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!