Whether you love the shine of a gloss or the creaminess of a lipstick, everyone can identify with the frustration of a lip color and shine instantly fading after applying. Luckily there are lip stains to keep our pouts primed and proper, and pretty much smudge free. Check out our favorites.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent’s revolutionary 3 in 1 gloss stain is a hydrating gloss, an opaque lipstick and a stay-all-day stain. And in classic YSL fashion, the gloss comes in a sexy gold packaging complete with a applicator and a creamy formula. Swipe on one coat for a light wash of color, or build up the stain with a couple more coats. For $32 wear your lustrous kisser from morning until night without the hassle of constantly reapplying.
For a less pricey option, rub on a few coats of L’Oreal’s Colour Caresse Shine Stain for $10. Once you let the shine set on your smackers, enjoy 6 hours of sassy color and hydration. If you feel your pucker becoming parched, apply the lip balm for an extra boost.
Make Up Forever
This waterproof liquid lip color, literally keeps your lips brightly colored all day. Simply apply the lipstick directly with the applicator, wait a few minutes and then apply the gloss. For a more matte finish, just apply the color sans gloss. Available in 12 shades, each hue gives eye-catching pops of a color for $24.