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