Listen up ladies! We are about to talk about something really important and that’s (drumroll please)… Lip stain! Maybe you haven’t tried lip stain in the past or maybe the word “stain” sounds a bit scary.
Don’t worry; I understand and have been there. Prior to November 2014, I hadn’t tried lip stain before. I know, I know, what a sheltered life I live, right?
My First Younique Lip Stain Experience
Younique came out with an exclusive lip stain as the November Customer Kudos if a certain amount of product was sold. Being that I love earning free products (who doesn’t?), I earned a few of these cranberry-colored lip stains. Since joining as a Younique presenter, I’ve become quite adventurous with trying out different makeup colors and this was no different. I’m usually a natural shade (for both lips and eyes) kind of girl, but I actually couldn’t wait to try this beautiful color on my lips.
It certainly did not disappoint. You know, there’s just something about the fall and the holiday season that makes you want to glam it up a bit more than usual and I did just that. The great thing about this exclusive lip stain was that it suited just about any skin tone, so it was a great gateway into the world of lip stains.
Not one word of a lie, I fell in love. Be honest, y’all… Who wants to apply lip color ONE time, have it stay on all day long, and not leave any color on a cup of water, coffee, or wine? I mean, who wouldn’t want that?! It certainly lives up to its’ name and does all of the above. As you can imagine, it was such a hit with Younique presenters and customers alike so we were all super excited to learn that it was one of Younique’s new spring products for March 2015.
The November Customer Kudos lip stain color was truly exclusive, but we now have 7 beautiful shades of lip stain to choose from! That’s like a lip stain for every day of the week! (And if you really loved the November color and ran out, Sultry is the closest thing to it.)
Younique’s lip stain provides stubborn lip color that won’t budge while delivering perfectly tinted, long-lasting color with a smooth, matte finish.
Younique’s 7 Shades of Lip Stain
Shy is the lightest shade available and adds a nice hint of pink to lips.
Sappy is a shade up from Shy and is the perfect daily color. It’s a pretty light pink that is definitely one of my favorites right now.
Skittish is a fun color! It’s a bright pink and perfect for Spring. It’s such a great color, whether you are tan or pale in skin tone.
Saucy is a red lip stain color.
Sultry is a cranberry color and is the closest to the lip stain that was offered in November as the Younique customer kudos.
Sleek is a brownish/plum lip stain color (if that even makes sense…).
Savvy is a purple lip stain color.
Why You Need Younique’s Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Your Life:
1. You can kiss your kids and husband without getting color on them. Consider it smooch-proof! Your family will thank you.
2. It’s long lasting. Seriously, it stays on your lips ALL DAY LONG.
3. It’s water-based and goes on smoothly.
4. You can drink from a glass and your color will not rub off of your lips. There will be NO lip marks on the glass. None.
5. You don’t have to reapply or touch it up after you’ve done it the first time. Really!
6. You can apply more coats to have a more vibrant and dramatic lip stain color. (Just wait for each coat to dry before applying the next coat.)
7. Did I mention that it’s long lasting and does not smudge?
Younique’s Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain Review: A Few Helpful Tips!
Younique’s lip stain is really simple to use. Since I’ve been using it for a few months now, I have learned some tricks that make the application process go a little more smoothly.
If you have really dry or chapped lips, use a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips first. You want your lips to be as smooth as possible (no flaky lips) so that the lip stain isn’t splotchy when applied.
If you want to apply another coat of lip stain, wait for the lip stain to dry completely before doing so.
If you don’t like the feel of the matte finish, use a clear lip gloss (or even chap stick) once the lip stain is dry.
Make sure that you apply the lip stain on your bare lips. You don’t want any gloss or chap stick residue on your lips before applying the lip stain. It won’t go on even and it won’t look good.
How to remove Younique’s Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain
Obviously you want a lip stain to last, but what about when you want to take it off? Whether it’s not the right color or it’s lasted all day long and you’re ready for bed, you need to know how to remove lip stain. The easiest way to remove lip stain color from your lips is to apply petroleum jelly or chap stick on your lips, leave it on for a few minutes, and then wipe it off with a cloth. The lip stain should come right off.
You can also use a makeup remover cloth to wipe it off, or an eye makeup remover pad. Both work well and take the color off your lips. Just a note, you might have to do a little scrubbing, so be sure to nourish your lips with some balm after.
Younique’s Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain is a product that you most definitely need in your life. Whether you want to buy one or be adventurous and buy them all, you will have so much fun playing up different looks on yourself. And once more (in case you missed it up above), you will only have to apply the lip stain one time and it will last all day long! If that doesn’t sell you on an awesome product, I’m not sure what will!
P.S. – If you buy all of them, it’s best not to try out all the colors back-to-back like I did for the above picture. Your lips will thank you!