We are all about the lip stains this month! Lip stains are one of our favorite types of beauty products so this month we’ll be taking a look at different lip stains out on the market. We will be revisiting some old favorites and taking a look at some new ones as well.
We’re starting things off with Givenchy’s Printed Lips. You don’t see higher end brands like Givenchy release a product like a lip stain very often so I was practically giddy with excitement when I learned about these for the first time. I just wish they would hurry up and make an appearance in my local Sephora soon! Last time I checked, they still hadn’t arrived.
That is ok though, I will tell you all about them. For it’s first lip stain release, Givenchy released 2 stains: Pink Impression (the first image above) and Rose Impression (directly above). I love the design of these lip stains, I’m glad that Givenchy decided to go the felt tip route instead of giving us something fluid. This way I can just line my lips with the tip and tilt the pen on its side to fill in the rest of my lips. If it were up to me, everyone would follow this format. 😉
The stain itself is pretty good. You have a few seconds to make sure you color your lips evenly and there’s a slight stickiness to it as the color dries but after that, you are good to go. The formula also holds up pretty well. I like to wear my Bonnie Bell Dr. Pepper Lips Smacker over stains to keep my lips moisturized and it tends to eat away at lip stains. That is not the case with Givenchy’s Printed Lips, I have several hours of wear with this formula with minimal color loss.
Right now there are only 2 shades but let’s cross our fingers that Givenchy releases more of them! Pink Impression is a light pink that is very fresh and just adds a very spring appropriate brightness to the lips. Rose Impression is a bolder rosy shade. It looks a little plum-ish in the image above but it really isn’t like that, it is more of a pinkish red and it builds beautifully.
So what kind of lip stain do you prefer? Are you obsessed as much as we are? Do you like gel, fluid or pen type stains? Let us know all about your lip stain lust in the comments.