Battle of the Lip Stains

Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass vs. Benefit Benetint vs. theBalm Stainiac

20140810-022753-8873897.jpgThanks to subscription services, I have acquired a little collection of lip stains. I don’t reach for lip stains as often as lipsticks but maybe this will help me to! Lip stains/tints are a quick, easy product that are supposed give your lips just a subtle bit of color to resemble “stained” lips. They mostly also double as a cheek stain.

Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass ($22.99)
-smells like cherries
-between a liquid and gel consistency
-most pigmented of all three
-easy to apply
-a bright red color
-long lasting

Benefit Benetint ($30, for full size)
-smells like roses
-liquid consistency
-least pigmented of all three
-dried quickest
-difficult to apply and make even
-more of a pink/light red color


theBalm Stainiac ($17, for full size)
-no particular smell
-gel consistency
-light red
-easy to apply
-when wet becomes gel like again and then dries


All three brands:
-when first applied left a sort of burning/ tingling sensation sort of like a lip plumper
-feel sticky for quite awhile after application
-fade into own lip color
-if you smooth together your lips when applying it gathers the products into the outline of lips

✨For me these products are a bit pricey for what they are, especially if I don’t use it often. The best one in my opinion is the Tints & Sass or if you are looking for a more subtle color then Stainiac is for you. These all also double as cheek stains and leave basically the same results of a light flush.
Let me know what your favorite lip stains are! ❤ Michelle

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous” – Aristotle



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