Lip stains have become one of the most admired beauty products not only in Korea, but everywhere in the world. Many huge brands even have a separate line just for lip stains.

Lip stains are also referred to as lip tints and can create a gorgeous gradient effect on your lips, or “ombre lip.” An ombre lip is when you apply a brighter shade in the center of your lips, and the color fades as you move towards the corners.

How is a lip stain different from a lipstick or lip gloss?

Lipsticks and lip glosses consist of oils and waxes which is why these lip products glide off your lips. Lip stains, on the other hand, come in a gel, liquid, or mousse texture. These bases help the pigment remain on your lips even after the watery base of the stain has evaporated. Put simply, this means your tint will last all day without smudging while lipstick and lip gloss can easily smudge and fade overtime.

What are the different types of lip stains?

When it comes to the best lip stains, brands spoil us with different textures and formulas to choose from. Let us talk about some of the most common ones:

  1. Liquid Lip stains

The most common lip stain type is a liquid lip stain. The best part about a liquid lip stain is its simple application process. If you are looking for a gradient lip, all you need to do is swipe the stain in the center of your lips and then press them together a few times to diffuse the shade for a softer look.

Using a lip stain for the first time might seem tricky, but you can master it using these simple tips:

  • Start with a good lip balm to avoid dryness.
  • Do not over-apply the tint. Otherwise, you might end up getting a fake look.
  • Apply it just on your lower lip, and then press your lips together to spread the stain evenly. You can blot your lips with a tissue to get a more natural lip look.
  1. Peel Off Stains

Peel-off stains are the latest trend. These lip stains leave a beautiful, deep stain and can last up to 12 hours. First, you will need to apply a thick layer of the stain on your lips and leave it for about ten minutes to dry. After drying, peel the stain off. You will be left with a juicy, rich stain on your lips that won’t dry out or fade quickly.

  1. Stain Sticks

You already would have guessed what a stain stick looks like. It comes in the shape of a lip balm or a bullet lipstick but works like a stain. The creamy texture helps keep the lips moisturized and hydrated. Stain sticks make your lips look fuller and softer in contrast to the other lip stain types. The best part of these lip stains is that they last all day, even if the top shine wears off. 

  1. Matte Lip Stains

Another trend getting popular is the matte lip. That is why several companies have created a matte lip stain to use as an alternative to matte lipsticks. These lip stains feel weightless and do not dry, crack, or crease your lips. You will get a full coverage stain with an attractive finish.

Lip stains come with the superpower to stay for a long time on your lips. That is why many people prefer it over any other lip product. After all, who would like to take out a lipstick and reapply all the time when lip stains are available?