Contrary to all the makeup tutorials on Social Media, for many of us, our busy schedule does not allow for us to get all glammed up with smokey eyes, the perfect pout and highlight beaming to the gods.
A more realistic get-ready for the average working woman comprises of very minimal makeup and chapstick.
Let’s be real.
We all want to look effortlessly beautiful with little to no effort in half the time. So how do we achieve that look?
The trick is a good moisturizer, brow gel, eyeliner and/or mascara like the one from Wander Beauty and a tinted lip balm.
Tinted lip balms are known to give you that fresh, natural look without the use of a lipstick. Here are a few favorites that are great alternatives to your plain old regular chapstick.
e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balm
We all know e.l.f. to be a super affordable drugstore brand that does carry amazing products like their tinted lip balms. These lip balms give your lips a natural, subtle color while keeping your lips hydrated at the same time. They come in fun flavors and colors like berry and peach.
These lip balms have a bit more staying power as far as the color, than that of e.l.f.’s but they’re both equally hydrating. The colors on these are also build-able and can be layered to create a more pigmented look.
These, like Burt’s Bees, come in a variety of colors that you can switch up to suit your look. These Pixi Lip Balms do provide amazing color without being too overwhelming and have decent moisture as well. They feel buttery soft and gentle on the lips and will be a great compliment to your ‘no-makeup’ makeup days.
If the NARS Orgasm blush didn’t make you feel some type of way when you applied it then imagine what you would do when I tell you that NARS is expanding their collection and coming out with an Orgasm Lip Balm.
For those of you who’ve purchased something from the Orgasm collection you will know that it is a pinky peach shade with a perfect touch of shimmer from the gods.
I recently picked up an e.l.f. tinted lip balm when I was on one of my grocery runs. It was definitely an impulse buy but so is about 60% of my makeup collection. The good news is that this e.l.f. lip balm was only a dollar so if it didn’t work out then I wouldn’t feel so bad. It comes in a super cute little container that will fit absolutely anywhere!
I got the tinted e.l.f lip balm in the color peach just because it was the brightest of the three colors on the fixture and the other two just seemed too neutral to me. Now because the lip balm only cost me a dollar I really didn’t expect it to work any wonders but much to my surprise it did keep my lips moisturized for more than four hours.
The only negative I have is that I didn’t really see much of a peachy tint on my lips as it claimed . It was also a bit sticky at first try but that may have been because I applied three coats of the lip balm due to lack of seeing the peach tint.
This is a lip balm that I will definitely purchase again. Even though I didn’t get to see the tint that I wanted, it was functional and got the job done of keeping my lips moisturized. The stickiness that I felt at first try did wear off after some time. You can also check out some of my other lip balms and lip care products that give me great results.
What are your current affordable favorites? Let PukerUpBabe know. Thanks for reading XOXO
I have tried many lip balms and I’m on a quest to find those that actually help to keep my lips from peeling and drying out. Another on my list is the Carmex Lip Balm. This lip balm was able to keep my lips moist in the dead of winter when there was wind chills below twenty degrees, which of course, is the perfect recipe for dry, sore and painful lips. I applied this lip balm to my lips as often as needed and it did get the job done. It applies smoothly and has a minty finish that soothes. I will forever keep this lip balm as part of my stash as long as it exists.
This is my new favorite lip balm. First of all, I love the ease of use because of it’s round shape. Often times, it’s very hard for me to get to the corner of my lips, which is the part that gets the most chapped and dry for me, but this allows me to easily get into those hard to get corners with no problem. It goes on really smooth and keeps my lips moisturized. I usually put this on before I wear any lipstick, especially one of a matte finish so that my lips stay moist all day long.
Another reason why I love this lip balm is because it taste amazing and it’s 95% organic and made with awesome ingredients like jojoba oil and Shea butter which definitely makes my lips happy. Check it out and let me know what you think.