My 12 week old 3rd Grader
Now that I’m not working in a professional environment, I find myself wearing a little bit more casual makeup and clothes. And I have to say, while there are days I miss being dress up, I really enjoy the freedom in being a little bit more casual!
So, if I’m just running errands or getting lunch with a friend, I’ll reach for a sheer lip color instead of a full lipstick.
I’ve got a few favorites that I always go to, in a variety of price points.
Can you see why I always grab some sort of lip color? My lips are so light that it really looks strange without color on them!
Benefit Posie Tint : This will give you the sheerest feel but will stain the longest. If you hate lipstick but want a little color, try a stain like this one.
L’Oreal Color Riche Balm in Rose Elixir : Probably the most hydrating of the bunch, this is a lovely sheer rose color. It’s pretty flattering on nearly any skin tone.
L’Oreal Color Balm in Caring Coral : I love the sheer coral color from this balm. It’s shiny, hydrating, and feels great on the lips. And it isn’t too orange-y which can sometimes happen with lipstick.
Dior Addict Lip Glow : I had to scrape as much product as I could from this tube! I have now emptied it completely! It’s a bubblegum pink that some will like and others will dislike. I liked it for warm summer days, but pretty much retired it when fall came around last year.
Dior Addict Lip Glow in Coral was a Limited Edition and is currently out of stock. Sorry! I had no idea this was Limited Edition! I hope they carry it year round soon. I love the hydration and the perfect hint of coral color. It’s a pinky coral, and is softer in hue than the original Dior Lip Glow shade. It’s a pretty perfect “no lipstick” lip color.
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in Tangy Manderine : For the most color, I grab this one. I love the mandarine shade and how gel-like the formula is. It doesn’t wear for terribly long, but it’s layerable and leaves a nice crystal shine.
While I’ll still wear a full lipstick every once in awhile, I definitely find myself enjoying these shades on a daily basis.
*you can read about some of my other favorite lip products here!
**also, I’m wearing my absolute favorite foundation by Arbonne in these photos. If you live in the Raleigh/Durham area, my friend Elise just became a consultant and would love to tell you more about Arbonne, or help you get your hands on this awesome foundation if you are interested. Her email address is eliseleighann (at) gmail (dot) com