5 Water-Based Lip Stains That Are Going to Be All the Rage This Fall
Swapping out your bright summer neon lip colors for deeper berry and orange shades isn’t the only change you might want to consider making to your lip color collection this fall. As the weather gets colder, we recommend introducing a water-based lip stain into your makeup routine. The new water lip stains are highly pigmented, making them perfect for showing off those deeper hues, yet still hydrating on the lips. Ahead, we rounded up five of our favorite water-based lip stains that will leave you with long-lasting color in a formula that feels as light as a feather.
This high-shine, powerful lip color is a new addition to the YSL family and comes in a whopping 16 shades. The formula leaves a glossy, lightweight finish that can be glazed over the lips for a subtle stain or built up to a shiny, opaque-yet-comfortable wear.
If you prefer a matte, water-based stain, try the Rouge Signature Matte. This liquid ink provides a stain-like feel that doesn’t feel too light or heavy on the lips. Rather, it has just the right amount of buildable coverage. Even better, its pointed applicator guarantees a precise lip line every time.
For a cool, ultra-pigmented stain, try the Dash Lip Marker by TPSY. You can apply this to just the center of your lips for a popsicle flush, or color in your whole pout for a lightweight, pastel finish.
An OG lightweight lip stain favorite, the Matte Shaker will always be one of our go-tos due to its rich color and buildable formula. Not only does this shaker come in 35 shades that work well on all skin tones, but the silky pigment works to even out texture and add hydration, too.
It’s no mistake that these lip stains are dubbed “Epic Ink,” — they’re seriously that good. With just one swipe, you get the most saturated finish that dries down to a vibrant, double-take worthy matte finish.