Sunday, May 29, 2011

Battle of the Lip Stains

Oooh, the game is on, beach :D! And yes, I mean 'beach'- as in the sandy one!!! The reason behind it being the start of summer, and no, I don't mean the Irish summer, this will be a tough one to crack this year as it turns out! But everywhere else, where there's a normal hot summer weather already, the lip stains are being taken out of the drawer and placed neatly into the makeup bags :D. And so, I have a little experiment for you today (at 11.21 PM, the things I do for you lot!).

I propose 5 lip stains / tints, for the simple reason that I only have 5 of them in my 'not so humble' collection:


1. Primark 'Tinted Love'
2. The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in '01'
3. Stila 'Pomegranate Crush'
4. The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in '02'
5. Bourjois Rouge Hi-Tech in Cyber Cassis 86

Same order as above

These are all water-based formulas, except Primark's Tinted Love, which is a gel based tint. I absolutely love these, they all perform in the same way: they give a long lasting 'just snogged & bitten' effect to thy lips, while being wildly drying in the process. But nothing wrong with that, not something that a good lip balm can't fix. I must admit, my most worn is the Body Shop's No. 2 there, which is the most interesting one of all too. It has this golden shimmery top coat to it that looks like a highlighter, but for the love of God, do not use it as one :D. You MOST probably won't, but just in case...After the golden coat wears off, what's left behind is the usual stain that all others leave, see proof below.


And the longevity / pigmentation Winner is:

......Bourjois's Rouge High-Tech Liptint!!!!

 Top - Naked lips
Bottom - Bourjois Rouge Hi-Tech in 'Cyber-Cassis'

Fancy a mug shot of me wearing it??? Probably NOT, but I'll show you anyways :D :D :D

Congrats to Bourjois for snapping the 'MOST PIGMENTED AND LONG LASTING, FABULOUS LIP STAIN' award, hopefully many other contestants will join in the next competition, love me some nice fare contest!!!

Have a good night y'all!

Yours, ArtDonatella



Deefu said...

Got to say i love my Benetint lip and cheek stain, its a must have for summer, however i have seen the advertisement for Revlons Just Bitten lip stain and and dyng to try it, has anyone seen it anywhere??
great post btw

ArtDonatella said...

@Deefu - Oh I cannot wait to get my hands on the Glamour mag. this month and try the Benetint (I think it will be there as a freebie). I've seen Just Bitten in Boots, Stephens Green SC, it must be available now almost everywhere I believe. xoxo

Katey said...

Great post hun. I've never tried any of these lip stains, only Benetint which I did used to love!

ArtDonatella said...

@Katey - Thanks hun, you comments always make me happy, you're such a sport!!! Virtual hug to you! xo

cornflakegirl said...

The things you do for us hun, thanks for another great post.

I've tried the Body Shop cheek and lipstain but sadly I'm allergic so the search for the perfect lipstain continues. The Revlon ones look divine though.

ArtDonatella said...

@cornflakegirl - Yes, Revlon looks great because it has the lip balm yoke to it, I;m actually not that interested in buying any lip stains for some reason, despite having 5 in my collection :D..5 is a lot for me!


Nat said...

Great post! The Bourjois one looks gorgeous in your lip swatch. Really like the look of the Body shop one as well (no 1), does it work well as a cheek tint too? x

ArtDonatella said...

@Nat - In all honesty, I have never tried it! The quick drying side if these, kind of terrifies me when it comes to cheeks, I'm afraid I might turn out to look like a clown (which wouldn't be a shocker, I look like that sometimes anyway :D) And thanks! xo

karo said...

Miss A is my friend and she wrote about your blog, I follow you! :)

ArtDonatella said...

@Karo - Hallo to you too! Thanks very much for following, much appreciated! xo

Joy said...

Ooh, that Bourjois stain looks pretty :) I have the Body Shop cheek and lip stain in 01 and love it for lips and cheeks. xx

ArtDonatella said...

@Joy -I should really give them a go on the cheeks too one day, haven't tried them yet, only on lips! Thanks for your comment and follow hun! xo

Catanya said...

What a marvellous blog post comparison, Donatella! I couldn´t stop reading it till the end! I will definitely check the bourjois one next time, even though I must confess I have secretely fell in love with The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in '02, ssshhh...
best wishes:

Strawberry Blonde said...

Thanks for the reminder! I do love my Body Shop liptint, esp with a bit of coral or pink gloss over the top, strange as that may sound!
Must dig it out again. X

ArtDonatella said...

@Catanya - Your secret's safe with me, promise :D! Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I absolutely love your blog so I'm delighted you think that! Hugs&kisses from Ireland! xoxo

@ StrawberryBlonde - I guess you mean no.1 right? Oh and corals, yes...they do look fab on you, must admit that! xoxo

Shoezanne said...

Oh I love that bourjois lipstain, it's great for a night out, no need to reapply...simples :) I also use it on my cheeks but you have to blend it in really quickly he he he. I really like the body shop shimmer one, pity it doesn't last as long as bourjois though...

ArtDonatella said...

@Shoezanne - Yay my lady! Honoured to have the privillege of your first Google account comment!

The Bourjois shades are *so* nice too! Happy you agree with me! Do come by more often for a virtual cuppa *winks*!


Karen said...

I was completely inspired this evening after reading this post and searched out my Benefit lipstain with the lipgloss on the other end and slapped it on. Then had a shower. then looked at my face after getting out of shower. Then realised the lip stain is still there! so i shall be going to bed tonight with big red lips heheeh

Great post hun as always :)

ArtDonatella said...

@Karen - Thank you my dearest! So you're gonna pull a 'Sleeping Beauty' one tonight! Well done, proud of you :D!xo

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