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Best Lip Stains: 5 Lip Stains That Will Give You A Perfect Pout

by Editor on July 15, 2009 · 15 comments


What is a lip stain? Lip stain is similar to a sheer lip gloss, but has more hue, and stays on from 4 to 14 hours.  Some even plump the lips.

Color: Lip tints usually look darker in a bottle than they due on lips due to their sheer nature.   Color depth can be adjusted by applying one or few layers.   To simplify selection process, since there is a sea of colors out there,  I’ve narrowed down to the “most loved” colors next to each tint.
Things to look for when buying a lip stain: whether it makes your lips dry, color, how weightless it is on your lips, and the staying power.   Natural ingredients are also plus.

Just like any other products, some lip stains are better than others.   We researched many brands and here are the best picks in order of popularity and reviews raves.

1. Vincent Longo Gel Stain – $22.50, got the most raves all in print, media, and online.  Some of the recommended shades are:   Cupid’s Breath (burgundy), Liquid Kiss (perfect red).  An added bonus is that it is also a cheek stain.

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Vincent Longo

2.Benefit Cosmeticscomes in both a liquid and balm form, and is the second most raved about tint.   Free Shipping over $50.  Plus get free samples. Also, get a Bare Escentuals 10 day sample plus mini kabuki brush free, enter code TRYBE at the checkout.

3. MAC Tinted Lipglass – has a line of stains with a variety of colors, so you should be able to find one (or more) to suit your skin tone.   Lipglass stains are the best as reviewed by readers.  Recommended Lipglass stains colors are: Viva Glam and Oh Baby.

4. Tarte Rise & Shine Plumping Nectar-$21, this is a great “green” option.  This Tarte stain is natural.   It is also a dual product, and has gel-based lip tint which stays on all day and a lip enhancing gloss.   The tint gives natural rosy glow that stays all day, while the lip-enhancing gloss gives the appearance of fuller lips, for a pout that’s pretty and polished. So even after gloss wears away the lip tint remains!  Try in nectar.

For more options check out our round up of the best lip stains from 2010.

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