Avoid Lip Stain Disaster with This Trick from Celebrity Makeup Artist Pat McGrath

We love how long lip stains last. Not so cute? That they dry so fast
they give you instant ring-around-the-mouth. Pat McGrath to the rescue! The trick, she says, is to rub the heck out of the color the second it hits your lips, smearing your finger from the center outward. Then, to keep it from looking and feeling parched, top the stain with a transparent gloss.

Check out allure.com each day this week for exclusive McGrath tips.

(And yo, if you wanna rock Pat's favorite stain, it's Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain in Wild Berry Wink.) Another beauty dilemma, solved.

Feeling adventurous? Try these 5 glamorous lip and cheek stains.

-- Amy Keller Laird, Beauty Director

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