learned what lip steins are and found the 10 best products


The steins were invented in South Korea. Their most important distinguishing feature is very good durability and rich coverage that comes off the lips evenly: from a state of glossy shine to tint. Due to this, you can decide for yourself what effect you want to get on the lips. It is best to remove steins with a two-phase product. Nowadays, different brands make similar products. Someone has the word Stain in the name, someone calls them varnish pigments, liquid lipsticks and lip gels. The main selection criteria is that you should be comfortable living the day with this product and it should not dry your lips.

Liquid pigment for lips and cheeks Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, Benefit

It is the brand’s bestseller. The tint is liquid, like water, but it is applied comfortably, does not spread beyond the lips, if you make neat light strokes, as if using nail polish. The shade is saturated, so it is important to paint over all lips with a brush. Even if at first it seems to you that there is no color, later all the gaps will be noticeable.

On the lips, it is not felt at all. Dry lips can even make the situation worse. But its main advantage is resilience. The pigment remains after a day in the heat, dinner, kisses. Of course, it will become less bright, but it may be even better – get the natural effect of kissed lips.

Price: 1 372 rub.

Pigment for lips Water Lip Stain, Сlarins

A viscous, oily tint with a berry, but not sugary aroma. The product is easily distributed on the lips, after a minute the pigment is completely absorbed, but the shade remains moderately bright and juicy. Doesn’t dry out lips, but also won’t moisturize them, so apply balm one hour before use.

Available in six shades.

Price: 925 rub.

Gel tint Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Ice Cream, Etude House

Funny packaging and a completely worthwhile product inside. It has a gel texture, so the first time the product will look like a gloss on the lips. Not as persistent as liquid pigments, but generally well layered and peeled off evenly. Therefore, after a couple of hours, the same Stein effect appears. Initially, the brand released many shades, but now they have to look for them in Russia. We found one interesting color in L’Etoile.

Price: 469 rub.

Liquid matte lipstick for lips Super Stay Matte Ink, Maybelline New York

Super Stay Matte Ink is safe for heat and meals. You do not need to use a pencil to outline the contour, the lipstick has a convenient applicator. It does not stick, does not tighten the skin very much, but, like any product with a matte finish, it is still felt on the lips.

At the same time, keep in mind that the lipstick is absorbed into the lips – in the evening you will need to remove it with a two-phase product. Good for its price! Separately, we drew attention to the large palette – it is easy to choose your color.

Price: 373 rub.

Serial Kisser Lacquer Lip Tint with Volume Effect, BUXOM

A lot of people expect this product to be the lasting shine, but let’s be honest: this does not happen. Until the first meal, you can walk with shine, and then the product will turn into a tint and will be with you until the end of the day. The composition contains menthol, so Serial Kisser slightly enlarges the lips. You may feel a chill and tingling sensation. For this property, some people compare it with the Dior Maximizer, but then draw your own conclusions.

Price: 1 199 rub.

Stein Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, Christian Dior

The product has a creamy texture. In order for the shade to lie evenly, it is better to apply several layers, and it is good if the lips are pre-moisturized. A few minutes after application, the texture will not be felt – the color penetrates the skin, colors it and, as it were, emphasizes the natural tone. I like that the product does not dry the lips at all, although it holds firmly. It’s really comfortable to use it.

Price: 3,000 rubles.

Lip Velvet Crush, Burberry

Unusual remedy with a cushion-shaped applicator. The lipstick itself resembles oil in texture, but is easy to apply. For the effect of kissed lips, you can blot the lipstick with a tissue. Either way, your natural lip tint will be visible. The product is not super resistant, you can wash it off with micellar water. It looks natural on the lips – that’s why we love it.

Price: 2 309 rub.

Creamy lip varnish with vinyl effect Vernis A Levres Vinyl Cream, YSL

Vernis A Levres Vinyl Cream is a cross between a glossy lip gloss and a tint. Immediately after application, a luminous finish is left that feels comfortable on the lips. Over time, this layer wears off and remains a creamy texture that enhances the natural color of the lips. If you want to get this effect right away, just blot the varnish with a napkin. The tool is presented in 10 shades.

Price: 1 564 RUB.

Gel for lips Radiant Gel Lip Stain, elf Cosmetics

In Russia, the vegan brand elf is not represented, but it is, for example, on iHerb – keep an eye on the assortment. The product does not give a dense coating, it is rather a tint effect. Therefore, the gel can be applied as a base for other lip gloss or simply to make them a little more expressive. Or you can use it as a blush.

Price on request

Lip gloss Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain, MAC

Glossy “hybrid” with beautiful, trendy shades that fits well on the lips. The main thing is to apply quickly, because the product immediately begins to harden. At the same time, it can also be layered: more layers – more density, which means you can get both the effect of gloss and lipstick on your lips. The stein is not sticky, does not spread, does not dry and lasts for a really long time.

Price: 1 128 rub.