- Works best with Revlon Colorburst (original or matte formulas) or Jordana lip crayons.
- If you tried lip crayons and found them too pigmented, this is a more-natural approach.
- How To:
- Dab a little on your finger and rub onto your lips. Or dab a few spots onto your lips and blend in with fingers.
2--Lip Liner + Lip Balm
- One of my oldest tips I've shared on here many times and one of my faves.
- This lasts longer than the lip crayon and can be worn as matte or with lip balm.
- How To:
- Choose a lip liner color (I chose a berry one from WetnWild for around 99 cents) and then a cherry or plain lip balm.
- Outline and fill in lips with lip liner. Apply lip balm as desired. I like the cherry version for a bit more color, but that's optional.
3--Dark Berry Lipstick
- Don't be scared by that dark color, but instead get ready for beautiful, berry bitten lips!
- You finally want to make that dark lipstick you bought actually wearable. Or you're slowly dipping your toes into darker lips for fall/winter.
- How To:
- Make about 3-4 dabs of the lipstick onto your lips and blend in with your finger. Feel free to add more dabs if you want a darker color.
- These are easy to apply and also work as a cheek color!
- Because you want a natural, lasting stain
- How To: Use the applicator to apply to lips--Benetint has a brush similar to nail polish. Vincent Longo (they currently have a $500 of VL products giveaway--click to enter) and The Balm both use doe-foot applicators. Blend in with a clean finger if needed.
5--Kool-Aid Lip Stain
- This was one of my very first diys--I was around 3 or 4. I think we all tried this, right? I even tried Pixi Stix but it was a huge fail.
- Because you're young at heart. Or maybe you have a desire to be a little crafty. Or maybe you want to impress your kids (especially if they don't belong to you--like nieces and nephews. Just saying)
- How To:
- Open a package of cherry or fruit punch Kool-Aid. Make sure no sugar is added--the kind with sugar is sticky and grainy. Take a pinch or two and place into a bowl/lid/something. Add a drop of water or two. It should look like a paste and I am not posting a pic because it looks, rather, um, bloody. Carefully apply to lips.
- You can also use food coloring (apply carefully as it could make teeth red temporarily) or blackberries.
- BONUS: Take some of the Kool-Aid mix and mix into petroleum jelly (or equivalent or lip balm). Boom--you just made your own tinted lip balm!
|Um, I didn't have time to do my hair. Just focus on the lip color instead. K?|
- Be sure to exfoliate lips beforehand. A dampened washcloth or toothbrush rubbed onto lips will help. I like solid exfoliators, like from ELF or my DIY version.
- When dealing with lip stains (and esp the Kool-Aid) I use a sponge tip applicator to apply. Check your eyeshadow quads or palettes from the drugstore--those sponge tip things you would normally throw away work perfectly for this and keep fingers clean.