I have been wanting to do a swatch post on this for a long time and I actually tried a couple of times, but the swatch pictures always came out too similar to give proper comparisons.
I tried it again today with the help of my artificial lighting set but alas, they still look so similar. ; /
mark gloss gorgeous stay on lip stain
This is a hybrid of lip gloss and lip stain and it performs very well without diluting each other's merits.
The applicator is very neat and easy to use.
It comes with brush tip and you can dispense the product by clicking the button on the end.
For the first time use, you have to click like hundred times and even start to think you got a lemon, but a couple of clicks would do the trick after that. :p
Thanks to the brush tip, application is virtually fool-proof.
I am not into gloppy sticky glosses anymore but I still don't feel comfortable wearing full-coverage lipsticks.
So there enters "lip stain (tint)".
I have tried traditional lip tints like Benetint and Vincent Longo lip tint before (Years years ago, it was pretty big in Korea that girls wear only lip tints and clear gloss to create "non-makeup" look. Pair this with long straight hair. yup.), but I was never happy since I found them very drying and kinda high-maintenance. (Hello, blotchy half-tinted lips)
To resolve this issue, I know many companies brought out dual products like lip tint on one end + lip balm(gloss) on the other.
However, I personally think this is all gimmicky and it doesn't last as half long once you put gloss or balm over it. (and it is still drying!)
To me, mark Gloss Gorgeous is a perfect solution for the problems.
First it goes on like lipgloss with nice shine, then it leaves pretty stain behind and stays for hours without the horrid drying feeling.
All the colors are very wearable and they smell minty, which i like. :)
Swatches on arms
from the top
Bare - "Your Lips but Better" nude
Pop - pretty peachy pink
Bella - subtle plum
Loli - cherry red
I am mortified to see all my lip swatches are like "the same" even after multiple tries, but I hope you can at least catch subtle differences in tones.
For what it's worth, they look significantly different in real life.
(I like my pigmented rosy lips but they are not always best for lip swatches...)
Now you must be thinking "she is crazy for having four of the SAME color". ;p
Guess what, mark recently added 4 more new colors and I am even plotting to get them in my hands and complete the collection (*evil laughter*) although it is a shame that mark recently raised the price to $11 and these rarely go on sale.
For me, this is worth it since they never peel my lips and feel very light & comfortable on plus the subtle color definition with pretty shine is just what I am looking for. :)