Lip stains

Posted by on Jul 8, 2009


Lip Stains

If you love the look of your lips after drinking red wine or eating berries, chances are you’re a lip stain fan. Lip stains are a great option for a hint of colour, without the heaviness of a lipstick or stickiness of a tinted lip gloss. Benefit Cosmetics’ Benetint is my favourite lip stain but it is only available in two shades.

Unfortunately lip stains are more expensive than other types of lip products. This is partly because they can be used in multiple ways, for cheeks and lips, and are priced as such. But for people who are only going to use the product on their lips, the extra expense may not be worth it.

So here’s a makeup tip for recreating a lip stain effect, with products you may already have at home.

  • Lightly moisturise lips with clear lip conditioner (Chap Stick, lanolin, paw paw etc)
  • Using a coloured lip pencil (in a shade you want the stain to be), line and fill your entire lip area working from the centre of your lips and outwards. As you approach the edges of your lips, keep your strokes light to avoid a harshly drawn in lip line.
  • Blot lips with tissue. The lip conditioner and some colour will transfer onto the tissue, leaving your lips with stain of colour.