first applied then dried lips


All shades contain:Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceide, Vegetable Oil, Candelilla Cera, Cera Alba, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Castor Oil Bis-Hydroxypropyl Dimethicone Esters, Ozokerite, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Stevioside, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Red 27 (CI 45410). (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

To Sum Up

Tarte have seemed to made a average collection of lip stains. Quite a few patrons think the stain is so-so, but the range of colors seemed a little bright for some who just wanted a more natural shade. Although just as many ladies liked the brightness of the stains.

Most users thought it was long lasting and very moisturizing. However, they found the moisture surge only lasted a while after application, then seemed to dry out their lips once it had dried.

If you fancy giving Tarte lip stain a try it retails for an expensive $24. Could be worth a try, especially if your a fan of the brighter shades.

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Lip-Ink Trial Kit Review | Herbal, Wax Free & Waterproof Lip Stain

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Lip Ink Tial KitLip-Ink Trial Kit is a herbal lip stain that is wax free and contains no preservatives, it also contains natural antiseptic properties. It is designed to give a natural lip color that lasts all day that is waterproof and smudge proof.

The kit its self contains 1 Lip-Ink Lip Color Seasonal Color ONLY, 1 Lip-Ink Shine/Moisturizer Tear Packet, 1 Lip-Ink Off Towelette, 1 Set of Illustrated Instructions and 1 Color Chart.

I think it is good that you can get a trial kit before spending a lot on the full size product, that's if you wish on buying it after giving it a try!

Some ladies from think it is a good lip stain. They say it lasts all day, it's good because it is chemical free and its definitely worth the price.

There are on the other hand quite a few people who think its not worth trying. They said it gives there lips a burning sensation, drys lips out and find it hard to apply.

One lady from said it looked good when she first got it, but after constant use it made her lips dry. Then when she used it on her dry lips it made all the imperfections stand out more. Like when you wear fake tan and you get those horrid orange patches on your elbows.

Lip-Ink Trial kit retails for $16.50. Which is expensive compared to other brands that cost the same for a full size tube.

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Sephora Brand Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain Review | Natural Long Lasting Gel Stain

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Sephora Lip & Cheek StainLush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain by Sephora is designed to give a natural flushed look on lips and cheeks. It comes in this lovely red wine color. Lush flush stain is a gel formula which is supposed to make it easier to blend.

Sephora's lip and cheek stain contains red wine extracts that has anti-oxidants in it. The anti-oxidants are a big plus in my opinion because they help protect your skin against the harsh environment.

How do Sephora enthusiasts rate it?

Well Sephora's lip and cheek stain have mixed reviews. Some ladies love it as it gave them a natural flush that lasted all day long. They also like that it  isn't greasy, you can build coverage and its light weight.

Unfortunately some other reviews on Sephora say:

  • Its not long lasting
  • Really hard to blend
  • Dries out lips
  • Not worth the money


Water, Glycerin, Optunia Streptacantha Stem Extract, Wine Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Red 33, Blue 1.

Sephora Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain can be purchased for $10. This is quite a reasonable average price for a lip stain.

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