Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I'm back!

Sorry, I've been a  bit MIA, I was actually in MIA (as in, MIAMI) and took a few days off the blog. But, alas, I am back in NYC and it's finally beginning to feel like Spring.

So, to celebrate my return - to blogging and NYC - I thought we'd start off with a timely FAVORITES post, the trusty lip stain. Absolute perfection for spring and summer, especially while running from pool to ocean - stays on all day, sweat-proof and doesn't look like you're actually wearing much makeup at all!

To recap my Girls Guide to Stains, click here. 

As for some of this season's favorite stains, have a read:

Benefit Benetint - I cannot write this post without mentioning the purveyor of stains near and far, Benetint - a true, blood red lip stain that doubles as a cheek tint too. Gives lips a natural flush hue.

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain - With 9 wonderfully pigmented colors to choose from, there is something to suit every lip. And the marker makes application fun and precise.

CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain - DRUGSTORE FIND! Another pen, with so many colors to choose from. Fun, easy, precise application. Not to be used on cheeks. Really leaves a nice stain on the pucker!

Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm - NEW! A 2-for-1 - a stain on one side, a lip balm on the other. Wear alone or together for added shine (with a hint of hue). Choose from 6 color combos.

The Balm Stainiac - Comes in 3 colors and is fitted with a wand and sponge applicator. Gives great natural color to the lips that stays put for hours.


Laura said...

I love what the Cover Girl lip stain marker did to my lips, but it dried up pretty much completely after 1-2 uses. I'm not sure if it was my fault or if I was using it incorrectly, but it was disappointing.
Benetint is incredible and I want to try out the other ones you rec'd.

Beauty Banter said...


Sometimes, stains do have a tendency to dry out lips. If this is the case, you can always apply aquaphor or any type of emollient lip balm over the stain.

Hope that helps!

Beauty Banter

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