The Best Long-Lasting Lip Stains


I remember when applying a lip stain before leaving the house meant you were going on a date – maybe expecting true love’s kiss? – or, at the very least, planning on eating some really good food. These days, if you’re on the hunt for a good, long-lasting lip tint, it probably just means you’re wearing a face mask (as you should be) and tired of your lip color wearing off on the inside of it before you even walk out the door. My, how times have changed.

The quest for finding a quality lip product with true staying power has always been a difficult feat, but this year, it’s especially tricky. As if finding something that stays put through talking and eating wasn’t hard enough, throw a face mask into the mix and, well, you get the picture. We spend good money on our makeup products – the last thing we want is to feel like we’re wasting them.

In an effort to find the best lip stains for winter that won’t smudge or transfer (due to a face mask or other reasons . . . ), I tried a bunch of the bestselling lip tints and stains on the market to find the ones that truly hold up. See what products made the cut ahead.