*phew* I don't know about your guys, but this humid weather (at least it's humid where I live) is zapping the life out of my lips. They are scaly and dry and puckered, and it makes me so self-conscious! I'm trying to not put a heavy lipstick on them for a while, letting them breath. I've been using a LOT of tinted lip balms and glosses, like Jordana Sweet 'n Smooth lip balms and the NYC Appleicious balms I picked up. I also grabbed a few Hedy's Ma.nish.ma transparent automatic lip crayons, and I really like them!
On a recent trip to Rite Aid, I snagged these two - Watermelon and Tangerine. Watermelon is divine. Love the taste and smell! Neither the Tangerine's scent, nor taste are anything to write home about. They aren't unpleasant, but compared to Watermelon, it's barely there. The colors are light.
See? Very light and just enough to give a tint :) Here's Watermelon. Pay absolutely NO attention to my uneven lip. haha I have no idea what happened in that photo. I would use another, but all the others aren't even decent enough to really show the coor across the lips. I have a tendency to curl my upper lip under, and sometimes it doesn't even look like it's there haha
Being as peachy as it is, Tangerine is not very visible on the lips. But it does add a gloss to your lips. Very shiny!
As for longevity - I'm not the person to ask. I'm a lip licker. A chronic lip licker. I'm certain that's part of the reason my lips are so dry and scaly right now. But I can say that they stayed on my lips at least a half hour! :)
Do you guys have a go-to tinted lip balm? If you're interested in checking them out, I found them at Rite Aid, and they were $2.99. When I get back to a Rite Aid, if they are still there, I might grab a few more flavors to have for later.
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