Every lip color devotee knows the deal—no matter how flawless your lip gloss or long-wearing your lipstick, it still manages to play a disappearing act. But lip stain, now that's a product with staying power. Besides being a perfect way to sneak a pop of color into your summer look, the latest crop of lip stains are also proving they can cover all your lippie needs: From a just-bitten, hint of hue to an intensely colored pucker (layer it on!), and even a shade with shine (yep, double-duty), we've got four good reasons to get inky.
Marc Jacobs spring '11 images courtesy of NARS and Redken.