Tarte Awakening Cheek Stain Review and Swatches

I’m a fan of Tarte’s cheek stains and their newest addition, Awakening, does not disappoint!

“The stain that started it all. Tarte’s award-winning and best-selling cheek stain gives you a gorgeous, natural flush” (Quote taken from Tarte’s website)

 

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Review: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

L’Oreal has really shocked me, in a good way, with one of their new releases.  Its the L’Oreal Color Caresse Wet Shine Stain.  I was at Ulta and was very intrigued when I saw the new display.  I grabbed 2 colors to give it a try.

When I got to the car I noticed 2 things. The first thing I noticed was that the applicator was virtually the same as the YSL Glossy Stains.  The second thing I noticed was that they smelled virtually the same too. Continue reading Review: L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain

I had heard a lot about the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stains so I had to give them a try.  I was pleasantly surprised.

They feel like velvet when you put them on.  Its a really interesting sensation.  They smell and taste a little like champagne or white wine. Its a very subtle alcohol note and I can’t quite put my finger on which one it is.  I guess if  had to choose I would say its closer to champagne.  The wear is great. It is a stain, but it will still transfer to glasses and things like that.  The color holds for quite a while, but the glossiness goes away after a couple of hours.  You can reapply it (that’s what I do) or you can add a clear gloss when the shine wears off.

As you see in the video, the color that I tried was very dark.  I have pigmented lips so I was too skeptical to try the light shades.  The dark one worked well though!!

Have you tried these?  Please let me know, especially if you have tried the lighter colors!!

xxx

Christy

I purchased these products myself and as always these are my own, honest opinions.

 

 

 

 

MY Thoughts: Tarte Cheek Stain and Benefit Stains

I like both Tarte and Benefit Cheek Stains, but when it comes to ease of use and removal, I have to go with Tarte.

Have you tried them? Which do you think is the better product?
xx
Christy

All items were purchased by me. I was not paid to mention or review these items.