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Save vs. splurge: Lip stains

In today’s Save/Splurge, we’ve got lip stains. They’re perfect for the beach where you don’t want melty waxes or your hair getting caught in sticky lip glosses. We found two we think you’ll love.

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First up, the Splurge. We’re loving Tarte’s LipSurgence lip stain. Tarte has a long history with stains, starting with their cheek stain. They always manage to make it moisturizing without transferring. Their LipSurgence comes in seven colors, stays put and has been clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%. That’s huge! It actually makes your lips look plumper. And if you’re into natural products, check this out: Tarte LipSurgence is free of gluten, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, MEA/ DEA/ TEA, petro-chemicals, phthalates…and no animal testing.


On the Save side we’ve got CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain. You’ve seen the commercials with Drew Barrymore. For the price, you’re getting a great stain that stays put. Though it dries out faster than the Tarte product, it’s also a quarter of the price. It’s available in ten different colors so you can try quite a few.

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Tarte LipSurgence is available at and retails for $24.

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain is available at retail stores everywhere and sells for $6.

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