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Lip stains are great for summer for a number of reasons ! They are light, give lots of color, no sticky mess, no feathering, not too shiny or sparkly ...no doubt they are becoming exceedingly popular !

The latest in lip stains are from Josie Maran - The Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain ($19).

What is better than a regular lip stain ? One that is made with natural products and is free of parabens, sulfates & artificial fragrances. The Josie Maran lip stain is one of these better ones. It has no taste or smell. The formula didnot dry out my lips the next day like most other lip stains do.

The shade I tried Flamenco is a bright cherry red. Oh its red alright ! The stain almost sticks to your lips the moment you lay it on. So its not the best idea for cheeks. No point having two red dots that you cant blend out.

These lip stains have an amazing stay time. The color lasted without fading like this for almost five to six hours ! And that includes a lunch of some delicious pho. After about five hours it slowly began fading.

The stage after this is not so sexy. That's the deal with lip stains - they don't fade evenly. Cant blame em - we don't eat or drink with the food touching out entire lips. When it reaches this stage , I take a couple of drops of water and try to even out the stain. It works very well. Or you could use some lip balm.



The best part though is the next day when you still have a faint red tinge on your lips. I love that red tinge ! Just add some light clear gloss and you're set !

Overall I love lip stains. But its not like I can whip them out eveyday. In this dry TX summer, it is hard to find a day when my lips are soft and not broken. I still like the idea of them. This one especially is very long lasting and the formula is amazing. I need to look out for more summer friendly, less red colors though. I am all over pinks...so may be I'll go for it !

Love,
Indian Girl

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2 comments

Mukho said... @ May 12, 2010 at 10:33 PM

Hi :)
I've been thinking a lot about getting a lipstain marker. Was considering in fact, forking out the moolah for MAC Pro's lipstain markers. What's your take on those?

musical said... @ May 14, 2010 at 1:11 AM

I can not read past "delicious pho"! Ah, the hunger pangs :P.

I quite like the Cover Girl lipstain i got.

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