Lots of brands have brought out lip markers - felt-tip pen style lip stains - in the last year or so, and I kept meaning to try one but I wasn't really sure as I thought you might need super smooth lips to pull them off. I just thought they'd probably have a really drying formula.
Recently I was sent these *lip markers from KIKO, so I'm finally giving the lip pen formula a try. The colours I have are a bright pinkish red, a fuchsia pink and a more orangey-red. The pink is my favourite and I couldn't wait to try it on, so I gave it a go without even prepping my lips and was surprised at how easily it went on without making my lips look flakey.
As these are a stain product I expected them to be long-lasting - I got around 4 hours wear from each application, even when I was getting through lots of cups of tea. The finish is matte and you get great colour payoff.
I'm really pleased with these - lip markers weren't a product I necessarily expected to get along with, but I've really enjoyed using them. They apply really easily too - I sometimes make a few mistakes applying a bright colour but I find the felt tip style of these makes it easy to be precise, even when I'm reapplying during the day. My only negative is that my pink pen seems to have dried out a bit, I'm not sure if I managed to leave it with the lid off some how or something - the other colours are fine.
The KIKO lip markers come in 8 different colours and cost £6.90 each from kikocosmetics.co.uk
Have you tried a lip marker before?