If you tend to bite, lick, or fully eat your lip color off over the course of the day, you need a lip stain in your life. Not only are these the longest-lasting lip products in the game, but they also happen to be quite affordable, since you can find so many great lip stains from drugstore brands. All of the best drugstore lip stains featured here cost $10 or less, so they've all got that going for them; but the best one for you will depend on your formula preference (matte, glossy, sheer), application vehicle (stick, tube, liquid), and preferred shade.
A bit more on narrowing down the best type of lip stain for you. Lip stains are really a “best of both worlds” situation, as most are hybrids between a long-lasting stain and some other kind of lip product. There are matte liquid stains that deposit plush, velvety color, similar to a liquid lipstick. There are glossy stains, lip gloss’ more durable, less sticky cousins. There are moisturizing balm stains that come in convenient crayon form. Then there are classic water-based stains, ideal for a puckery popsicle effect. Just make sure to apply these stains on exfoliated, moisturized, fully dried lips to ensure that the pigment glides on smoothly.
With that in mind, scroll on to shop five of the best lip stains you can buy for $10 or less.
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