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14 Gorgeous Lip Stains That Won’t Rub Off on Your Mask

In moody berries, vampy reds, and come-hither pinks.

By: Hannah Baxter

As fall inches closer, we’re feeling more and more nostalgic for our former makeup routines. Even if you’re only wearing your favorite cosmetics around the house and on Zoom, it still feels worthwhile to indulge in a face beat on occasion. But lip products especially can be tricky if you need to run out for a meeting or errand, which is why lip stains are becoming a new beauty staple. Transfer-proof, lightweight, and perfect to pair with a mask, a stain is the ideal makeup product for our current lives. Pick up one of our 14 favorites in a stunning fall shade—from moody raspberry to a vampy red and everything in between.

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Victoria Beckham Beauty Bitten Lip Tint in Chérie

$36

A lovely sheer pink from Posh herself, the second shade of Victoria Beckham’s cult-favorite lip tint has arrived, and it’s all we want to wear this fall. Added squalane and hyaluronic acid help to keep your lips feeling supple and hydrated all day long, while the color stays exactly where it should be, mask or no.

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Bite Beauty Outburst Longwear Lip Stain in Sangria Slush

$24

A hydrating lipstick that won’t rub off? It’s totally possible with this balm-like formula. We recommend dabbing on this deep ruby hue with your fingers for a fall-worthy beauty look that you’ll never want to take off.

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Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in 70 First Date

$15

For a high-impact matte lip stain that’s also equally silky and lightweight, this warm blush shade is ideal.

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Yves Saint Laurent Water Stain Lip Stain in 602 Vague de Rouge

$38

Who says strawberries are only for summer? This delicious pop of color will instantly brighten your fall makeup look and will last from door to door with ease. The lightweight finish is everything we want out of a lip tint.

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Etude House Dear Darling Water Tint in Cherry Ade

$8

K-beauty fanatics, you’re in luck because this cult-favorite brand is now available stateside. The water tint delivers a stunning cherry color that seriously will not move. Just give your lips a quick sugar scrub beforehand, and it will stay on until you go to sleep (or longer if you want—it’s really that good).

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Armani Beauty Ecstasy Mirror Lip Gloss in 200 Stroke

$37

You might not think it’s possible to wear a gloss with a mask, but just swipe on a thin layer and blot it down, and you’re left with a gorgeous, transfer-proof finish in a gorgeous brown tint.

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Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in High End Coral

$10

A warm pop of coral is just what we need to keep our summer glow alive through September. The price of this coconut-oil-infused tint also can’t be beat.

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Clarins Water Lip Stain in 04 Violet Water

$28

A buildable, fade-proof, and perfectly moody berry, this raspberry water-based stain will have a permanent place in our fall makeup bag.

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Buxom Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain in Pucker Up Dolly

$22

This juicy lip stain is packed with hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate your lips, while the long-lasting shine ensures that your color stays put all day long. We recommend a quick blot before you throw on your mask and run out the door.

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Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in 661 Natural Red

$30

A classic red that refuses to budge, this beauty staple is a must for fall. The water-based emulsion is comfortable on your lips so you never feel dry or desperate to reapply.

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Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Lipstick in Laugh Louder

$9

Beauty insiders know that this ultra-precise matte lipstick stays in place no matter what you throw at it—a mask, a makeout session... She lasts through it all with its Lasting Ink technology.

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Tom Ford Lip Blush

$55

This lip bullet might look like a totally clear balm, but once you swipe it on, your lips gradually turn a flushed pink color. It’s a subtle and moisturizing effect that won’t risk staining your favorite mask.

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3CE Velvet Lip Tint in Staycation

$12

A K-beauty favorite, this sherbert-like lip tint just needs a few minutes of wear before slipping into your mask, and then you’re left with a breathable, rosy stain that lasts for hours.

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L’Oréal Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Lip Stain in I Decide

$12

Another gorgeous matte option, this liquid lipstick is featherlight and delivers bold color without that telltale dehydrated feeling. A warm pink is the perfect mood-boosting shade to start your week.

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