I start off the morning fresh faced and with fresh lip gloss.  Twenty minutes later the lip gloss is gone and for the rest of the day I have a tendency to gravitate towards lip balm, rather than another round of lip gloss.  Yes, I am guilty of a lip balm obsession.  Yet while I love the effects of lip balm and the feel, it never delivers that pop of color that my lips are looking for. 

It seems I wasn’t the only one who felt this way because lately a lot of brands are introducing their versions of my new obsession – lip balms with a sheer wash of color infused into them.   Take a peek at some of my favorites!

NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment ($25.00 nars.com) – This mango butter infused balm contains an SPF 15 and will leave your lips feeling silky and smooth.  It’s available in 4 different colors.

Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm ($8.99 neutrogena.com) – My personal favorite!  Each of the six shades helps make lips softer, rosier and healthier-looking, even after you take it off! This sheer tinted balm with exclusive ion2complex™ instantly moisturizes lips, leaving them looking fuller and more defined. Improve lips’ texture and restore the natural rosiness of your own lips beginning in 7 days. SPF 20 is an added bonus!

Clinque’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm ($15.00 clinque.com) – The lip liner like applicator on this lip balm allows for precision application.  It delivers heavenly moisture, sheer color and a pop of shine.  Comes in eight shades.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer ($5.00 burtsbees.com) – 100% natural, this delicate lip balm packs a full punch of moisture!  Natural ingredients like vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils moisturize and soothe your lips in thirteen delectable shades.

-Jana Gersten

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