I love the idea of lip stains, but in reality...not so much. In my experience they tend to look harsh and are super drying. But there was something about the crayon-like Tarte Natural Lip Stain with LipSurgence(TM) Technology that was just too fun and intriguing to pass up!
I was truly surprised by how smoothly this lip stain glided on. There was even a bit of a glossy finish which I loved. My lips felt comfortably hydrated and looked amazing--although not totally sure if I felt like their moisture content was increased by 6000% as claimed! I will admit that my lips actually did feel a little dry after a while. I was able to fix this by dabbing on a little lip balm prior to applying this lip stain. The layer of lip balm shortened the staying power of the stain a bit, but it still lasted way longer than most of my lip glosses.
On top of having terrific wear, this lovely lip product also happens to be free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and dyes, and a bunch of other stuff you really don't want to be ingesting. So if you're like me and have shied away from lip tints in the past, give this one a try. It's available in 6 gorgeous shades, exclusively at Sephora.