I love the look of a lip stain. There are soo many different lines that offer great ones. But if you rather not spend $8-$30+ on one, here are two quick & inexpensive tricks to try out.
1. Apply a dark red/berry lipstick that is very rich in color right before you do your makeup. After you finish your makeup, remove w/ a tissue. Voila- instant lip stain. Add clear gloss if you like, or keep it matte.
2. Use red (cheery or strawberry) Jell-O or Kool-Aid. Use a Q-tip or lip brush to keep from staining your fingertip. Mix a little bit of the powder w/ a drop or two of water & apply! Once again, Voila- instant lip stain!
You can mix the powders with Vaseline, Vitamin E, or Smith’s Rosebud Salve for a great stain/gloss combo. Keeping the stain mainly on the inner part of your lip will recreate the look of wine stained lips which was huge during NY Fashion Week.
Rather buy a lip stain? Check out the top editor’s picks here from ShopStyle. Don’t forget to drop a comment about this trick after you tried it! Feedback is always appreciated!