The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Dutch Tulip 012 Review, Swatches: Hello brightsparks! There are some things that should never fade away. Love and lipstick being two top priorities. So when I was introduced to a lip stain by The Body Shop a few years ago, it became such an integral part of my makeup bag that I would start stressing as soon as the levels in the bottle dipped to less than half. It was almost an addiction.
It is but natural that as soon as I heard that TBS had relaunched the product with a new packaging and newer shades, my inner makeup freak was doing cart wheels! As part of my New Year beauty resolution to try out bright makeup shades, off I went at the first opportunity and picked up this super bright shade – Dutch Tulip. And today I am going to give you the lowdown on this product.
Claims for The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in shade Dutch Tulip
The website of The Body Shop website says: ” Our new Lip & Cheek Stains are lightweight, and inspired by nature’s garden of shades for lasting colour & moisture. Can be used under gloss for added intensity. This dual-purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a hint of natural-looking colour.”
Benefits of The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain in shade Dutch Tulip
This dual-purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a natural pop of buildable colour. Use under lip gloss for a show-stopping pout and dab onto cheeks for a natural-looking rosy glow. This formula promises 12 hours of lightweight staining action that can be used as a blush or a lip stain. It contains Community Trade Aloe to give the formula a soft, moisturizing consistency as well as Vitamin B5.
The other benefits of this dual purpose liquid stain for lips and cheeks are
• Natural effect
• Buildable colour
• Dermatologically tested
Ingredients of The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Dutch Tulip
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Mel/Honey/Miel, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, PVP, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder. [+/- CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 17200/Red 33, CI 45410/Red 28, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 42090/Blue 1].
How to Use The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
Dab onto lips or cheeks straight from the applicator. Blend using clean fingertips. Reapply for added intensity.
Price The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain
$ 16.00 for 0.2 fl oz in USA (Usually goes on sale to $ 8.00)
£ 8.00 for 7.2 mL in UK
₹ 995.00 for 7.2 mL in India
In Detail The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Dutch Tulip 012 Review, Swatches and My Experience
First things first, I am NOT happy with the drastic reduction in size of the bottle – and therefore quantity of the product. It is a midget now, compared to its predecessor! And the fact that the bottle is opaque means you cannot see how much of the product is left! The vacuum-like closing also means that you cannot force the last few drops of the product out! Not fair! Also, when I first tried the lip and cheek stain by The Body Shop, it was a plum-mauve colour that after applying seemed to give an rosy glow to the skin.
This colour, Dutch Tulip, is a bright orange. The texture is like a watery souffle. But do not admire it for long and blend it really fast because it does stain VERY fast.
By very fast, I mean you cannot afford to wait even a second without blending it. The colour looks natural only if you are able to blend it well. That is the other thing, you will make a few boo-boos until you figure out how to apply it. The fact that the applicator wand is much shorter in length also means that one does somehow end up having too much of the product on the sponge applicator. Do remember that while the gel-based formulation gives your lips a supple and luscious look, it is fast drying and must be blended really quickly. The thin formula allows it to absorb into your lips rather than sitting on top like lipstick
How I Use it
I always moisturize well before applying this on my cheeks – and never apply directly – but using a dot at a time on my blending sponge – so that it looks more natural and not streaked.
It is a orangey-red shade – doesn’t look so natural on wheatish skin. On first application it seems to put an excess amount on the edges of the lips, looks initially streaky and not a smooth look at all, looks as if you have put on a lip liner only!! Then after a few minutes, it goes tacky then dries. For me the colour was just not strong enough and looked like I had forgotten to apply a lipstick after the lip liner. The only issue is that it is quite drying.
A few hours after putting on lip balm over the stain, it starts fading at the edges and my lips don’t look as defined. Stays put for about 4-5 hours max before reapplication is needed. I am not happy with the new avatar as I was smitten with the original stain. I would not buy again once I use this one up. Disappointed that the quantity has been reduced from the first time I purchased this.
More Photos, Swatches, MBF Makeup Look
Pros of The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Dutch Tulip
• Matte finish.
• Lasts close to four hours – with a little snacking.
• Glycerin and pathenol make the lips appear supple
• Buildable colour
Cons of The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain Dutch Tulip
• Not worth the cash I paid.
• Doesn’t stay longer you have to keep applying it.
• Might make dusky complexions look ‘painted on’.
A tip would be to line your lips after putting on the stain.