For more va va voom and less clutter, try Becca's Beach Tint Creme Blush. It's a beauty 2-for-1 that will keep your lips and cheeks refreshed while keeping your makeup bag light. Less is more with this creamy lip-and-cheek stain that gives you a natural hint of color that lasts all day long. As an added bonus, when you purchase this creme blush, you'll get a free gift with purchase: this Babor duo cleansing kit! On Kirbie: Topshop.
There is, however, something you need to know if you want this product to work for you. The high pigmentation is a boon, but it also means that light and medium skin tones can't apply this the way you would a typical lip balm. So if you don't want a statement lip color, do one of two things: 1) get a lip brush and apply sparingly, or 2) instead of applying as you normally would, just lightly touch the stick to your lips a few times, then rub them together. It might feel a little weird at first, but it also means that one tint lasts three or four times longer than the average colored lip balm.
Did you know that CVS is producing its own makeup now? Yup, it's true, and its latest endeavor is a passel of lip treatments called, logically, Focus on Lips. I'm always on the hunt for good, inexpensive drugstore products, so I decided to give the line a trial run. They make everything from a peppermint lip gloss (almost exactly like C.O. Bigelow's) to a scuffer to primer. Want to know how the store brand stacks up? Just keep reading.
FLIRT! Big Deal Lip & Cheek Tint ($10) is a sheer, multi-purpose stick that can be used on your cheeks and/or lips to for a natural looking flush of color. It's a great and simple pick-me-up for the gal on the go who doesn't like to fuss with her makeup, but who still likes a little bit of oomph to her complexion.
The difference between this new product and the Vincent Longo Pearlesscence Lip and Cheek Stain and other various lip and cheek stains is that this a gel formula that is available in nine different colors so that you can match it to the undertones of your skin. For a complete list of the shades, read more
I'm a big fan of natural beauty products, especially when it comes to makeup that goes on my mouth. Chemical-free and 95-percent organic, the new Smileage Plus Liptint from Origins ($10) is best described as a cross between a lipstick and a lip balm. The ultra-sheer finish glides on with creamy ease and delivers just a touch of sun-kissed color to your lips.
The Liptint is made from organic beeswax, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic cocoa butter, and organic aloe vera. Also, Origins has developed a delightfully delicious essential-oil blend of lime and tangerine, which delivers a crisp, refreshing scent.
The lip tints are available in six shades that are made very obvious on the packaging — I love that. There's a color indicator band located along the side of each tube, so you know immediately what shade is inside. Colors include Eco-Pink (rose), Off-Beet (deep berry), Organic Plum (lighter berry), Raw Honey (nude), Sugar Cane (peachy nude), and Vintage (pink-purple).