Pink lips have become very popular at Glitter Geek HQ over the past few months. What can I say? I love the freshness of pinks, and how pinks seem to brighten up my face especially when I am not feeling so hot. It seems that my vanity is filled with pink lipsticks and lipglosses, but we are hugely lacking another lip product: lip stains.
Canadian brand joe fresh recently caught my attention after seeing Michelle from Beauty Editor rave about the line. I wasn’t a big fan of the tinted lip balm I tried many months ago (the strong smell bothered me), but this lip stain is kinda awesome!
joe fresh Lip Stain in Apple
joe fresh Lip Stain in Apple swatches, applied directly (top) and sheered out (bottom)
I’ve tried other brands of lip stains before, but it’s either they tasted badly (I’m talking about you, CoverGirl, and yes the taste matters!), the texture was too thick, or the application was blotchy. joe fresh Lip Stain in Apple seems to have solved all of these problems, and at $6 a pop, it is cheap to boot.
joe fresh Lip Stain in Apple swatch
Seriously when I bought this going by the colour of the packaging, I thought I would get a sheerer lighter pink, but this bold pink is even better! It sets in about 5 seconds so there’s time to play with colour before it dries to a matte finish. It doesn’t settle into lines, and best of all, it fades evenly.
One of the advantages of using a lip stain over lipstick or lipgloss is its staying power. joe fresh Apple stays through glass after glass of water, but fades and just holds on to the last little bit of pigment after lunch. Perhaps my food is too greasy?! Nah, of course not!
joe fresh Lip Stain in Apple swatch, after lunch
I really like this! I think it is adorable on its own, and would make a great base under my favourite pink lipstick. Rating: A.
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Because the lip stain wowed me so much, I am itching to try some more. Once you pop, you can’t stop, right? Do you have any favourites from the line? Oh, and sshhh… just between you and me, I brought home an eyeshadow to test too!
P.S. To my non-Canadian readers, I am sorry that I’m featuring another product that is not available in your country, but I just started putting together a giveaway of Canadian goodies just for you. Feel better now?