9 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the Worst
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Now, before you go tossing your product, you want to make sure you're using it correctly. We won't lie, these stains can be tricky -- especially when it comes to cheeks. So here are some tips for getting the best results:
Step 1: Choose the right stain
Pick a shade that complements your skin tone. Keep in mind that cheek stains look darker in the bottle than on your skin. Test before you buy, or purchase at a drugstore that will accept returns after use.
Step 2: Prep your skin
Wash your face with an exfoliating cleanser. This will slough off dead skin and help even out your skin tone. Then, apply a light moisturizer all over your face and neck. If you use liquid foundation, blend it into your skin before cheek stain application. If you're more of a powder girl, apply after your cheek color.
Step 3: Apply stain
Use your fingertips or a beauty blender and smile as you blend the color onto the apples of your cheeks. If you're using a liquid stain, make sure to blend quickly (and wash hands right after unless you're using a sponge). If you end up looking clownish, rub a dab of foundation onto your cheeks to dilute the color. If you need more color payoff, layer on the product until you reach your desired hue.
As for your lips, check out this miracle skin care trick for dry lips video to get the most of your lip stain. And now, discover this list of the best and worst lip and cheek stains.
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