I don’t have a lot of luck with lipstains, as a lot of them have the nasty habit of being a bit too blue, and just showing up as fuchsia when they’re on the skin or lips, no matter what the shade promised on the box or barrel. So I approached the new Smashbox limitless lipstains with no little trepidation. This is the shade “Sangria”. Some of you who follow me on Twitter may find this amusing.
Based on a marker pen bullet-tip – you use the pointed end to line your lips, then turn it so you can fill in the rest of your lips with the side of the bullet – the Limitless Lipstain differs from it’s current rivals by having a coloured balm on the end, to intensify the shade and make it more comfortable in wear.
Delighted by the swatches, that show this to be a deep, rich and highly pigmented red, from the marker I couldn’t wait to try this on my lips, where things just got better:
Perfect blood-red lips with no feathering, I couldn’t really love this shade any more.
Or could I? Well, I could only love it more if it lasted longer. I wore this through a recent breakfast meeting, and it was defeated by half a plate of scrambled eggs, leading to a Red Ring of Doom situation … so bear in mind, this may need reapplying if you’re planning to do anything with your lips besides pouting during the day …
Smashbox products can be difficult to find, but you can usually find them in Debenhams, and you can definitely find them on QVC.
The Fine Print: This popped up in a recent goody bag. But I love the colour so much I’ll be purchasing a backup. I’ll just have to give up eating eggs.
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