7 Lip Stains That Really Stay Put

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The holiday season means availing yourself of loads of cocktails, greasy party food and mistletoe-inspired make out sessions. It’s basically a stress test for your lipstick. You should consider swapping out your regular tube for a lip stain, which, as the name suggests, leaves a lasting mark on your mouth no matter how much you overindulge. Here are seven that will stay put.

1.BENEFIT BENETINT CHEEK & LIP STAIN
This OG stain with a scandalous backstory (it was created to tint exotic dancers’ nips) is still a cult favorite forty years later.

$30, benefitcosmetics.com

2.MAC VERSICOLOUR
For those who want it all, this multitasker offers the staying power of a stain with the mirror-like shine of a gloss along with a dose of hydration for good measure.

$25, maccosmetics.com

3.MILK MAKEUP OIL LIP STAIN
Cool kid brand Milk offers up an oil-based stain packed with vegan-friendly (of course!) ingredients like black currant and olive oil.

$18, urbanoutfitters.com

4.POP BEAUTY STAIN STAY
The marker-like applicator makes applying this stain as easy as coloring inside the lines.

$16, birchbox.com

5.RMS LIP2CHEEK
Cuckoo for coconuts? So is makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift. Which is why she packs the oil into all her creations, including this hydrating lip and cheek stain.

$36, rmsbeauty.com

6.SMITH & CULT THE TAINTED LIP STAINED FLATTE
While most stains are sheer, this matte option is super saturated so all you need is a single swipe for intense color.

$24, smithandcult.com

7.YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE GLOSSY STAIN POP WATER
YSL loves stain so much they came out with multiple iterations of the stuff but this version that offers a watercolor-like wash of color and mega moisture is a favorite.

$36, yslbeautyus.com

|ELLE

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