Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Nov 17, 2008

Missha Tinted Lip Marker Review

A few years ago Bourjois Paris introduced Bons baisers de Paris (Kisses from Paris) which the Muse absolutely fell in love with. These cute little pens that looked like a marker were actually a stain that gave a blush of color to lips! I've used many lip and cheek stains in my time but none were every compared to these! The color was soft and not overpowering, they didn't dry my lips out, the application was simple, and the packaging was ideal! Sadly, somewhere along the line Bourjois Paris diced Bons baisers de Paris from it's line up and the Muse has never seen them again!

T'was a sad day indeed!

Until now.

I recently came across a similiar style of pen from a Korean brand entitled Missha. The Missha Tinted Lip Marker is pretty much a perfect duplicate of the Bourjois Paris version so the Muse of course needed to try them for herself! Turns out these little markers perform the same functions as the Bourjois Paris and are a perfect dupe plus accessible in the Missha main catalog! Joy! Bless be! The Muse's excitement can be heard far and wide.

I recently asked a friend to pick me up the two available colors and I was so excited to finally get them I nearly cried...just nearly...

The only thing I could possibly rant about would be the lack of colors. Sadly the color selection is narrowed down to two shades where as the Bourjois Paris version had a total of four shades but aside from that they function pretty much the exact same way!

The colors available are a red pink and a pale pink which match perfectly with my lip shade. They don't overpower my lips are making them look abnormal. The color is a simple, natural stain that adds a bit of pop to my normal, natural lip shade. I simply smooth onto my lips with the felt tip and I'm left with a beautiful flush of color. They don't dry my lips out and they color literally lasts for hours at a time! With a bit of gloss I have a very natural looking lip that's flattering and pretty!

I know of quite a few brands who have done a similar style stain such as mark, Pixie, Sephora, even Urban Decay and believe you me I've tried them all but none have successfully created such a great product as Missha and Bourjois Paris has! The lightness of the stain creates such a natural flush that's not quite been duplicated by these other brands!

I paid retail for these so they cost around $8 USD or so but I have seen them on E-bay for about $12 USD or so and truly they are well worth it!

The Muse loves 'em and approves 'em for purchase! Try looking on E-bay or ask a mate in Korea to nab you some! Well worth your cash!

Muse Approved for purchase all the way!

How about you?

Love lip stains?

What do you use to stain your lips?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Nell said...

Hey Muse,
glad you found a replacement for the Bourjois. I have one last of them and am afraid to use it, because I know I canĀ“t replace it.
YSL also had great lip markers, do you know them?
Did you get my email?

November 18, 2008 at 2:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning nell!

Ahhh another love of the BP tints! No one ever knows what I am talking about when I discuss them! So happy you know the love ;)

I never seen the YSL'd I miss that?! VS makes 'em too but not nearly as good as these!

I prob did..but honestly I get so much a day I get a bit overwhelmed :) but thanks for telling me as I'll go look now!


November 18, 2008 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Oh I'm getting me on ebay when I get paid,
I saw the bourjois ones up on there a few months ago, and now...NONE.
I am kicking myself big time!

November 18, 2008 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

NO WAY serious!? I have an alert on ebay to tell me when the BP one is around :)

damn! I love them so much!

November 18, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger C said...

They look great!
I'm heading over to Missha right away!


November 20, 2008 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi c!

Sorry for the delayed reply :)

ahhh! you're in korea!?

lucky you! Wish we had a Missha around here!


November 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger C said...

i live in Hong Kong! they have Missha stores here :D

November 26, 2008 at 4:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ahhhh lucky girl C!

November 26, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger The Suite Chic said...

I use a lip balm that changes your lip colour into a berry red or blush pink. There are two colours to choose from. I like that its 2-in-1: moisturizing yet at the same time gives subtle colour. We have MISSHA here in Singapore though, and I'm going to give the tinted lip marker a try-out! Thanks MUSE!

Suite Chic

January 9, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi suite chic!

ooo that sounds lovely...kinda like a mood lipstick :) cool!

You're so lucky you have access to Missha :-) These are well worth nabbing good stuff :)

You're most welcome hun!

January 12, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

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