I love lip color, I might not wear it everywhere all the time everyday, but I still love it with dedication! I’m especially fond of sheer colors in the form of tinted lip balms, as lipsticks are reserved for nights (of course there are exceptions) and since I’ve kind of given up on lip glosses as I always get hair stuck in them and end up dragging a blob of goo across my cheek as I try to brush my hair away, leaving a nice glistening trail on my face as proof of its journey.
I have therefore developed an appreciation for tinted lip balms, which I think leave enough moisture to make your lips look soft, but without that unfortunate mirror effect that lip glosses sometimes end up having. You also get a suggestion of color in just the right amount to make people wonder if your lips really are that shade, which is never a bad thing! They are also excellent used this time of year, when we’re all about clean skin, true colors, and natural beauty.
My 3 summer favorites are:
1. MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 23.95$ on Amazon.com
This is my favorite one of them all! It contains almond oil, Shea butter, avocado extract, wheat germ oil and vitamin A and E and SPF15. This is the best tinted lip balm, if maybe not also the best lip balm I have tried. It tastes sweet as well, perfect for those late summer- night kisses. It also builds color beautifully, and I love it in Fuchsia Fix.
2. Clinique Chubby Stick - No. 05 Chunky Cherry 3g/0.10oz - 14£ on Strawberrynet.
Contains Shea butter, mango seed butter, and jojoba seed oil as well as vitamin E. This one gives a little bit more of a glisten, but also builds color brilliantly. This is a good choice if you want a slightly glossy finish without the stickiness of a gloss. Super easy to apply as well as it comes in a pencil shape with a twist handle so there's no need for any sharpeners! I use it in 05 chunky cherry.
3. KORRES lip butter wild rose - £8 from lookfantastic.
Active ingredients are: Shea butter and Rice wax which provide lasting hydration and softness. KORRES is an all natural organic brand so for those of you out there that prefers organic ingredients, this is the choice for you. It comes in a buttery thick consistency, very nice or dry lips. I use it in 'wild rose'.
(Psst! lookfantastic's summer sale is still going strong, check out my favorites here).
What is your favorite summer lip product?