Lipstains can be very helpful. For example, on days were you’re working for an extended period of time and you can’t reapply, a good lipstain will maintain color, keeping your face looking energized all day long (assuming you get eight hours of sleep every night ;)).
Since lip stain can be drying, I suggest applying some moisturizing lip balm before apply your lip stain of choice. I recommend classic cherry ChapAid and Kiehl’s Lip Balm No.1.
Advantages of Lipstain as Opposed to Lipstick or Lipgloss
1. It stays on for a longer period of time.
2. Assuming you wait at least five minutes, if you drink out of a glass, it won’t appear on the rim (or on someone’s cheek ;)).
3. It’s generally not messy.
The Lipstain I’d Reccomend
I personally like Covergirl Outlast Lipstain. I wear shade 400 either solely with lip balm underneath or with a coat of nude lipstick over it for a hint of color and more liveliness.
Links: http://www.covergirl.com, http://www.kiehls.com