Ever since I’ve been using the new Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me on a daily basis for the past month, I have fallen in love with tinted lip balms. Although I do love my lipsticks, they aren’t always appropriate for the occasion. The stains they leave on clothing, drinking glasses, and boys can also get annoying. I think that tinted lip balms are a more natural way to achieve a subtle color on your lips.
The other day, I was looking to buy the Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner in Black from my local Duane Reade – mostly because everyone on Makeup Alley has been raving about it being a drugstore dupe for MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua Eyes eyeliner. But as I was making my way towards the cash register, I spotted a display of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. And I was instantly attracted to their deepest shade, Red Dahlia.
The formula is more lightweight, less shiny, and longer lasting than Baby Lips – all of which are a huge plus to me. The shade isn’t as intimidating as it looks in the tube, either. It applies very sheer, but can still make an impact. Overall.. I’m quite impressed, though I wish they offered a larger variety of shades.
After this buy, I started browsing the Sephora website for more tinted lip balms. And although the Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments pictured above look so delicious, the $22.50 price tag per tube isn’t so appealing to me.
The same goes for two other tinted lip balms I really liked on the website: Laura Mercier HydraTint and Bite Sheer Balm. Both cost around $20, more than I could ever justify spending on a product that I could easily lose or finish within a month’s time frame. The shades are to die for, though! Especially Bite’s Burgundy, Carmine, and Claret. (I’ve decided that red shades suit my skin tone much better than pinks.)
In other news, since I’m going to be in California for the holidays, I received a few early Christmas presents from family friends the other night! I guess it’s a well-known fact that I like origami. :P
I also received a warm plaid scarf and a LeSportsac makeup bag! :D
Pretty neat, huh? Anyway, since I’m on vacation in California for the next two weeks, I honestly have no idea when my next post is going to be. I’ll just have to keep you all guessing. :P Until next time! ^.^