From the Beauty Vaults: A Glossy Lip Stain We Still Love

From the Beauty Vaults: A Glossy Lip Stain We Still Love(Photo courtesy're still obsessing over this lip stain almost a year after its launch, and we're not even sorry. Meet the drugstore lip stain we'll be using this winter. From holiday office parties to awkward fun family reunions, we firmly believe this little lip stain by L'Oreal Paris will get you through anything you've got planned.

L'Oreal Paris's Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain (whew, that was a mouthful) is the busy girl's guide to lovely lips all day, every day. The petal-shaped applicator is plush and soft when applying. Plus, it actually covers the whole lip with color. The actual lip stain is unlike most stains we're used to: it's a gloss. Upon application, the stain is actually quite wet, and you're almost left wondering if you've used the right product. But trust us, it quickly dries into a smooth—not sticky—lip stain.

The best part about this lip stain, though, has to be the color. It comes in a number of gorgeous, very potent shades. We can't get over "Berry Persistent," a bold but not obnoxious purple hue that even the most color-shy gal can pull off. And if you're really craving some color, the stain is buildable and will only enhance in color the more you apply.

This just goes to show you that sometimes, oldies really are goodies.

L'Oreal Paris's Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain, $7.99,
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