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By May 11, 2011 10 Comments


I’m back!

Sorry, I’ve been a  bit MIA, I was actually in MIA (as in, MIAMI) and took a few days off the blog. But, alas, I am back in NYC and it’s finally beginning to feel like Spring.

So, to celebrate my return – to blogging and NYC – I thought we’d start off with a timely FAVORITES post, the trusty lip stain. Absolute perfection for spring and summer, especially while running from pool to ocean – stays on all day, sweat-proof and doesn’t look like you’re actually wearing much makeup at all!

To recap my Girls Guide to Stains, click here. 

As for some of this season’s favorite stains, have a read:

Benefit Benetint – I cannot write this post without mentioning the purveyor of stains near and far, Benetint – a true, blood red lip stain that doubles as a cheek tint too. Gives lips a natural flush hue.

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain – With 9 wonderfully pigmented colors to choose from, there is something to suit every lip. And the marker makes application fun and precise.

CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain – DRUGSTORE FIND! Another pen, with so many colors to choose from. Fun, easy, precise application. Not to be used on cheeks. Really leaves a nice stain on the pucker!

Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain & Color Seal Balm – NEW! A 2-for-1 – a stain on one side, a lip balm on the other. Wear alone or together for added shine (with a hint of hue). Choose from 6 color combos.

The Balm Stainiac – Comes in 3 colors and is fitted with a wand and sponge applicator. Gives great natural color to the lips that stays put for hours.

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