Described as a fresh new sensation in colour, Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stain, is a felt-tip marker pen for the lips, Maybelline’s first pen applicator designed to glide on precisely. Available in a number of colours including Tender Rose, Blushing (the dark pink I tested), Wink of Pink, In the Buff, Plum Flushed and Shy Red, the shades appear darker on the lip than expected so choose your shade carefully. A kiss of colour for lush lips all day, the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stain contains a sheer wash of colour formulated from water-based pigments, the technology behind all of the current lip marker pens. Containing vitamin-enriched berry nectar, the Maybelline pen lends a juice-flavoured, berry-stained look and tints the lips with a sheer matte colour. The colour is buildable so wear a little or a lot. It doesn’t run or bleed along the lip line like lipstick so although the felt–tip pen format suggests something youthful, it suits lips of all ages if the lips are in good condition. To extend the life of this lip pen in particular, give it a quick shake and wear the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stain with lip salve or lip balm as lip markers need added moisture. £5.99 for 14g. Available at Boots nationwide. See the range at www.maybelline.co.uk.