3 Lip Stains That Can Survive Fun Summer Stuff

Whether you're sucking on a popsicle or sucking face, these stains hold onto their color.
Publish date:
June 11, 2013
Revlon, summer, Benefit, lip stains, making out, Joe Fresh

I like to think I’m an expert when it comes to unbearably hot and humid climates. I have of course, lived most of my life in a country that’s just a shimmy away from the equator, so I do have some sort of cred for what I’m talking about.

And while my makeup box (yes, all my makeup is stored in a plastic storage box) is filled with lipsticks of many, many different colors, there are sweltering days when I just can’t have anything on my face other than sunscreen, a dash of concealer and a swipe of light, fuss-free lip stains.

So here are my lip stain recommendations perfect for three summer activities.


I don’t have a dog, and we don't have designated dog parks in Singapore, but I know Marci takes out her pooches to make casual small talk with hot men at the dog park in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is not for heavy duty lip action... which I doubt you’ll be doing in the dog park, right? The lighter colors don’t show up very well on my skin tone obviously, but the Lovesick shade is, for the lack of a better word, sick.

Lip Stain For An After-Work Outside Event: BENEFIT BENETINT

You can’t mention lip or cheek stains without mentioning BeneTint. I’ve yet to delve into their newer PosieTint or ChaChaTint, but this baby has been a fixture in my my makeup stash since the first time I received it in a media goodie bag when the brand first opened its doors in Singapore seven years ago.

I keep their Pocket Pal in my makeup bag for emergencies and it gives just the right amount of color when I need to look somewhat human at the end of a work day.

Lip Stain To Take On Summer Makeout Sessions: JOE FRESH LIP STAIN

In the world of lip Stains, Joe Fresh’s lip stains reign supreme. It’s in a Sharpie-esque felt-tip marker, and it has stayed put after I inhaled a burrito, made out with my hot man, and went for a dip in the ocean.

A friend of mine gave me this lip stain after a trip to Canada, and since I have no access to that part of the world, and Joe Fresh doesn’t have a web store, I’m left with savoring every last bit of what’s left of my lip stain.

What are your favorite lip stains?