While the Western world fawns over matte creams and metallic liquids, the beauty shelves of the East overflow with lip tints. Easy to use and incredibly lightweight, these thin, staining formulas are the perfect example of how South Korea sets itself apart.
As much as we love our lipsticks, most tubes with “kiss-proof” claims are not quite so. But, girls, you can trust a SoKo lip tint with your life! Once that stain sinks into your pout, no amount of eating, drinking, or lip-licking can dissolve it (you’ll need a good makeup remover for that). Still a skeptic? Swipe it to believe it with our two picks below.

SPLURGE: Labiotte Wine Lip Tint, P699 Got a taste for the finer things in life? Embrace luxury with the buzziest lip stain of 2016: Chateau Labiotte’s Wine Lip Tint. As intensely pigmented as an actual wine stain, this elegant tint is infused with premium French wine extract. The result is a rich, moisturizing formula that’s not quite matte but not quite shiny either—just plain gorgeous. Take your pick from six wine-inspired shades: Merlot Burgundy, Nebbiolo Red, Shiraz Red, Chardonnay Orange, Rose Coral, and Blush Pink. For P699 apiece, these mini bottles go above drugstore prices—but we’d hoard ‘em just the same (look at that packaging!).

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SAVE: Holika Holika Holy Berry Tint, P325 If you’re more about function and less about flash, Holika Holika’s Holy Berry Tint delivers a similar effect at half the price. A water-based formula, this lightweight pigment is great for both the lips and cheeks! The stain it creates is stunning and stays put for hours on end. Plus, it won’t leave your skin dry or chapped, unlike many other kiss-proof tints. Holika’s patented Micro Nutrient Berry Blend keeps the surface area supremely moisturized, which in turn makes for smooth, tug-free application. At only P325 a tube, this stain deserves a permanent spot in your daily kit.

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What’ll it be: Labiotte’s trendy wine-infused tints or Holika Holika’s lip-and-cheek flush?

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