Thanks! Keep up the good work!
Thanks so much for your email. Funny I should get a question about stains--I just got one of Sephora's new stains and have yet to try it out.
I understand your apprehension. In the bottle, stains are intimidating. They look so dark and pigmented...they almost look like food coloring! To be honest, I haven't really experimented with stains because I'm really pale and I fear having huge blotches of color on my face. However, when you apply it, the color is very subtle, so don't be too afraid!
Here are a few tips for making cheek stains work for you:
- Make sure your skin's texture is even and smooth by exfoliating or applying a foundation primer before you put on your foundation
- Once your foundation is done, apply a dime size of the stain to your cheek using a sponge or brush (Sephora's Lush Flush Wine Lip and Cheek Stain has a built in applicator which is very handy)
- Work quickly to blend the color into your skin using your fingers to smear the stain in circular motions. Go from your cheekbone up to your temples, just like you apply a powder or cream blush.
Here are a few stains to try:
- Sephora's Lush Flush Wine Lip and Cheek Stain, $10
- Tarte Cheek Stain, $28
- Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, $28