Long Lasting Lip Color Marker
Hi there! Carrie here.
I wanted to make a quick post about the long lasting lip color marker that is increasing in popularity. Unless you are searching for a particular brand, i.e. the Kiko brand lip marker, then you may be looking for what is really a lip stain OR you may be even searching for an ALTERNATIVE to the above mentioned brand.
If so, I’d like to tell you about a few really good alternatives – one is the Extra Lasting Lip Stain + Balm by Avon, the Ultra Color Lip Crayon and lastly a lip stain made by Mark.
First is Avon’s Extra Lasting Lip Stain + Balm: To combat the dryness of a lip marker, this is a combo lip stain and balm in ONE.
It comes in 8 colors and cost is about $10.00. One one end is a marker-like applicator and on the other end is a moisturizing balm. Check out the swatches above to find your perfect color. Next is the Avon True C0lor Lip Crayon:
These lip crayons are lip color and liner in one. If you’re searching for a long lasting look you may want to try one of these with your favorite lip gloss. They come in 12 shades designed for every skin tone. They are also infused with Vitamin E and Shea Butter to moisturize all day. Offers a shimmery high shine finish. Click here to check them out. They’re only $8 and last a long time.
Another option is a lip stain, like the one shown here:
The mark. Gloss Gorgeous Lip Stain goes on like a high shine gloss but then wears to a rich stain that lasts up to 8 hours. Unlike the lip color markers, these don’t require you to add your own lip gloss. You get 2 steps in 1 click of the pen. These only run $11 and you can check them out here.
I think any of these are a good fit for someone who is looking for long-wearing lip color but without the dryness associated with a lip marker.
Choosing Your Lipstick Color
Lipstick, in various forms, has been around for about 5000 years as it is the easiest way to add an instant splash of color and give focus to your face. The main problem though, is that there is no perfect color that suits everyone. There are no perfect shades, brands or formulas but these guidelines can help any woman to express her mood or personality as she chooses the lipstick that is right for her.
Sheer lipsticks: are more universal than opaque lipsticks and are more flattering as they allow your own lip color to be seen underneath. They do not last as long as some other formulas although they are very moisturizing and easy to wear. A happy medium can be found in the cream lipsticks but as these are more opaque you will find yourself having to be more discerning when choosing your colors.
Shimmer lipsticks: last for longer than sheer formulations and can flatter the wearer of any age, unlike the shimmery eye shadows or blushers. Due to the light reflecting qualities, lips will look fuller but be warned that shimmer formulations look ghastly on dry or chapped lips.
Matte lipsticks: are the formulas that last for longer than any other and are a good selection to make bold statements with. The main problem with this type of lipstick is that they dry the lips out quite quickly and as such should not really be worn if you have dry or chapped lips already.
Lip colors can be found in many styles of applicator but by far the most popular are the ones that come in a stick in bullet shaped holders. As lips are quite sensitive to the sun, the lipstick formulations that have built-in sunscreens are very useful. Lip-gloss can be used to add an attractive gleam to your lips when used on its own, or to catch the light if applied over your normal lipstick.
If you want to mark an outline to your lips before applying lipstick then a lip liner is the best method (this also helps to stop “bleeding”) and is designed for just this purpose. For a darker matte effect just apply a lip liner over the whole of your lip area. A word of caution if you do decide to use this method though is that you may need to apply a lip salve over the top to avoid drying out your lips.