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Are you striving for that au-natural look? Well, the secret lies with stains and we’re not talking about coffee stains on the white shirt. Lip and cheek stains are a subtle but gorgeous way to add colour without it looking too overdone. So, step into the world of natural chic, with our round up of the best lip and cheek stains out there.
Perfection on the move
If you don’t have time to carry a bunch of makeup in your bag, then try the lip and cheek stain from The Body Shop. Dab a little on your pout and the apples of your cheeks and you are ready to go. We like the shade ‘The Dutch Tulip’ which is slightly more red in hue and would look super for that date you have planned.
A rich and decadent colour is what you need when you’re getting ready to paint the town. We love this lip stain called Preserving Passion by M.A.C. With a name like that, we can only imagine what adventure will follow!
If you want that fresh and summery look then you have to opt for coral. It suits every skin tone and gives you that natural flushed look perfect for hot days or music festivals. Colorbar’s lip and cheek stick in the shade ‘coral sunset’ is all you’ll need to achieve that look.
Magic in a case
When it comes to the ultimate creamy texture and colour, then you pick Bobbi Brown. The lip and cheek tint comes in a slim compact case with a mirror which makes it travel friendly. Plus you need only a little product for a subtle flushed cheek and you can layer it on for a stronger hue on the lips. It comes in 10 shades, but we like the shade ‘raspberry.’
A little shimmer never hurt
Estee Lauder’s lip and cheek crème has subtle shimmer in it that gives you a natural glow. It acts as a blush and highlighter, so if you’re into that fairy-pixie look, then you’ll love this. Also, smudge some over your lips or on your cupid’s bow for an accentuated pout.
Stays all day
Stains are supposed to last all day, but sometimes they fade and you have to reapply, which isn’t too much of a problem but when you are so busy you need a product that will last. MUA’s lip stains stay with you all day.
Now here is a product you’d love to test on your man. These Colorbar lip stains are supposed to be kiss proof and come in seriously hot colours. We love the traditional red called ‘Rustic’. It goes on in one application and delivers lush kissable colour that doesn’t transfer.
If you want a nude and matte look, then Lakme’s 9to5 range of lip and cheek mousses is the way to go. It goes on like whipped mousse and has a soft matte finish with just the right amount of colour. We love the shade Blush Velvet that gives us all the 90’s feels we crave.
Great for dry skin
This product is great if you’re prone to dry skin or just live in a climate that tends to have zero-humidity. Clinique’s tinted oil for lip and cheek gives you that dewy look plus it’s enriched with jojoba, safflower and sunflower seed oils to really keep skin hydrated. It’s a fluid-gel formula meaning it won’t feel greasy or look oily on the skin.
Blend it out
Sometimes lip and cheek products can go on too strong and look over-the-top; with only our fingers to blend it in it gets a bit messy. Smashbox’s Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour saves you the troubles thanks to the blender on the end that helps smooth out any harsh lines. It is also a highlighter with just enough pigment, meaning you’ll have that sun-kissed glow whenever you need it.
So easy to get that flushed look!