I frequently go all-out when it comes to bright and glittery eye shadows, liners, and mascaras; but I don’t really play up my lips. However, that doesn’t mean I let them go bare. Depending on the season and occasion, there are specific products I reach for. Since lightweight products and SPF protection are such a priority in the sticky summer sunshine, here are my favorite summertime lip products:
SolScents SPF Lip Balm: this lip balm glides on super-smooth, isn’t waxy at all, and I can attest from firsthand experience that it’s strong and stayproof enough for days spent on the beach and in the water. Bonus: it has a lovely light scent and taste that is very much like an actual Pina Colada!
pictured: Pina Colada
Body Drench Candy Licious Moisturizing Lip Balm: this is my at-the-home-office lip balm. It is a very light balm that does a nice job of moisturizing – and the flavor is nice, too!
pictured: Lime Gumdrop
Yes to Carrots Color Balm: I am up to my eyeballs in various Yes to Carrots lip balms, but when I want a bit of color I reach for these tinted lip balms. They feel, look, and function like a lip balm, but with the added bonus of color! Worth noting: the colors will be about two shades lighter on your lips than they are in the tube. This is my Mom Lipstick.
pictured: Soft Plum
Topshop Lip Butter: this lip crayon is more of a cross between a balm and a lipstick. It’s firmer and thicker than a balm, yet much smoother than even the smoothest lipsticks I’ve tried. This color is gorgeous, and just a shade darker than nude.
essence Lipstick: hands down, this is the most amazing lipstick I have ever tried. Creamy, rich, long-lasting, non-flaky and non-drying, and bonus: SPARKLES. They’re subtle, but they’re there.
picture: Miss Peach
Korres Lip Butter: Korres nailed it when they set out to create a smooth, glossy tinted lip balm with a slightly thick consistency. I can practically feel my lips moisturizing while I’m wearing this nude tinted lip butter.
I literally have dozens of lip products, but after several months of warm & hot weather, these make the cut. Have you tried any of these? What are you favorite lip products?
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