The good news for me (and maybe for you if this inspires you to try them) is that my favorite lip stain is a drugstore find that’s just $5: Revlon’s Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in Wine Lit. I love a good bargain and a wine-hued lip color.
Ever since I discovered this lip stain, I swear I get compliments every time I wear it. Pre-quarantine times, I would wear it both to the office and out and about, and more often than not I’d get the, “I love your lipstick. Where is it from?” or “That lip color is super flattering. I want it!” I’d get a little thrill each time I gushed to inquiring minds that it’s a $5 find, followed up with “Isn’t that a deal?!” Now, I like to wear it during Zoom work meetings or FaceTimes with friends to make up for the fact that I’m most likely wearing leggings or pajama bottoms.
As for the product itself, the applicator is a sponge-like soft tip that lets you build on color exactly how you want it. You can just do a few quick dabs for a sheer hint of color or more for a saturated hue. It sinks in and leaves a blotted finish without drying out my lips. It’s so lightweight that it doesn’t really feel like you’re wearing anything.