Tried & Tested: Lip Lacquer VS Lip Stain

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Tried & Tested: Lip Lacquer VS Lip Stains

Rimmel London Lip Lacquer £6.49, is nor a lipstick or lipgloss. It offers you the rich colour of a lipstick with the satin shine of a gloss. With pure colour pigments it is buildable in texture so you can achieve both a natural and vibrant look with a sweet scent to accompany it. The creamy satin texture is conditioning yet long-lasting, with a dome-shaped spatula to apply in one single effortless gesture. You will find the sleek compact packaging is a bonus for those who fail to pack lightly. A must-buy if you have dry lips. I tried the shade “Galaxy” for a day-time poppy-pink tone and to bring a little sunshine into my life Stella and Apocaliptic for head-turning hot pink hues. If you seek a more matte finish simply blot back the gloss.

Lip stains have forever been a lip-love affair for long-lasting colour. The natural finish of a lip stain is a minimalists best friend. The Lip Satin Pen by Stargazer £4.00 is ideal for those who are the least inclined to paint on something heavy and sticky during the summer days. Stargazer offers you a wide selection of on-trend colours from pretty pinks, gothic wines, to a signature high-impact red, and rest assured they have serious staying power. The kitsch packaging comes in the style of a felt-tip pen which is most convenient when on the go. My only critique is the the nib easily dried out, maybe somebody confused it for a pen?

Try the shade 09 for wine-stained lips or 04 for a nude Parisian stain, team with tousled waves and dewy skin for an effortless finish. It’s waterproof and kiss-proof. A good buy if you are after serious staying power and on a budget.

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