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This peel-off lip tint is going viral on TikTok — and it's worth trying

It's as if your favorite lipstick and lip stain had a baby.
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TODAY illustration / Courtesy Casey DelBasso

I'm always keeping up with the latest fashion and beauty news, especially when it involves products making the rounds on TikTok. A product that's been on my radar (and my "For You" page) lately is a two-step lip tint system Wonderskin calls the Peel & Reveal that helps you achieve a long-lasting, ultra-pigmented color. I didn't think it could actually be effective, but this little bottle of magic works as if your favorite lipstick and lip stain had a baby!

Wonderskin Wonder Blading Peel & Reveal Lip Color

The process is easy — if you do it right

There are a few steps in the process that you need to go through when using Wonderskin's award-winning liquid blading treatment.

After drying your lips (and maybe exfoliating them if they're chapped), apply the lip masque that comes out of the dispenser tube. (Don't be intimidated by the bright, intense indigo hue; this is just the color of the masque, not the final shade.) Pro tip: It is really important to make sure that your lips are fully covered with the masque. I discovered that you need about three layers of full coverage to make sure you get the vibrant color you desire. You can also repeat the process as many times as needed from start to finish.

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Then, we wait! I waited 45 seconds before applying the lip activator when I first tried the masque, but you could wait as little as 10 to 15 seconds if you desire a softer color. Just be sure not to rub your lips together after the masque is applied. I did this by accident on my first try and had to reapply the blue formula.

Next, mist your lips with the Wonderskin lip activator one to three times and wait for the magic to happen! I felt a little bit of a tingly feeling once it started to set in, but this inevitably leads to the fun part of the process: peeling it off!

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In just a few seconds, my lips were “stained” a beautiful deep coral red. (I tried a shade called Crush but there are other colors available, ranging from a bold hot pink to a deep red wine.)

It also, however, "stained" the tips of the fingers I used to remove the masque. But after a few washes with soapy water, they became less red, and I was good to go. To avoid any mess altogether, I recommend using disposable gloves during the application.

Wonderskin's tinted formula gives my lips the pop of color they need, but there are other TikTok-loved lip stains and bestsellers you can order right from Amazon.

Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint

Aliver Wine Lip Tint

Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Lip Tint

My lips stayed soft and bright all day long

I'm someone who always has peeling, chapped lips, so I was worried that this formula would dry them out. But because the formula is alcohol-free, my lips remained relatively soft. The lip stain is also free of parabens, gluten and PFAS chemicals as well as vegan and cruelty free.

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My lip color also remained transfer-proof all day long. I drank coffee, ate, wore a mask and probably could have even gone swimming if I wanted to. No matter what challenge I threw my lips' way, they remained perfectly intact and smear free.

This Wonderskin lip set would be a fun and unusual gift idea for the beauty lover in your life. I'm probably going to gift a few more to myself.

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This story was originally published on Dec. 3, 2020.