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Ah lips, the subtle seductress. Perhaps no writer can ever sum up a lips worth better than that simple little sentence. Any diva knows that this statement is as right as rain. When it comes to lips, no woman wants to compromise because they need it all and rightly so. If you are paying that extra dollar for a little bit of color, is moisture, long-lasting formula and an overall perfect finish too much to ask for? The answer is no. With the new revolution in technology, one field that has improved by leaps and bounds is definitely that of cosmetics. Gone are the days when you had to put up with lipstick and its side-effects. Now, you no longer need to wait and hold your lips still until your lipstick sets. Even those fears of getting color on your teeth and getting an out-of-line smudge seem silly now due to the revolutionary new technology you will read about in this article. Therefore say goodbye to your old twist-up lipsticks and say hello to the revolutionary new technology of the lip-stain!
Lip-Stain is a relatively new technology in lip-color-cosmetics. There are many ways in which lip-stain is different and frankly, better than lipstick. To determine these differences, however, one first needs to understand what lip-stain is.
Lip-Stain is basically a crayon that lasts for hours. Highly pigmented and a ‘stain’ like its name suggests; a lip-stain is a product that is designed to coat your lips in color while maintaining their natural look. A lip-stain dyes your lips temporarily so that the color you choose sticks to your lips and looks like their natural color. There are many reasons that any woman of the modern world should chuck her old-school lipsticks for the new and much more trendy, not to mention useful, lip-stains. Here is a from-the-top comparison of why lip-stains are better than their predecessor: lipsticks.
1. Long-Lasting Color:
Lip-stains last much longer than a lipstick (in the field). They are especially designed to tint or dye your lips in your preferred shade and that too only once a day. Consisting of a long-wear formula, you don’t need to constantly refresh your lip-stain and thus you can just put it on and forget about it. Even long-lasting, Lip-stains don’t damage your lips. The first few samples of lip-stain in the market were quick to suck the moisture from a woman’s lips but the newer range that is available in markets nowadays is actually very good for ones lips. Containing a balm-like moisturizer in the contents, lip-stain actually keeps your lips hydrated and soft all day long and it also improves your lip condition if you have dry chapped lips.
Lip-Stains are not prone to rub off in case you rub your lips, eat or drink. They do not smudge and do not need a touch-up every few hours. Any lip-stain of any good brand lasts you at least a good 8 hours without fading away. Meant to be of a water-proof nature, most lip-stains don’t come off easily at all and need a mild make-up remover to be taken off completely.
3. They taste better:
Lipsticks are made of various types of oils and wax and let’s face it: they taste disgusting! A lip-stain is tasteless and does not taste bitter or waxy or anything artificial so you can pretty much feel like you are wearing nothing at all. No matter how prone to licking your lips you are, you will never have to feel that waxy and disgusting taste in your mouth when you accidentally lick your lips again.
4. It doesn’t get on your teeth:
Many ladies find it annoying, and rightly so, when lipstick gets on their teeth. This is a complete nightmare and also a horror that plagues women and makes them feel conscious throughout the day. Couple with this, the annoying red line you get where your lipstick ends in your mouth. With lip-stain, these problems are a thing of the past. Lip-stain does not give your lips an annoying red rim on the inside of your lips but it also doesn’t get on your teeth so you can practically spend a whole day without worrying about if you have anything unbecoming on your teeth or if the inside of your lips looks like a pastel color box.
5. It looks Natural:
Lip-stain comes in many colors ranging from a natural deep brown to a dark red. All these colors fit into the folds of your lips and thus give them a very natural look. Unlike lipstick, with a lip-stain your lips do not look painted. You don’t have to compromise on the shimmer that every lipstick contains because these stains only dye your lips mildly enough to show color but not brightly enough to make it look like you’ve eaten a crayon. Even under the harshest of weather and lighting conditions, lip-stain does not lose its cool. Unlike lipstick, lip-stain is always matte and doesn’t look flashy or unbecoming, a result that even the most matte of lipsticks cannot give you. Remember that a lip-stain will only dye your lips to the tint of the shade you use. This will give your lips a little bit of a hue but will not make them look painted as is the result when you use a lipstick.
6. It is cost-efficient:
When it comes to lipstick, no lady wants to compromise. Be it a daring red or a charming purple, a woman needs every hue of the rainbow and that too of good quality but the truth is that no matter how high-end a brand you choose, your lipstick still needs a touch-up every 3-4 hours. The result? That lipstick you paid a pretty penny for doesn’t prove to be its worth in dollars. With constant refreshers needed, you can wear out your expensive lipstick a lot sooner than you ever expected. With lip-stain, this is not a problem. Lip-stain is a formula meant to last and last long thus you don’t need to refresh it every few hours and thus it costs way less than any lipstick ever can.