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Friday, May 27, 2011

Review: Garden Botanika Lip & Cheek Stain in Cherry

Up for review today, we have Garden Botanika's Lip and Cheek Stain in Cherry. I have to say up front I am having a terrible typing day ( I had to type the title four times, yeah, four!) So please excuse me if you find typos blunders.

Made in Canada!

I was sent this to review from the lovely folks at Garden Botanika, and I will say the red shade was a bit scary in the pan. Who wants their blush to make them look rashy? Yeah, no.

"Garden Botanika Lip & Cheek Stain glides on smoothly delivering a natural flush of colour. Sweet Almond Oil softens while age defying Vitamin E and Vitamin A protect delicate lips and cheeks from harmful environmental elements. Does not contain fragrance, mineral oil or lanolin derivatives." -from box

Obviously, I put my preconceived opinions aside and tried it anyway. Results? Pretty good. While this is called cherry, and it definitely is red, it applies almost like a gel based product and gives cheeks a really natural flush that ends up looking more pinkish than red.

On cheeks the colour glides on easily, even over foundation, and does not shift the makeup under it. It blends really easily, and like I mentioned creates a really natural flush. I have had lip and cheek products before there were great for one place but terrible for the other, but I can say that this worked well on both cheeks and on lips. On lips the stain applied easily and could be used to get full on red or tints of pink. I did find it got a bit drying after an hour or so, but a bit of balm on top was all it needed. I didn't find it to be the longest lasting stain on my lips- it wore away after about 3 hours, but on my cheeks it lasted pretty much all day - about 6 hours before it started to really fade.

Overall I would say that this is a very universal product that would be great for someone who doesn't really like makeup but wants a bit of natural colour or for someone just getting started with cosmetics. I don't know how well this would work on those with dominant red tones in their skin, as it might make them more pronounced. I think I'll get a fair bit of use out of this on the days when I just want a little bit of flush on a "no makeup" day.

Have you ever used any Garden Botanika products?


  1. Pretty! Great review, I love their mascara.

  2. Thanks for the review, this product looks pretty good.:D

    ***** Marie *****


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