Time for a new segment around here... we will call it.... Gotta Have It! It's pretty self explanatory. It's stuff I like- no, stuff I love and must have at least one of at all times. And they aren't paying me to say this, it's the honest truth. Case in point: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm.
I was rushing through Walgreens one day and for some reason it caught my eye. I have been a fan of Burts Bees for a long time now, I love their regular lip balm. When I saw they had a tinted one I just had to try it. I think I love it more than the regular lip balm! It is a perfect cross between their basic lip balm and colored lip gloss. It's super-moisturing with just a hint of color. There are several colors, but I've only tried 2 so far. Red Dahlia and Pink Blossom, both are fantastic.
I tried it first in Red Dahlia and shortly after I saw my buddy LeiLani, who happens to be a makeup artist. Within 30 seconds the grilling began:
LeiLani: "What are you wearing on your lips? It looks great! Is it Clinique's Black Honey?"
LeiLani: "Clinique's Super Balm?"
LeiLani: "MAC LipGlass?"
LeiLani: "Tell me what it is!!"
Me: <laughing hysterically at her because I knew it would drive her mad that she couldn't figure it out>
It's light enough that you can put it on and not feel like you are wearing any lipstick or gloss at all. But it gives you just a flush of color so that your face looks more alive. Here's how much I love you, I'll show you on my own lips.
See what I mean? Barely there, but enough color to make you feel prettier. It's silky smooth too, not at all sticky or tacky like a regular lip gloss. I think it runs about $7 and it is worth every dollar. And this concludes our first edition of Gotta Have it!