Lipstick is so 2007. Instead of worrying about your lipstick leaving behind nasty residue on everything from your coffee mug to your boyfriend, pucker up to lip stains in 2008.
These new products are easy to apply and give lips a sexy tint of color without drying or chapping. Best of all, the results last for hours—now we busy college girls can have one less thing to worry about. Some of my favorites:
Benetint by Benefit. $28
A kiss-proof and subtle hint of color that’s great for everyday use.
Bonus: It doubles as a cheek stain!
Rise & Shine Plumping Lip Stain by Tarte. $21
This dual-sided wand gives your lips a long-lasting, natural glow. Flip it around for a non-sticky plumping gloss.
Bonus: It’s packaged just like your typical lip gloss, so it’s easy to use and apply!
Just Bitten by Revlon. $11
Not for the faint of heart—this dramatic lip stain comes in 4 super-sexy shades, making it perfect for a night out on the town.
Bonus: It’s made with real fruit extracts, so it smells and tastes great!
Ink Lip Stain by Urban Decay. $17
The sheer color can be left alone for a subtle sheen or layered for a more dramatic effect.
Bonus: Don’t be intimidated by the packaging—the marker-like tip of this product makes it extra fun!