Lip Stains

Friday, 10 September 2010


I'm a big fan of lipstains, whilst I don't mind spending time applying my makeup in the mornings, I'm actually very lazy, and re-applying lipstick is something I don't bother doing all that often during the day, so it's nice that there are products you can use that'll stay in place all day.

That said though, I'm always slightly disappointed with products that look a bright rich red in the tube (or bottle) that actually just pull fuschia on the skin.  Yes, Benetint, et al, I'm looking at you!  The Body Shop lip & cheek stain does the same thing, but actually, I kind of like it.

Bourjois Rose Exclusif is actually a lipgloss with "colour-changing" abilities.  Do you remember "Ultra Glow" lipsticks?  They came in green and yellow and blue and brown and the like, and were meant to change to your "perfect" lipcolour in reaction to your body chemistry.  In reality, on me, they just went bright fuschia (no matter what colour I'd started off with) then stained my lips for three days.  Rose Exclusif promises to do a similar thing, only in a gloss.  And hopefully without the industrial staying power.

Here's how they swatch on the hand:






Body Shop tint on the left there, and Rose Exclusif on the right. As you can see, the Rose Exclusif doesn't really stain skin which isn't your lips, which is nice.  Both have a slight scent, and the Bourjois smells very, very sweet indeed.

Remarkably, both go more or less the exact same shade on my lips!  The Body Shop tint is far too pink for my cheeks alas (pink shades on my cheeks tend to make me look like I'm having a hot flush, which isn't a great look, to be honest), but here's the Body Shop tint on my lips:


And here is the Bourjois Rose Exclusif:


I find that if I layer the Bourjois over the Body Shop, then I can deepen the colour, and it lasts all day.  Here's the Rose Exclusif in the full context of my face:


Excuse the mad hair all over the place there, was testing a shampoo that I'll be talking to you about soon.


The Fine Print: One was a PR sample, and one was a freebie with a magazine.  Both are very nice though, regardless.

6 comments:

  1. Really not a fan of the bourjois lipgloss, to be honest I have no idea why I bought it!

    I like the colour of the body shop tint but I find the gel texture just tends to sit on the lips and not dry evenly. I use it as a more portible version of my beloved benetint, I could not live without it!

    Really like your blog, I've just started my own but its a bit of a work in progress at the moment.

    xx polkadot

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  2. I received that body shop gloss free in a magazine and like you was pleasantly surprised, though it has since been usurped by my new clarins instant blush magic colour, which is even more natural looking and gorgeous on the lips.
    Amina

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  3. Very pretty, I have never had much success with lip tints, and fear that I am going to knock them over, plus they seem incredibly drying on the lips. I do remember ultra glow and yes they went fuschia on me too! The Smashbox O gloss was reasonably successful....until given time it went fuschia. Thanks for the post. Jan

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  4. Lip Tints?? i never think of using them on myself and I'm constantly re-applying lip gloss. You've lit a lightbulb in my head.

    The Rose Exclusif looks good on you! x

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  5. I also have The Body Shop lip and cheek stain and I find it amazing! One of the best. I have some borjouis too that also works wonders and they have a great variety of colours. I find they last all day, which is great!

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

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  6. I also have The Body Shop lip and cheek stain and I find it amazing! One of the best. I have some borjouis too that also works wonders and they have a great variety of colours. I find they last all day, which is great!

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

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