I had the pleasure of testing out DDM Cosmetics’ Duo Fixx Cherry Bomb Lip & Cheek Stain over the last few weeks. They sent it along with a few lipsticks, which I already reviewed in this DDM LED Lipstick post.
With DDM Duo Fixx, get a staying power of a stain, with intense 24hrs color. Using exclusive prolong lip wear technology. This innovative formula saturates lips with moisture for full or sheer coverage that is non-transferable, kiss proof won’t dry out or crack your lips. So you can wear DDM color with confidence. This product is made in Canada, and is available in Racy, a vivid red with cool undertones. Perfect for any skin tone. Retails for $15.95.
My first thought was “OMG! cheek stain is level 10 on the expert scale, let’s see how this goes!”Although I am a makeup artist, there are products I tend to avoid on clients; false lashed, liquid liner and stains! Using a stain can be beautiful and light, but it definitely requires practice! Once you get the hang of it, it gets really addictive. It looks so natural and lasts all day.
- Lightly draw 3 whiskers on your cheeks with the brush.
- Quickly use your finger to blend it outwards (the heat from your skin will help to disperse the product evenly).
This product is heavily pigmented, so time is not on your side.
The picture below is my first attempt. On the right cheek, you will notice that I drew on heavier lines, because they don’t blend in as well. On the left, I went for more faint lines and it really blended in the skin nicely. I also applied the stain on my lips, maybe 3 coats, which I adored! Look at that colour, you cannot get that kind of light application and intense pigment in a lipstick.
The last photo is me after dinner. Yup, the lips are intact and still very kissable!
For folks who love stains (hi mom!), this is definitely for you!
You may be familiar with Benefit’s “bene tint“(which retails for $30), it’s essentially the same product but for half the price. A great deal if you ask me!