Lip tints and stains are fast becoming a must-have in every girl’s makeup kit. In contrast to regular lipsticks, they tend to have much less gloss and more transparency – perfect for a modern look. Here are a few lip tint tricks we’ve seen: 1.) Exfoliate first. This will prevent painful removals later on, as it gets all too easy to get confused whether you’re removing tint or pieces of your own lip. 2.) Moisturize. Make sure your lips are moisturized before you begin application of your favorite lip tints. You always want moisturized lips in any case, but lip tints are quite transparent, so moist, juicy lips will make the overall effect look much better. 3.) Use a lip primer. This will help keep your lip tint on, even if you accidentally start eating some oily food. You can also use a bit of eye primer in a pinch. 4.) Rub petroleum jelly on your teeth before application. This will prevent hard to remove stains on your teeth. Simply wipe the jelly off after you’re done applying the lip tint. 5.) Add a glossy lip balm on top for controlled gloss. Maybe you don’t want the flat look, but like the transparency a lip tint gives. Lip gloss on top will help seal the deal and give your lips an additional layer of protection.