I used to wear strawberry chapstick exclusively for the better part of my 25 years (errr…I think I’m 26 now actually?). It has this perfect just-bitten hue that I couldn’t find anywhere else. That mixed with it’s faux strawberry flavahh couldn’t be beat IMO.
…until I learned about intuitive lip balm. Do you know of this magical, mythical product? I truly feel like it’s one of the most underrated makeup products out there. Basically, the balm reacts with the chemistry of your lips to enhance it’s natural color. Super subtle, yet it somehow creates this perfect hue that you never knew you needed before. Also, it reacts to everyone differently. So for me, it’s a super light pink. For someone else, it could be richer. It’s like it knows exactly what color your lips ought to be. Magic, I tell you.
My favorite intuitive lip balm is Dior Addict Lip Glow. It’s a little on the pricey side but honestly and truthfully, I think it’s so worth the bucks. It’s really moisturizing and it lasts on your lips for a VERY long time. We’re talking HOURS. It’s perfect for daytime when you need a little hint of color but still want to look like yourself.
*PS…my favorite intuitive lip gloss is Smashbox’s O-Gloss. Oh it’s the most perfect pink if you’re more of a gloss person than a balm person!