Trend alert: Lip stains

Maybe it’s the Twilight effect but a strange phenomenon seems to be permeating the world of lip colour and it’s all to do with bitten-effect lips. Introducing the hottest new beauty trend - lip stains

Maybe it’s the Twilight effect but a strange phenomenon seems to be permeating the world of lip colour and it’s all to do with bitten-effect lips. Introducing the hottest new beauty trend – lip stains.

Cue a new generation of lip-stains. These wonder wands are the lazy-girl’s best friend, giving your pout some serious staying power without the need for touch-ups (really).

And if that level of commitment seems slightly daunting (banish the image of felt-tip pens), rest assured that there are shades out there for even the most hardened colour-phobes (we love Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 1000 kisses lip tint in ‘Nothing but nude’, £6.99 – out in Jan).

At S/S’12 shows such as Giles, make-up maestro Val Garland’s ‘wine snogged’ mouth meant patting the colour into the centre of the lips and letting it bleed outwards, but for side-walk rather than catwalk, use these pout enhancers over the entire lip or as a smudge-proof lipliner under lipstick.

SEE GILES S/S’12 CATWALK SHOW HERE

Maybelline’s Color Sensational Fresh Lipstain, £5.99, contains a special vitamin-enriched berry nectar formula whilst Max Factor’s Lipfinity Lip Tint, £6.99 (out Jan) has three fruity shades – more than enough choice to sink your teeth into.

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