March 1, 2010

mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain

The Muse hearts herself some lip stain!   It’s truly a staple product for me and I can’t really say a time I’m not staining prior to glossin’ up which is why I’m every so intrigued by the new mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain ($9).

A gloss and a stain, in one formula? Ok, count me in!

Housed in a click style pen with brush applicator this innovative gloss promises color that goes on like a high-shine gloss and wears long like a rich stain plus it has a minty fragrance and taste if the first two haven’t convinced you.

Available in four shades the mark Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain are $9 each and available from

I already have Pop and Lolli in my cart, review to come.

Shades below are Lolli, Bella, Bare, and Pop.

Whatcha think?

A stain and a gloss?

Sound good?


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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  • Kristina

    I’m liking Bare and Pop I think. But I’m going to wait for your review. 🙂

    • the Muse

      hehe kristina so flattered you’ll wait to hear my word! Shucks!

  • Kelly

    Sounds interesting, love the colors…love Mark products. Can’t wait to see your review! Will you do pictures to show the stain too?

    • the Muse

      Me too kelly! 😀 absolutely, I always do pics with a review 🙂

  • Fabiola

    I love the idea of a combination of a gloss and a stain. Aah, and it has a minty fragrance to boot! I love minty lip products. Mark, please come over to the Netherlands (why, yes, Fabiola, do talk to a brand as if it were a person, like a man named Mark, for instance, lol). 😀

    • the Muse

      me too fabiola! I wonder how it’ll work! 😀 Me too, hate unscented/unflavored glosses! awww I HOPE it does!!!! 😀 LOL! you’re silly 🙂 “Listen Mark…’s the thing…” hehe

  • Emily

    I am liking the sound of this lipstain! I was just browsing the Avon website for new products. Can’t wait to read your review!

  • Sami

    Lancome Le Laque Fever sounds a lot similar to this except the applicator. You have to post what you think cause I’m all about cheaper things.

    • the Muse

      you got it sami 😀 I’d say it would be considerably cheaper than Lancome for shiz 😀 I’ll let you know doll!

  • Ashley

    I am a Mark. Rep. and I got the Gloss Gorgeous last month. I L-O-V-E it! Beautiful color and a very light minty scent. Even ladies with sensitive lips (ME!) can use this minty, stainy (not a word, but an excellent description), glossy goodness! Lolli is my favorite and is a FAB red-pink color. I can’t wait to hear what you think about them.

  • Mollie

    I bought it as a demo and it’s pretty nice. I got Bare, which sadly is very close to my natural lip color- I couldn’t tell if it stained all that well! However I LOVE the texture (very smooth and slick) and the gloss element remains for a long time. I want to try Pop next.

    • the Muse

      hey mollie good news about the texture that much makes me happy 🙂

    • the Muse

      aw thanks hana 😀 always a pleasure to hear someone is eager to hear my babbling about new product *hugs*

  • Julie

    Truth be told, I have all 4 and they suck, IMHO! Decent gloss, okay click pen, minimal mint, and virtually no stain…just being honest! :0(

    • the Muse

      julie I love honesty 😀 damn…I’m kinda disappointed. oh wells 😛 I think I may haul at least two just for the sake of slapping up a review!

  • Mimi

    Will be interested to see how long they wear and if they get the ‘worn off in the middle’ look 🙂

  • Isabella

    I have them in Pop and..oh, either Bare or Bella, I can’t remember and my purse is allll the way on the other side of the..small apartment. I REALLY like them. I find that mine are quite minty, actually. The gloss has a nice long wear to it. Pop is very pretty, almost neutral pink. I can’t tell how well it stains, because when on me, it just looks like I have gloss on. The other one (I really do think it was Bare..) is a deeper shade, also a long wearing gloss, and the stain, though subtle, is definitely there. Put it on around noon, and my lips were still tinted 4 hours later after a baseball game, including ballpark hotdog and lemonade…

  • Sue

    Just got mine today! How the heck do you get it to start working? I clicked the end like 15 times thinking that would work….but nothing. Can anyone fill me in? I guess I am the only one who can’t get it working!
    Excited to try it though!

    • the Muse

      uh oh sounds faulty sue! return! this happens to me with Stila lipglaze all the time 🙁

    • karyn

      Just keep clicking it!! I had to click mine about 15-20 times and then it worked. 🙂

      ps. I’m a new reader and here is my review..

      I got Pop and Lolli. I have only tried Pop so far. It’s a bright creamy pink color. When I put a lot of it on, it looked gorgeous and more for a “night out” look. For more casual, I put on very little and it’s more natural looking. I think I’m going to try Bare, too, because I prefer a more muted pinky-browny shade.

      As for staying power – it’s fabulous. The best if any lip stain I’ve used… and I’ve tried them all. This one stays on all day & eve, even through eating. And it’s COMFORTABLE. Once the gloss wears off, I just put a lip balm over top for comfort. It’s great. I ate a hamburger for lunch and wiped my mouth, licked my lips, etc, and the color was still on – not perfectly, but it was still there, which was impressive. And it didn’t wear off unevenly.

      The scent – I was scared it would bother me because I’m scent-sensitive. But it is very light and goes away after application.

      • the Muse

        hi karyn!

        thanks for the mini review 😀 they sound great. I actually have two but didn’t dig into them yet 😀

  • Sue

    Update re: mine not working:
    I ended up clicking the end maybe 30 x and it started to work. I emailed Avon – and they said you need to click it 20+ times to get it to flow.

    I REALLY like the colour of: POP, though the stain aspect isn’t really “stain” like the Cover Girl Lip Stain for example. It’s more of a hint of colour left over once the gloss has worn off.
    I also got BELLA – and it’s a bit brighter than the picture showed…and I was hoping for a deeper colour – not so sure I like it yet – I will have to wear it again to see.
    I did find them to be a bit sticky to wear though. The stickiness lessens as you wear them. I had checked out some reviews on Avon and almost all of them said “it wasn’t sticky to wear at all”…so I find that a little silly – because they are a bit sticky/tacky in texture…but it’s not that bad. I really enjoy wearing the Gloss Gorgeous!
    Hope that helped!

  • Sheilicia

    I love these, they are amazing. I used Bare and Pop.I have no complaints about these!

  • Meriana

    Hey I actually work at an AVON store and I love these lip stains! We had sold out of Bella, so I had ordered myself one. I love the color of it, its the perfect shade, and it lasts for quite a while.

    • the Muse

      great news meriana happy to hear they are cool 😀 I have some but haven’t had a sec to test yet!