A pen-style lip stain by a popular brand in makeup. This unique product works well for many consumers, but some may not like how it looks or feels on the lips.
This water-based lip stain comes in a pen that makes it easy to apply. Very sheer, and can be paired with other lip products. Dries almost instantly when applied, and can be applied in layers for more intense color. Comes in multiple colors.
Somewhat drying on the lips, plus the product tends to dry out fairly quickly in the tube. Mixed opinions on the shades – some wearers love them, others say they are either too light or too dark.
With an easy to control crayon form, this balm is a great choice for first-time users.
Comes in crayon form and is easy to apply. Pigmented color lasts all day and moisturizing formula prevents skin drying. Leaves you shimmery and smooth. Can also be used as a cheek tint.
Some shoppers noticed this balm had a slightly minty smell to it, which they didn’t love.
Chances are you will find Palladio's lip stain colors work well for you, but it comes with some downsides including limited longevity in the package and on the lips.
Available in several color options that complement different skin tones. Easy to apply, thanks to the pen-like applicator. Water-based formula. Company doesn't test on animals.
Color tends to fade fairly quickly. Product has a strange smell. Dries out fairly fast in the tube. Dries out the lips, but can easily be paired with a lip gloss.
Attractive shades, moisturizing formula, and comfortable wear make this lip stain ideal for anyone who doesn't want a drying product. Can also be used to shade the cheeks.
Goes on smoothly, and is buildable, so it's ideal for creating natural and dramatic looks. Gel formula feels lightweight on the lips. Contains aloe that moisturizes skin. Choice of several colors; cruelty-free.
Liquid consistency requires a bit of practice to apply it accurately. Takes a few minutes to dry. You may need to reapply it during the day.
A versatile stain that's worth considering for customers that plan to use it on lips and cheeks. However, if the shade doesn't work for you, there are no other options by the brand.
Goes on smoothly and doesn't feel dry on the lips like some competing brands. Can be used on the lips and cheeks, plus you get a generous portion for numerous applications. Buildable and easy to wear with other lip products. Cruelty-free.
Color may fade throughout the day, especially when you eat or drink. Only available in one shade.
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If you like the idea of a lip product that delivers long-lasting color without being overly heavy, a drugstore lip stain may be for you. This type of lip color is available in liquid, gel, or crayon, and works by leaving a temporary stain that tends to stay on the lips even after the product wears away. The downside of lip stains is that they can be drying to the delicate skin on the lips, but pairing your favorite color with a lip gloss, balm, or lipstick can solve this issue. Just like other types of lip products, lip stains are available in a wide range of colors, from low-key neutrals to bold crimson hues.
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