The primary difference between a lip stain and a lipstick or gloss is that a stain actually acts as a temporary "dye" to saturate your lips with color, whereas a lipstick or gloss is more or less like applying a colored "wax" to your lips. A lip stain will typically last longer than a lipstick or gloss and is designed to be waterproof once it has dried. Because they act as a dye rather than a wax, lip stains will also not smear, stain, wear unevenly or rub off on your teeth. Some lip stains are made to multi-task, as they can be used to add color to your cheeks as well. For a glossier, glamorous look, you can wear a lip stain with a gloss or lipstick over it. Choose from a selection of lip stains that will add beautiful color to your smile, with moisturizing essential oils to soothe and condition your lips as they plump.