Every so often a bunch of brands will jump on board with a bright idea and a new product is born. We’ve seen it most prominently this year with BB Creams, but lips pens are also becoming a bit of a feature on most make-up stands – here’s a few that I’ve tested.
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Rendezvous
For some reason I’m always drawn to orangey and coral lips colours, and then when I’ve bought them realise they actually don’t suit my colouring at all. However I’m quite keen on this one – it’s subtle rather than overpowering, and leaves lips looking full and glossy. I’d say the ‘balm’ part of its name applies more than the ‘stain’ – it’s not that long-lasting but does feel hydrating and is quite fun to re-apply with the little pen!
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Timeless Tango
I luuuurve the colour of this lip colour, which is much more durable than the Revlon offering. That’s probably because it has two ends – one which gives the colour stain and looks a bit like a felt tip marker pen, the other a moisturising clear balm. I have to say applying lip colour with a pen nib makes things a lot easier due to the increased precision, and the colour definitely lasted longer than your average lippie. Like it!
Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lasting Lip Stain – Pucker
Apologies for the slightly blurry end photo here – realised that if I spent any more time poncing about taking pictures of my lips I was actually going to miss my train to work. Again I am really keen on the colour of this – it’s rich and jewel-like, perfect for autumn/winter and the gothy trend. As I reported in my previous post, I’ve been quite surprised by the good quality of Collection 2000 products, and this one stayed on my lips for hours. Next test will be seeing how long it is before the pen dries out!