For those who don’t wear a full face of makeup on a daily basis, lipstick can be seriously intimidating. Swiping it with any sort of haphazardness could lead to smearing and feathering. Not to mention, it can get all over your teeth. (Cute.) Lip tints and lip stains are the next best thing for adding some color to your lips but without all the hassle. They cling to lips all day long and stay there. The pigment won’t travel to your teeth, and you won’t have to worry about post-meal reapplication. Sounds like a great option, right? Pinterest users think so, too. In 2017, saves for “lip tint” went up by a whopping 414 percent. With that in mind, we rounded up the best lip tints for making your low-maintenance lipstick dreams a reality.
E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint
E.L.F.’s Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Tint is formulated with water, so it feels like basically nothing on lips. Dab it on the center of your mouth for a sheer wash of color. You can build it up as much as you want to intensify the color and not worry about it pilling like a liquid lipstick.
Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain
The Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain may look like your standard lip crayon, but its staying power is substantially more significant. It feels like a tinted balm at first, but as it wears away, your lips will be left with a hint of whatever hue you choose. It comes in eight shades, but Honey (a rose) is our fave.