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The Best Lip Stains and Lip Tints

The Best Lip Stains and Lip Tints
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert18 days ago
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When it comes to lip makeup, sometimes we just want a long-wearing formula that stays put and offers a subtle colour payoff. This is where lip stains and lip tints really come into their own. Lip stains are a versatile product to keep in your beauty bag and are available in a range of flattering hues from nude and neutral to bright and bold. Here we’ll be introducing you to some of the best lip stain and lip tint products available at LOOKFANTASTIC.

Why Choose a Lip Stain?

Lip stains and tints are universally flattering, delivering instant colour and hydration. Influenced by catwalk beauty trends, lip stains originate from the K-Beauty 'just bitten' look. Using red and pink tones, it is easy to create this look yourself, using products that are rich in pigment and offer long-lasting colour. The finished look is fresh, natural and sophisticated.

When you apply a lip stain, the formula feels light and comfortable to wear. You can also create a custom colour, building up the intensity of the colour with every sweep. The non-sticky and non-drying finish means that your lips stay nourished and smooth. Requiring minimal or no touch-ups, lip stains are the perfect product for effortless glamour.

Which Are The Best Lip Stains & Lip Tints?

With a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from, discover our top picks from cult brands such as MAC and Benefit.

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Water Glossy Lip Stain
  2. Burberry Lip Velvet Crush
  3. benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
  4. Urban Decay Wired Vice Liquid Lipstain
  5. MAC Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain
  6. Too Faced Melted Matte Lip Stain
  7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain
  8. NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment
  • 1.Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Water Glossy Lip Stain

    Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Water Glossy Lip Stain
    3.9 Stars 10 Reviews
    from
    £30.00
    For a comfortable long-wearing lip, choose the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Water Glossy Lip Stain. The pigment that truly packs a punch is suspended in a thin and light formula that is buildable depending on your desired intensity. The non-sticky formula is applied using the wave-applicator which naturally hugs the contours of your lips. Key Features
    • Lightweight formula.
    • Vivid pigment.
  • 2.Burberry Lip Velvet Crush

    Burberry Lip Velvet Crush
    4.58 Stars 19 Reviews
    from
    £20.00
    For fully buildable and customisable lip colour, your makeup bag will benefit from the inclusion of the Burberry Lip Velvet Crush. The sheer-matte finish provides a matte finish and moisturises for up to eight hours for truly comfortable lips. Inclusive of a velvet soft cushion applicator for even coverage, this lip stain can also be dabbed onto the apples of the cheeks for a subtle flush. Key Features
    • Can also be used as a cheek stain.
    • Sheer matte finish.
  • 3.benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain

    benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain
    4.63 Stars 40 Reviews
    £20.40
    A total classic when it comes to the battle of the lip tints. Needing no introduction it's the benefit Bene Tint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain! This lip tint and cheek stain offers a long-wearing rosy hue that is both waterproof and kissproof. Apply lightly or build up the colour to your desired intensity. Key Features
    • Rose colour tint
    • Can be applied to both cheeks and lips
  • 4.Urban Decay Wired Vice Liquid Lip Stain

    Urban Decay Wired Vice Liquid Lip Stain
    £9.50
    This smart lip stain formula reacts with your lips natural Ph to produce a truly unique colour depending on the wearer. The Urban Decay Wired Vice Liquid Lip Stain lasts up to 5 hours without needing to be reapplied and the high gloss finish offers the nourishing hydration that you’d normally get from a balm. Key Features
    • Vegan friendly.
    • Reacts with your lips natural PH.
  • 5.MAC Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain

    MAC Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain
    £15.20
    Looking for a creamy and comfortable lip stain that will stick around, but won’t dry out your lips? Choose the MAC Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain for a lip stain that lasts up to 12 hours long! Delivering a high impact, pigmented colour payoff, you can rely on this lip stain to serve you glossy lips in just one swipe. Key Features
    • Lasts up to 12 hours.
    • Pigmented, glossy finish.
  • 6.Too Faced Melted Matte Lip Stain

    Too Faced Melted Matte Lip Stain
    4.5 Stars 2 Reviews
    from
    £15.20
    Nourish your lips whilst achieving a pout-worthy colour payoff with the Too Faced Melted Matte Lip Stain. Enriched with hydrating and softening Avocado oil and Vitamin E, your lips will not only feel amazing but will also look plumper thanks to Volulip™, a no-sting plumping and smoothing filler. Achieve the pigment of liquid lipstick, with the staying power of a stain. Key Features
    • Free from glutens and parabens.
    • Cruelty-free.
    • Plumps the lips.
  • 7.Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain

    Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain
    4 Stars 2 Reviews
    £19.00
    For an ultra-lightweight lip stain, choose the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain. Dial the colour up, or dial it down with this long-wearing, comfortable finish. Brought to you in every shade from nude to berry, you will love the matte texture that won’t dry out your lips, but it will have a high impact finish. Key Features
    • Longwearing.
    • Matte finish.
  • 8.NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment

    NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment
    4.5 Stars 18 Reviews
    £18.40
    Enhance your lips with the NARS Cosmetics Powermatte Lip Pigment. The liquefied pigment is lightweight and non-greasy to wear. With a range of shades to suit all makeup styles and skin tones, this versatile lip pigment applies smoothly and dries in seconds. Key Features
    • Lightweight
    • Highly pigmented finish.

Discover the full makeup range at LOOKFANTASTIC, including must-have brands such as NARS and Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit https://www.goodgollymisshollie.co.uk
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