7 Best Lip Stains That Give You A Popsicle Finish

Kanak Devnani , 06 Jul 2021

We all know that lipsticks can be kind of high maintenance and this is coming from someone who loves to slap on a bright lipstick every day. With the introduction of face masks to our daily routines, I conveniently switched over to liquid lipsticks but let’s just say I got tired of that quickly. My lips got super dry over time. While I’m never without my lip balm there’s a time and place for it, however, there are some occasions where you need the pigment for the perfect pout that doesn’t need touch-ups or come off while snacking. Here is when I rediscovered my love for juicy lip stains. No need for touch-ups or meticulous application a good lip stain stays on all day without making your lips look like a prune-like mess. 

They look fantastic with daily makeup looks and they hold up day or night even during the most humid weather. Even if you slip your mask on and off it’s still on point. If you want to go bolder all you got to do is layer up with a dense wash of vivid colours and led your stain to do its thing. Plus they can give the most beautiful finish to your lips that make it look like you just ate a popsicle. Worried about dryness? Don’t be, these formulas available on the market today are legitly amazing. Get ready to pucker up with my favourite picks.

Scroll below to check out the best lip stains available today:

1. E.l.f. Cosmetics, Radiant Gel Lip Stain

Affordable, weightless and refreshing, this gel tint provides radiant sheer colours that hydrate the lips. It comes in three sultry shades and is infused with lip-plumping vitamin E and rosewater. Super comfortable to wear alone or layered with a gloss it’s perfect for that just-bitten effect.

E.l.f. Cosmetics, Radiant Gel Lip Stain (source: www.elfcosmetics.com)
E.l.f. Cosmetics, Radiant Gel Lip Stain (source: www.elfcosmetics.com)

2. Benefit Cosmetics, Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain

You can’t go wrong with a classic that works double duty as a cheek stain as well. This cult-favourite always delivers a smudge-proof, youthful, wind-bitten flush for lips and cheeks. Not to mention a gorgeous natural glow.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain Mini | (Source: nykaa.com)
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain Mini | (Source: nykaa.com)

3. Etude House, Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Ice Cream

You really shouldn’t be sleeping on the popsicle shaped water tint from Etude House.  Not only is it super cute it’s a fantastic dupe to the Benefit Benetint and is even easier on your wallet in comparison. If you love that bright, summery stain on the inside of your lips, this vitamin-rich, Korean water gel is the easiest way to get it.

Etude House, Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Ice Cream (source: www.etude.com)
Etude House, Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Ice Cream (source: www.etude.com)

4. Clarins, Water Lip Stain

This lightweight formula literally skins right into your lips and won’t budge all day. In fact, it’s 77 per cent water mixed with a range of four pigments for long-lasting colours. You’ll love this one more natural days, or layer it with your lip balm or gloss for a glowing finish.

Clarins, Water Lip Stain (source: www.clarins.com)
Clarins, Water Lip Stain (source: www.clarins.com)

5. Dior, Addict Lip Tattoo

Even though it has the word tattoo is in its name, don’t get it confused for those drying lipsticks that have a sandpaper finish. Unlike other stains that can feel drying, this one has glycerin and squalane to keep lips hydrated. High in pigment it applies smoothly like a gloss and dries down to a semi-shine finish that looks fresh and natural. Boasting a long-lasting and non-sticky formula especially makes it a mask- and skin-friendly product.

Dior, Addict Lip Tattoo (source: www.dior.com)
Dior, Addict Lip Tattoo (source: www.dior.com)

6. The Body Shop, Lip And Cheek Stain

While the watery consistency of this stain takes a minute to completely dry down once done it’s locked in. Plus it’s so easy to blend and looks so natural on the skin. The texture works great on bare skin or on top of foundations and makes it easy to build up the colour. On cheeks, it gives a flushed-from-within kind of look.

The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain | (Source: www.thebodyshop.com)
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain | (Source: www.thebodyshop.com)

7. YSL, Vinyl Cream Lip Stain

This lip stain might be a more creamy formula but it definitely knocks it out of the park. With impressive colour, coverage, hydration and staying power this one a bona fide winner. The wand applicator is fantastic with a slanted tip and short, soft bristles that make for flawless precision every time. 

YSL, Vinyl Cream Lip Stain (source: www.yslbeautyus.com)
YSL, Vinyl Cream Lip Stain (source: www.yslbeautyus.com)

What’s your favourite lip stain or lip tint? Let us know in the comments below.

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