For a light wash of color without bleeding or feathering, lip stains provide the ideal solution. Super lightweight yet offering long-term wearability, these tinted lips stain options give an effortless flush of pigment without leaving behind a visible trace behind.
Lip stains are perfect for in-between moments–such as heading to the laundromat or collecting your child from school–to help keep you looking put-together without feeling heavy. Here is our roundup of some of the best lip stain for creating that fresh-faced beauty look.
Ere Perez Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint
This water-based formula nourish and hydrate skin while providing long-lasting color that lasts all day long. Perfect as both a natural blush + lip stain, and packed with powerful antioxidants. Comes in two shades – Fun being bright fuchsia while Joy being vibrant cherry red; both come equipped with convenient applicators for hassle-free application!
Rosehip oil, vitamin E and blue agave work together to bring soothing effects to the skin. Plus, this formula is free from parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol paraffin lead or GMOs!
Ere Perez, a Latinx native based out of Sydney and currently practicing naturopath, creates easy-wearing products that blur the line between dewy gloss and vibrant lipstick. Her range consists of clean ingredients such as an oat milk foundation, nourishing mascara and beetroot cheek and lip tint; Ere has always believed in working harmoniously with nature – her makeup line embodies this passion in beautiful fashion!
Rihanna Lip Crayon
MAC’s Rihanna Lip Crayon may not be cheap, but its worth every penny. This creamy metallic crayon features complementary chrome shades for both lips and cheeks for easy application anywhere, while its portable mirrored case makes staying frosty easy when travelling.
This gel tint contains many nourishing ingredients to hydrate and soften lips, such as squalane to prevent dryness. Furthermore, it offers various flattering shades suitable for different skin tones.
“Lip stains add an extra special touch, whether for special events such as date nights or simply to feel more put-together when going about everyday activities like running errands or picking up kids,” according to makeup artist Lorrie Pearson. This Amazon buy provides rich color without drying out your lips with lipstick; plus its transfer-proof formula contains jojoba, shea and camellia seed oils to hydrate lips further. Plus there are seven wearable shades from which you can select.
Yves Saint Laurent Lip Stain
YSL Lip Stain boasts the benefits of both glosses and stain. Its lightweight formula melds onto lips for a lacquered finish without feeling sticky; its precision applicator with short soft bristles glides on color with perfect precision; while its sheer, glossy texture allows for easy layering if more intense coverage and shine is desired – simply apply two coats!
There are 14 vibrant shades to choose from that work well with different skin tones, but our favorite is 618 Vague De Rouge; its beautiful oxblood hue makes for the perfect summer and autumn look! One coat can give a beautiful finish; adding two or three more will intensify it even more dramatically! Plus it comes in matte version for those who prefer natural looks – free from sulfates and parabens for maximum hydration!
Revlon Balm Stain
Revlon has introduced their Colorburst range with a balm stain that provides vibrant lips in an easily applied balm stain, providing long-wearing velvety matte colors and luxurious softening properties. Incorporating shea, mango and coconut butters for optimal hydrating and softening action while providing high pigmented velvety matte hues with long wear time. Available in various shades with an easy retractable lip crayon for no-sharpener use!
Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains provide cool and comforting lips while offering ample hydration, refreshing minty fragrance, and glossy sheen at first. However, over time its glossy sheen fades to an opaque stain leaving behind strong pigmented stain on lips – though drying effects may occur after some hours wear- but that can easily be remedied with additional applications or lip balm applications if necessary. Various shade options such as Audacious and Whimsical are available too!