A stain is more of a wash of color on the lips that has great staying power. To achieve it, you just want to apply the lip color straight from the tube, grab a paper towel (regular tissue will leave those bits behind) and blot. This will remove some of the lipstick, but still alow you to see a bit of color.
If you love the deep lip trend and want to go for it 100%, first; fill in the lips with a lip liner in a similiar shade. The liner will act as an adhesive, giving you a much longer wear. I would reccomend using a lip brush to apply the color because richer colors should look precise and polished. Remember, dry, cracked lips ar a big NO NO so be sure to use a lip balm/lip conditioner before attempting any of these lip looks. The lips should be the star of your face. Keep the rest of the face soft; think: bedroom eyes or just a swipe of eyeliner and mascara.
Chanel Iman at Jason Wu
Backstage at Rachel Roy
Chanel Noirs Obcurs Collection for Winter 2009
*These shades give a pure, rich color payoff. Pair with a complimentary lip liner for maximum staying power. Shades in these color families would look great with a charcoal grey, wool ensemble!
NARS Fast Ride Lipstick
*Although it looks intense in the tube, this is actually a sheer deep plum shade. Because it's a bit softer in it's application, this would be great for beginners, as well as, good for layering.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip
Smith's Rosebud Salve
* I'm a sucker for a great lip conditioner, and this one of my FAVS! I'ts cheap, fast absorbing and doesn't have that waxy feel; just soft, healthy looking smackers. PS: rubbing the balm remainder on the cuticles is a great conditioner as well.
Yves Saint Laurent Les Experts Lip Brush
*This retractable brush makes it great for on the go touch ups, and it's small enough to throw in a small clutch for date night.
~Stay classy and fabulous- Your Glam-Puss!
Keebs you are sooo poppin!!!
I wanted to try this trend and didn't know what shade to use- I'm going to go from the Chanel!!!
Ladies- are you feeling the trend?
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