How To Use Lip Stain For A Great Makeup Look
Monday, 2 July 2012
Lining your lips before applying your stain is optional. If you use a brand with the marker tip, you can use the stain as a liner by lining your natural lip line with it and then filling in the rest of your lips. Depending on whether you want a sheer wash of natural looking colour or a deep dramatic look, apply one coat of stain for a natural pop of colour, or as many coats as you want to achieve the desired depth of colour.
There are so many lip formulations to choose from to make your lips pop with gorgeous color! You can choose from lipsticks in matte or cream formulas, lip glosses, tinted lip balms, and the list goes on and on. In this article, let's concentrate on lip stain. You may have seen lip stain in your local store and wondered what it is and how it is used on lips. Actually, the product is very easy to use and creates a really nice look!
If you want to get a sheer wash of color on your lips that will last for hours, you may want to try a lip stain. Most cosmetic lines, along with their glosses and lip sticks, also offer a lip stain. A stain is a pigment contained in a gel or water base. For application, you can find them in brush on, marker or pen-like tips, pumps and pots.
Before applying your stain, be sure to exfoliate your lips with a dry toothbrush. Apply a balm or other product designed for moisturizing your lips. This is a very important step that is necessary for your overall lip look, so don't skip it! If you don't want to use the method mentioned here, you will find products designed just for this purpose that you can apply to your lips.
Lining your lips before applying your stain is optional. If you use a brand with the marker tip, you can use the stain as a liner by lining your natural lip line with it and then filling in the rest of your lips. Depending on whether you want a sheer wash of natural looking color or a deep dramatic look, apply one coat of stain for a natural pop of color, or as many coats as you want to achieve the desired depth of color. The sky is the limit here. You can make the color as deep and intense as you'd like, or as sheer and natural as you'd like.
If you want a dewy and moist look, you can apply a sheer gloss over the stain. If you want a more natural "flush of color" look then no gloss is the way to go. You will want the look of your lips to compliment the rest of your look. So if you are trying to achieve a bare and natural look, then you will want your lip stain to be as close to your natural lip color as possible.
Lip stain has staying power! A lot of women like to use lip stain for this reason only!
The next time you want to try something different for your lips, consider the lip stain. You can find hundreds of brands in your local drugstore, department store and online.