I love this product! You're able to blend this well and it looks like a natural flush. It lasts pretty long, but something you would have to reapply throughout the day if you want to keep a lot of color. It definitely lasts longer on your lips than it does on your cheeks and stays on after eating a lot. It works well under other lip products. Don't put it on top of another product! It might ruin that way. I'm dreading when it runs out just because of the price to buy it again lol
I have this in Cha-Cha, which is a nice perky but natural (almost YLLB) pink when applied lightly on the lips, and can be layered to make it a nice neutral berryish pink. (I'm around NC25-NC30 for reference.) I bought this in person at Sephora, and this shade was softest color -- the others packed a lot more punch with one swipe and it seemed more difficult to tone them down.
Some days the marker seems drier than others, but it's definitely still going. I bought this before a trip at the beginning of December, use it almost every day, and it's now the beginning of April. I pair this with lip balm, sheer lip gloss, Tarte's Frisky Lipsurgence, or sometimes just Vaseline. I'll definitely be replacing it when it's gone.
It's the best lip tint ever. I tried a few different lip tints ranging from high end to drugstore, but I always come back to this lip and cheek tint. I don't use this for cheek tint, but I do use it on my lip before I leave my dorm. It stays on amazingly well even after eating! I believe it lasts around 7 hrs. Some people complain that this marker dries fast, but I believe they didn't take care of this marker correctly. You have to close the cap tightly. I've been using this almost 2 years now and I don't have any single problem at all. It works as if I bought this yesterday. My color is jive, red color that flatters my lip effortlessly. Definitely buy this, you will keep using this for a long time!
This stuff is complete crap. The stupid marker tip completely dries out after one use. I tried reviving it by shaking it, wetting the tip with water, storing it with the tip pointed down, etc. -- all to no avail.
I wish I could return this and get my $19 back from Sephora, but I threw away all the packaging.
I don't even understand how this stuff sells at all because it is completely unusable. (I bought the cha cha color, not that it matters, since you can't even get it to come out of the felt tip.)
I rarely use coloured lip products but this is one that I keep using. I bought this lip stain in cha-cha. It is described as a mauve-rose colour. I really like how you can intensify the colour of this on your lips by how many layers you apply. It is also matte without being drying. I have very dry, sensitive lips that are prone to peeling and this does not make them drier when I apply. I sometimes put a lip balm over it but not all the time. It lasts a decent 3-4 hours but doesn't completely fade after that. The fact it is made of 'natural' ingredients was one of the main selling points for me. However it is very pricey at $25 CAD. I am going to purchase mambo next (a toasted brown for the fall). As for the applicator it looks exactly like a marker. Keep away from children as they may literally use it as a marker.
This is the best lip marker I've tried so far. I have it in Jitterbug (bright pink) I'm very fair-skinned and do not like a lot of lip color but I found that if I apply this marker first followed by a lighter colored gloss, the color comes out perfect and lasts a long time. The tip stays firm and doesn't collapse or fray like some others I have tried. I also like that it doesn't have a lot of the crap chemicals that are in most lip stains -brownie points!
I tried this in Sephora, in ChaCha--but didn't buy because I wanted to see if it would really stay on throughout the day. It did (and so did all the test stripes I drew on my hand with the various colors, throughout several hand-washings), so I'll probably pick one up next time I'm there. The colors are quite intense, especially at first. ChaCha was the only one that looked remotely natural on me--of course, I was looking for a natural look, something to make my lips look like they actually have some color. So for others the more intense pigment might be perfect.
A good lip stain. It's not really that much different than the ones you can get in the drugstore. Wear is about the same as the drugstore stains, and you will need to reapply after a few hours. The colors in Josie Maran's line are very flattering: I got this in Quickstep, Tango and Cha-Cha--all three colors look great on my skin, though Tango is a little bright (still like how it looks though). I also like that it's all-natural. I find it works the best as a base color under a lipstick or gloss.
I bought this lip stain in Jitterbug quite a whila ago, and didn't like it because it settled in the cracks of my lips. Since then I have taken much better care of my lips by sleeping with lip conditioner and exfoliating often and now I like this product a lot. This color is a beautiful bright pink that I love. It glides on very nicely on the lips, not streaky like my NYC lipstain. I like to wear this color under my revlon lip butter in Sweet Tart b/c it makes the lip butter last longer. I want to go back and buy a red one now. So as long as you don't have dry flaky lips, i think this lipstain is really good.
*I went back to buy Flamenco and I love it. It's a beautiful red and is super pigmented and doesn't suck the moisture out of my lips like some other lipstains do.
I have this in 3 colors and must say I am not really sure if I would buy it again if I find something with good colors that stays on better. They were $14 at Sephora. I love the packaging and marker type applicator. It is great for putting on a bright color quickly with the precision needed to have a perfect lip line. Cha cha is a very mild bubblegum pink with a slight hint of red. It is about the same color as my lips and is not really dark enough for me to justify buying it again. If I layer it a few times...like 3 or 4..it looks like a deeper version of my natural color...but these lipstains do not stay on well enough for me to have to be applying it all day. Tango is a bit more bright..it is a coral pink color that I actually love if I layer it on. I love this color so much that I will go thru the bother of reapplying. These 2 colors seem to wear off pretty evenly, they are light enough not to leave the lipliner ring look. They go on pretty wet and you can move the color around well before it dries. It dries up matte and makes my lips feel a bit dry, so I put a coat of balm or gloss to keep from licking my lips too much and messing up the color. The topcoat does lighten the color a tad. I have also noticed that my top lip is slightly lighter than the bottom and I must double layer it in order for the color to look even because these stains are sheer, even though they are bright. Flamenco is a beautiful bright red with a blue undertone...like that traditional pin-up girl red from the 50's. It wears down to a cool bright pinky red. With just drinking and lip licking it wears evenly but if I eat, I end up with the lipliner look. This is the only color I wear a lot.