There's already so much that goes into the perfect kiss (chemistry and timing only topping the list) without having to worry about a post-smooch smear-down.
No offense to your guy, but your favorite lip gloss looks so much better on you. So why not keep it all for yourself?
Before you forego the big moment for fear of a messy clean-up, opt for these stains with serious staying power.
1. Sephora Collection Creamy Lip Stain in Forever Fuchsia, $12
This bright idea of a lip shade contains avocado oil for a creamy texture that transforms into a light, luxe-looking stain.
2. Stila Lip & Cheek Stain in Mango Crush, $24
Equipped with vitamins A, C, and E for extra moisture, this sweet stain features Stila's signature clickable pen for added control and a customized result.
3. Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain in Fox Trot, $19
This paraben-free formula packs Hyaluronic Acid and sugar extracts for a long-lasting (and plump) pout. Match it to your cheek to achieve plum perfection.
4. Pixi Lip Blush in Youth, $18
Give your lips that just-kissed look in hopes that life (or at least your date) imitates art with this sweet, pale-pink shade.
5. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar - Stained Gloss in Meta, $18
The glossy texture of this punchy, paraben-free pick washes away to reveal an equally potent, matte finish. Rock it solo, or layer over other shades in the collection for added depth.
6. L'Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance, $10
Made up of 30% water, this lipgloss-stain hybrid promises to leave you hydrated (and colored) for up to 6 hours.
7. Make Up For Ever Ultimate Long Lasting Lip Set, $140
Perfect for the lip color chameleon, this blockbuster set includes six full-size liquid lip colors with coordinating liners. Once you've decided whether to go glossy or matte, just use the Aqua Rouge clear top coat to seal your style.
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