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Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain

What it is:A long-wearing natural lip and cheek stain packaged in a portable pen for effortless touch-ups on the go.What it does:This product adds the ultimate baby-doll pop of color to lips and cheeks. Its versatile formula has a blend of hyaluronic acid and sugar extracts to smooth and plump lips for a truly sexy pout.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:Apply stain to clean, dry lips. For a natural rosy flush, dab on cheeks and blend in a circular motion with fingertips.
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Questions & Answers for Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain

Question
Pale what color?
I have fair skin with dark brown hair and gray eyes (i.e. sometimes greener sometimes more blue). My skin seems to be neither cool nor warm. It has a tendency to have some pink undertones though...but with the dark brown hair...that makes me appear more of a warm undertone. I have noticed that a coral or pink color on the lips tends to make my eyes pop more, which I like. So what color do you suggest?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
organicgal
(Houston, TX)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am pale with blonde hair and blue eyes and use Jive. The trick with pale skin is to quickly dot the cheek 2-3 times and quickly rub in. It looks very natural and brightens my complexion.
answered 8 months ago
serainlosangeles
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
I have fair skin and I prefer Jitterbug it is a soft yet still bright pink it looks like a flush on my lips.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
gexs
(Tucson, Az)
answer 3
I have the same eye color & skin tone as you it seems but I have blonde hair. I bought Jive & I love it! You can make it lighter or darker depending how much stain you use. & it looks great with gloss & without.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
KMDaly
(Rockaway Beach, NY)
answer 4
I have similar color features, and I purchased the Waltz shade. I like to go for more bluish/pink undertones.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
daniesmiley
(West Palm, FL)
answer 5
I'm very fair with dark auburn/brunette hair and green eyes, with neutral undertones as well. I bought this in Waltz and have really liked it. It's not coral, but a good rose color. I don't feel it emphasizes any redness in my skin, and I've really liked the color. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
catherinerose
(Durham NC)
answer 6
Jive
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
sbrake
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
I think warm tones (coral, pink, amber) seems to bring out blue/grey eyes better, especially with brown hair. I think it'll make your skin look richer as well. I really like contrasting eyeshadow in earthy tones, light color across the middle, dark brown or plum in the crease & at the "cat eye" outside of the lid. I also like black, fairly thick eyeliner on the top lid right at the lashes to separate the eye color from the lid. Coral lips work well with brown hair and mid-range skintone. Just a little tan blush on the cheeks & forehead add brightness.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
CKendrick
(Fort Worth, TX)
Question
usage
I used this marker for a week and the color on the tip is fading. How do I get more color to come out? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
maybe try storing it upside down?
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
mariarodrigguez
(Jakarta, Indonesia)
answer 2
Try to store the marker with the felt tip end down. I do this with all my drawing markers and it prolongs their life.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
royalblue
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I hated mine and returned it, but read reviews that said you can pull the marker out and flip it over. I hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nancygiaee
(Owings Mills, MD)
answer 4
Mine did the same thing. I have shaken it, stored it upside down and even tried to add a little water at the tip. Nothing works. I've given up on markers.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
lynnbob
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 5
Don't apply the maker over any kind of lip balm or it will gum up the tip. You have to buy into the whole color. You can put a little lip balm on top once it sets. Set the pen cap on with the cap down for about 5 minutes and then lay it on its side. The proper amount should come out.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Scout2u
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
make sure to store it with the tip pointing down. This helped me resurrect some drugstore lip stains.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lady2
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
I apply using the side of the marker. I am guessing you only use the tip? I have no problems with it drying out. Make sure you keep the cap on tight. Also, I store it laying down on it's side. Are you storing it with the tip up?
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lola6
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Marker last how long?
How long is the lip stain marker suppose to last if used 5 to 6 days a week....once per day in the mornings?
Thank you
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
susan51
(Columbia, SC)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you smoke like I do you will have to reapply once.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
leahjc
(Gordonsville, VA)
answer 2
For me, it doesn't last to lunchtime... but I've tried several products and this one doesn't dry my lips out like other stains do... i don't mind having to re-apply a few times because the color is great and it doesn't clump, run or dry out my lips.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
boilerleah
(Ocean Ridge, FL)
answer 3
I would really determine on how much of it you use on one application. All of the colors available in this line are bold and vibrant so you really don't have to use much to get desired color. I would say if you use the applicator lightly it should last you about a month and a half or more depending on if you would really use it that often.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
gothicbeauty2005
(Columbia, MD)
answer 4
unfortunately the lip stain lasts as long as any regular lip stain that does not claim to be "long wearing"...I feel it is deceptively named.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
conway2
(denver co)
answer 5
it stays but i find that i would need to reapply/retouch after eating/drinking.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
loveyouth
(New York, NY)
answer 6
Lasted all of 20 minutes for me. That's without licking my lips, drinking or eating. If you do any of the above, get ready to re-apply
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
shywms
(Pembroke Pines, FL)
answer 7
thid product does not stay on 20 minutes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bapa
(Naples FL)
Question
is this a water base or a cream type?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
mochika
(phil)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Water-based
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
grratefulady
(La Mirada, CA)
answer 2
It's like a magic marker. There's nothing creamy about it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
theuncertainty
(Los Angeles)
answer 3
This stain is more like water. Goes on sheer but with intense color with some shades.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
millelunes
(New York)
answer 4
Watery for sure
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Jayne01
(Edmonton Ab)
answer 5
Water base
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
answer 6
this is a water based product that applies just like a felt tip marker.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
queenliz
(Los Angeles)
answer 7
It's definitely more water based than cream. It is in no way a cream-based product, or a lip stick. The applicator is like a felt-tip marker, and the color comes out like ink.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
dynaMOna
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Question
Size of the Product
What size is this product?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
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answer 1
About the same as similar drug store varieties. A little smaller than a magic marker.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
leahjc
(Gordonsville, VA)
answer 2
The same size as a magic marker- 4.5" wt 2.5g
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
5ofsix
(South Florida)
answer 3
It's about 4-5 inches long.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
misstracker
answer 4
25g/0.09 oz
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
jessib35
(knoxville, tennessee)
answer 5
With the cap on, it's 4 3/8 inches long and a half inch in diameter
answered 2 years ago
juliannayy
answer 6
About the same as an average highlighter pen/marker. Even though these are really light, mine have lasted for a long time. You don't need a lot to get good color coverage.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
millelunes
(New York)
answer 7
2.5 grams/.09 ounces
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
queenliz
(Los Angeles)
Question
Dry already!
I just bought this in Waltz, love the colour, used a few times and the tip is already dry, I am getting very little colour? Is this typical?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
cn1970
(SK, Canada)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is, it has happened to me as well sadly!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
mariarodrigguez
(Jakarta, Indonesia)
answer 2
Yes, sad to say, it's not an exception but a rule with this product.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
greenjaybird
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Yes, its typical not much color or staying power
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
cath62
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
when this is in my purse or cabinet, i always keep it tip down.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
anniejuliet
answer 5
I recommend you store it upside down. Mines lasted forever.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sugar33
(denver co)
answer 6
I returned the first one I bought for dryness. Sephora gladly exchanged it and the second one is fine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hamptonshopper
(brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
That has not been my experience. Make sure the cap is on securely and store it with the tip facing down.
I have had quite a few in varied colors withou† †his problem.
Hope this was helpful,
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Dulcineawitz
(Long Island, NY)
Question
Color Recommendation
What color do you recommend for pale pale skin, strawberryblondish red hair and blue eyes? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(WDC)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
6 answers
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answer 1
I have fair skin and like the "waltz" color---it's a bit softer than some of the others which tend to be bright.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
diab
(peachtree city ga)
answer 2
I liked Waltz and have similar characteristics.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Mehitabel
(Nashville, TN)
answer 3
I would recommend Waltz or Jive. I think Jive would be the one I would start with....
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
SmpleMkup
(OKC, OK)
answer 4
Waltz
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Buggerd
(La Grange, CA)
answer 5
I agree - a light layer of Mambo would be lovely reddish color to complement your hair and skin combination - very pretty.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
iris031806
(Tracy, CA)
answer 6
I would suggest Mambo. It will look great on you!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ChicGirl123
(Arcadia, CA)
Question
Is this still long-wearing with lip gloss over it?
I've tried several other lipstains that are long-wearing until I top them with lip gloss, then they come off completley with the gloss. I want to know if this is still very long-wearing topped with lip gloss, or if lip gloss decreases the staying power?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
michelle522
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I got this lip stain in Flamenco and topped it off with a cherry colored gloss and it definitely did not completely remove all the color. I did notice that the color wasnt AS deep as it initially was, so it did remove it a bit after eating and drinking for about 4-5 hours, but it was still a perfect red lip; no patches without color or anything like that.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Lalena420
(Redwood City, CA)
answer 2
I wear lip gloss over this product every time I apply it. I still have this product on my lips the next day even after using makeup remover the previous evening. I have no issues with how long it lasts.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jarprimer
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
I have this problem too, I have tried many things on top of many stain's..they all seem to dilute. Sephora's Lush flush wine stain is the longest lasting of all of the one's that I have tried. Bummer huh?
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 4
I found that NOTHING decreases its staying power. Not gloss, not lip balm, nothing!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
royalblue
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
They don't stay long on me after I apply gloss over them, & they never stay on after I eat or drink.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
smilysassy
(Boston,Mass)
answer 6
This stain actually works like a stain should. It soaks into your lips; so, when you apply lip gloss, the color does not come off. I only use lip stains so I can kiss my kids without leaving lipstick all over them. You should always be able to wear gloss over a stain without it taking the color off, but I haven't found many that worked like that.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
sklmstr
(Durango, CO)
Question
What color looks like DuWop's Twilight Venom?
I am 19 and have very fair skin, soft black hair, and medium brown eyes. I loveeee DuWop's Twilight Venom, but it wears off extremely fast, like under two hours. I am in love with the color, though. It is a red(not maroon, or pinkish, or plum) but a very dark shade of red. I don't want a bright marischino color, but more of a darker, blood-red. Nothing with any type of pink undertone, because those colors tend to turn hot pink on my lips. Something long lasting. Do any of these fit into that category? If not, can you recommend something that sounds like what i am describing?
Thank you!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Josie Marans lip stain in Flamenco can be built up to a deep, red color. The description says a "maraschino cherry red", but as you layer it on, it's a bit deeper, more like the "blood red" you're looking for. They are now carrying the product in-store, so you can swatch to see for yourself. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Lalena420
(Redwood City, CA)
answer 2
i don't think this would be for you. this does have pink undertones and isn't at all blood red. we have the same hair and skin tone and i wear mostly blood red but gave this a try. more pink than i would wear but i works for me for daytime and i was really hoping to find a red stain instead of lipstick but this isn't it. the best blood red lipstick around is "vintage red" by clinique.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
taranyc
(new york, NY)
answer 3
definitely the mambo. I love it.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mygal
(San Francisco)
answer 4
I tried Flamenco and found that the colour can vary depending on the light. Sometimes it looks like that blood-red you described, other times it is a very bright pink red.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
royalblue
(Toronto, ON)
answer 5
Try fox trot it's a deep red that I think flatters most skin tones.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mikofin
(Oak Park MI.)
answer 6
This isnt by the duwop line but it's by Revlon. It'sa great stain, a teeny bit drying but lasts forever. Try the color SUperb Sangria. Its a bit on the darker side not pinky or bright and when applied with a light touch it comes off like a just bitten look. Topped with gloss would look really good.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
Vonns84
(boston, ma)
Question
Why did this only last 2 weeks?
I was very excited about buying this product to much avail it was like and old majic marker and the color I picked which was a rose color was orange I wish as a co. you would send me a new one that is freash so that I could enjoy the benifts of using it not only on my lips but also on my cheeks sincerly Joanne merna hkimbf7@yahoo.com
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Bethlehem,Pa)
on Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had the same experience and only wish I had save the packing so that I could return the markers and other lip product. Did you order your marker singularly or as part of a set? Mine was part of a collection, which I assume was compiled so that Josie Maran could unload aging and inferior products. I’d still like to find a functional “magic marker” as the idea is a good one. Do you know of any?
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
frogandtoad
(Ithaca, NY)
answer 2
Mine is terrible! After one day it was dried out. Don't bother.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gabrielle9322
(Poughkeepsie, New York)
answer 3
I hope you get your replacement so you get a chance to fall in love with this product like I have. Mine generally last at least 6 months with 7 days a week usage, The only thing I can think of that would make it not last (besides leaving the cap off) is trying to touch it up after you've put balm or gloss on--like trying to use a marker over crayon--the wax just clogs the tip and no color can get out, ruined. I put mine on once in the morning on scrubbed lips, finish with lipstick and both stay on until I wash my face at night.
answered 3 years ago
ncjr
(Portland, OR)
answer 4
Mine dried up way too quickly too. Lasted about 2 weeks. Not a good product. Liked the color and the idea of it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
gloworm13
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
Did your product dry out? I was instructed by the salesperson to store this product standing up with the application side down to prevent it from drying out.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
PattiZ
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
Send it back or take it back. I did and received a new one in four days, via mail, with no shipping charges or fees.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
jarprimer
(Albuquerque, NM)
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