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Alternatives to Lipstick

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It doesn't matter whether you're a huge fan of nude lips or love a plump, pink pout lipstick is far from the only product you can use. If you're not a fan of wearing lipstick every day or simply want to give some new lip products a try, this article is for you. These are some of the best lipstick alternatives.

Lip Gloss

Lip gloss is known for being a great alternative to lipstick. It's easy to apply, and available in every shade imaginable. You can find lip gloss in satin, shiny and matte finishes to help you get the look you want.

Gloss is notoriously known for being sticky, but that rule is now considered outdated. Modern formulas are no longer so tacky that you can't let anything get near your lips. Now, you can put on a swipe of gloss and enjoy the way that it dries across your lips. You'll get the same color payoff that you love with the staying power of lipstick.

Tinted Lip Balm

Add a slight pop of color with tinted lip balm. Most lip balms have a slight peach, red or pink tint to give you a tiny amount of color while still letting your natural lip color show through. This idea pairs perfectly with natural makeup.

Lip balms can also help moisturize your lips. These are naturally formulated with ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil. These ingredients help both moisturize your lips, and protect your lips from harsh cold weather.

Chubby Lip Crayons

If you're not a lipstick lover but simply love the color of bright lipstick, consider trying out a lip crayon! To use these, you simply open them and color in your lips. Many products come with moisturizing properties just like moisturizing lipstick does, you can find them in every color imaginable, and they are easy to apply!

Lip Tint

Lip tint is the perfect way to add a touch of color to your face! Lip tints are known for their intense hydrating properties. They stain your lips for a long color payoff that you don't get with lipsticks. More than anything, you'll love the way that lip tints don't tend to wear away as the day goes on. If you're searching for maximum staying power, try a lip tint.

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Lip Butters

One of my favorite ways to get out the door when I'm in a hurry is to use my lip butter lip treatment. It helps hydrate dry lips while giving you a dose of color. If you're not a fan of lipstick, this lipstick hack is a must-try.

Lip Liner

It's a well-known lipstick hack to color your lips in with lip liner before applying lipstick to help your color last all day. Who says that you have to apply lipstick next though? Instead, enjoy the deep berry color of your liner!

Lip Fondant

Products like lip fondant are every beauty lovers favorite alternative for lipsticks. Lip fondant started as one of the hottest beauty trends, but it's definitely here to stay. It glides on smoothly like a lip gloss and stays put. Half Caked has a great selection of lip fondants that you should try if you are searching for alternatives for lipstick.


Liquid Lipstick

Liquid lipstick is technically still a lipstick, but it's far from your classic lipstick tube. These products are similar to lip fondant. They offer a huge color payoff, dry on your lips, and are designed to stay in place for hours on end. All of the big names in the beauty industry offer liquid lipstick now. Pick one up in a natural tone or your favorite bright jewel tones.

Lip Paint

Lip paint is the ultimate lip product in the makeup game. These products are the perfect combination of lipstick and lip gloss. They dry on your lips, so you'll never have to worry about your lips being tacky. Color transfer is never a problem. On the other hand, they also won't dry out your lips as some liquid lipsticks do. You get all of the moisturizing properties that you love about lipstick with the easy application of a lip gloss.

Lip Plumper

Lip plumper works because it has ingredients that cause a natural reaction in your lips, making them swell. This same ingredient can also slightly irritate your lips, giving them a little burst of color. When using products like Too Faced Lip Injection, you'll notice that the color on your lips stays long after the burning sensation is gone. This single product can easily replace your lipstick!

Finding the perfect lip product can be hard if you're not a lipstick lover. However, there are some great alternatives to lipstick on the market! Work your way down the list to discover a world full of lip color and cool products!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Amber Lynn

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