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Tag Archives: lip stain

Review – theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac

17 Oct

I’ve been using theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac for a while, on and off, since I received it in a Birchbox.

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What is it?

Similar to Benetint, this is a pink lip and cheek stain.

How is it different?

Instead of being a liquid stain, this is more of a gel. There is no strong scent, so you’re not smelling like roses. (wah, I love roses)

How does it work?

You can dab it on your lips and cheeks for a flush of natural looking color.  The shade is pretty universal, and I think it would work with a variety of complexions.

The tube comes with a doe tip applicator.

My thoughts…

I think this is easier to blend into your skin than Benetint, probably because it doesn’t run since it’s not a liquid formula.

The staying power is pretty low, I don’t think I’ve been able to make it through a work day with this.  Even when I use a makeup spray, it doesn’t seem to stay on my cheeks.

I didn’t use it on my lips, because I’m a fan of lipsticks not lip stains.  Plus, I don’t like to cross contaminate my products.  I know, I’m slightly crazy.

Pro-tip – and this goes with ANY cheek stain – USE YOUR MAKEUP SPONGE.  It makes a huge difference in how well you can blend the stains in your cheeks.

Have you tried theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac?  What’s your favorite lip and cheek stain?

~Anna

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Rocking the Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass second day in the row!

21 Jul

Elizabeth Mott Tints and Sass is a lip and cheek stain, similar to Benetint.

Today is the second day in the row I’m wearing this as a cheek stain and I’m loving it.

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I’m not ready to do a full review yet, but this is my fave of the week!

Happy Monday!

~Anna

LashBash Party sponsored by Benefit and Ipsy

9 Oct

A few weeks ago, one of your Fairy Godmothers attended a wonderful soiree full of makeup and wine, and all kinds of girly makeup talk.

Benefit and Ipsy know how to put together a party!  Here’s all the goodies:

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Goodie bags!  And products to play with!!!  Gimmie Brow!  Creaseless Cream Shadow!

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And not Benefit sponsored:

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What we received in the goodie bag:

Sample of They’re Real Mascara

Sample of Sugarbomb Ultra Plush Lip Gloss – a beautiful pinky nude

Benetint stain

Sugarbomb tastes and smells so fantastic!!!

I can’t wait to review all these in the coming weeks!!!

~Anna

BirchBox Oct Sneak Peek and 15% off

3 Oct

Hey guys!  Here is the new BirchBox sneak peek video!

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Products:
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish: Available soon on Birchbox.com
POP Beauty Lip Gloss: Available soon on Birchbox.com
ChapStick Hydration Lock: Available at your local drugstore
amika GWP Mod Mini Blow Dryer
Laura Mercier: Available soon on Birchbox.com
12 Benefits™ Instant Healthy Hair Treatment
dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant
theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac

Want 15% off your next BirchBox Order?

Just use code: BIRCHBLOGGER15 at checkout to get your discount!