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The 18 Best Lip Stains to Wear All Summer Long (and Beyond)

Harper's Bazaar Logo By Tiffany Dodson, Lindy Segal of Harper's Bazaar | Slide 1 of 20: While we love the full-coverage looks our favorite lipsticks provide, many of us turned to trusty lip stains during the pandemic when regular lipstick wouldn't hold up to the demands of constant masking—and haven't looked back. Like mastering a quick cat eye for Zoom or swapping your foundation with a few well-placed dabs of concealer, the best lip stains also make it simple to quickly enhance your beauty look with little to no effort. Plus, since these lip stains are made to last—some for up to 12 hours per wear—you won't have to worry about them rubbing off.Lip stains are also nice for nailing that popsicle-lip look during summer. And although some stains have gotten a bad rap for leaving lips feeling uncomfortably dry, we've rounded up a few top-rated and cult-favorite options from brands like Victoria Beckham Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, and more that shoppers are raving about. Did we mention some of these picks are designed for both the lips and cheeks? Here, 18 of the best lip stains available worth adding to your makeup rotation, then stick around for answers to your top lip-stain-related questions.

While we love the full-coverage looks our favorite lipsticks provide, many of us turned to trusty lip stains during the pandemic when regular lipstick wouldn't hold up to the demands of constant masking—and haven't looked back. Like mastering a quick cat eye for Zoom or swapping your foundation with a few well-placed dabs of concealer, the best lip stains also make it simple to quickly enhance your beauty look with little to no effort. Plus, since these lip stains are made to last—some for up to 12 hours per wear—you won't have to worry about them rubbing off.

Lip stains are also nice for nailing that popsicle-lip look during summer. And although some stains have gotten a bad rap for leaving lips feeling uncomfortably dry, we've rounded up a few top-rated and cult-favorite options from brands like Victoria Beckham Beauty, Benefit Cosmetics, and more that shoppers are raving about. Did we mention some of these picks are designed for both the lips and cheeks? Here, 18 of the best lip stains available worth adding to your makeup rotation, then stick around for answers to your top lip-stain-related questions.

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