As you all know I love my lip products. I’ve mainly stayed true to lipsticks and glosses and the like, hardly venturing to the land of lip stains. A few months ago, I did try a Revlon product that didn’t work for me (hello dry lips!) and I thought that would end my experimentation with these kinds of products. Until two products from two different companies entered my life recently: Beauté Cosmetics and Joe Fresh Cosmetics. First up is Beauté Cosmetics, a luxury Canadian beauty brand created by makeup artist Beau Nelson.
Beauté Cosmetics Liqui-Gel Stains ($29)
Recently, I had the opportunity to test out two of these stains, Flouron and Fever. The products are meant to be used on the lips and cheeks. The company describes Flouron as “sheer vividly fluorescent pink, inspired by the Thai Pink Orchid of which Orchid Extract OS is derived from.”
In person, I think it looks more like fluorescent orange, which instantly made me skeptical. How could that colour look good on anyone, I thought?
Fever is a deep blood-red colour in the tube. The company describes it this way, “sheer fevered red provides a romantic neo-classical flush to the skin and lips.” Again, this colour also scared me a bit at first because it was so dark and looked like a vial of blood, which of course made me think of Twilight. LOL. Are you guys getting used to me mentioning Twilight in almost every post?!
All worries went out the window, however, when I began wearing these. I love these products. You get an almost cooling sensation when you apply the product with the applicator. And the pigmentation is amazing. Flouron isn’t orange but gives a lovely pink flush to your lips. Fever is a gorgeous deep red.
I added gloss on top of each of these (a pretty pink gloss from Beauté called Medusa) to see how it would affect the colours and the results were gorgeous. I couldn’t stop staring at my lips. I went over to my husband today as I was playing with the stains again and told him, “see the pigmentation, it’s amazing!” He just looked at me in his way and nodded. LOL.
I haven’t tried these on my cheeks yet but look forward to seeing how they compare with Benefit’s tints.
As for longevity, the stain lasts all day and you will need to use makeup remover to get it off completely.
The only downside for budget conscious makeup mavens is that these are a bit pricey at $29. That said, I think I would budget it in for myself to get the two additional colours available so far, especially Harlot which is a dark purple that I think would be gorgeous. Overall I give these a two thumbs up!!
Here are two photos of me wearing the two stains. I wasn’t really wearing any other makeup for these so don’t look too closely at anything else but the lips. And also note that despite my attempts to look glam for the photos, I had a little visitor popping up in the background of my photos. Puts things in perspective!
As I was sent these products, I can’t comment on how to order products but I do know the company has an online store and is available in select locations in Canada and the U.S. For more information about Beauté Cosmetics click here: beaute-cosmetics.com
Stay tuned for my review of Joe Fresh’s take on lip stains.