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Have some long days and nights ahead of you? Make sure your lip color doesn’t give out midway by investing in a good lip stain. Unlike lipsticks, which give bold color for the amount of time it takes to make the rounds at a party, lip stain is made to last and last. Many stay strong for up to 10 hours. Below are some of the highest-rated lip stains products to look for.

Laura Mercier Lip Stain: This high-pigment stain won’t let you down. It stays on bright even after drinking.

Pixi Lip Blush: This gives a subtle, matte color to lips, and can last up to eight hours.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Stained Gloss: Technically called gloss, this falls into the long-lasting stain category. This product will give a high dose of bold color with a nice sheen that isn’t sticky.

L’Oreal Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain: This product was made to feel like a hydrated gloss, but it has the staying power of a stain.

Hourglass Cosmetics Aura Sheer Lip Stain: Another lightweight formula with great color, plus it dries quickly.

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss: This is a product to use when you want a shiny gloss with the staying power of stain.

Stila Cheek and Lip Stain: This product can be used as both a lip and check stain. It also has antioxidants like pomegranate extracts and vitamin E.

Korres Lip Butter: This butter comes with all the nourishing benefits of your standard lip balm, but also packs some nice, subtle color.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stain: This stain is perfect for a high dose of lip color with a lovely shine.

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain: Want some moisture with that stain? Unlike some other stains that dry out lips, this keeps them colored and hydrated.

Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain: This stain is on the more subtle side. It gives lips look like they’ve had a ton of blood rush to them recently. Great for a boost of natural color.

Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint: On the shorter side, this one lasts 2-3 hours, but it’s fine if you want a boost of color for a party and don’t want the heavy feel of lipstick.

Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Gel Stain: This is a stain that goes on like gloss (same wand-like applicator brush), and, as the name suggests, it’s a dual lip and check stain for some coordinated color.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture A Levres Glossy Stain: With a name that long, you’d expect some long-lasting color to go with it. This product doesn’t disappoint. It combines the color of lipstick, the sheen of a gloss and length of a stain. It won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award.

Urban Decay Lip Envy Lip Stain: Looking like a potion bottle, the only spell this product will cast on you is gorgeous, deep color. It comes with a semi-matte finish. It doesn’t last as long as some other colors, but that might not be so bad depending on what you need it for.