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How Do I Choose the Best Natural Lip Stain?

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  • Written By: Megan Shoop
  • Edited By: Michelle Arevalo
  • Last Modified Date: 24 November 2016
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Crème lipsticks can feather and tinted glosses often smear easily, and these things can be fixed with makeup tips and tricks, but if you’re looking for a low-maintenance lip color, natural lip stain may be the solution. These stains are available commercially and may be made at home. The color sinks into the lips, giving them color without the dangers of stains and bleeding. The best natural lip stains usually contain very rich color and a mixture of water and glycerin as the base. The best homemade stains also fit this description.

When choosing your first natural lip stain, you must first decide between commercial and homemade versions. Commercial natural lip stain comes in a very wide variety of pre-blended colors, meaning you don’t have to do anything but open the stain and put it on. Some of these can be expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, a homemade natural lip stain may be the way to go. These products often contain items from your kitchen, making them cheaper. Color matching may be more difficult, though.

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Before choosing a commercial natural lip stain, you should typically read the ingredients. The stain should contain water and glycerin or some other kind of gel. Some stains contain aloe vera and vitamin E, which typically nourish lips and make them soft. You should also try the stains on, if possible. Unlike other lipsticks, natural lip stain soaks into the skin and combines with your natural lip color. In other words, the bright rose pink you love in its container might become a shade darker once you put it on. Having a cosmetologist help you choose a color might be a good idea.

You should also choose a variety of natural lip stains with different bases. The stain with the glycerin base might sound luxurious, but you might like the feel of an aloe-based stain better. Staying in the middle of your budget range, rather than pushing it to either extreme, may also be a good way to find a natural lip stain that you like without hurting your wallet.

Homemade natural lip stain recipes also pose a number of choices. Aloe vera gel, olive oil, and vegetable glycerin often act as bases for homemade recipes. Olive oil may be the cheapest option, but glycerin may offer the most stable lip stain. You should also consider your color options. Beetroot powder, crushed berries, and powdered berry juice are all options. You may have to mix and match different colors to find your perfect shade. Most homemade stain mixtures should also be refrigerated to prevent spoilage.

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