Lipstick. Lip gloss. Lip stain. Lip crayon. Lip balm. The possibilities are endless when it comes to perfecting your pout in 2014. But with so many options out there it can be tricky to pick your poison – do you want something matte or glossy? Opaque or sheer? Subtle or punchy?

Lip Stain.


Because lip stain is a lighter formula than lipstick, it can come in several forms: roll-on, gel with sponge-tip applicator or marker-like tube with color-infused tip. No matter the application method, you’ll need to work fast. Many lip stains contain alcohol, and this makes them set quickly. Alcohol also has a drying effect, so you may find yourself exfoliating and moisturizing the skin on your lips a little more often.  A little trick I do with a bright red or pink is to apply your regular lipstick and leave it on for awhile to stain the lips and wipe it off.. There you have lip stain!!!


In the long run you’ll end up buying greater quantities of lipstick than lipstains. Why? Lipstick must be reapplied more often to keep the colour looking great. Lip stain, however, can be applied in the morning and may last all day.
Although lipstick and lip stain both add color, they have decidedly different appeal. Lipstick preserves moisture, but doesn’t last all day.  Stain lasts all day, but creates dryness.


Lip gloss is a used  to give lips a glossy luster, and sometimes to add a tint of color. It is applied as a liquid or a soft solid. It can be translucent or solid, and can have various frosted, glittered, glossy, and metallic finishes.  Its not lip balm either… that is used to soothe sore dry lips.

Lip Crayon


They’re brilliantly bold, creamy and very satisfying in a craft-time-at-playschool kind of way.  A fat stick of colour smudged in easily with your finger gives a soft and lasting look to your makeup.  And its fun too! 🙂  In the end.. Why do it yourself for that special occasion.  Have your makeup done at Esstudio for that special treat.



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