Brown Bombshell Beauty Guide to Lip Stains

Hey Bombshells!

You’ve probably noticed over the last few months that every brand in the beauty game has released a lip stain in some form or other. And with good reason! Lip stains are a fresh alternative to lipstick or lip gloss, and are great for those times when you can’t touch up your lip color. I was mildly obsessed with lip stains for a while there, and tried practically every brand on the market. Therefore, I consider myself a bit of a lip stain connoisseur! Here are my top 3 picks and reviews of the best lip stains!

Good

Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain, $8.00 in Scarlet Pucker, Nude Kiss and Saucy Plum.

Pros: Inexpensive, widely available, large range of shades.

Cons: Weak color payoff, inconsistent application.

I really wanted to like these Cover Girl Lipstains, but they leave a little too much to be desired, as I found it difficult to get an even color. These are a decent option if you’re on a tight budget, just make sure to dab the color on, as opposed to “drawing” the color on like you would with a marker.

Better

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain, $9.00 in Crave and Midnight.

Pros: Inexpensive, good color payoff, includes moisturizing lip balm.

Cons: Not many shades, nearly all shades look like the same berry color when on.

I was pleasantly surprised by this Revlon Lipstain, and loved the fact that it comes with a lip balm. I only wish the lip balm could be twisted up and down. I’m super paranoid that I’ll accidentally break it off. Also, I wish there were more shades available, because the ones available look too similar. However, of one of these shades is one you like, go for it. I think you’ll enjoy these!

Best

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain, $24 in Enchanted, Amused and Moody, and Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lipstain, $24 in Fiery.

Pros: Great color payoff, comes in both glossy and matte formulas, non-drying.

Cons: Expensive, available only at Sephora.

As far as I’m concerned Tarte has the best lip stains on the market. They shades are on-trend and are very pigmented. Instead of the typical “dry” look of most stains, these have a pretty, glossy look. Even the matte formulas are moisturizing. That being said, I do believe that the price is way too steep for such a small product.

Have you tried any lip stains? Did you love it? Hate it? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Kriskatsby

    I’ve tried all three and agree 100%. I have Tarte Matte in Fiery and am NEVER going back!

  • Shannon Flora

    I want to try the Tarte,im going to see if they have frosted colors like light pink or light brown,cotton candy color.ect..,,that is a high price but if Tarte works im all for it with some coupons!! Thanks for the info.
    Shannon

  • Dramaqueen

    Have you ever tried Morgen Schick’s Schick Stick in Burgundy? The best one to use on lips and cheeks for dark-skinned women!

  • Boogzboo4eva

    i’m waiting for them to make a see through container so you know how much product you are using as well as how much is left.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber/BrownBombshellBeauty

    VERY good point! You never know you’re out until you try to put some on and it’s empty! LOL Maybe one of these brands will smarten up!