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After my trusty Clinique blush ran out last year, and I was reluctant to fork out another £21 for a new one, I have tried a fair few blushes to see if any would match up. I might as well have gone back to Clinique for the amount I've spent on blushes that just don't do the job. As well as looking for a new blush, I was looking for a good lip stain, after being disappointed with Revlon's lip stain a while back. Bodyshop's Lip and Cheek Stain does both jobs so seemed like a suitable purchase.
The Bodyshop Lip and Cheek Stain costs £10. The website shows it's available in two shades which are Rose Pink and Bronze Glimmer. I chose the Rose Pink which is a rosy red colour. In the store, I'm sure I did see a third shade which appeared to be a pale pink, but I've never heard about it before and it isn't on the website. The stain claims to provide a natural effect on both lips and cheeks. The product comes in a lipgloss-style tube with a wand applicator that fits nicely in my makeup bag. All Bodyshop products are cruelty free.
To apply the stain onto my cheeks, I use the wand to press a few dots onto each cheek and then dab with my fingers to create a rosey glow. It works surprisingly well over powder but can be used without other makeup too. The stain blends out well and there are no lines or marks where I've blended with my fingers. There is no particular scent to the product. It can stain the fingers so be sure to wash them afterwards. Once the stain is on my cheeks, I have a natural-looking glow that looks like I'm actually blushing.
To apply the stain onto my lips, I dab a few dots onto my lips and rub my lips together, similar to using a lip balm. I smooth out any uneven areas with my fingers. The stain smooths out well and there are no colour inconsistencies. Some dryer areas are highlighted a little, so it's best to use a lip balm over the top. This will help the colour last longer as well. There is a slight chemical taste, but only if you lick your lips. The colour is a natural rose, perfect for a casual look, but can be layered up to create a more intense red. It is also good to use under pink or red lipstick to help it last longer. The Bodyshop's website states that you can also wear as a gloss. I haven't tried this, but can't imagine it working too well as I feel it would dry too quickly.
In conclusion, this product is an excellent 2-in-1 product for the cheeks and lips. It is the longest lasting cheek or lip product I have tried. £10 might seem pricey but it saves you buying separate blushes and stains. There is also often 3 for 2 offers in The Bodyshop across makeup and skincare. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something that gives a natural finish.
A few years ago I received a free full size sample of this lip and cheek stain from a magazine offer and was interested to try it as at the time I had never used a stain before as part of my make up routine.
The stain is meant to be used on both the lips and cheeks to give natural looking colour. It comes in a clear plastic tube where you can see the stain inside which has a silver lid with a wand inside for application.
The first thing I noticed about this lip and cheek stain is that it is very red. It comes in two shades, rose pink and bronze glimmer and I had the colour rose pink. However on opening the product it certainly was not pink at all and looked more like pillar box red.
The stain is very liquid and runny and seemed to almost have the consistency of coloured water. I did not like this and worried that I was going to drip it everywhere even when using the applicator wand. It is also easy for the product to leak out of the tube so I did not feel safe putting it in my handbag.
To apply the stain to your cheeks you put a few dots on your cheekbones and then blend them with your fingertips using a circular motion. I tried this and straight away I ended up looking like a clown with two bright red cheeks, as it was way too red for me. I also tried it on my lips, but again the colour was too bright for my skin tone. It certainly did not look natural at all
One positive I would say about the stain is that it has staying power. However this is not so good if you have put too much on and are trying to get it off!
The product normally costs £10. However there are nearly always sales and voucher deals on at the Body Shop so you can usually get it a lot cheaper.
Overall I was not impressed with this cheek stain and would not buy it myself. However it might be good for someone with a darker skin tone who likes wearing more red tones on their cheeks and lips rather than pinks.
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Some time ago I had read a few good reviews for this product, but I had never been a fan of 2 in 1 products before so I never bothered with it, until one day I had a Body Shop voucher and thought it would try it. I have to say the good reviews were right, it is a great versatile product.
It was a while ago (about a year) that I bought mine and it cost me around £9, so it may well be more than that now. This is for an 8 ml tube and for a dual use product I think it is a pretty decent price. It comes in a clear plastic tube with a metallic lid and has a wand applicator with a sponge tip.
As a cheek stain............ It is really easy to apply, blend in and get the colour you desire. Simply put a few dots of it on the apples of your cheeks using the applicator and blend in using your finger tips. Start off by not putting too much on, because if you want a more intense colour you can always add more over the top and just layer it up until yopu are happy with the colour. It blends in easily but do start to rub it in as soon as you apply it or you will end up with funny stained dots on your cheeks! It lasts well and gives a lovely rosy glow!
As a lip stain................. Again the applicator makes it easy to apply but it is quite runny - a liquid rather than a gloopy type of gloss - so be careful not to get too much on the applicator at once. Again you can layer it up a bit to get the desired colour. I find that on it's own it is a little drying, so I always add a dab of lip balm over the top. It lasts really well and I normally find I don't need to bother reapplying it on a night out, I just stick a bit of lip balm over the top from time to time.
It lasts quite a long time because you only need a little bit at once so it is really good value for a product that works hust great.
I have been a big fan of The Body Shop for many years but have mostly stuck to purchasing body and hair care items. I was in one of their larger stores whilst out shopping a few weeks ago to pick up some of my favorite body butters when the make up section caught my eye. I ended up treating myself to a couple of Body Shop Make up products, one of these being a Lip and Cheek Stain, which I am reviewing today.
The Lip and Cheek Stain is available in two shades, (01) Rose Pink and (02) Bronze Glimmer, I chose the latter as I felt it was a versatile colour that could be worn casually in the daytime but would also be suitable for going out too.
The tube is much like any regular lipgloss, the main body is clear and the colour of the stain is therefore visable through it. The lid is silver and screws off to reveal the attached wand which is used to apply the stain to the lips and cheeks. The tube gives very little information other than the brand and product name along with the use by date of 12 months and that it contains 8ml. There is also a clear circular sticker on the bottom of the tube giving the shade number.
Directions for use are simple and quite obvious, the stain is simply applied to the lips and/or cheek using the wand, i tend to use my finger to blend in the product once applied.
I really love this Lip and Cheek stain and have used it most days since buying it. I have only applied the stain to my cheeks a couple of times and whilst I do like the look I much prefer it on the lips. I tend to apply one coat of this over my regular chapstick in the mornings and feel it gives a really subtle natural look which I like. However, it is simple to get a more intense look by applying more, I find this makes it a really versatile product. When first applied the stain feels slightly sticky but this dries quickly. The colour stays for quite sometime so I very rarely feel the need to reapply more than one or twice a day. I have had no problems with irritation with this product nor have I found it to dry out my lips. I find this effortless to use and it has been quickly incorporated into my morning make up routine. Similar to most lipsticks and lipglosses I have found this ideal for carrying around in my handbag, since the lid is securely screwed closed I and have had no problem with the product leaking.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain cost £10, which I do find on the expensive side, and this is much more than I would usually spend on a product like this. However, I do feel it is a quality item and one which I have been really pleased with. Even though I have been using it most days I feel it will still last me sometime to come. I am really interested in trying the Rose shade as well and will be picking one of these up next time I get a chance.
The body shop lip and cheek stain is yet another product that I have got free from a magazine although I can't remember which magazine it was now. A lip and cheek stain wouldn't have been something I would have went and bought as I haven't had much luck with products that have been for more than one purpose for example it's either too creamy on the lips and great on the cheeks or too wet on the cheeks and fab on the lips. Again it was free so you don't mind too much if you don't like it. I'm a sucker for free gifts especially if they are beauty related as I like trying beauty items.
The lip and cheek stain comes in a clear 8ml tube in which the colour of the stain can be seen. It has a chrome coloured band around it and a chrome lid that can be easily turned to reveal a sponged applicator. The packaging is nice enough but probably wouldn't stand out on a shelf. The colour I have tried is bronze glimmer.
Using the gloss on the lips:
The sponged applicator is super easy to use and tends to hold a lot of the gloss so I always wipe mine on the side before applying as it can be wet and take a while to dry into the lips. Once applied properly the colour dries quickly and leaves a warm bronzed colour. I knew immediately that this colour wasn't for me and it didn't really go with my skin tone. I try to stick with cooler shades but unfortunately the only other colour available is rose pink and this looked quite dark for day time use hence me trying this one. The stain lasts for ages on the lips and after it's dried you can't even feel that it is there however the lips feel very soft. The colour subtly goes itself after a while.
Using the product on the cheeks:
I was a little confused as to how I would use this product on my cheeks as it seemed a bit un-hygienic to rub it over my foundation and use it again on my lips then again on my cheeks. Anyways I just applied it as I would have on my lips. This time I didn't scrap the product as you need quite a bit on, once you have a little bit on each cheek you use your finger to rub it in. surprisingly the colour is very subtle on the cheeks and looks a lot different than it does on the lips and I very much liked it. Again it stayed put and didn't budge.
This is a very good product that works well on the lips and the cheeks so as a duo I think a tenner is acceptable however this isn't a colour I would wear on my lips and it would seem a waste spending a tenner when I would only use it as a blush. I think I need to try the rose pink one now and hopefully it will be the right colour for me as I would be happy to continue using this product but not just for a cheek stain as I do now.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Tint I actually received as a free gift but it is available in most Body Shop stores and online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk
priced at £10
The product has a twelve month expiry date.
The product comes in a small clear tube of 8mls or 0.2 us fl oz along with a silver colour screw on lid , this also contains the wand to which you apply the stain.
I like the see through tube as this gives me a clear idea of how much is left therefore never running out. Also this gives you a much better idea of the colour that you are buying. Whilst on colour, mine is rose pink, this is a bright what looks like red from outside but once you open the tube it is more of a deep pinky red and this is the colour it dries. It also comes in bronze glimmer but this is the only two shades, so a few more colours would be nice.
The wand is attached with the lid and therefore has a reasonable handle to grip, the wand is long enough to reach right to the end of the time allowing easy reach for the last drops. The end is a spatula shaped brush which is small only about a cm with very furry little bristles which are soft and comfortable when applying to both the lips and cheeks.
I do find it a little difficult to get precision application without taking my time and I could never apply this without a mirror.
It is very liquid in consistency and I think this is what adds to the more difficult application and I do need to allow it to dry for a few seconds before licking my lips of drinking etc to allow the stain to set.
With regards to the cheeks easier application just swoosh a line or circle on and then rub with your fingertips, again though for someone looking for precision make-up I think this would need a lot of practice.
It does give a more natural effect than some stains on the market and you can also put a lip gloss over the stain once it has dried to enhance it. Or you could just keep on applying more layers to get a deeper colour effect.
The stain does last for a good few hours on the lips, slightly less if you are drinking, which is ok but with the need for a mirror to apply it is probably not suited for long nights out in my opinion. On the cheeks however, it lasts for hours.
Removal is easy, soap and water work well much it is simpler with make-up remover I find, I have not tried wipes but I do not see any reason why they would not be easy to remove the stain.
I do like the idea of a two in one product as it is so simple for the handbag. However the downside for me is the need for a mirror and the slightly difficult less precision application.
Good if you are a teenager probably or going away and want to reduce how much you take.
It kind of reminds me of the sweet candy lipsticks you used to get that you had to like the they would stain you lips before you ate them!
Review maybe posted on ciao and dooyoo under the same username.
It seems like all the make up products I get at the moment are freebies that I get with magazines as this was the way I came about this lip and cheek stain from The Body Shop. I think it came free with Glamour magazine and I have been using it for about two months now. I was happy that they were running this promotion as the Benefit stain that I got free with a magazine last year was coming to an end and as I really like the concept of a lip and cheek stain I needed a new one.
This lip and cheek stain comes in a tube with a wand applicator. It looks like a lipstick wand to be honest so you do need to make sure you get the right one when you are searching around in your make up bag. The liquid inside is more like a goopy gel and you can see that it is quite thick when you look through the see through tube. The wand has a spongy applicator at the end of it so when you pull it out of the tube quite a bit of the product is already on the applicator so you do not need to pump to get the stain out. I find applying this to my cheeks really easy as you can just dab it on and the sponge really helps with this as it leaves a nice little bit of moisture and product on your cheek. I tend to dab lots of little dots of product onto my cheek bones on each side and then after a few moments I blend it in. What I really like about this is that instantly you have some colour on your cheeks and a glow but it is not over the top and because it is a liquid rather than a powder it looks really natural, like you have just a lovely natural glow to your cheeks and not like you are wearing a lot of makeup.
I generally just use this as a cheek stain and don't really use it as a lip stain as I prefer to wear lipgloss. I have tried it on my lips though and I think it works well if you like that look. The stain soaks into your lips so again it looks like your lips have a natural red colour to them and not lie you are wearing any make up product at all. If you want to apply clear gloss you can put it on over this but I already have a nice gloss I like and a nice colour so I don't tend to use this stain although it is a great way of adding colour to your lips because it does not rub off like gloss or lipstick would.
The lip and cheek stain comes in a rose pink shade which is the one I got free although I would say its definitely more of a red look once you have it on that a pink look. THere is also a bronze glimmer shade which I would be interested to try too. The stain costs £10 for an 8ml wand and I think this will probably last me 6 months or longer so it is good value and a make up product I recommend.
I've thought about buying the Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Stain a few times but never actually did, so when I saw it being offered as a free gift with Marie Claire magazine I picked up a copy. It's available in either Rose Pink or Bronze Glimmer and is usually priced at £10. The one I picked up was the Bronze Glimmer, as I thought the Rose Pink looked like it might be a little darker than I wanted.
It comes in a nice tube which is see-through so you can easily see when it's running out. It has a sliver screw-on lid with the usual style of lip gloss wand attached. On the end of the wand is a sponge applicator which is flat and angled to one side. It is slightly longer than most other lip gloss applicators I've seen.
The stain is easy to apply using the wand applicator, but I do find the fact that it is somewhat larger than other applicators means I have to be more careful when applying it to my smaller than average lips. The stain feels quite liquid on my lips, it's not thick or sticky like a gloss, and it glides on really easily. I don't notice any scent from it when applying but on sniffing the tube I find it has a very strong and unpleasant chemical smell.
I was very disappointed with the colour of this stain. In the tube it looks like a pinkish bronze coloured gloss but on my lips it's basically just a layer of gold shimmer. It dries quickly and my lips are soon left feeling quite dry and I have to apply a lip balm or gloss over the top to rehydrate them. I'm not sure why they call it a stain at all really as it certainly doesn't stain my lips and it rubs off very easily.
I have also tried using it on my cheeks, applying a few dots along the cheekbone and rubbing in with my fingers, and although this does seem to work better than using it on my lips I don't like the glittery look it gives me. It disappears from my skin within an hour of applying it, so again doesn't really warrant the name 'stain'.
All in all I've not been impressed with this lip stain, and I'm left thinking I should have chosen the other colour, which seems to have received much better reviews. I would definitely not buy this one again.
The Body Shop describes this product as follows: For a natural looking just blushed glow to the cheeks or just bitten in to a strawberry lips this double -duty product is a must have for the make-up bag. The more you sweep it on, the deeper it gets.
£10 for 8ml
A see-through regular lip gloss type tube with screw on lid. Sponge stick applicator.
A friend of mine at Uni had this lip stain and it looked so lovely on her, I used to borrow it all the time. I got a £10 voucher for Christmas and decided to purchase this. Another friend also really liked it and she bought it too.
This is the first Body Shop make-up product I have tried, and I am quite impressed. I very much like the concept of a lip stain. When applied it looks very natural, and clear lip gloss can be applied over the top without making a mess. It is overall, very easy to apply and can be done without a mirror.
On my friend's lips, the lip stain turned a dark pinky colour that was lovely, on mine it goes more red. The resulting colour does depend on your natural lip colour in the first place.
The lip stain can also be doubled as a cheek stain, but I have always been too scared to try this, as it looks a nightmare to get off if it goes wrong as it does actually 'stain'.
A downfall of this product is that it can leak. I have to make sure that it is upright in my make-up box and am careful with it if taking it out on a night out.
Also, I have had this product for approximately a year, and the consistency has completely changed. It used to be a little thicker, (a little runnier than syrup) and now it has changed to water. My friend's products have not done this. The smell has also changed. It used to be completely neutral, and now it smells very chemically and 'off'. Perhaps there is an expiry date that I'm not aware of, but as I said my friend's ones have not done this and mine is newer than theirs.
I also have the Benefit 'Benetint' and I can't decide which one I prefer. The Body Shop one is much cheaper which is a definite plus, and The Body Shop one has more of a dark pink tone, which I really like. The Benetint is more of a pure red shade. However, I am a sucker for smells and the Benetint has a lovely rose scent which is very subtle on your lips.
I probably wouldn't buy this product again, myself as I like to experiment with new make-up and £10 is a little pricey for what it is. I would however recommended it to others.
This lip & cheek had always intregued me, but with the price being just under £10 I couldn't really see myself buying it as it was quite expensive. However, when I recieved this in InStyle magazine I was thrilled, and certainly not disapointed.
The packaging of this product is sleek and sophisticated. You can see exactly how much product is left which could prove handy and you can see the exact colour of it. It is a good size tube and is easy to transport or put in your pocket or handbag.
The applicator is fantastic for lips. It applies just the right amount, allowing you to build up the colour as you want to. I find it hard to use on the cheeks, though, and often find myself dabbing it onto my fingers to rub in.
This product has no smell and a lovely, runny texture. It feels like water on your skin and lips so you hardly know you are wearing it. I love it for the summer as it doesn't feel heavy like a lipstick or sticky like a gloss, but gives you a refreshing hint of colour. It is also very, very long lasting, far longer than any other lip product I have tried.
The colour appears to be a very dark red, but when applied it looks like a subtle wash of colour and isn't as in-your-face as you expect. Having said that, this is not a pigmentation issue, it is instead just the texture of the product.
I am really enjoying using this product and would certainly pay the full price for it as I use it so often!
Last week I ended-up buying an InStyle magazine as it had a freebie attached... This time I got The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain to try.
WHAT IS IT?
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain gives a natural looking blushed glow to the cheeks and nice colour to the lips. Very convenient to carry in your bag as instead of two products you need only one! The deeper and brighter colour You want, more Stain you put. It's all up to Your taste!
The Stain comes in a clear tube with a silver lid and a doe foot applicator (just as usual lip gloss tube). You can easily see the colour of the Stain through it: 01 Rose Pink and 02 Bronze Glimmer. Size of the tube - 8ml.
This product contains Panthenol and Glycerine that moisturise and hydrate the skin!
From The Body shop stores on website You may get the Stain for £9.50. A bit expensive I think. So search E-bay and You'll definitely get it cheaper or wait for The Body Shop sales!
HOW TO USE
Dab the Stain to Your lips or cheeks using the doe's foot applicator and then blend with Your fingertips or a make-up sponge. As the Lip and Cheek Stain is a fast-drying product, it is advised to apply to one cheek at a time!!!
Well, usually I don't wear blush so thought I was gonna use The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in Rose Pink only for my lips. When I got home, I immediately unscrewed the tube and put some of the Stain on my lips. It's texture is different from lip glosses: a bit watery, gel like consistency, non sticky. My lips felt moisturised and had lovely pink colour. It wasn't bright as I didn't apply much of the Stain. It blended into my lips and dried very quickly. You wouldn't say anything was applied on lips except You could see the colour. First it seemed strange to apply something on Your lips and to feel nothing on them. But after a few times I liked it! The colour stayed for a couple of hours (much longer than any of my lip glosses) but I put just a little bit of Stain. If You want longevity and bright lips - use more of Lip and Cheek Stain!
Of course as I liked The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain, I decided to apply it on my cheeks and see what happens... I was afraid my cheeks are gonna be brightly pink but shouldn't have worried. I liked the Stain as a blush too. Firstly I applied some Stain on one cheek and blended with my fingertips, then - on another. Again I didn't put much of it. So my cheeks looked a bit rosier but the colour was so natural and healthy! It looked really nice and no one could say I was wearing blush because there was no hint of powder!
Also, You have to be careful applying this Lip and Cheek Stain. Firstly - not to put too much of it (because You may end up looking like a doll) and secondly - it stains Your fingers, so You have to remember to wash Your hands after You apply it with fingertips.
If it is cold outside or windy, or You simply want extra moisture for Your lips, simply put lip balm over the top of Lip and Cheek Stain. The colour of my lips became more intense after putting lip balm. They looked nicely glossy pink and stayed this way for a few hours without reapplying.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain will last ages for me. Because it stays longer than usual lip glosses and there's no need to reapply it so many times during a day. In this way the full price (£9.50) isn't that bad. But if You get it cheaper - grab it - it will be a bargain!
One more thing about this Body Shop product - great package as it is so comfortable to carry with You.
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain is a bit pricey but otherwise a great product! It gives a nice colour, stays pretty long and especially good as it is created for two purposes - lips and cheeks.
I am not a fan of blushes but I really do like this Lip and Cheek Stain. After finishing this one I'll buy another one, just in Bronze Glimmer shade. Curious to see how that colour is gonna look on my face.
So, I give The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain 5 stars out of 5.
Thanks for taking time to read my review! Hope You'll find it useful!
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I purchased a tube of the Body Shop's lip and cheek stain on impulse. I was stopped by a Body Shop consultant and she sold me the concept of having beautiful blushing cheeks and red stained lips. She also applied the stain to show me how good the product is - and I've got to say - my lips were glossy and they remained stained throughout the rest of my shopping trip - and into the evening.
The tube was £9.50 for 8ml and I purchased it in shade one - rose pink. However it is also available in a bronze glimmer colour.
I was looking forward to applying this at home and I was positive I'd be able to create better results than I do with my usual powder blusher. But when it came to applying the lip and cheek stain myself I realised that I lacked the Body Shop consultant's skills in makeup application - I just couldn't get it to look right on my cheeks.
If you've read some of my other beauty reviews then you'll know that that makeup and beauty isn't my forte, but I do attempt to create a good look, however I couldn't manage it with this product. I kept applying stain, deciding I looked like chucky the clown, attempting to blend it in - then I'd apply some more stain because I didn't have a bright enough glow - and so the process continued until my whole makeup base was ruined.
I also soon remembered how I'm not a massive fan of red lips and I decided that the stain made me look ridiculous.
In the end I donated this product to my sister (who's a pro at applying makeup), she loves it and says that it's just as good, if not better than the Benefit's Benetint that is supposes to do a similar job. But I think the problem I had with this product boils down to one simple factor - I find it difficult to apply makeup.
Before you buy this item I recommend that you try it out in-store or at a Body Shop at home party. I'm sure that in the right hands this is a great item, but I just couldn't get to grips with it - three out of five stars.
This mostis most definately one of my must have, can't live with out make up kit essentials. During the day, I tend to wear quite light, natural make up that isn't too heavy, and this just compliments it beautifully. I mainly use it as a blusher, as you can just pop a couple of dots onto the balls of your cheeks, and dab and blend in with your fingertips. If you want a stronger look, you just apply a little more. It blends in beautifully and is so natural looking, it really is the blusher you can't go wrong with (and perfect for people like me who aren't great with make up and just have a quick 5 mins to spare in the mornings before rushing out the door to apply the lot!) Whilst I mainly use it as a cheek stain, on occasion I'll use it for lips aswell, and it's great as you really can build up the colour so you don't have to worry about applying too much.
From: The Body Shop
For: Natural colour for cheeks and lips
The packaging as usual with the Body Shop is very appealing. It looks stylish and classy. It's a usual lip gloss type wand with a transparent tube so you can see the colour of the stain through it. The lid is silver and has the wand attached to the inside.
The wand has a sponge tip which makes it easy to apply to the lips. It feels nice to use but as it's a stain and not a gloss or balm it doesn't have any moisturising effect on the lips or anything like that, it just absorbs into the skin and disappears, leaving just the colour behind.
It comes in 2 colours, rose pink and bronze glimmer, so whether you like deep rosy coloured lips or a more natural look, there's a stain to suit. The colours both look great, and you can make them deeper by applying more until you get the colour you want.
I'm not really a fan of this as a cheek colour as I find it quite fiddly to apply and blend and it doesn't seem to give a particularly natural look on my pale skin, so I stick to just using it as a lip stain. It doesn't dry lips out and you can apply any other lipstick or gloss over the top.
All in all this is a good lip stain, but not so great for cheeks.
Thumbs up from me.
I bought this after reading great things about it both on review sites and in magazines. It costs £9.25.
It comes in a clear tube which you can see the colour of the stain through, and it has a silver lid which screws off to reveal a lip gloss style wand. The packaging does look very nice and it has a high quality look and feel about it. The wand has a sponge tip applicator, just like your averaged lip gloss, which make sit very easy to apply.
It can be used on the lips, just as you would use a gloss, or on the cheeks. Applying it to the lips is very easy and it can be done with little effort even without the aid of a mirror. It's just like a gloss to apply, but it feels and looks rather different. Instead of sitting in a layer on top of your lips, it simply sinks in to the skin, leaving behind a stain, which gives a nice sheer wash of colour. The great thing about this of course, is that it does not come off when you eat, drink, or kiss people. The downside for me is that it is not moisturising, but that's easily solved as you can simply use your normal lip balm over the top of it.
To use it on the cheeks you simply dab a bit on with the applicator and blend with your fingertips until you've built up a colour you like. It is a very pinky red colour that it produces, and you do need to be very careful not to apply too much as it does look extremely obvious if you do, but applied correctly it gives a a healthy, fresh-faced glow to your skin.
It stays on well, and I find I don't need to keep re-applying it as I do with a lip gloss, which means I don't use much of it at any one time and the tube lasts well. I really do like this stuff and will definitely be buying it again.
One product two purposes! Perfect for cheeks and lips /