The battle is on. The precious love we share for our classic lipsticks may change—and the trendy new lip stains may be giving us a run for our money. The average woman depends on a great lipstick for its natural colouring, texture and glossy sheen. With lip stains now becoming the latest thing, it’s hard to make use of which beauty tool is more efficient and worth investing in—especially when it comes to brands. The dynamic of a lipstick will always remain an iconic beauty cosmetic but its competitor is giving us long lasting results. Both are shown to have good use and function at different occasions. So the question comes down to, which one would be more practical for your everyday lifestyle? We had the chance to do a little digging and put together a list of the best lipsticks and lip stains, from high end retailers to your local drug store that you would be interested in.
The Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor ($13, available at Shoppers Drug Mart) impressed me almost at first sight. Not only were the quality, pigment and smell (a very big component to loving a lip product) at the highest level for a drugstore beauty buy, but the long-lasting matte colour made this lip stain an instant must-have. Available in eight shades, this lip stain goes on creamy and doesn’t dry your lips out, even though it has a no-shine finish.