November 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?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Nell

    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 can΄t replace it.
    YSL also had great lip markers, do you know them?
    Did you get my email?

  • the Muse

    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 πŸ˜‰

    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 πŸ™‚ but thanks for telling me as I’ll go look now!


  • Laura

    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!

  • the Muse

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

    damn! I love them so much!

  • the Muse

    hi c!

    Sorry for the delayed reply πŸ™‚

    ahhh! you’re in korea!?

    lucky you! Wish we had a Missha around here!


  • MissVee

    Mmmmmissha….omg I want one…or 10 πŸ™‚ I was saddened when Bourjois Par-ee discontinued their line of lip stain markers…and just when I had the green light to try!! Of course, I scoured the cyber-world to find a suitable stain to kiss my highly pigmented pucker and my cafe au lait cheeks with a touch of rosy sweetness(as I am a confirmed “dolly” and “STAINIAC”…thanks to TheBalm,lol), and lo and behold, the Liptini brand! This fabulous company’s syrup -like lip/cheek stain in Maraschino (gorge sheer cherry red) and Singapore Sling (it really is a pinky coral…luscious!) has been smooching my face for about 2 years! Very easy to use and I get accused of wearing no makeup at all! What more could a girl ask for?

    • the Muse

      oh missvee me too. i recently hauled them from the UK as they are alive and kicking in Europe. They are HG’s!!!!!!!!!!! I love LipTini! They make incredible stains in a wide variety of formulas and shades! so glad you found your HG with them!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I adore pink on my chubby cheeks, gives such a doll-like look for sures!


  • LARA

    .. hey im form singapore where i can buy any lip satin/ marker i cant even find one πŸ™ pls help me thnx ..

  • LARA

    and also im going back to philippines i cant buy ther because im living in a province .. plss reply asap thnx πŸ™‚