‘Tis the season to drink our favourite red wine without feeling a tinge of guilt. The only problem is that when we have one glass too many, we get the dreadful “wine mouth” where our lips are stained patches of deep purplish-red what won’t go away no matter how much we rub at them with water or lip balm.

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There are several ways to tackle this. For instance, exfoliating and moisturising your lips before the party, and bringing along a packet of makeup remover wipes for clean up. But if you’re looking for a simpler, fuss-free and immediate solution to your wine woes, try concealing the stain discreetly and cleverly with dark lipsticks. The wine stains are going to blend perfectly into the dark lip colour, nobody is going to notice a thing about stains!

Check out our recommendations:

For deep red lips,

lip01NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Snow White
This pocket-friendly lipstick has a creamy formula that goes on smoothly and easily.
lip02M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red
A blue-based red lipstick that is matte, yet non-drying. It’s a favourite among many lipstick-lovers.
lip03Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RD514 Dragon
This edgy and bold red is formulated to help nourish your lips over time. 

For deep plum lips,

lip04Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Blackcurrant
This pigmented deep plum lipstick hydrates and lasts throughout the night.
lip05NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga
With Vitamin E, acai oil and wild mango butter, this lipstick prevents dryness and is long-lasting.
lip06Tom Ford Lip Color in Bruised Plum
A deep shimmering plum lip colour that is opaque, moisturising and stays on your lips for hours.

For deep burgundy lips,

lip073CE Matte Lipstick in Jammer
A burgundy-tinged red, this lipstick has a Pigment Infusion System that allows the colour to show with just a few swipes. 
lip08M.A.C Lipstick in Diva
This semi-matte finish lipstick is another favourite among lipstick-lovers. Its colour is rich and the formula, creamy and hydrating.
lip09Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Blackberry
Suitable for most skin tones, this rich burgundy lipstick is creamy, has a glossy finish, and looks elegant for any evening party.