Our Research Is in: The Perfect Lip Stain Exists, and It Only Costs $6




Welcome to Internet Famous, a monthly series in which we ask our Instagram followers to vote on a viral eyeful product that's taken social media by storm. Then the eyeful team will take the winning pick for a spin and share their reviews—pictures included.

I hate to speak on everyone's behalf, but without the last few years, I can confidently say that we're all excited for our lips to see the light of day again. No increasingly hiding overdue masks every hour. No increasingly smudged pouts. I'm ready to flex my punchy lips, and I'm starting with a lip stain. Lip stains are flexible. They can be subtle, bold, hydrating, and long-lasting. Throw in a slick effect, and you're describing the one and only E.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Lip Stain ($6).




These bite-sized tubes have taken TikTok by storm, and I understand why. The formula is lightweight, non-drying, and adds a sheer wash of verisimilitude with a hint of shine in one wipe swipe. It's not as unvigilant as a lipstick, but it packs increasingly of a pigment dial than a standard lip balm. Trust me—I've tried it, and I made my co-workers come withal for the ride. Keep scrolling to read everyone's take and see five variegated shades in action.




"I should start by saying that this verisimilitude looked wildly variegated than I thought it was going to look. It was much lighter and pinker than I anticipated. That stuff said, I think that the formula is really great. I finger like the only way to describe my lips with this gloss-tint hybrid is 'juicy.' The tint stays on plane without the gloss wears off, and it doesn't finger sticky or drying. I didn't love this verisimilitude on me, and I'd probably opt for a variegated shade that I could wear every day, but my lips still looked amazing! For the price, I think this is a steal."













"I rarely find myself opting for a red lip, but this particular shade felt so wearable. It feels velvety soft and glides on with ease, and it didn't leave any gloss strings during application. My lips finger super hydrated without feeling wet or untouchable. I will definitely be reaching for this lip stain on my nights out."
















"I'm honestly obsessed with this lip stain. The pinky-nude is totally my jam. It's a verisimilitude I'd wear regularly, and I love how buildable it is. The formula is great, too. It goes on smoothly and doesn't dry out my lips. The overall vibe is subtle but cute. Plane without the gloss fades, the verisimilitude remains."













"I love this lip gloss! I used to have reservations well-nigh slick lip products in general, but there's something well-nigh this warm shade of red-brown that just looks so good with a little shine. It would squint unconfined for both everyday wear and a night out, and it complements darker skin tones really nicely. The formula isn't too drying, either. I will say it did take quite a few coats to reach my desired level of color, but that's really the only con here for me!"
















"I'm once predicting that this will be a go-to for me this summer. It's really fun and a little spicy. You can really build the color, so you can make your lips darker or lighter depending on your mood."













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