What it is:
Lip stains can be very drying to the lips, and will generally stain the lips to a matte finish, which can make the lips look even dryer. To avoid having your lips dry out choose a nondrying lip stain that has a low alcohol content and apply a clear conditioning lip gloss on top to add a little shine to your lips.
What it does:
Lip stain can be a great choice for people who do not want to wear lipstick, but want to get some color on the lips. In addition, lip stain lasts much longer that lip gloss or lipstick, making it a good choice for days when you won't be able to reapply.
What else you need to know:
Some people choose to apply a colored lip gloss to add a bit of shimmer to the lips.