Day 5 features a super-emollient lip stain you'll fall in love with!
Tarte Natural Lip Stain Pencil in Enchanted (available February 2010, $24 USD/$31 CDN): The people behind Tarte know that what we put on our skin counts. The brand's popular line of all-natural products not only look pretty but promote healthy looking skin!
I've been a huge fan of Tarte's Cheek Stain and many of their lip products for a long time. I was delighted when I heard that they were coming out with a line of lip stains. For those of you that would prefer to use a stain but don't like how drying it can be then you should give Tarte's version a whirl!
It is clinically proven to increase lips' moisture by 6000%! I'm not really sure where that number came from but it is very moisturizing. The pencils are made with LipSurgence technology which quickly absorbs into the skin delivering a surge of moisture and increasing your lips' water content for a plumped appearance without the stinging. I've only used it a few times and haven't really noticed if it has increased my lips' moisture because they still chap here and there. However, my lips do look extremely smooth and feel incredibly soft! I'll have to do a follow-up review.
I received Enchanted, a rose shade, that gives your lips a natural flush of colour. It's another one of those shades that is "your lips but better". One layer will give you a kiss of rose but swipe on a few layers and the colour is more bold, perfect to wear right into the evening. These stains are seriously long-lasting even through a meal! This is definitely a versatile shade that will work for many skin tones. Besides the uber moisture-factor, it has a lovely peppermint flavour. Another great feature? No sharpener required - just twist the bottom to replenish!
Also available in: Amused (bright pink), Charmed (light pink), Joy (peach), Lust (red), Moody (deep berry)
For past reviews of good-for-you lippies for Valentine's Day click here.