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You wouldn't know it from the state of our make-up drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster! The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint.

The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

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No double use
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they say this also works as a blush, but u less u place the entire contents in your checks, u get no hint of it. it does give your lips a slight rosey hue but there are a lot of products like it. Just ok overall and would not but it.

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A little drying on the lips but will purchase again.
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To begin with I was a little worried when I received this in my Birchbox, I thought the colour was too bright just by looking at it and I didn't think it would last very long at all. I was wrong on all accounts. When applying it to the lips I found it to be a gel consistency, which took a little longer to dry than more water based tints. I thought this was a good thing as it gave you time to smudge the colour if you wanted to. The only negative I have about this product is the fact my lips felt very dry after using and I would then use a lip balm over the top to moisturise them.

This product apparently can be used on your cheeks too, so it doubles up as a 2 in 1 which is great, I haven't actually used this on my cheeks yet. It lasts quite a long time, however you would need to carry it around with you to reapply throughout the day, but it is much more lasting than a lip stick.

Would I buy this again? After trying the product for quite a while now any early on worries I had about it have vanished and I actually really like the brand. This is £10 full size to buy and I think as it is so long lasting this is a good price, I will be purchasing it again in the future.

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Perfect
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This product looks a bit intimidating at first and you might think it would be too bright. But when you dab some on the lips, it's the most natural, perfect shade of rosy pink. I use some lip balm over the top to stop my lips from drying out and it lasts for hours and hours.

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Amazing!
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I have been using this on my lips and i absolutely love it! I do not normally wear any kinds of lipsticks or glosses as i hate them but this lip stain is perfect it doesn't feel sticky or goopy like most lip products i have had in the past and the colour is perfect for me it really stands out on my lips. I will be buying this product again once mine has finished and i really recommend it. I have not tried it on my cheeks yet and i do not think its something i will be doing as i prefer it as a lip stain rather than for my cheeks.

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Nothing spectacular
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I felt that this tint works a lot better as a lip tint than cheek tint. No matter how much I put on my cheeks, it would be gone within an hour or two. But it's a pretty good lip tint for those who like that natural stain you get from eating a red popsicle. Although I do wish the finish was less patchy (I did exfoliate and moisturise my lips) and less glossy.

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