Known for their ability to glide on smoothly to (bet you'd never guess) stain lips, lip stains have become increasingly popular in a world that's in love with liquid matte lipsticks, but hasn't quite mastered the skill or patience to create the look on the daily.
Think about it: You layer on your liquid lipstick, and much like creating perfectly symmetrical eyeliner wing tips, you find yourself going back and forth in an attempt to perfect the ever-popular over-lined Instagram lip. Yeah, it's tough. And it's time-consuming. And sometimes we just don't have the patience.
That's where lip stains come in. With their staining power, you'll be able to add a pop of color to your look without having to manage such a heavy lip product in the process. Instead you'll feel like your lips are naked and you won't even have to worry about color transfer on that little area of skin beneath your lip if you were to, say, bite into a burger for lunch. In other words, lip stains are a gift from the beauty goddesses.
To help you get in on the stained look, we've rounded up 14 of our favorite lip stains. So, you know the drill: Scroll along and pucker up!
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Benefit Gogo Tint, $30