Whether or not my makeup can withstand wearing a face mask isn't something I thought I'd have to consistently ask myself, but here we are more than halfway through a year that's been full of surprises. Even though my moments of social interaction have been few and far between these last few months thanks to the pandemic, I've slowly started wearing makeup again, which means that I've also had to dig deeper into my stash of products to find long-lasting options that won't transfer onto my mask. One product that's passed the test with flying colors is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain ($18).
The lip stain is one of Anastasia Beverly Hills's latest launches that officially dropped this week. At the moment, it comes in six different colors - Black Cherry, Dusty Rose, Hot Pink, Rosewood, Orchid, and Grey Mauve - and what differentiates it from a traditional lipstick, or even a liquid lipstick, is that it's slightly more lightweight.
When I tried the Black Cherry shade, I found that it applies like water and almost feels like I'm wearing nothing at all, but it still delivers a bold color with some serious staying power that doesn't smudge when I touch it. Even more important is that when I tried it on with a face mask, it still didn't budge, making it a clear winner in my book.
Pick up any of the lip stains ahead if you want to judge for yourself.