When Stains Are a Good Thing

Friday, August 17, 2012

In the last couple of years I've been addicted to cheek and lip stains. First it was these, which are still in heavy rotation, and lately I've fallen for Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain. As much fun as lipstick can be, sometimes we need something a little less maintenance. For work days, I prefer stains for a few reasons:

  • I don't have to worry about the uneven fading and the prominent "m" towards mid afternoon, you know, the top lip leftover?
  • There's no time to check the mirror and reapply after each sip or snack
  • The color from stains can be intense, like this one, but they're a bit softer than traditional lipstick which, for me, feels more office appropriate
  • Lips still feel bare, which is much more comfy than a goopy gloss

Some stains can be drying, but this is, well, balmy. The gel like formula (within a retractable chubby pencil) glides on lightweight and smooth. And the colors are sweet and wonderful - I've been wearing 'Lovesick'. Plus it's easy to store in a pocket, small purse, pencil holder on your desk...  Have you tried Just Bitten or other stains? What are your faves?


  1. I've fallen for YSL's Sheer Candy, and I love the balmy, light color. But I have a feeling I'll be stopping at a drugstore in this afternoon...

  2. i've been wanting to try these! i love using tarte's lip stain!

  3. I really want to try this! I love Revlon's Lip Butter!

  4. I haven't tried Revlon's but Clinique has their Chubby Stick which is similar and phenomenal! My favorite is mega melon.

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