I know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for me to receive my jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain from Birchbox! ‘Cuz there’s definitely nothing else happening around the world right now.   /sarcasm

My lip and cheek stain in the shade “Forever Pink” finally arrived today, box slightly squished, and I was so excited to try this stuff on! This is one of those “adjusts to your own chemistry” products that goes on almost clear but deepens to a custom color that works with your skin tone.

But first, some light packaging porn:

IMG_4871The slim tube fits in the palm of my hand:

IMG_4877The stain has a lovely, smooth texture with a slight shine to it, and it feels very moisturizing on my lips—basically the opposite of a lot of the drying, matte stains on the market. I haven’t tested the product’s staying power, but as I write this I don’t feel like it’s going anywhere for awhile. And? It smells like what would happen if you mashed up a bowl of strawberries and rose petals!

The below pic is (a pretty tired) me wearing several swipes of the stain on my lips along with a few light pats on the apples of my cheeks. There’s nothing else on my face but Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 (and some awesome flaking on my nose).

IMG_4873I think this jane iredale stuff is a little bit magical—it just might be the unicorn of dual-purpose makeup products. The tint totally brightened my face up with just a touch on my cheeks, and it added a nice rosy shine to my lips.

I swatched the stain on my arm but it didn’t really show too well; however, it did turn a touch darker a few minutes after taking this photo:


jane iredale’s products are certified cruelty-free, so this product is bun-bun approved.

Cute-Rabbits-024(I just wanted to post a happy rabbit pic).

The stain is also available in a second shade called “Forever Peach,” if pink just isn’t your jam.

I would definitely recommend jane iredale’s Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, especially if you’re looking for a dual-use product that you can throw in your bag to achieve a natural look on the go. This product is now sold out on Birchbox, so I must not be the only fan! You can order your own over at jane iredale’s website.