Pucker up! These lip stains aren't going ANYWHERE.
For those of us who wear lipstick, we've come to the sad conclusion that lipstick and a sexy make out sesh just don't mix very well.
Guys don't want bright colored lip marks on their faces and girls don't want to lose any lip color. Amiright, ladies? It's so frustrating how quickly lipstick wears off from eating, having a glass of wine or sucking face with your beau all night. Why is it that we don't get to actually wear our lipstick, but everything our lips touch does? Well, the beauty universe created a solution for our constant complaints that'll give us a truly lasting sexy lip color. What's the solution you ask? Lip stains!
Lip stains are guaranteed to last longer than most lipsticks because they're water and gel based rather than wax based (like lipsticks), so they lock in color and moisture with no need to reapply. Although lipsticks tend to have a larger variety of colors, lip stains do come in the shades of red and pink that we—as well as our men!—absolutely love. But as they become more popular, more shades will become available for all lip color needs.
You don't have to permanently ditch your sexy lipsticks, but lip stains DO have the upper hand for those special events that require lasting lip color that sticks to your lips rather than everything your lips come touch. Don't be afraid to try something new—your lips will thank you for it!
Check out the gallery below for seven of the sexiest, long lasting AND most-raved about lip stains currently on the market.
1. Rimmel London Provocalips 16hr KissProof Lip Colour
Rimmel London Provocalips have 10 shades of long lasting lip color!
The product has two steps for achieving 16 hours of lip color. Step one: the lip color. Step two: the clear top coat to lock in the lip color. Get ready for soft, kissable, and shiny lips (for up to 16 HOURS)!
Photo: Tried And Tested Blog
2. Benefit's Lip & Cheek Stain
2. Benefit's Lip & Cheek Stain, $30
Benefit Cosmetics' Lip & Cheek Stain is a a gorgeous two-in-one product with nearly 5-star reviews in every shade (Lollitint, Chachatint, Posietint and Benetint).
$30 may seem a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way! It's so worth the investment for lasting color day to night—on your lips AND cheeks.
Photo: Benefit Cosmetics
3. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain
Yes, $3! This 6 shade collection super cheap, but the quality is NOT. It's my favorite lip stain, and the color lasts just as long (if not longer) than the top competing brands.
Another perk about Wet N Wild's lip stains? They leave your lips moisturized with a cool minty sensation. Yum!
Photo: Vampy Varnish
5. Milani Power Lip Lasting Gloss Stain
5. Milani Power Lip Lasting Gloss Stain, $6.49
Milani Power Lip Lasting Gloss Stain is a TRIPLE threat—it's a mix of lipstick, lip gloss and lip stain! The eight shade collection comes in a clickable pen and gives your lips a colorful, glossy look that lasts. It works so well that it earned a spot on Allure magazine's Best of Beauty 2014: Steals Under $11 list.
Photo: Milani Cosmetics
6. Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint