The easy alternative for anyone who doesn't like lipstick

Lipstick isn't for everyone. Which is where our handy alternative comes in. It's perfect for anyone who wants a bit of colour, without the commitment.

Lipstick tends to be a love it or hate it product. But perhaps you hover somewhere in between. Or, maybe you do like lipstick, but you're looking for an alternative to mix things up a bit. Whichever camp you're in, we've got you covered. Today we're talking about an easy to wear alternative that can work for anyone. Especially those who are looking for a little bit of colour, without the commitment.

Lip stains are a useful way to inject a little bit of colour into your look without going the whole nine yards. Personally, I sometimes feel a bit too 'done up' when I wear lipstick. But with a stain, there's more of a 'lived in' feel to it. They're quick and easy to apply which make them great time savers, too. Another bonus is that you don't have to be as precise with the application, and perhaps more importantly, feathering is less of an issue (always good news).


Lip stains come in a variety of different types. Usually, you'll find them in either a tube or tub. Some are matte (which are more long wearing) while others are hydrating, with a moisturising finish. To apply, I find tapping the product on with a finger gives the nicest result, but you can also buff on colour using a brush too.

Another way that stains can be used is underneath your normal lip colour. This trick is especially useful for brides or those who need their makeup to last all day. It also works really well for anyone who finds that their lipsticks/glosses etc tend to fade in the centre of their lips during the day through eating and drinking.

Do you like wearing lip stains? Which are you favourite kinds?

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