The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain

4.0

165 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$

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INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Aminomethyl Propanol, Red 33


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I love it as a cheek stain because it has great staying power. It gives me a natural flush. I'm very pimply but it doesn't cause any break out for me. As a lip stain, not really a big fan. I don't know if it has something to do with my lips but it just keeps it dry and color doesn't stay long. I don't like the tube too... it spills under the cap.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had an on and off relationship with this product, mainly because I couldn't figure how to use it properly. But now it's a staple in my makeup drawer. Here's my review.
Formula: liquid, very syrupy. It didn't break me out, which is obviously a big plus for someone with oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin like me.
Color: watermelon color, slightly berry-ish, when applied, it's a very natural healthy rosey color. Pretty! It gives my cheek flush of color, which I don't normally have.
Staying power: mind you, it's a stain, so it stains (I hope I made sense) pretty much all day long. It's splash-resistance, so if I splash my face with water I don't have to re-apply it. Thus, I don't have it in my purse, cuz no touch up required. Oh, but for lips, it doesn't stay very long, esp. if I eat greasy foods.
Application: it's very important to know how to wear this right. It should be applied after moisturizer/foundation and before powder. I dab it along my cheekbone, one cheek at a time, and blend right away. Never leave it unblended more than 10 seconds, otherwise it would be very very hard to blend. Best tools is fingertips, but it'll left obvious stain. Water and soap can clean it, although it annoys me sometime when I'm in hurry.
Packaging: it's ok, I couldn't think fancier or more appropriate packaging. It's easy to store, doesn't leak.

I love it, overall very good product. I sometimes layer a bronzer on top of it

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Black

My HG blush. gives me that natural flushed look i love . also since its a tad shiny it naturally highlights my cheekbones . love it . as far as lip stain, not that big of a fan, but i love it as a blush . I'm an NC43 .

update:

so Im a bit peeved off, they seem to have changed the formula and the colour is less rosey now and more red-y . doesn't suit me and it goes on quite harshly now too. thats really depressing because it was my holy frickin grail and the only blush i used :'(


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I didn't get on with this product at all. As a blush, it's really difficult to get it to go where I want it to go. As a lip stain, it goes on really well but looks uneven when it dries. Many layers are required to build up colour, and the more I use it, the more uneven it gets. Maybe it's just me though, as others seem to like it. I can't compare it to Benetint as it's been so long since I used the latter I can't really remember what it was like.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I only use this on my lips. I don't like the doe foot, it gets way too much product out. The stain is like a gel and it takes forever to dry unless you apply a thin layer bit by bit. This is good if you want a subtle hint of colour but... I'm staying with Benetint.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I first used this product about ten years ago when cheek tints were all the rage. In those days it came in a glass vial with a rollerball applicator.
A few weeks ago I found it at the back of a drawer and dabbed a bit on, and loved the result. I don't like to wear much makeup day to day, and don't wear any base at all. This is lovely on bare skin, gives a really nice glow and just enough colour, with good staying power.
I was going to buy the bronze shade but got it free with InStyle magazine, ooh I was pleased! It's not all that bronze, and I wouldn't imagine it would be very flattering on olive or darker skintones but it's great on me. I can look sallow but don't at all with this and it isn't "orange". Don't like it on my lips though, it seems a bit sticky and the colour doesn't look good.
I will repurchase the other shade (red) for winter, and will be interested to see if the formula is different now or if it's just the colour that makes it a poor lip tint.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love this product!!
I wouldn't have tried it but it came free with InStyle magazine. It's amazing, I don't use it as a blush as I have found my favourite (Urban Decay, Quickie), but I use it as a lip stain. It works so well as it distributes the colour evenly, and stays on. Much better than the benetint!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I got this with the InStyle magazine in shade 02. I dont like the applicator, its a good shape for the lips but is horrible to put on blusher with. I dabbed a little circle on to my cheek and began to blend with my finger, I had to blend really quickly to avoid it just sticking to my cheeks. The colour is a little to harsh and bright (more pink than bronze) on my skin tone(olivey). After retouching my face with foundation after the blush I managed to tone it down a bit and it does look alright, if I can be bothered with the time it takes to get it looking right I would use it again, however if I had paid full price I would not be recommending this as a tinted blusher!


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was my first ever lip and cheek stain, but I've moved on to greener (uh, redder? Kidding)pastures. I used to really love this product because it gave just the right amount of flush when applied and blended properly. The bottle's handy and perfect for just dumping inside your clutch (for when going out) or pocket (for when you're in school). The Body Shop SAs in the nearby mall are kind of evil, though, so I had to look for a better alternative. Now, I use stains that are cheaper (like Bench's Pretty When Pinched, available locally only) or Maybelline's Mousse Blush. :)


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

i have been using this for years as a cheek stain. i usually apply this over loose powder (i only apply powder) and dab a pea size amount on each cheek then blend in circular motions with my fingers. the finish is a dewy, luminous glow on the apples of my cheeks. staying power is amazing, i live in singapore with a hot climate all year round and this stays put even as my cheeks turn slightly oily towards the end of the day.

however, do note that this accentuates any blemishes on your cheeks (the reddish tint stains blemishes and enhances its redness), so you gotta have pretty clear skin - at least on the cheeks - to use this. oh and if you apply this over a concealed blemish, same result, the tint sinks into the blemish and brings out the redness. i have relatively clear skin and love this for its inexpensiveness and the dewy, natural flush effect it gives off. will re-purchase until i find something better.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.




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