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For a truly natural look for the lips, try a lip stain. The original stain, and still the most popular among professional makeup artists, is Benefit's Benetint ($28). It actually has an interestingly racy history...
Benetint was originally conceived in 1977 for use by an exotic dancer to enhance the look of her nipples. Luckily, it looks less va-va-voom on your lips and cheeks. The founder of Benefit used a combination of carmine crushed roses to make this long-wearing product last and last. This rose tinted liquid will give a waterproof, kiss-proof stain. It's the ultimate all-natural beauty boost, and it will give you a ruby radiant glow that looks fresh and youthful. Keep in mind that a little goes a long way. Blend the product quickly before it dries and make sure you wash your hands right after!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|