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How to Get Popsicle-Stained Lips #Lipstick

Before Lip Smackers, before Dr. Pepper ChapStick, there was the simple cherry Popsicle: your first "lipstick" on hot, summer beach days. Depending on the flavor, Popsicles stained your lips that perfect tint — slightly rosy without being too glossy. Now that you're an adult, though, that flush is hard to find, unless it's on the cover of a men's magazine. But the I-just-ate-a-Popsicle look is actually easy to re-create.


Benefit's cult product Benetint is the lip stain most widely associated with Popsicle lips. Its watery tint gives just the slightest hint of flush, befitting of lips (and nipples, Benetint's original use was to tint the nipples of burlesque dancers). For all the lip products in this slideshow, we that you begin applying in the center of your lips. "You have to be careful to start in the middle. You don’t want the lips to have a specific edge." You can use your finger to gently dab out the color from the middle to gain full coverage.

Peripera Peri's Tint Water

This is the Korean beauty equivalent of Benetint, but with a wider range of shades. they have five colors so you can replicate the look of cherry, grape, orange, or strawberry lip crush. When you use a lip tint, they tend to not be the most moisturizing, so we suggests adding a lip balm after application.

By Terry Cheek To Cheek Color Blush

Although technically for cheeks, this tint is a fancier version of Benetint with a warm, rosy scent. Be careful while applying, as the applicator is eyedropperlike and not the best for precision. But the Cherry Cruise shade is a bright pink that makes your lips look alive.

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick

Other than watery tints, we also suggests getting a Popsicle-lip flush by using a long-wear, matte lip color and, quite simply, wiping off the color. This creates a lip stain in the most literal sense. Hourglass's Opaque Rouge Lipstick lasts for hours and has zero glossiness. When you blot the color several times after the initial application, the color looks completely natural on your lips, giving them an "I just woke up like this" effect.

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Pur Couture - Vernis A Levres’ Glossy Stain

This long-wear stain imparts a slight bit of glossiness. But with blotting, the glossiness diminishes even as the vibrancy of the color remains, granting you the fanciest version of Popsicle lips. Unlike other stains, it isn't drying and requires real rubbing to be removed. But the range of shade options is great, so you can get everything from cherry to watermelon to guava Popsicle-stained lips.

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