Long Lasting Lip Color Marker & Crayon
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 Avon 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo Line & Fill Lip Duo and the new Birthday Balm lip crayons.
First is Avon’s Lip Tattoo: This is a our dual-ended lip stain that combines saturated color with staying power. It comes in 6 long-lasting shades, seen below. It sells for $8.99.
• All-day wear
• No smudging, feathering or budging!
• Semi-permanent lip stain
Next is the Avon Birthday Balm Lip Crayon collection:
This moisturizing formula is rich in non-GMO shea butter. It is retractable, free from mineral oil and provides a light tint of color while making lips soft and supple. Sale $9.99 Click Here
Lastly, another option is our Flat Velvet Lipstick, shown here:
While not a lip stain per se, they do leave a velvet, matte-like finish that lasts a long time & they are shaped more like a lip crayon than a regular lipstick. The unique flat-and-square tip lines, contours and fills lips designed to create a smooth, wrinkle-free finish. These only run $10 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 Lip Crayon 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.