Review: The Body Shop Lip Stain

On the rare occasion that I do wear makeup which isn’t for a tutorial there are two products which I pretty much always use, they are the skin 79 BB Creams (no surprise there) and The Body Shop lip stain in Rose Pink.

I love this product so much I went ahead and got a spare one to have in my bag. Well to be accurate I bought two magazines which cost around £3 each and had this as the freebie.

“This dual-purpose liquid stain gives lips and cheeks a hint of natural-looking colour. Can be used under gloss for added intensity”

As much as I love it I draw the line at paying £12 for a lippy, and since this is one of those products which get’s given away as a freebie in magazines quite often, I just keep my eyes peeled and grab a spare when I’m running low.

You know how your lips look when you’ve just eaten strawberries and have that lovely pink/red tint on your lips? Well that’s the look this lips stain gives you. It’s not going to be anything shockingly red, more of a pinky red colour but if you layer it a few times you can get quite a red shade.


  • 8ml
  • £12.10
  • Can be used as a lip & cheek stain
  • Cruelty-free (but owned by a non-cruelty free L’oriel)
  • Comes in two shades: Rose Pink and Bronze Glimmer

I’m not too fond of this product as a cheek stain, overall I prefer to use it on the lips. The reason being than unless you’ve exfoliated recently or have reasonably oily/moisturized skin it really doesn’t blend too well, and tends to look patchy, especially if it put it strait on the skin and then try and bend it there.

I’ve found the best way to do it is apply to the ends of you fingers and then blend it into the skin.

As for the lips it is very build-able as you can see bellow from the swatches. Two things you should note about this product for the lips though:

  • If you have lips that tear and rip easily (which mine do) this product has a tendency to show up darker on those patches if you just apply 1-2 coats.
  • It is drying. Not so drying that your lips turn to prunes then minute you put it on, but you do need some lip balm or a lip gloss over it.
  • If you eat anything or drink anything (if you’re drinking with a straw you’ll be fine) this will slowly wear away and leaves a ring along your lip line.

Provided you don’t eat or drink anything I’ve had this one stay put for a good 4-6 hours. If your going out and eating and drinking expect it to start wearing off a bit by bit after an hour or two, but since the packaging for this is is pretty practical it’s easy enough to throw it in your handbag (or even pocket) and carry it around for a top up.

You can buy this product HERE


  1. Wendy says

    I hope I win this because it’s my birthday today and I’ve had a horrible day so if i win this I will be happy

  2. iya from Philippines says

    i have the item for 3 years now… i tried to have one coz its affordable here and its a two in one product. I regularly use this product coz its easy to put on and so useful especially to a working mom like me.It saves time in the morning and much affordable…i love it much…

  3. nafisa says

    ooh, which magazine did yours come free with? I want to try this product but I ain’t paying £12 for it!

    • Klaire says

      Oh gosh I can’t remember. It was probably something like elle or Glamour magazine (or Red). Was a while ago so I can’t really remember :)

  4. says

    I love lip stains :) Glosses are so sticky, I can’t stand them! This colour is beautiful, I don’t think I can get one with a magazine (I live in the Netherlands) but maybe I should just spend some money at TBS.

  5. 2unknownhaven says

    I have this and I thought I had an allergic reaction to this but now I’m not sure if it was just drying my lips. I am allergic to many lip products and this made my lips feel slightly itchy after a few uses while others turned my lips red and flaky along with itchiness from the very first use. So was my reaction to it normal? Should I try again with some lip balm now?

    • Klaire says

      If your not sure apply a little bit on the inside of your wrist and leave it there for a few hours. If after that time you skin isn’t red, irritated or itchy then go ahead and try it again on your lips :)

  6. June Mae Trecho says

    I have one of this and it is my all time fave. however I have found out something more nicer and also has the same great quality as The Body Shop, it is the Face Shop’s “Lovely Me:Ex”