It’s a new day for lip stains. Traditionally, this product was known to leave a super matte but drying effect. That’s probably why a lot of us may have steered away from lip stains in the past. The matte hue was a plus but the dryness left much to be desired.
While scoping out Fenty Beauty’s new offering, Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain, it got us thinking about the new direction of this product as a whole. Now lip stains are leaning towards moisturizing, hydrating ingredients (like squalene and hyaluronic acid powder). They boast buildable formulas, while still holding true to their long lasting claim to fame.
Excited to find more hydrating lip stains, we were led down a rabbit hole and finally landed on the best ones for dark skin tones. To nab a spot on this list the following lip stains had to pop on rich chocolatey skin and pack a punch with their hydrating formulas. Read more to see which ones made the cut.
[SEE ALSO: Missy Elliott’s Best Beauty Moments]
Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain
Fenty Beauty’s Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain goes on glossy and leaves behind a soft tint delivering instant hydration by way of its innovative oil in water formulation. The result is an effortless, low maintenance look.
Huda Beauty Lip Blush Creamy Lip and Cheek Stain
Huda Beauty’s Lip Blush Creamy Lip and Cheek Stain is a buildable and hydrating tint that contains hyaluronic acid powder and coconut extract.
Kaja Jelly Charm Lip + Blush Glazed Keychain Stain
Kaja’s Jelly Charm Lip + Blush is a lightweight stain that has a triple berry complex, lemon fruit extract, and skin moisturizing olive squalene.
Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain
Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain boasts stay-all-day color, an innovative hydrating formula, and a lightweight gel texture moisturizer.
ColourPop Glossy Lip Stain
ColourPop’s Glossy Lip Stain presents their first-ever hybrid lip formula which combines the long lasting power of a stain with the shine of a gloss for color that lasts all day. Vitamin rich guava and lychee extract (both known to fight free radicals) make an appearance in this hydrating product.
elf Glossy Lip Stain
elf’s Glossy Lip Stain is long lasting with a sheer pop of color and subtle glossy effect. There’s a kiss of color and healthy shine in one step.
Clarins Water Lip Stain
Clarins’ Water Lip Stain offers a moisturizing matte that is 77% water based with benefits of a lip treatment. It leaves lips soft, comfortable and incredibly kissable.
We’re excited for a pop of color this summer. Which lip stain would you try?