Which Lip Stain Holds Up Best Through Some Serious Frenching?

I made out with my boyfriend while wearing four different lip stains. FOR SCIENCE. And you.

Does making out
count as a hobby? I do it a lot, and it’s my favorite thing. I used to be sort
of a make-out slut, but I’ve been making out with one dude on the regular for a
while now.

I really love a hot, heavy, handsy make-out session. Sometimes I
think I like it better than sex, but I only think that when it’s been a while
since I had sex. Then I do that, and I’m like, “Oh, right.”

But making out
is awesome because it feels good, it’s fun, and you can’t get pregnant!

Lipstick can be
sort of a boner killer, though, right? My dude hates kissing me when I’m wearing
it because it gets all over him, and no matter how many times I try to tell him
how well that red brings out his pretty green eyes, he just can’t get on board
the lipstick train. So I have to either wipe it off or settle for a few minutes
of neck-sucking.

So I’ve been on
the hunt for the most make-out-proof lip stain for a while. It needs to be long-wearing, durable, and sexy AF. I’ve got some I like, but which of them can
stand the test of a full on sloppy, sexy lip lockin’ sesh? Let’s do some
experimenting.

YSL
Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres
Glossy Stain in Rouge Laque

These stains are well-known and for good
reason. Their color is great, and they go on smooth and glossy. In my
experience, they stay super-well… but can they stay put through this test?

Here’s a before.

Then Ryder said the words that can get any woman’s blood pumping hard to
her squishy parts: “Siri, set a timer for one minute.” We went full on Notebook for 60 seconds.

Here’s what happened.

The damage is minimal, but the color did smear a bit. My boyfriend wasn’t
down to use his face in this article (something about his “real” job in the
very serious world of “finance” or something, idk), but quite a bit did come off
on him. He also said my lips were quite slippery, but dude wasn’t complaining
because, I mean, he’s cocoa puffs for me and we just made out!

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

These
stains are my personal favorite. They stay on super-well and I typically favor
a matte lip over a glossy one. Just the one lip, though, y’all.

Then I hit play on the theme song from Titanic, and we went to town.

There’s more damage here than with the YSL stain, for sure. It looks sort
of like a weird rash around my mouth, or like I went zombie on some brains. Because
it’s a matte, it can be a bit drying, so this isn’t ideal for make-out
situations anyway. It is hot, though. Moving on.

OCC Lip Tar in Anime

Lip Tar has
legendary staying power. I used the blue stuff on my eyes once and didn’t have
to do eye makeup again for a week! (I don’t recommend that.) So I expected a
lot more of this product.

And dennn…..

As soon as we started K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Ryder and I started cracking up
because we could just feel this stuff getting everywhere. We persevered, though,
and kissed through our laughter. We did that for you, precious reader. (By
that, I mean I death-gripped the back of his head and yelled through my teeth, “Do not stop kissing me! This is for science!”)

Anyway, as you can tell, the Lip Tar managed to get everywhere while
still somehow also being on my lips? And then I had to go hard with some scrubbing
to get it off. Big ups to that chamomile stuff I wrote about once!

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in Burgundy

I
usually don’t like two-step applicators like this one, because I am actually
that lazy, but this product kills it. The colors are great and their staying
power is too legit to quit. Check out what I’m about to throw down at you.

And then I went ham on my bf’s face because LOVE IS REAL.

Look at that! No damage whatsoever! This stuff is magic. It’s probably
forged in a cauldron in some Paris back alley by a trio of sexy witches in
floor length lace gowns, and for only $24 you can get your basic little muggle
hands on it.

Clearly, the Aqua Rouge is a winner here, but there really are no
losers because I got to make out with my cute bf a lot, and that’s never a bad
time. I can vouch for the staying power of all these lip stains outside of the
makeout realm, but why would you ever leave that realm?

Soooo… who’s the last person you made out with?