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August 18, 2010

A Magical Lip & Cheek Stain

Alexandra Perron is a newly minted
Lucky mag fashion editor (we knew her when!), girl about town, and today’s official lip stain correspondent. Take it away, Alex:

Summer time in New York City is hot. Really, really hot. Finding a bold, fun lip color that can withstand the heat while I’m waiting for the subway in 110-degree heat underground has been virtually impossible. My go-to lipstick wasn’t cutting it so I went in search of the perfect lip stain. I didn’t want something too glossy or too sheer, but something that would give me definition and lasting color. The winner: Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain in Waltz. Not only does the Magic Marker pass the subway test but it lasts through my workday, which often includes multiple cups of coffee and a post-work margarita. Waltz, a soft berry rose, is perfect for the fair skinned. You can swipe it on once for light color or layer on for something a little more striking. I have been wearing it constantly for about two weeks and have received endless compliments. I am already trying to decide which of the other six shades is going to be my fall staple (Bets says: go for Flamenco!). My only advice is to apply your favorite lip balm on top of the stain because it tends to be a little drying. A swipe of Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil and you’ll be able to take on anything…including New York.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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