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review: The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain


After my last post on The Body Shop, I purchased a few more items! I'd been thinking about trying a lip stain for awhile. I like the lipstick thing, but often I feel a bit like a clown with bright red lacquered lips and I don't like getting lipstick on my mug at work. As I previously noted, The Body Shop participates in community fair trade programs and also works to ensure that their products aren't sourced through slave labor. They're also cruelty free (no testing on animals!). Their Lip and Cheek Stain is produced in Italy.


The top left image is me sans lip color. To apply, I use the rim of the container to wipe off excess stain from the wand, then brush it across my bottom lip. I smoosh my lips together, making sure my lips get coated evenly, then apply a second coat as needed. It dries within seconds. Like most stains, this one has a matte finish and can be a bit drying. I normally apply The Body Shop's Born Lippy Stick in Plum over it for moisture.


My lips stay vibrant for hours, even after drinking coffee or eating a snack. I like the understated way it brightens up my whole face.

What are your go-to makeup products?

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