Cherry Lip + Cheek Stain : A vegan alternative to Benetint.
If you are looking for a vegan version, or 1 half the cost of +Benefit Cosmetics BeneTint, let me introduce you to Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain by 100% Pure. Housed in a lipgloss-style tube with a doe-foot applicator, this stain is very easy to apply to the lips. The thin formula glides on easily, drenching my pout in a vivid cherry hue. While I like the colour, I find it stays tacky and doesn't quite stain, it gives you more of that pinched-cheek no makeup look. I have to reapply nearly as often as lipstick, especially if I eat or drink, so understand that stain does not mean indelible, it means no lipstick.
Let's real talk for a minute, it's formulated with a blend of turmeric and aloe juice so Cherry Lip & Cheek Stain tastes quite bitter. I love the hue but I won't purchase this because of the formula, as I like a creamy lipstick, and the bitter taste. If you're going to suggest that I top it with gloss, I tried and truth be told, I am not a topper. I am a one-and-done kind of girl when it comes to reapplication, so why bother jazzing something up if you're not going keep it up? Bottom line: Retailing for $18, I won't purchase this for myself but I will make the recommendation. xoxo •Nancy-Lee