Liz Says So; Josie Maran Lip Stain

As many of you know, yesterday I was on the hunt for the perfect lip stain. Thanks to all of your great suggestions, I ended up purchasing Josie Maran’s Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain. Rather than drone on about it, I prepared a little video review for ya’ll instead. Sorry my head is semi cut-off in some parts. This was my first time editing video in iMovie so cut me some slack!


  • It stays on all day. It withstands the test of lipstick on a drinking glass, eating & my favorite, kissing :)

  • It doesn’t dry out your lips! This is the issue I struggled with using Benefit’s Benetint. My lips currently feel fab.
  • The marker tip makes for ultra-easy application. I love.

  • Cost: $19 USD.

Please note; I goofed up when I assumed Josie Maran was a Victoria Secret model. She was in fact, a Maybelline model for many years. My bad.

{ 19 Responses to “Liz Says So; Josie Maran Lip Stain }

  • Comment from Chelsea

    haha you’re so cute! I love the color on you, and the pen tip is fantastic. love it, you look great!

  • Comment from Lauren from Texas

    I’ve heard that some lip stains dry your lips out after you wear them for a few hours, how does this one do with that? Also, how often do you think you would have to reapply? Does it come off at all (kissing, drinks, fading, etc.)? So many questions!!

  • Comment from hanako66

    omg you are so cute

  • Comment from Krysten

    Thanks so much for the review! I’ve only tried lip stain once and it was the Cover Girl brand and I HATED it. The applicator was harsh on my lips and after using it once I felt like it was totally dried out. I generally used tinted lip gloss but I hate that the minute I drink or eat something it’s gone (not to mention hubby hates when I kiss him with it).

    I’ll definitely have to check this out!

  • Comment from shawni marie

    I LOVE YOU. you’re so stinking cute. mommy and i watched it twice <3 i am totally in love with this stain. its lasted ALL morning and I have even eaten lunch… stoked.

  • Comment from Liz

    @Chelsea - Thanks bb!

    @Lauren from Texas - I updated my post with answers to your questions<3

    @hanako66 - Psh, look who’s talking. xo

    @Krysten - It definitely is true to its name and STAINS your lips. It’s not goin’ anywhere haha.

    @shawni marie - I love you! It’s amazing; I’m glad we picked it :)

  • Comment from Chloe

    You made me want to buy it now!! Thanks for sharing, it looks great on you!

  • Comment from CaL

    Love it…& I’m wondering if they have any lighter, more “peachy” colors…or you could say “coral” I’m such a white girl that something that deep could only work on me for some fancy times. Anywho…I love it! & you are darling in your video.

  • Comment from naomi rose

    DO MORE VIDS, you’re so adorbz! <3

  • Comment from ashleyTIA

    The stain looks gorgeous with your flawless skin! I had seen that brand in Sephora the other day & wondered if it was good quality. I’ll check it out soon. :)

  • Comment from iris ashley

    love the sparkle graphics at the end! i’ll have to try this shiz out. I currently use benetint. I don’t hate it, but I’m always down to try something new!

  • Comment from shereen

    nice! i’ll have to try it out. I hate lipgloss and don’t use lipstick unless it’s a special occasion. this is definitely a good in-between.

    btw! what’s the name of the typeface at the end? super cute!

  • Comment from Elizabeth

    what other make-up do you use liz?

  • Comment from Kyla Roma

    I think I’m going to need to grab this brand! I’ve used a cheap lipstain a couple of times but haven’t liked the results - but if you don’t have to reapply? I’m in! :)

  • Comment from Lauren from Texas

    Thanks for the update. I’m afraid I MUST HAVE IT NOW. :):):)

  • Comment from sarahdotcom

    Okay, I think I can say it now: “You’re effin’ adorable!” :)
    I’d definitely have to find the stain in a different shade - just checked out the Josie Maran website and Jive or Jitterbug is more ‘me’ - but you totally sold the product! Gonna have to make a trip over to Sephora soon.

  • Comment from Liz

    @CaL - They do have other, lighter shades! Shawni got a peachy one thats so pretty.

    @naomi rose - I’m plannin’ on it. Just for you<3

    @iris ashley - Haha it reminded me of Tinker Bell!

    @shereen - I’m not sure about the typeface doll it was just what came with one of the title slides in iMovie. It’s cute though I wish I knew.

    @Elizabeth - I’ll be happy to answer that in an upcoming q+a vlog post :)

    @sarahdotcom - Glad I was able to convince you ^_^

  • Comment from Diana

    yay! you’re adorable, btw.

    i did see this at sephora yesterday, but i went with tarte’s lipstain that just came out yesterday.
    next time i’m going to try this, it looks great on you!

  • Comment from Ev`Yan

    I wish so badly that I could wear lipstains. But unfortunately, my natural lip color is plumb & two-toned, so the colors always look weird on me, no matter how matte or pigmented they are.

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