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New Year's Resolution #1: Spend Less Time Reapplying Lip Color

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Instead of a sticky gloss or a smudging lipstick, try a naturally tinted lip stain that will last all day. Racked trendwatcher Donna Kim picks six of her favorite lip stains that are in stores now.

1. “Outlast Lipstain” $7 at CoverGirl: Available in ten colors, these marker-like applicators make precise-application easy and the water-based formula lasts for hours.

2. Stila “Cherry Crush” lip and cheek stain, $24 at This cherry tint lip stain gives your pout a retro-inspired rouge.

3. Tokidoki “Fantastico” lip stain, $15 at This felt-tip lip stain pen moisturizes your lips. It also smells all yummy and mango-y.

4. Revlon “Just Bitten” lip stain, $4 at The roller-ball applicator is easy to use, and the faint shade is perfect for a subtle look.

5. Laura Mercier lip stain, $25 at Acts as both a lip balm and tint and finishes your lips with a satin, glossy look.

6. Lorac “Sheer Wash” lip and cheek tint, $20 at This travel-sized lip and cheek roller is ideal for touch ups, and the deep rouge leaves a lasting impression.

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