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. Available in tubes with applicator tops allowing you to roll or brush the stain on, lip stains are also available in pots and can be applied with a cosmetic brush or with a finger. 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.