|I wanted to you see the colour so I painted lips with the Lip Tint.|
I am totally not a lipstick person....if I had gorgeous full lips like Angie I would happily slap it on...but I don't....and I'm 50, and a woman has to be careful about her lips when she's 50. Nothing worse than bleeding lipstick. I don't like bare lips so I am always trying tinted lip products like Burt's Bee's, Covergirl outlast stain and the likes. I recently found Bene Tint by Benefit.....a bottle of gorgeous red dye that you paint on your lips. It comes in a bottle like nail polish with a soft little brush. I applied it and really liked it, noticing the likeness to food coloring in general and Cochineal in particular. My Granny never used Red Dye #2, but always had a little bottle of Cochineal in her pantry. After wearing it everyday for weeks, I decided to check the ingredients...water, rosewater, carmine and quaternium-15 (a preservative) . Carmine is a form of Cochineal. So there you go. After hundreds of years woman are still prettying themselves up with Beetle paint!