One of my favorite summer go-tos by far is lip stain. A lot of them actually serve double duty, as cheek stain too. It’s one of the easiest ways to look put together, even if you’re cheating and going straight from the beach to cocktails with just a quick pop into one of those horrifying beach bathrooms. When you’re staring into that prison mirror at Coopers, a quick swath of color is really as much as one can manage. The beauty of the stain is that it goes on once and stays all day (or night). They enhance your natural lip color, and make it look like you’ve been kissing for hours. And who can complain about that?
For instant gratification, head to Blue Mercury, 46 Main St., Southampton or 67 Main St., East Hampton.
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